Join The–Dots

6 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Project Director, Account Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom
Programme DirectorWolff Olins


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proactively define and create value and impact for both clients and Wolff Olins
  • Inspire and organise teams, balancing the needs of the work with those of the individuals on the project
  • Produce complete confidence in clients by seeing the bigger strategic picture, fully understanding their worlds, commercialising our work accordingly and be persuasive and authoritative with them
  • Actively seek out ways your clients can make real and lasting change in their organisations and the world, and translate that into opportunities in your account – with the view that these opportunities will create lasting impact both within the client business and for Wolff Olins
  • Involved in the strategic content of your team’s work and an arbiter of quality with the highest standards
  • Comfortable at developing senior relationships with both clients and colleagues
  • Naturally look to grow all your accounts and be fluent in both the financial health of your accounts and that of Wolff Olins
  • Direct Programme Managers/Senior Programme Managers on your accounts where appropriate and collaborate with the coach to set out a clear plan for their growth
  • Be a role model for members of the PGM community as well as Wolff Olins

Interpersonal Skills

  • Inspiring, empowering, assertive
  • Energetic, positive, open, diplomatic, smart
  • Have the highest expectations of themselves and others
  • Strong, inclusive leaders
  • Mature and broad minded – able to ‘read’ and weigh-up complex situations and others’ motivations
  • Great problem-solvers, with the judgement, experience and decisiveness to make things happen
  • A strong voice with clear opinions and cut-through
  • Open-minded and flexible, constantly looking for new ways to make stuff happen and make work better
  • Never satisfied, stopping at nothing to do their best work
  • Intuitively nurturing a strong team ethos on their accounts
  • Always hungry to learn and ready to share
  • Naturally commercially minded, contributing to the smooth running of the company dynamic

You are likely to

  • Have a strong understanding of brand
  • Be great planner who constantly thinks ahead about the needs of the team, the account and the client – able to prioritise, delegate and empower
  • Have an eye on what it takes to transform businesses
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset, constantly looking for commercial opportunities
  • Be a strong content creator, workshop facilitator, and thinker with a rich notion on social impact, organisational change and technology
  • Be comfortable taking a leadership role, providing insight, encouragement and constructive direction to clients and colleagues
  • An intuitive collaborator – finding common ground, driving forward an agenda, and building relationships internally and externally
  • Have a good mentoring and coaching ability to continue developing our people during this period

You will have

  • Ability to positively influence all disciplines within a team
  • Conviction, authority and clarity of thought
  • Ability to generate philosophical and practical solutions with an inventive, agile mindset, pushing the ambition and value of our work
  • Experience in managing complex, multi-stakeholder accounts across sectors
  • An ability to build strong relationships across a business – internally and externally – at all levels
  • A curiosity about the world, constantly seeking connections across accounts, business, trends, and the wider world to find new and innovative ways of working

Key Experience & Knowledge

  • The right individual will have substantial account management / producer experience leading teams of 8+, which could come from a consulting, creative, client or technology background. Programme Directors will most likely have worked on large accounts with a rich portfolio of B2B,
  • B2C and digital clients. Specific expertise in a sector or marketing discipline such as organisational change, innovation, digital, or technology, is desirable but not an essential requirement. Experience working in other geographies or markets, and fluency in a second language are also desirable.

IT/Technology Skills

Wolff Olins asks all staff to be highly proficient in Mac or PC operating systems and in the use of Microsoft Office, GSuite, Slack
We’re committed to continuously building a diverse and equal workplace.

Skills Required

  • Project Direction
  • Account Management