10 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Account Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Job Description Summary :
Havas Just:: is a Healthcare Communications Agency known for original thinking and innovative delivery of healthcare communications campaigns in the UK and globally. The Agency was founded in 2006 on the values of curiosity, collaboration and confidence. These values remain the cornerstone of the Agency culture and the strong ethos supports a team of 40 consultants in delivering tone-setting work for their clients. Today, we are part of the Havas network which brings a fresh perspective to our work as well as a global footprint. We are based in state-of-the art offices in King's Cross where 18 marketing services companies and 1800 people co-exist and often work together to provide integrated solutions to our client challenges. In this role, you will be responsible for a range of tasks – both in the work we do for clients and in supporting your internal teams. You will be working at the first Account Director level (there are three Senior Consultant levels) where you will be responsible for the management of specific client programmes and for developing and maintaining strong client relationships. As a Senior Consultant at HAVAS Just:: you have a pivotal role to play in the success and smooth running of the agency. You will be involved in decisions that affect the company as a whole, as well as those that impact specifically on your accounts. As well as leading your account teams, you have line management responsibility for at least one Consultant or Junior Consultant. SCs are expected to support each other as a team and share advice and experiences without being prompted.
Job Description :
Supporting client business directly
  • responsible for the delivery of a medium size client programme (at least one) with support from Director/Client Director
  • accountable for the quality of work across your client programme
  • accountable for organic growth of client programme
  • continually reassess the strategy for the programme, adjusting as required
  • be fully immersed in the client’s business priorities, objectives and broader disease area / environment
  • scan the horizon to inform you/the team/the client of relevant broader environmental issues
  • demonstrate creative thinking and sell new ideas to the client
  • set the tone and pace of your account team and represent the account in broader business/resourcing decisions
  • participate in new business pitch process and presentations – lead sections with Director overview and support
Client relationships
  • confident client counsel including challenging the client appropriately to ensure best possible outcome
  • manage challenging situations/conversations proactively
  • develop and maintain close client relationships to become trusted partner/advisor
Business management
  • effective financial management of client business in line with Havas Just:: financial procedures
  • accountable for positive financial health of your client programme
  • effective resource planning including seeking solutions to challenges
  • lead one of our non-client responsibilities e.g. marketing, HAVAS network, pro-bono work, media insights
  • participate in credentials meetings and cross-selling to clients
  • add value to the business operations – supporting the smooth running of the agency
  • develop and maintain positive relationships with third parties i.e. other HAVAS agencies, suppliers etc.
  • bring outside inspiration/contacts/new knowledge into the agency
People management
  • lead, motivate and empower junior team members ensuring that they have appropriate learning/development opportunities
  • challenge others to find solutions before providing input
  • effective management of team, including delegation and briefing, both up and down
  • give feedback to others in the team both proactively and at review time
  • be responsible for the line management of at least one team member
  • work with the other SCs to support and share best practice/key learnings
Individual professional development
  • proactively identify and participate in learning and development opportunities related to your individual development path
  • seek regular feedback and proactively deliver feedback regarding your own development
  • keep yourself aware in terms of happenings within the industry in order to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise
Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.
Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

Skills Required

  • Account Direction

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