We are working with a Global Independent PR Agency.
We are looking to hire a best in class Account Director to lead their Consumer Desk.
Uses in depth media and digital knowledge, expertise of specific sectors and industries, creativity tools and data driven insights to deliver strategic counsel and solutions to clients and shares this knowledge with the wider team, managing and supporting their team in the delivery of their roles
Implements crisis management techniques and advises on potential courses of action, providing support to the senior account lead
Advises and counsels clients on the role communications plays in an organisation’s business strategy, using the appropriate methods to develop strong working relationships
Resolves client issues and has clarity about desired outcomes, escalating as appropriate and recommending best approach to senior account lead
Develops new business leads and assists in the negotiation process with prospective and existing clients and suppliers
Develops the team and individuals using the appropriate people management techniques and company processes, resolving issues promptly and fairly and championing achievements, empowering the team achieve their full potential in a positive and supportive environment
Experience and Qualifications
8+ years’ experience in agency / in-house experience
Strategic, analytical thinker with the initiative to see a program through from start to finish
Strong understanding of both traditional and digital public relations
Commercially aware and decisive
Personal drive and passion for the industry
Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response