Working in partnership with our client the Account Director would own and lead impactful creative and strategic campaigns, across Unilever Homecare products. The role delivers an exceptional level of strategic and creative thinking, hands-on project management, this will include briefing, scoping to delivery of production and client services, as well as having an active role in new business opportunities to lead growth.
THIS ROLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF...
You are someone who likes to work in close collaboration with clients and brands. You are entrepreneurial and relish the opportunity to be a part of something new and dynamic.
ABOUT THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING
Reporting to the Group Account Director, the Account Director oversees the project manager.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING IN YOUR ROLE
Work in true collaboration with (Unilever) and be responsible for Brand Guardianship on their projects to ensure that the client experience is as positive as possible.
Take overall financial control of accounts, including profitability, the accuracy of forecasting, late payment, as well as fee negotiation, providing regular and timely reports to the Senior Account Director.
Own the execution of projects, run rates, and client satisfaction through catchups with job owners and the weekly account/project management WIP.
Accountable for the delivery of growth targets for the account.
Escalation point if the client or internal SLA's and processes are not adhered to, or where there are process gaps. Ensure that these are captured along with a suggestion for improvement, and work with the BD, Head of Operations, or relevant department lead to rectify this.
Negotiate to create win-win compromises with your client on behalf of your team members where needed.
Identify new business opportunities through relationships, introducing IIG’s & Y&MJ capabilities where appropriate.
Working in a team of 8.
Work across Homecare products and Unilever Central Marketing services
WHAT SKILLS WILL HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL
Excellent and proven project management skills, delivering multi-channel campaigns and understands the production process for digital assets (Social, digital banners)
Excellent client engagement skills with the ability to proactively organise and influence clients and build strong and effective working relationships.
Excellent account leadership skills with developed financial and commercial acumen, creative judgment, strategic thinking, talent management, and business growth
A proven track record of commercial growth across new and existing business
First-rate communications skills, with the ability to be articulate in person and writing and strong presentation skills with an innate rapport build
The ability to manage and develop junior team members.
A clear understanding of all IIG group products and how to utilise this knowledge to the advantage of the account.
Understanding of how to integrate with a client-side team whilst maintaining a top tier agency service.
Highly creative with the ability to generate ideas and practically contribute to studio output.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other related software.
Experience in FMCG sectors.
8+ years of relevant experience in:
Web Design (nice to have)
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