(SB39) Senior Account Director

£45,000.00 Per Annum (Bonus of £5,000)

Job Title: Senior Account Director

Location: W1

Salary: £45,000

Overview of the organisation –

One of the fastest growing Data Marketing Partnership’s in the UK, offering media, marketing, digital and data services to a wide variety of clients.  They are committed to doing the right thing for their clients. They are at the forefront of their mind always. With clients such as America Express, Laithwaite’s Wine and SunLife as well as not for profit charities such as The National Trust, Guide Dogs Association for the Blind and Alzheimer’s Society. An incredibly well established organisation with over 15 years of industry experience, but with the sprit of a startup.

Job Description –             

As a values-driven organization, it is important that anyone who works with this company embodies these; they influence the way they behave internally and externally and helps shape their culture. They impact everything they do from the way they welcome people into the business, to the way they build relationships with their clients, to the way they run meetings.  Their core values are:

1.       It’s up to us

2.       We help people flourish

3.       Our job’s never done

4.       We commit to doing the right thing

5.       We dig deeper to understand better


As a Senior Account Director, you will manage campaigns across the full range of channels, including TV, Social Media, Display PPC and Inserts. You will be responsible for building and develop long-term and successful partnerships with clients. You will confidently present proposals, end of campaign reports and analysis.  You will be a manager and a leader in a close-knit and friendly team who share results and celebrate success together.


Client and Business growth –


·         Understand clients’ business and challenges. Develop, present, and deliver industry-leading media strategies.

·         Key point of senior contact for your clients, building strong long-term relationships.

·         Responsible for billing and financial reporting to Business Director on managed accounts

·         Lead in new business pitching and preparation of responses

·         Lead the creation of client report presentations – quarterly / annual and campaign level reviews

·         Support Business Director in setting annual budgets and forecasts for your client accounts.


Campaign planning, analysis, strategy, and optimisation

·         Ensure in-depth knowledge of client businesses is maintained, keeping track of all client updates, and changing environment both from current and historical perspective

·         Lead competitor reviews across your client mix ensuring the clients and internal team are kept up to date with competitor, industry updates and market trends and developments

·         Lead the evaluation and interpretation of historic campaign data, audience data and other tools to support media planning

·         Manage the process of planning with support from your team, ensuring plans are delivering the best results possible for clients.

·         Be responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly optimisations to live campaigns across all channels.

Team management

·         Coach, develop and mentor junior team members (you will be managing a team of 3-4 people)

·         Senior management of client Account Managers, Account Executives as well as Media owners across all elements of campaign scheduling and execution

·         Support Business Director in management of relevant Account Managers/Executives in your client team

·         Day to day team management, both task management and ensuring that your team members develop their skills, helping them to reach their goals

·         Take a lead role in recruitment recommendations for team and hiring process for new staff


·         Experienced in Performance focused media planning, buying and management expertise - direct response media buying in TV, and Facebook, essential

·         Experience across brand media planning and buying

·         Experience taking client briefs and recommending campaign strategy, essential

·         Experience in managing client accounts and budgets

·         Experience in one of the following sectors: non-for-profit, financial services, D2C, mail order. Non-for-profit and D2C desired

·         Proficient with excel, pivot tables, formula's and manipulating data to draw insight (essential)

·         Strong analytical skills

·         Knowledge of media planning tools such as ACORN, MOSIAC, Nielsen, TGI, YouGov, TouchPoints and others.

·         Demonstrated business acumen and a track record of exceeding expectations

·         Strong leadership and management skills having managed multiple team members, ideally minimum of 4

·         Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills


The person…

·         Positive and solutions focused

·         Enjoys working autonomously, spotting opportunities and growing business

·         Analytical and a superb communicator of data insight

·         Able to read a room and lead effective meetings

·         Confident in presenting to clients and peers

·         Hungry to constantly learn about media, people and business

·         Driven to deliver successful campaigns for their clients

·         Keen to develop strategic knowledge of media and its effectiveness