The role is covered in the following locations: Sunderland
Are you a Healthcare advertising Account Handler looking for the next step in your career?
Our client is an independent creative, digital and design advertising agency that sparks and sustains successful brands for high-profile global clients in human and animal health and they're looking to expand their Client Services Team with a new ambitious and motivated Account Director.
At the heart of their success is their supportive and collaborative team who love to be the best. Combining their expertise in marketing and life sciences, they have a deserved reputation for exceptional customer service and they pride themselves on gaining that all-important accolade together in their family-feel approach.
As Account Director, you will report into our Group Account Director and join a team small enough to take full autonomy, yet large enough to work on internationally significant projects, leading and influencing across a range of key accounts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
" Understand and anticipate key healthcare related clients' existing and future needs in depth and communicate this within across IGNIFI departments.
" Work with Managing Director and Group Account Director to ensure company strategy is mirrored by Key Account Planning and Development for major client groups.
" Direct (and manage if appropriate) key client projects/campaigns/activity (including advertising, promotional and sales materials, training kits, websites, video and animation, social media, email)
" Developing effective relationships with clients and external partners as well as IGNIFI's internal creative, digital and account management teams to ensure efficient delivery of projects, on time and to budget, whilst ensuring a profitable return for our efforts
" Retaining overall responsibility for the profit/loss/growth achieved within key accounts
" Ensuring the delivery of high-quality work and service to encourage clients to return to us over a prolonged period
" Lead pitch activity for account development opportunities within existing business along with new business opportunities as appropriate.
The successful candidate will have relevant experience including:
" Education to graduate/degree standard in a related discipline
" Healthcare/life sciences knowledge and experience
" Demonstrable experience of leading and growing large accounts in a healthcare or digital/medcomms agency environment
" Excellent organisation skills, attention to detail for proofing, deadlines and estimating is also required
" A positive, pro-active attitude and ability to work well as part of a growing team
" A strong awareness and aptitude for marketing
" High standard of oral and written English and excellent communication skills
" Excellent presentation skills, comfortable with client pitches
" Good financial/commercial awareness
" Computer literacy with main MS Office software
We offer you:
" City centre based 'home' (office) with free parking nearby
" Friendly, supportive and inclusive workplace
" Development, training and progression opportunities and regular reviews
" Unlimited access to Udemy online learning academy courses
" 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays). Rising after 5 years' service - to additional holidays or the equivalent in salary increase
" Automatic enrolment into contributed IGNIFI Personal Pension & Group Life Assurance Schemes