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BBH London Office

Account Director (Seven Seconds)

Posted on 30.11.16

The London Office

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Our enduring commitment to difference is best embodied by The Black Sheep. It represents our businesses, our culture and the people who work here.

Summary

 

Seven Seconds our online growth consultancy is looking for a talented Account Director to join their team.

Account Directors drive their accounts. They look ahead. They are the Sat Nav of the account, responsible for its day-to-day direction, checking that it and everyone that’s a part of it is heading where they should be.

They understand the commercial realities of the business the client is in and spot opportunities to develop the agency’s role.  Through strong client relationships they create an environment where the best work can flourish, ensuring clear and timely briefings from the client and the right resources from inside the agency. They are ambassadors for the agency both internally and externally. Leading by example they demonstrate an unknockable passion for the best work, actively and entrepreneurially creating opportunities for it, championing and protecting it.

A few practicalities:

  • This vacancy advertisement is live from 30/11/2016 and expires on 28/12/2016
  • Salary is competitive
  • Standard Hours are 9.15am – 5.30pm
  • This a permanent, full time role

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Building respect & trust with client relationships
  • Demonstrating a clear understanding of your client business strategy and marketing model, and the communications necessary to deliver against them
  • Ability to identify and create opportunities for connected specialisms
  • Maintain a significant commercial understanding of your clients brand and category
  • Leads resource planning at project level, with a tight grip on financial management
  • Leads & inspires your team to get to the very best results – creatively and commercially
  • Understands different specialist skills and how to build teams around them

Skills/Experience Required

  • Proven experience working within a creative agency environment at Account Director or Senior Account Director level
  • Expertise across multiple media channels
  • Experience in leading, mentoring and bringing out the very best in your team
  • A natural relationship builder. Personable, engaging, curious and intuitive
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection
  • A restless ambition to create the best work of your career

 

CLIENT LOVE

  • Builds client relationships to ensure best outcomes for both agency and client
  • Creates mutual respect and trust so when necessary can have the tough conversations about timings, budgets etc and thereby deliver better work
  • Actively manages conflict and solves problems to resolve issues quickly
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of client business strategy and marketing model, and the communications necessary to deliver against them
  • Identifies and creates opportunities for connected specialisms

COMMERCIAL ACUMEN

  • Maintains a significant commercial understanding of the brand and category
  • Leads resource planning at project level – allocating resource, giving entire team visibility and leading by example
  • Has a tight grip on the resource planning and the numbers on the account
  • Ensures client is actively managed on the commercial data

WAYS OF WORKING BRILLIANCE

  • Demonstrates ability to lead different types of teams to get the best output
  • Leads the creation of the right casting and process for different projects, always starting with ‘What do we need to do to get the best possible work’
  • Actively look for different ways to approach a task to get the results quicker
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with partners and specialisms
  • Demonstrates good mix of new and established skills

TEAM EXCELLENCE

  • Leads team to get to the very best results – creatively and commercially
  • Understands different specialist skills and how to build teams around them
  • Creates a supportive environment for their direct reports, troubleshooting, coaching and mentoring them, empowering and guiding them at the same time
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