Account Director, Dublin

Last update 2023-12-02
Expires 2024-01-02
ID #1922014860
Account Director, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified November 13, 2023


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To learn more about what the different types of cookies do, how your data is used when they are set etc, see our Cookie Policy. Strictly necessary These cookies are necessary to make the site work properly, and are always set when you visit the site. Vendors Teamtailor Analytics These cookies collect information to help us understand how the site is being used. Vendors Teamtailor Marketing These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. In some cases, they also deliver additional functions on the site. Vendors Youtube Start People Jobs Employee Log in Candidate Log in to Connect Homepage Mail Dublin Account Director We are delighted to be working with a company who are looking for an Account Director to join their team. They are looking for someone who is an experienced, broadly capable project and account manager who handles a wide range of assignments, projects and/or clients with a high degree of success and independence. Ideally they should have strong client relationships and is a natural leader. The roleAn Account Director has demonstrated high-level professional knowledge and skills. She/he is able to manage a piece of a large account or a few smaller ones, with little top cover from her/his director. She/he should have strong project management, budgeting, counselling, programming, people management and business development skills with increased emphasis and demonstrated success in building business and people. She/he has the confidence and support of client contacts and strong relationships with the client organisations. As a firm wide leader, an Account Director demonstrates the ability and wherewithal to deliver on the vision, performance requirements and growth projections.Account ManagementSets and manages client expectations.Develops and manages projects/programmes, including implementation plans,evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, budgets and timelines. Independently handles several small accounts or major projects of a large account directing much of the day-to-day work with assistance from more senior staff as appropriate.Is the client contact for the full account and ensures that agency points of contact grow over time.Develops presentations for clients relative to project management/programme status.Ensures that the team(s) is appropriately informed and involved in projects.Anticipates and leads in the resolution of emerging account problems.Ensures that team can articulate and apply agency vision, goals, practice areas andcapabilities.Professional SkillsHas depth and diversity of account experienceHas full understanding of public relations and a consistent track record of achieving public relations objectives.Responsible for overall development of programmes based on team input.Directs development of range of materials developed by account team including client memos, press releases, speeches, articles, brochures, presentation and other materials.Efficiently and effectively plans and manages large-scale events.Develops and guides media relations strategy.Applies specialised industry expertise to client work.Helps team apply knowledge of the creative process, graphic and video production, as well as IT and emerging media.Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment community, professional and/or consumer group contacts.Has strong presentation skills and demonstrated ability to play a leadership role in a wide range of presentation settings.Anticipates and develops solutions to client needs and problems.Provides strong leadership in building effective, productive account teams.Financial/AdministrativeDevelops accurate project and retainer client budgets and monitors themeffectively.Oversees timely development and distribution of bills and activity reports.Follows-up clients on debts and other financial and administrative details.Completes timesheets weekly and otherwise acts in accordance with company policies and procedures.Contributes to forecasting/projections done by more senior managers.Meets billing targets established for own account portfolio.Is gaining awareness and understanding of our contractual agreements and their impact on agency procedures.People ManagementIdentifies strengths and weaknesses of team members, providing day-to-day counselling on job performance and career development as appropriate.Manages timely performance appraisals.Manages direct reports to maximise productivity and individual, team and financial performance.Business DevelopmentIs proactive in growing existing accounts and presenting new ideas/initiatives to all clients on a monthly basis.Identifies and pursues opportunities for developing new business within and across company offices and practice areas.Provides leadership in developing and presenting new business programmes for potential and existing clients.Ensures that the team contributes quality ideas and recommendations for new/expanded programmes and proposals.Delivers strong analyses, strategy and concepts to new programme development.Presents and discusses firm’s capabilities, based on knowledge of cases, products and services.Initiative and General ManagementIs familiar with, and supports achievement of, the company’s vision and exemplifies the company’s values.Routinely contributes to agency growth and performance as project, team, group and agency leader.Manages people in effective, productive manner that also develops their skills and loyalty to the firm.Delegates effectively.Routinely develops and implements solutions where problems arise.Assists peers in problem solving.Leverages talents of colleagues in own problem solving.Routinely seeks and shares information with colleagues.Directs and facilitates others’ contribution to team, staff and client meetings.Displays work ethic and values of the firm in day-to-day behaviour.Routinely invests in building agency and client accounts and resources.Continually seeks new ways to learn and improve.If you think you are a suitable candidate for this role then please hit the APPLY NOW button below. Good luck!

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Account director

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