Account Director – Maternity Leave - Yorkshire
My client, a leading integrated agency based in Leeds, are looking for an accomplished Account Director to cover a maternity contract within their Client Services team, with a strong possibility of going permanent. The successful person will have a strategic understanding of the clients industry, business and their competitors. Your main duties will include the responsibility for directing and managing all aspects of client accounts including budget management and ongoing development. To be considered for this Account Director role you must have experience in the key areas of marketing communications, including advertising, direct mail, promotion and literature.
* Lead and develop every aspect of the clients' accounts within the agency.
* Strategic understanding of the clients industry, business and their competitors. Also, establish a full understanding of the client's internal issues, processes and policies.
* Proactively challenge briefs, and where appropriate, lead clients in the development of the campaign brief and overall strategy.
* To proactively contribute to clients' business both strategically and on an operational level.
* Provide a strategic service to clients, helping to direct marketing strategy and overall marketing planning.
* Lead, motivate, train and develop members of the account team to ensure an effective service to clients and other areas of the agency.
* Identify new business opportunities within the client's business and industry, and work with the new business team to develop and win new business
* Experience of working within an agency at Senior Account Manager level or above
* A comprehensive understanding of production and media.
* Experience in the key areas of marketing communications, including advertising, direct mail, promotion and literature.
* Excellent project management skills plus an ability to multi-task proficiently.
* A mix of analytical and creative capabilities.
This Account Director job is commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and most of West Yorkshire
MET Marketing are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this Account Director job.
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