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Account Director

Are you our newest Account Director? The focus of this role is to develop a strong relationship with our clients, based on trust and mutual respect to produce insight-led, digital-first, effective creative solutions. The right person will be an experienced relationship builder and business developer with a creative/digital/brand agency background. You will have a successful track record in leading brand, design and digital projects, and experience in both business to business and/or government to business marketing is a must.

Who are we?

At AV Browne the work we produce is very important. If we didn’t produce beautiful, engaging, challenging, innovative, effective work for clients of all shapes, sizes, markets and industries, what would be the point?

So, everyone who works here wants to be the best. But we don’t just mean the best strategist, the best UX designer or the best Account Director.

INSIDE

We want the best team-mate, the best at bringing people together, the best at nurturing, inspiring and collaborating, the best at motivating and at commiserating. We need everyone in the team to be fully accountable, responsible and help their colleagues when they need it (and without it being asked of them each time).

OUTSIDE

But we believe your family, your friends, your whole life outside work is every bit as important as your life inside work, and if we’ve learned anything this year is that the two are often entwined.  And so they should be.

We are on a pathway of progressive change in our agency; one that values people, profit and planet equally. We are an Equal Opportunity employer with salary and associated benefits commensurate with experience and benchmarked against industry standards.

Whilst our office is in Belfast’s Catherdral Quarter, we operate a flexible working policy within a four-day week environment.


Who are you?

You’re an experienced Senior-level Account Manager, Account or Project Director already but ready for next-level responsibility.  You’ll be working (from home for now) as part of a supportive Agency team that works together to find the most effective solutions for our clients’ business problems.

You’ll deliver effective results for clients by providing a strong analytical foundation to uncover fresh and innovative insights/ business opportunities and inspiring creative ideas.

Adept at using qualitative research, trends, market data and your own learned knowledge you can interrogate, write and shape briefs which enable the strategic, brand, creative and digital teams to produce innovative, engaging and effective brand solutions and campaigns.

You will develop a full understanding of your client’s world, targets, opportunities and challenges, enabling you to act as their voice within the agency.  You combine your solid business understanding with excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills and you understand how brand, advertising and consumer behaviour fit together to deliver powerful customer experiences online.

You have international marketing or commercial experience in the B2B or G2B sectors and understand how to establish benchmarks of best practice and consistently deliver on them.

You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, motivating a team and building client relationships.  You inspire and foster collaboration between our internal teams to deliver integrated, brand-centric solutions. You’re also proactive in developing new brand initiatives and spotting opportunities to develop our business through identifying and creating opportunities with and between existing clients, and spotting new business opportunities in order to grow revenue.

Thoroughly comfortable and professional in championing your clients requirements, you are a skilled and engaging communicator, undaunted by presenting at the highest level.

Working with the Operations team you take responsibility for cost calculation, budget tracking and you always have one eye on ensuring key project milestones and client objectives are achieved.

 


Must-have Skills and Experience

The following criteria are essential and you must be able to demonstrate these:

  • At least 2 years in a senior client services/ account or project management role
  • Demonstrable effectiveness in marketing, brand and digital projects
  • Proven experience in Business to Business and /or Government to Business marketing
  • Ability to play an advisory role, serving as a digital advisor to both partner agencies and clients
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Slack, Trello and/ or Basecamp
  • Experience in working on accounts with an international focus
  • Successful track record in building and growing client relationships at a senior level
  • Excellent team management, leadership and collaboration skills
  • Professional and engaging presentation style, including pitching.

A Google Analytics certification is desirable, as is an Agency background.

Please note: Whilst we are all working from home at the moment, once the office re-opens we expect employees to be able to come into the office in Belfast, Northern Ireland at least one day per week.

 


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If this sounds like you, please apply by sending your cv and a cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th November 2020 at 6pm

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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We do not discriminate against our job applicants or employees and we aim to select the best person for the job.

We monitor the community background and sex of our job applicants and employees in order to demonstrate our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity in employment and to comply with our duties under the Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998 and as amended from time to time.

You are not obliged to answer the questions on this form and you will not suffer any penalty if you choose not to do so. Nevertheless, we encourage you to answer these questions. Your answers will be used by us to prepare and submit a monitoring return to the Equality Commission, but your identity will be kept anonymous. In all other regards your answers will be treated with the strictest confidence. We assure you that your answers will not be used by us to make any decisions affecting you, whether in a recruitment exercise or during the course of any employment with us.

(If you do not answer the above question, we are encouraged to use the Residuary Method of making a determination, which means that we can make a determination as to your community background on the basis of the personal information supplied by you in your application from/personnel file.)


Note: If you answer this questionnaire you are obliged to do so truthfully as it is a criminal offence under the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (NI) 1999 to knowingly give false answers to these questions.