SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our management team as a Senior Account Director leading a portfolio of clients, managing key accounts and client relationships. Successful candidates will be able to hit the ground running and will have an international outlook and a flair for growing and maintaining networks, with 7-10 years industry experience most likely gained in a global PR agency/consultancy.
> To establish trusted and long-term relationships with clients and networks, obtaining retained advisor status wherever possible.
> To work with the senior management team to devise and implement communications strategies which deliver results and support new client proposals.
> To lead delivery and project management of a number of key accounts and to set and deliver strategy.
> To identify and pursue business development opportunities and new client relationships, developing referrer relationships and generating high quality proposals.
> To provide line management, training and development to the team and address team issues as required.
> To attend a variety of networking functions and events that are identified as providing opportunities to meet potential clients and/or referrers for the business.
> To act as ambassador for the company at all times.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
> Extensive political and media contacts, drawn from 7-10 years of industry experience – likely to be in a global PR agency/consultancy.
> International outlook, ideally with cross-border experience.
> Excellent interpersonal skills, with a flair for growing and maintaining networks.
> A strong background or experience in running or developing digital campaigns.
> Language capabilities: a second language (European or Arabic) would be a distinct advantage.
Date Added: 18 May 2022
Closing Date: 18 June 2022
Job Title: Senior Account Director
Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience) plus benefits.
Length of Contract: Permanent
Interview dates to be confirmed. Suitable candidates may be appointed before the closing date.
WHAT WE OFFER
Project Associates offers a generous compensation package which includes competitive remuneration, discretionary bonuses, a companywide profit-sharing scheme, a pension scheme, fully-funded private medical insurance, and 25 days holiday per annum, increasing with long service. We operate a hybrid working policy and are proud to offer enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.
We are a dynamic, diverse, and fast-growing company which believes in supporting our team members both professionally and personally. In addition to our teams in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, New York, Washington DC and Nairobi, we have an Associate network of global leaders and experts in their fields who employees have the chance to work with and learn from.
Project Associates has a friendly, non-hierarchical company culture with regular social events and a flexible working environment. We actively encourage employees to travel between our different offices and spend time getting to know colleagues in each country, as well as the cultures within which they operate. We have a formalised secondment scheme in place and due to the international nature of our clients, opportunities to travel are regularly available.
Moreover, we give all our employees a high degree of autonomy and responsibility early on in their careers, accelerating their progression to the benefit of both the individual and the company. This is especially important because the pace of the work is often fast, in line with the critical issues and events we are involved in. We are a privately-owned family business, and our strength is in our people.
ABOUT PROJECT ASSOCIATES
Project Associates is a global strategic advisory firm. We deliver analysis, counsel, and impact. We advise corporations, individuals, and governments on a wide range of complex communication issues, usually at the nexus of the political, business, and media worlds. In all our work we are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, ambition and accountability. We are a company which participates in – and positively impacts – the great debates of our age.
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Senior Account Director”. In your cover letter please include confirmation of your notice period, current salary, salary expectations and whether you are legally entitled for employment in the UK. Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.
We value diversity and aim for our workforce to be representative of all sections of society. Our recruitment process is competency based and no applicant will be discriminated against regardless of their age, colour, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation.