Consumer PR Junior Account Director – Account Director
Published: 8 January 2019
Salary: £35 - 40K
Due to new business wins and agency growth, Manchester’s premier Consumer PR agency, are looking to appoint either a Junior PR Account Director or a fully-fledged PR Account Director.
The Account Director will be responsible for directing a team of account handlers and will be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and be capable of making a positive impact and contribution towards the achievements of the consultancy’s commercial and corporate goals.
The Account Director will handle a range of clients, with support from account managers and executives, working to financial targets set by the company.
Clients within the consultancy cover food & drink, retail, lifestyle, fashion, FMCG, tourism and hospitality.
As an ambassador for the consultancy candidates should possess a detailed knowledge of the media, marketplace, trends, competitor activity, and business in general.
Your planning and organisational skills should be of the highest standard, as well as the ability to work under the constant stresses and strains created by working in a fast paced and demanding field.
Presentation and business development skills for an Account Director should be of the highest order and you should bring creativity and a solutions-led approach to your role.
You should be able to liaise with the client at a senior level, having earned respect as a seasoned professional who is in charge of their account on a day-to-day basis.
The key areas of experience & attributes required include:
- Big brand consumer PR agency experience
- Strategic ability
- Team management
- Solid working knowledge of online as well as traditional PR
- A can do and ambitious attitude
- Excellent media relation contacts
- Event organising skills
- A creative outlook with the ability to think outside the box
- Copy writing skills
- New business acumen
- Excellent client liaison skills.