Blue Skies

Account Director

Blue Skies Recruitment

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My client a successful integrated marketing agency are looking for an Account Director to lead and manage their account team to deliver an efficient, effective and profitable service to their FMCG client and to meet key performance goals in respect of client satisfaction, account management, profitability and staff performance.

Main Duties

• Ascertain and respond to client needs, directing key personnel and departments to effectively deliver client requests
• Implement appropriate service level agreements with clients and key Heads of Department to ensure that all work from Creative to Production meets acceptable levels of quality and timeliness within budgetary guidelines. Conduct regular audit with Client to ensure continued satisfaction
• Co-ordinate key strategic meetings with client
• Actively present major creative
• Communicate Agency recommendations and field major strategic and creative enquiries
• Lead, integrate and direct work with other Agency departments
• Delegate tasks and agenda items as appropriate to Account Managers and other team members
• Take responsibility for the quality of creative strategy and output
• Manage and direct production and creative development schedules to ensure quality control prior to presentation, whilst ensuring all work is completed in line with time and budgetary constraints. Liaise with account team to ensure that SLAs are being maintained
• Oversee and audit the production process at regular intervals to ensure service levels are maintained, all work meets budget, and ensure that timescales are realistic and being achieved
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Metro, Production including Studio, Repro, Print etc.

Skills and Experience

• Educated to graduate level or equivalent
• Demonstrable experience of working in FMCG sectors
• Passion about the industry demonstrated by a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for all aspects of marketing and communications
• Ability to articulate what makes a good advertising campaign or communication initiative
• Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
• Presentation skills
• Negotiation and influencing skills
• Previous team management experience
• PC literate

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