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Senior Account Manager / Account Director – (Business & Corporate) – Full-time/Part-time (job-share) considered

Due to continued success and expansion, we’re looking for a dedicated, ambitious and creative Account Director to join our Bristol-based Business & Corporate team.

Location

Bristol

Salary

£Competitive + outstanding benefits

A little about us…

We’re the largest PR and communications agency in the South West, in fact we were recently awarded ‘Large consultancy of the year’ by PRCA Dare. We’re a 50-strong team of some of the most talented, dedicated and passionate people in the business. Ours is a culture where everyone belongs and where openness, diverse thinking, experiences and backgrounds are truly valued.

We’re also part of the mission, an international marketing, technology and communications group made up of 16 agencies and over 1,000 employees. Our scale means that we can invest heavily in your professional growth so that you can excel in your career. We help people reach their full potential through education, skills training, teamwork and individual coaching – all within a supportive and fun environment.

So, do you feel like you need a new challenge? Want to progress your career? Fancy getting some interesting, high-profile clients on your books? We’re looking for a dedicated, ambitious and creative Account Director to join our B2B & Corporate team, either on a full-time or part-time job-share basis.

You’ll get ample opportunities to make your mark (we don’t believe in ceilings of any kind) and at the same time continue growing and learning (no one knows everything) in a really supportive and fun environment. We’re open to new ideas and not afraid of a challenge, all of which underpins our drive to deliver the best communications possible for clients and enjoy ourselves while we do it.

What will I be doing?

  • Direct and manage the PR Account Management Team to ensure they achieve their objectives and receive all appropriate training and development.
  • Manage the Client accounts, ensuring work is completed within agreed budgets and additional spend is agreed for work outside of existing remit
  • Share knowledge to deliver the optimum programme for the client based on tactical expertise
  • Draft, develop and implement Client proposals
  • Develop and monitor the PR Account team’s budget to ensure the necessary financial resources are made available and that expenditure is kept within prescribed limits
  • Report budget status and present updates monthly, through face to face meetings to ensure relationships remain strong and they are aware of progress
  • Review the work of the PR Account Team to ensure it is accurate, in line with strategic objectives and of the required quality
  • Build an in-depth knowledge of the Client’s business and the sector in which they operate
  • Build and maintain strong Client relationships as well as relationships beyond the core contacts to ensure existing and new business opportunities are maximised
  • Responsible for financial account growth through cost saving initiatives, streamlining and new business

What will I need?

Excellent communication and organisational skills are a given in this role. You will be self-motivated with the ability to motivate and inspire others, be flexible, and have first class abilities in time management, to manage your own time and that of others. You will have significant experience in B2B / Corporate PR, with an excellent appreciation of client service and results delivery.

And in return…

People are integral to our success and because of this, we focus on keeping them happy and healthy. This is reflected in all the great stuff we’ve created for the team from long service awards, healthcare plans and enviable holiday allowances.

  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (not including Bank holidays and Christmas shut down)
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme of up to 5 days per year
  • Additional 5 days’ holiday on your 5th anniversary year
  • Company pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and development programme
  • Well-being programme inc. weekly fruit delivery, eye-care vouchers
  • Refer a friend and new business incentives
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@speedcomms.com

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