If you're currently working as a Senior Account Manager or Senior Business Manager and already championing and executing really creative and strategic work then this is the role for you.
We are looking for someone with robust strategic skills as well as commercial mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. These attributes should be actively demonstrated at both a macro and micro level everyday, we want people who demonstrate that they can find better and more innovative ways of solving problems. We are looking for high energy, good communicators and strong connectors of people.
- Team leader and Client partner – You should be able to set the vision for the team, inspiring and motivating those around you to deliver better and more effective work. Build strong relationships founded on honesty, trust and shared goals, making people want to work with you
- Can do – Business Directors should have a can-do attitude, to be able to move from heavy weight strategic thinking to lending support with day to day work
- Brave – Confident, bold and not afraid to manage conflict and seek solutions
- Gravitas – Credibility to manage senior stakeholders (clients, internal and other agency/suppliers)
- Innovative problem solving– The individual will also thrive on managing complexity and anticipating problems that could arise and developing creative ways to solve them
- Business development focus – A ‘Hunter’ attitude to grow existing client business and we expect all BDs to work on new business pitches
- Character - All members of the department should actively participate in the department and agency, involving themselves in initiatives, social occasions and supporting their colleagues. Our Business Directors’ charm and spark and their ability to stand out in a crowd through their strength of character, be it quiet or loud, is key
Essential Knowledge & Experience
- You should have an active interest in digital and social and seek to expand the remit on your business beyond ‘traditional’ media channels and engage with clients at a fully integrated idea-led level
- 5+ years advertising agency experience working on integrated clients
- Proven ability to build long-term relationships with clients
- Track record of delivering tangible business results for clients with sizeable marketing budgets