Marketing Agency Account Director

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £40,000

Reference: 7820

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Sue Ross Recruitment are working with an award-winning marketing agency in the recruitment of an Account Director.

This is a permanent role and can be considered on a full time or part time (4 days a week) basis, with hybrid working options.

This is a challenging and rewarding role in a busy full-service marketing agency, where this individual will be a member of the team behind one of Yorkshire’s largest and most successful full service marketing agencies.

We are looking for a talented and experienced individual to join this award-winning Marketing and Communications Team to lead in the delivery of high profile behaviour change and marketing accounts across a range of clients.

For this pivotal role we are looking for someone who is an experienced marketer. They will have acquired a strong track record in developing relationships with high profile clients, achieving high client retention levels and able to deliver confident client direction.

This role also requires expertise in relationship business development which will involve identifying new opportunities with existing clients, responding to those opportunities and, if required, pitching for new work. There is potential for this role to attract commission-based bonuses in future based on new business acquisition from existing clients or contacts.

You will have experience of marketing communications services, covering marketing consultancy and strategy, planning and delivery, and including managing all aspects of delivering integrated marketing services to clients, including social media based campaigns and digital/on-line marketing campaigns.

The Account Director will have proven experience of successful client relationship management, including the planning and delivery of complex client briefs and leading project teams.

The Account Director will be ambitious, confident, enthusiastic, charismatic and intuitive, able to take responsibility for developing positive and profitable client relationships. A great leader of individuals who gets the best out of their skills and enjoys mentoring and developing others.


  • Relationship management for key clients
  • Project scoping – requirements gathering and producing briefs/specifications
  • Planning and delivering innovative campaigns
  • Bringing together teams to deliver
  • Quality control and testing
  • Budgeting and analysis of project efficiency
  • Playing a key role in the delivery of high quality client services
  • Contributing to the company’s revenue, profitability and productivity targets
  • Tracking, evaluation and analysis of project budgets to increase efficiency
  • Actively engaged in growing existing clients
  • Supporting new opportunities in conjunction with the Business Strategy team

Required Skills and competencies

  • Ability to develop and grow strong client relationships
  • Marcomms strategy and delivery including project management
  • Excellent knowledge of the delivery of a range of Marcomms services including digital marketing and social media marketing development
  • Commercial acumen with proven experience of budget and sale accountability and bottom line delivery
  • Attention to detail, reliability
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to cope with pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Marketing: c7 years (required)
  • Project management: c4 years (required)

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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