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Senior Account Director

at We Are Social
Location Chippendale, Australia
Date Posted July 14, 2021
Category Account Management
Job Type Full-time


We are looking for a gun Senior Account Director to join our team. Passionate about putting social thinking at the heart of marketing, you are responsible for the day-to-day running of accounts and maintaining multiple relationships with senior clients. You understand the bigger picture of both the client’s and our own business and are able to develop strategies and tactics that deliver against both sets of objectives. You understand what makes a social idea really powerful, and you've got the skills and energy to help the team create ideas worth talking about and bring them to life.

About You

  • You are highly strategic with a passion for and knowledge of  social
  • You are an evangelist about delivering world-class creative ideas
  • You display strong creative judgement and are able to effectively shape work
  • You will actively create the context for doing and selling great work
  • You lead by example, nurture talent and are a positive force within the agency
  • You are an inspiring and effective manager who drives your team to deliver
  • You have a can-do approach to picking up any brief and making it happen
  • You think ahead, anticipate opportunities and problems and then make a plan 
  • You drive with purpose, developing work that meets your clients business goals
  • You are a clear communicator who sets the direction for your clients and your team
  • You have great commercial acumen and understand how to run a piece of business profitably
  • You are ambitious, have uncompromising standards and expect the same of others  
  • You are seen as a leader from both your client and colleagues alike
  • You are an inspiring manager - able to deliver regular and constructive feedback, identify strategies for developing individuals, and manage a happy and productive team
  • You are a key contributor and participator in agency and team culture

Account Direction & Commercial Capability

  • Provides day to day account direction in line with the client strategy
  • Effectively leads meetings to ensure they’re efficient and productive
  • With direction from the Head of Department, estimates accurately and negotiates effectively with clients
  • Drives adherence to budgets and deadlines, but equally works to ensure we have the time, space and money to make the work great
  • Communicates powerfully and effectively throughout the process
  • Works to stay abreast of the daily developments in social and shares knowledge throughout the agency and with clients
  • Has a thorough understanding of the client’s business
  • Contributes to the development of strategic proposals
  • Can think on their feet and make decisions based upon strategic thinking

Key Skills

  • Strong academic performance, ideally at a tertiary level.
  • Min 8 years experience in agency account management
  • Solid grounding in social 
  • Highly skilled in relationship management and negotiation.
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Team leadership and management  
  • Proactivity, quick thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • History of building strong and trusted client relationships 
  • Budgeting, forecasting and resourcing skills
  • Proficient in G-Suite and MS Office 

Back to us: Who is We Are Social?

We Are Social is a socially-led creative agency: Over 900 social experts in 15 offices around the world proving the power of social thinking to drive business value.

Here in Sydney, we are a group of people from different walks of life, united by a passion for fast and popular culture. We love to help smart brands immerse their stories in the real conversations their audience are having. How do we do that?

We put social thinking at the centre of what we do.

We connect people and brands in meaningful ways.

We create ideas worth talking about.

We Are Social.
At We Are Social we love diversity of thought and experience. That’s why we like to welcome the unique voices and talents that haven’t been traditionally embraced by advertising. Learn more about our culture and our work.

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