Account Director (Design) / Auckland / $110 - $130k

  • Auckland
  • $110k - $130k

Looking for that next step in Account Management? Spent some time in a design agency and keen on something new?

My client, a high-end design, brand and packaging agency are on the hunt for an Account Director to join their current team. The new Account Director will report directly to the Managing Director and will support the whole creative team across the company's client portfolio, bring in new business and liaise with new clients. All while being immersed in a dynamic agency that is experiencing significant growth.

This person will be efficient, excellent with managing budget requirements and outgoing, with a focus on building solid relationships throughout the whole creative process (outsourced creative, design team, production, internal team etc). Their ability to multitask will be reflected in the way they collaborate with clients and the creative team, managing client relationships and delivering work to the highest standard.

The successful candidate will be passionate about conversion and business growth, which will be a key driver when confidently presenting ideas and creative to clients. They will ideally have a confident, outwardly facing persona and have plenty of strategic vision and drive for the future of their clients.

Ideally, the candidate would have worked in an account management role in a design agency previously and is confident in their ability to manage clients in the industry and the dynamics involved.

Required Experience:

• Min 10+ years in Account Management
• Design agency experience essential
• Can handle big robust clients
• Can sell, the work, the creative, the big idea.

Required Skills:

• Ability to develop accounts creatively and financially
• Lead a small team to provide the best level of client service
• Ability to run client briefing sessions, and process them into creative briefs
• Proven experience in building and maintaining client relationships
• Ability to manage multiple projects at once
• Management of the creative teams to ensure projects are completed to budgets and timelines
• Leading client meetings and presentations
• Provide detailed project statuses and tracking reports
• Draft new business proposals and assist with new business initiatives

Desired Skills:

• Proven experience in working within tight deadlines
• Business minded – looking for new opportunities with new and existing clients
• Skilled at writing – confident writing proposal documents
• Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms
• Highly responsive to client requests, always working to find solutions
• Career driven and confident

Required Qualification:

• Tertiary education preferred

Personality & Culture Fit:

• Relaxed yet professional
• Confident
• Positive
• Resilient – a problem solver
• A natural people person
• Takes ownership of projects

Key Benefits:

• Central Auckland fringe (near transport)
• First class studio & creative environment
• Phone and carpark

Let Penny and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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