Account Director - Global Communications Agency - London


An Account Director with 5+ years' experiential agency experience who has a lot of automotive experience reading this sentence MUST read on.....

A global communications agency based in Central London, one of experiential marketing's top players, are looking for an Account Director who has automotive experience. With over 16 offices worldwide and who specialise in creating fans for brands, combining the power of live event and digital to create memorable brand experiences and natural brand advocacy.

Due to recent successful pitches, our client is expanding their team and are looking for a really experienced Account Director to join one of their gold account teams to be responsible for activation in the UK and in Europe for one of their automotive clients.

Reporting to the MD, you will have the responsibility for the performance of this account, and to help you will be managing a Senior Account Manager and a shared Account Executive who will provide administrative support.

  • Lead client relationships in order to build and sustain long-term business for the agency.
  • Accountable for organic growth and profitability of their account in order to help meet company financial targets.
  • Work effectively with senior colleagues, in "all departments".
  • Managing for an account team resource to deliver best in class service levels, optimise productivity and a motivated team.
  • Lead by example in terms of agency culture, adherence to processes, communication style and quality of output.
  • Required to support the agency's wider new business effort to acquire new clients assisting in presentations and pitches.

About you

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Account Director (5+ years experiential agency) who enjoys managing a team, building an account and the buzz of the pitch. An Account Director who loves numbers and is not afraid to roll their sleeves up when needed. A combination of small agency entrepreneurial flair and big agency process discipline would be a bonus. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, our client is looking for someone who can show evidence of the following:-

  • Understanding of the automotive sector
  • Extensive experience of large scale exhibition stands
  • International experience
  • Excellent project management
  • Real eye for detail
  • Very commercial and financially focused
  • Optional: Bilingual or multilingual capabilities


  • Achievement of income and profit targets
  • Strong enduring client relationships
  • Achievement of good account team productivity levels (cost effective use of time)
  • Achievement of good levels of account team morale / motivation
  • Positive client feedback
  • Minimal client losses
  • Input into new business pitches and marketing initiatives

Salary: between £40K & £55K - in line with industry averages and based on experience

We would really like to hear from you if you think you tick most of the above boxes. To submit your CV for this role please click "Apply" and let us know why you think you would be great for this role. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Job Title:
Account Director - Global Communications Agency - London
Contract type:
Client Services
£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Contact name:
Ali Wallace
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