We are currently handling an exciting new opportunity within a well-known international integrated agency. Our client is looking to appoint a Account Director/Senior Account Director for their PR team.
Candidates should have extensive PR agency experience working on big brand clients within mainly consumer but also B2B sectors – existing portfolio includes food and drink, retail, fashion, beauty, FMCG and recruitment. The role will involve absolute responsibility and accountable for the profitability, success and growth of clients. The position carries formal accountability for a designated client portfolio and for developing new business, reporting to the senior managers on activity, results and profitability. An account director has all the skills of an account manager with additional responsibilities including:
• New Business Development – Organic growth from existing clients as well as finding leads and identifying potential new clients.
• Account Team Management – Contributing guidance and ideas for the account teams to implement and develop client work. Keep team motivated by communicating clear tasks and actions. Strive to inspire others by example, show commitment, enthusiasm and be available for support and guidance
• Client Relations – Relationship development, client coaching, provide strategic counsel to clients, generate creative ideas and solutions for pitching, events and the overall PR programme, develop the ability to sell such ideas to client.
• PR Skills – media relations, budget management, excellent presentation skills, create and present PR plans/proposals for ongoing PR programmes and projects, writing well structured, persuasive copy and helping others to do the same, social media development and management and PR strategic development and planning.
You’ll be joining an ambitious organisation at the start of a new chapter of growth where you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the future and carve a very successful career.
For more information about this role and/or to register with Black Cherry Recruitment, please contact Helen Salt on Helen@blackcherryrecruitment.co.uk or 0161 228 7239.