Media Agency – AV Account Director – HD 4007

Location London, United Kingdom
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Job Sector - AGENCY
Telephone 447818566044
Job Ref HD 4007
Start Date 2019/07/17
Salary to £49,000 dep on experience

Description

The Role

A key member of the Audio-Visual Ents team responsible for planning and buying of first-class campaigns across an exciting portfolio of clients.

The right person will play a critical role in supporting the Group’s growth, being focussed on goal and target delivery and on delivering award winning work for clients.
It is imperative that you have a proven background and passion across planning and buying Audio-Visual media (TV, VOD, & Audio), with a strong profile with the media owner community. The individual must have great people skills, and ability to effectively lead a team. There will be a lot of client contact.
The role reports into the Business Director

Key Responsibilities

Exceptional client service & activation:

• Ensuring professional and trusted relationships with your clients
• Overseeing planning, buying and delivery of price/quality requirements across your portfolio of clients
• Crafting all client proposals based on solid evidence and rationale
• Managing all deliverables and deadlines across your team
• Understanding clients’ businesses and our role in contributing to their success.
• Running weekly status meetings to ensure absolute visibility and control
• Cementing key role as ‘go to’ for day-to-day trading - both internally and externally
• Understanding wider market context and debating with the team in order that any pertinent dynamics can be communicated to clients in good time with clear rationale and required action
• Working closely with digital activation, social and programmatic teams to ensure effective planning, activation and tracking of VOD campaigns

Operational excellence & commercial management:

• Fostering a culture of operational excellence within your team
• Driving responsibility, accountability and ownership across your direct reports
• Ensuring appropriate levels of service are achieved
• Quality control of team output, response to brief, and problem solving
• Optimising performance across the team via setting appropriate KPIs
• Ensuring bookings, timesheets, expenses, reconciliations, and any other deliverables are completed accurately and within agreed time frame
• Overseeing media owner relationships and co-ordination
• Flagging campaign variances in good time to ensure delivery is controlled and communicated
• Strong relationship management with media auditors and ownership of output and delivery
• Driving creativity within activation and generate award winning work

People management:

• Supporting the Business Director to instil appropriate culture to ensure a high performing and motivated team
• Working as a collaborative team player across the agency, actively supporting colleagues and sharing learnings
• Engendering a culture and belief which encourages people to suggest thoughts and ideas to improve the service we provide for our clients
• Conducting reviews and setting of personal objectives for direct reports
• Monitor and manage workload and happiness across your team
• Ensuring team output is aligned with client and agency requirements
• Epitomise professional conduct and treat colleagues with respect
• Be an ambassador for the agency at all times

What we’re looking for

• The right person will play a critical role in planning and buying innovative and effective campaigns for the clients
• The ideal candidate will have proven planning and buying experience across Audio Visual media (including Audio), and with a solid understanding of strategy and planning
• A minimum of 5 years’ media agency experience
• Positive and collaborative attitude, being able to make informed decisions and build strong relationships to deliver results
• Fantastic team player with a flexible and down to earth approach
• Experience of leading a team and developing direct reports
• A resilient self-starter who has the skills to juggle multiple requirements
• Passion for delivery and innovation. Strong attention to detail and relentlessly focussed on identifying and optimising value for clients and the agency.
• A detailed understanding of the audit process within AV
• New business and pitching experience desirable

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