Senior Account Director - Fixed Term Contract - London

Expiring today

Recruiter
DS Smith
Location
London, SE1 2BD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Nov 2018
Closes
16 Dec 2018
Ref
DSS5305
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

The DS Smith Group have an exciting opportunity within our United brand for a confident Senior Account Director to join the team.  We are looking for someone that is experienced in shopper marketing both in the UK and across EMEA.  You will have a good understanding of the FMCG and Health & Beauty categories, and understand how to develop and grow clients.  You will have an entrepreneurial mindset and be excited about the opportunity to help shape an agency during a period of change.  Happy to get involved, you will work across all clients and all aspects of the business.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include the following:

  • Provide strategic shopper marketing support to all clients, leading the team to provide the best solutions
  • Take client briefs and translate them into accurate estimates and project plans, ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Proactively liaise with clients on a regular basis to forge strong relationships
  • Identify growth opportunities within existing clients and develop proactive proposals to help to convert them
  • Conduct regular account reviews with all clients at the appropriate level to monitor performance
  • Line manage and develop an account manager and freelance support as required, including ongoing appraisals and performance management
  • Produce monthly financial forecasts and handle all invoicing and financial reporting

    What we would like our candidate to have…

  • Shopper marketing expertise
  • Strong knowledge of the UK retail landscape
  • Previous agency experience in a brand activation or shopper marketing agency
  • Demonstrable success in winning new business and growing clients
  • Strong strategic capabilities
  • Demonstration of good presentation and selling techniques
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a good eye for design
  • Proven line management experience
  • Collaborative nature
  • FMCG and Health & Beauty experience

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