1 month ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Account Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


We’re McCann London. Housed in an Art Deco carpark in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury, we are purveyors of a Truth Well Told. Since 1927 we’ve made it our mission to help brands discover their true story and play a meaningful role in people’s lives.
Your role as Account Director in brief
This role is an Account Director working on one of our biggest and most exciting clients in the computing and tech space. The role is a new role as it's been created through some changes and new opportunities upcoming in 2019. We're hoping to get someone to join who thrives off working with lots of stakeholders, managing large, global processes and pieces of business, and also gets a real buzz out of growing a client, expanding on briefs, and finding new ways to partner with our cherished client in the regions where we look after them. This role looks after the UK, France and Germany, so there will be a little travel, and a lot of names, faces, and parts of the business to get to know - if you love keeping busy you will thrive off the work on this account. You will be managing two star AM's in the team, and will be seen as a go-to leader who can be hands on while also keeping their ear to the ground for exciting new opportunities.
The essentials
Experience working on a global brand, ideally a large client with many stakeholders
Experience working across many stake holders and regions is crucial
Some management experience is important, but we don't mind if you are stepping up into an AD role from an experienced SAM position
We'd love to see someone who has a drive and passion for new business and expanding work with a client
It's essential that you have transcreation, localisation, and experience working on a piece of business where you are managing a lot of production briefs
It's important that you have ATL Agency experience, but we don't mind if you've worked on clients from a different field 
What are your strengths?
You are a proactive people person.
You’re bold, interesting, and open to new ideas.
You’re confident, curious and keen to learn.
You are organised and fast thinking.
A team player with excellent communication skills
And so much more…
What’s your experience?
Experience working on a tech client would be fab, but not required
You've managed at least one person during your recent role
You are hungry to chase new business and grow your accounts - and you have plenty of stories of success where you've done this!
You're naturally an organised person with very high attention to detail, it's crucial that you are across multiple stakeholders in lots of different markets, and across several of our agencies.
Who are We?
We’re McCann London, a leading creatively effective marketing services company that creates award-winning work, helping some of the world’s leading brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. In 2018 McCann London was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes Lions in the new Creative eCommerce category, a testament to the agency’s creatively diverse capabilities. McCann London is a McCann Worldgroup company and part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).
Our commitment to equal opportunities
Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental to achieving our vision to become the #1 creatively-driven global marketing company. We view it as a business imperative that, when incorporated into all agency practices, becomes a competitive advantage, driving growth and organisational sustainability.
For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe a supportive and inclusive environment makes sound business sense.
As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompass all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with. 
Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.

Skills Required

  • Account Directing

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