Consumer PR Account Director – Senior Account Director

£40 - 60K

This premier Manchester Consumer PR agency has an exciting opportunity for a consumer PR Account Director or Senior Account Director to join its team!


They are looking for an experienced consumer PR AD/SAD (ideally 4-5 years) who has relevant experience working at top-flight PR agencies either here in the North West or ideally, London, working across a range of household consumer brands with big budgets.


Clients cover big brand consumer retail, hospitality, travel/tourism, FMCG, leisure and lifestyle.


For this appointment, they will configure the clients to your own personal talent/ experience/ strengths/ passion points.


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.


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.

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