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Account Director

  • Account Director
  • Auckland
  • $130k - $140k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Recruitment Director

Are you an Account Director who prides themselves on delivering exceptional client experiences? Do you know how to make things happen? Want to work for a boutique independent agency with awesome clients?

On behalf of our client, we’re looking for a creative-focused Account Director who will play an intricate role in the day-to-day management of clients. You’ll have a solid history of agency client service and proven experience in the planning, delivery and measuring of timely and profitable creative content.

Day-to-day you will be responsible for management of senior clients, driving project timelines and budgets. You will be strategically savvy, with a solid history of agency client service and the ability to tackle a wide scope of projects. You’ll also be a natural-born leader, able to stimulate collaborative team efforts within the agency and have excellent and clear communication with your clients. In this line, there is a strong emphasis on presentational skills - which come in handy when pitching new creative ideas - a keen eye for detail and a knack for prioritising tasks. 

Your problem-solving skills and exceptional time management abilities will allow you to effortlessly oversee multiple projects at once, ensuring that all tasks are executed to the agency’s standards. Asking the right questions is key in identifying and addressing client needs while putting together effective strategies. Working with cross-functional teams, you’ll be able to craft clear and concise briefs to ensure smooth execution.

Last but not least, the role requires an individual who has a sense of ownership and passion for creative work, and a true team player who enjoys seeing the results of hard work. Our client favours the bold and is looking for someone to bring their own flavour and style to driving client relationships.  

Sound like you? Apply today!

The breakdown

We are looking for an accomplished gun with:

  • Min 8+ years’ agency experience in a client service role

Proven results and experience in:  

  • Building and maintaining client relationships with high-profile brands
  • Identifying and converting new opportunities from new and existing relationships 
  • High-level time management with the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Management of the team to ensure projects are completed to budgets and timelines
  • Keeping detailed project statuses and tracking reports
  • Preparing monthly forecasts and budgets
  • Presenting with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Preparing creative briefs and ensuring successful delivery
  • Ensuring all work produced reflects creative strategy and core values and direction
  • Understanding of the need to achieve business goals and promote growth within existing clients

Are you someone who is:

  • A problem solver with sound judgment?
  • Resilient and doesn’t give up?
  • Confident in all areas of communications?
  • Focused and has great attention to detail?
  • Innovative and solutions-focused?
  • Personable and relatable?
  • Naturally enthusiastic for creative work?

The reward

  • $130,000 - $140,000 per annum + KiwiSaver
  • Carpark available

Mandatory requirements

  • Must have a relevant tertiary qualification (marketing, comms, advertising)
  • Must be residing in and have the right to work in New Zealand

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, apply today or e-mail [email protected] with a summary of why you may be interested in this position. Or call Leighton directly on 021 702 537 for a confidential chat.

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