Account Director

Account Director – Guildford, Surrey / WFH

Salary £45,000 - £55,000 DOE plus benefits

HYBRID ROLE – Your time will be split working between the office, which is based in Guildford, Surrey and from home

We are delighted to announce a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Director.  Due to expansion, our lovely client who is an award-winning agency in the heart of Guildford, now requires an Account Director to join their busy team working on a hybrid basis.

Job Description

The Account Director will carry out the following primary functions:

New business development (30-40% of role)

  • Work on new business proposals – digesting brief and crafting the agency’s response to that brief
  • Interrogating the brief and researching the client and industry
  • Prepare brand and competitor audits
  • Support the development of tactical and strategic planning, demonstrate strong research and marketing analysis skills and be capable of collating information for a brand audit
  • Present proposals and RFPs – and talk the clients through the agency’s recommended approach

Account Management (40-50% of role)

  • Act as one of the principal day-to-day contacts on account to effectively direct queries received by the client
  • Develop strong relationships with Client personnel, and have understanding of their brand and market sector, attend face to face meetings
  • Ensure Client perceives agency as committed to their business and successful
  • Taking a Client brief and the development of creative brief
  • Preparing critical paths and updating project progress
  • Attend regular meetings and dispatch contact reports within 24 hours of meetings and status reports on regular basis (as agreed with Client)
  • Advise on and understand communication channels

Internal management and processes (20% of role)

  • Job trafficking on a day to day basis
  • Internal liaison with the creative, finance and any other departments
  • Preparing invoicing for Team Head sign off
  • Undertaking additional activities as required to support the smooth running of the organisation
  • Liaise with other Account Directors regarding workflow / overload in creative department
  • Collating monthly forecast sheets from the account team, to be distributed to MD / Accounts and CSD on a fortnightly basis
  • Manage costs on client’s projects and the maximisation of project profitability
  • Adhere to all internal sign off and administrative procedures

The Account Director will have the following essential / required skills, experience and qualities:

  • Must have 5+ years agency experience as an Account Director
  • Must be experienced with writing new business proposals and strategies
  • Experience and confidence in pitching and presenting to new and existing clients
  • Excellent written English
  • A good understanding of through-the-line communications (on and offline) is essential - Branding, Brand Strategy, Marcomms, Corporate Comms, Digital and Internal Comms – the agency’s offering
  • Proven experience of growing an account and strong B2B experience
  • Naturally inquisitive and confident to ask questions working under own initiative
  • Leadership: you must be proactive in your approach to working with both clients and internal teams, showing confidence to inspire and motivate a diverse team
  • Develop strong relationships with all Client peer group
  • Awareness of when to escalate client enquires / requests to your senior manager
  • Consistent level of enthusiasm, passion and positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills and proof / copy checking
  • Accuracy and an acute eye for detail
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure

What’s on Offer

  • 25 days holiday (3 to be taken over festive period) plus bank holidays
  • Company trips
  • Car space or travel allowance
  • A real fun, friendly company with a family-vibe

Additional benefits following a specific time in service include:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Company bonus
  • Mobile phone allowance

Bluetree Recruits is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law.

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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Account Director
Guildford, Surrey / WFH
£45,000 - £55,000 DOE plus benefits
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