Account Director - Amsterdam - Giant Sports Retailer


Retail expert? Always wanted to work in Amsterdam? Passionate about sports? Would like to run a mini agency?

We're hiring a retail specialist Account Director for a global integrated agency.

This global integrated agency has offices throughout Europe and APAC regions. They help brands thrive in an omni-channel world by shaping and changing people's behaviour at pivotal moments along the purchase decision Journey. They have expertise in physical retail, ecommerce, experiential, branding & design and consultancy.

The Role

As an Account Director you will be running the Amsterdam office with a reporting line of 3, you will manage the agencies key client in the region, a giant sports retail brand.

The successful candidate would have a good understanding of retail and ideally have had some exposure to working on a sports retail account. The key role of the Account Director is to ensure the successful development and implementation of client campaigns, through effective, profitable teamwork.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a key player in strategic discussions
  • Demonstrate a solid strategic and executional understanding of the client's business
  • Understand the external influences and how the agency can add value to the client
  • Proactively think ahead to seek solutions and opportunities to issues
  • Develop and manage close working relationships with the client
  • Ensure the effective interrogation of the brief
  • Strive to maintain and constantly improve creative standards
  • Work effectively with Project Management
  • To maintain responsibility and accountability for the financial health of the client
  • Generate and continually strive for organic growth of the client business and effectively cross sell capabilities
  • Effectively manage a team and be a key motivator for all team members.

Is This You?

  • 4-5 years agency experience
  • Retail expertise with strong digital skills
  • Have experience of developing comms ideas and best practise point of sale as well as activations (including digital application)
  • Manage an Account Manager and their career development
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and build strong relationships with production companies and suppliers
  • Work closely with sister agencies and participating in cross agency meetings and discussions
  • Understanding of the entire creative process from planning and strategy to production and implementation. Leading and managing the process
  • Becoming a trusted client partner and building open and honest relationships with clients

Shortlisitng has begun, apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Job Title:
Account Director - Amsterdam - Giant Sports Retailer
Contract type:
Amsterdam, North Holland
€50000.00 - €65000 per annum
Contact name:
David Finlay
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