Account Director

Job Title: Account Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50k per year
Reference: 43346
Contact Name: Becky Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 19, 2019 15:49

Job Description

Account Director, Award- winning Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, Up to £50k

Forward Role are working exclusively with a global award-winning media agency in Manchester City Centre who are renowned for their creativity and innovation.  Following a high-profile new client win, they are establishing a brand new team and looking for an Account Director who will play a key role within the agency and take a lead on both client servicing and the overall output of the team.

Working on an instantly recognisable client in the sports sector, this role would suit a Senior Account Manager or Account Director looking for an exciting step up, or a change where you’d work with a very entrepreneurial and dynamic team.

As Account Director you will work closely with the Business Director to define effective working practices within the team and will be influential in the day to day running of a pivotal client account alongside the wider team.

You will create and implement client development plans to ensure the partnership with the client is trusted and valued and you’ll oversee the team’s management of fully integrated on and offline planning campaigns. Given that the client’s media buying is AV led, any prior experience of AV and dealing with major broadcasters would be ideal for this role.

Your role will be focused solely on a key client with a huge budget and you will be expected to liaise effectively with their dynamic marketing team and manage revenue across campaigns, providing regular forecasting.

As Account Director, you’ll work closely alongside Planners and Strategists to ensure that planning is audience-centric and responses are of the highest quality. As this hiring is due to growth, you will directly manage and contribute to the wider progression of your team and this is a genuinely unique opportunity in the North to join a leading agency at an exciting time of growth!  


  • Proven experience within a media agency or media company
  • Experience in a client facing role in a media agency or similar environment
  • Proven ability to manage a team, and excellent people management skills
  • Energetic and determined individual
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong cross-channel media knowledge.
  • Solid understanding of media terminology/concepts.
  • Team player!
  • An inquisitive, fun and self-aware individual!
  • Prior knowledge of AV would be ideal.

Working for this forward thinking media agency offers a number of great benefits to the right candidate, such as very generous holiday package and unrivalled access to training & development programmes. If you are considering a new role then this could be the perfect opportunity to really develop your skillset and move forward within a supportive agency environment with a seriously exciting client account!

Account Director, Award- winning Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, Up to £50k

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