Account Director – Ireland

McCann Manchester

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Ireland & McCann Manchester Campus, Prestbury

Job Information

We have a fabulous and extremely exciting new opportunity for an Account Director with a strong background in Retail to lead our largest account in Ireland therefore you will travel between Ireland and our Manchester Campus on a regular basis.

It is due to the success of our work that we are seeking an experienced Account Director with strong retail experience to work as part of a truly integrated team covering press, print, TV and Radio. Your role as Account Director will involve:

• Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth delivery of creative and strategic campaigns
• Leading, managing and mentoring an account handling team.
• Ensuring client requests are dealt with promptly and expectations are managed in terms of speed and delivery.
• Offering strategic direction and development input.

What you’ll need

• Previous ad agency experience, specifically dealing with a fast moving account
• A strong retail background within an integrated role, with a specific focus on TV
• Demonstrable knowledge, insight and passion for the retail industry
• An understanding of the trends and dynamics within the retail industry in order to have and promote a point of view
• Excellent team management skills
• Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
• Experience of handling large volumes of work and working to tight, fast deadlines.
• In addition, you will have highly developed organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently to ensure projects are managed effectively.
In Return, we offer
• A competitive financial and benefits package and ideally suited to those who enjoy pursuing personal career development.
• The opportunity to work within the largest integrated agency in the UK, in stunning surroundings, with specialist departments including, animation, video production, planning, digital creative and development and social media.
• An outstanding working environment that really is hard to beat.

What should you do next?

Another fantastic opportunity to join the McCann Manchester team so if you have the above skills and experience and you’re looking for a great place to work then we would love to hear from you.

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