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Account Director (Events & Creative Communications agency)


£40K - £45K





Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented Account Director to join an award-winning events and creative communications agency in their West Midlands office, working on a great portfolio of live events and communications projects for their impressive client list.

Established over 20 years ago, this award-winning agency works with some of the world’s most recognised brands across a diverse range of sectors including finance, auto, retail and luxury, providing their clients with services which include Events, Incentives, Film, Design, Digital and Venue Sourcing.

As Account Director, you will join an existing accounts team where you will work with their key clients, supporting them on the strategic direction of their events and taking full responsibility for managing the delivery of their projects, including large scale, high budget projects and events.

You will be responsible for briefing internal departments, supplier liaison, content development, technical, logistics and delegate management. Working with the Client Services Director, you will lead and drive creative content across all media including digital, video, graphics and other communications materials. You’ll oversee financial management of all projects and, working with Head of Production, you’ll ensure effective allocation of resources within the team and lead account team in pitch delivery.  Understanding client strategy will enable you to identify and communicate new and relevant business opportunities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project Management: Take on or oversee others in briefing internal teams, supplier liaison, content development, technical, logistics and delegate management.
  • Content Development: Lead and drive creative content in conjunction with the Client Services Director across all media.
  • Financial Management: Oversee financial management of all projects and take responsibility for job profitability and maximising margin in line with agreed margin targets.
  • Client Management: Oversee the production process, communicating at all levels.  Fully understand client strategy in order to identify further potential opportunities with client.
  • Business Development: Work with Client Services Director to identify new business opportunities and with Head of Production to allocate resource pitch resource and lead account team in delivery of pitch.
  • Line Management: Line manage Senior Account Manager/Account Managers and their respective teams.

You’ll have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant Agency role (Account Director, Senior Account Manager), within the events and communications sector.   You’ll have a proven record delivering a range of event and communication projects, great with clients, and you thrive on bringing together successful communications projects for your clients, which meet their strategic objectives, with creativity and excellent logistical and technical delivery.  You’ll love using your skills across project, content, financial and client management of your own projects.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Comprehensive event production agency experience
  • Large budget event experience – including international ideally
  • Line management experience essential
  • Experience of using ROI methodology essential
  • Experience of content development and how to bring messaging alive in a conference environment
  • Experience of working with internal communications teams essential
  • Experience of video production essential
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills – excellent presenter and confident at communicating at a senior level
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experienced networker and relationship builder
  • Strategic thinker
  • Creative and dynamic, think outside the box, challenge the norm
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Computer literate

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a really lovely agency and team – working with some great clients on a variety of exciting projects.

If your experience matches the key requirements listed above and you’d like to know more about this role, then please click ‘Apply’ now.