Account Director B2B PR / Comms Agency

  • Job Reference: 577410420-2
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Curve Group Holdings Ltd
  • Location: City, London
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Creative, Events & Experiential, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR - B2B (Account Director's are called Programme Directors)

Our client is a global, strategic communications consultancy dedicated to helping ambitious technology companies change the game, build their reputation and revenue to achieve business outcomes. Recognised as the technology communications consultancy globally and by multiple client award wins over the years, we provide clients with insights-led, integrated communication and marketing solutions and experience across a number of technology categories.

We would love you to join our UK team as a Programme Director

Why this role?

As a Programme Director, you'll use your expertise and passion for the B2B industry to plan and drive campaigns, own client relationships and lead teams with minimal involvement from the senior team. You'll be a creative and strategic thinker, passionate about tech, and with an ability to combine skill with commercial aptitude. Whilst delivering excellent client service to your retained partners, you will have the ability to balance new business opportunities with organic growth of current clients in order to support the growth of your team. You'll be a true advocate of the way of working, championing our values and culture in order to inspire your team and clients alike!

Accountabilities

Delivering the vision and growth (what you will do to help us achieve our strategy)

Be incredibly commercially minded - and be looking to develop this further and share knowledge and insight with the team and wider business to drive growth.
Have a strategic viewpoint, which you can confidently convey to clients and integrate into plans and campaigns; thinking about the upcoming months and what you can do to move your client forward seamlessly
Have a strong understanding of the products and services available within the Marketing business, in order to consistently think outside of plans to give your clients new and exciting ideas for campaigns that will hit business objectives and grow accounts organically
Consistently think outside of plans to give your clients new and exciting ideas for campaigns that will hit business objectives and grow accounts organically
Be proactive in putting yourself forwards for new business and agency opportunities in order to develop your own profile and areas of expertise within the business
Be curious; always be in a state of 'discovery' with clients, confidently asking strategic questions to uncover business pain and opportunities for organic growth.Deliver the best (internal and external) client experiences

Look after a portfolio of around 6-8 clients; managing budgets as well as the teams' hours
Be able to lead on client work - understanding that you are the final checkpoint of most campaigns, and can steady the ship for the rest of the team when needed!
Have a results focused approach to your work; ensuring client delight through deliverables
Have strong influencer relationships and be continuously striving to keep these sharp
Think with an 'integrated mindset', with experience in campaigns across media relations as well as social media, events and owned content
Have strong project management skills; be a master at juggling a number of projects at once; whilst instilling senior clients with confidence and motivating your teamDeliver the best People experiences (how you will work with your team, locally and globally)

Manage junior team members; inspiring and driving them to reach their full potential
Be the right hand person to your Associate Director or Director
Be involved in your team's development; helping identify opportunities to help them grow
Get your hands dirty; and be a real team player

You'll Bring:

Experience within the B2B Comms space
A strong, proven track record in B2B Comms - you should however have a true passion for emerging technology and the space as a whole
Experience working with global brands; understanding the need for localisation
Excellent team leadership ability with true desire to motivate and develop a team
Strategic and innovative thinking, both for clients and the agency
Superb client relationship skills
Experience of managing team hours - spotting over servicing and any issues which may arise from holidays etc.
A solid network of influencer contacts spanning media, social media and wider stakeholders (e.g. analysts, think tanks, academics etc.)
An entrepreneurial outlook, with a strong track record of new business experience
An ability to multi-task and keep your cool under pressureWhy Us:

Incredible training from the Academy; supporting you at every stage of your career
Understanding that life doesn't always fit around the 9-5; and that work/life balance is crucial
Bootcamp - an annual trip to a European city with the whole global team (once travel resumes)
Well-being allowance or private health care
Freedom and support to be limitless within the business
Sponsored sabbatical every 4 years' service
Employee Assistance Programme which includes free counselling sessions
Headspace subscription
A connected, courageous and friendly team creating adventurous work whilst still having a lot of fun
An exciting and rewarding long-term career, bringing constant challenge and fresh opportunities as you develop
The opportunity to have global reach within our offices
Fantastic benefits, including early finish Fridays, 25 days' holiday and great team socials