Senior Account Director – Havas Play
FTC (Maternity Cover)
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Senior Account Director that sits within the Activation team at Havas Play UK, delivering multi-channel campaigns for sport, culture, and entertainment clients. An integrated role spanning partnerships, activation, rights management, with an understanding of social, comms, experiential and events.
Purpose of Role
The Senior Account Director is the most senior day to day account support and is responsible for the teams’ response to briefs and on time delivery of campaigns and projects, as well as being abreast of all the financial procedures. The SAD should be an exceptional client handler who is adept at managing multiple clients, leading and developing the team and working within a diverse mix of team structures. You should possess a commercial mindset; be able to manage large-scale budgets and identify and deliver on potential growth opportunities for the business.
That SAD should be highly organised and process-driven; someone who can thrive in a fast-past environment. It is their responsibility to delegate out work that comes in and have an eye on all work going out, whilst being aware of the workload of all team members, flagging any capacity pinches ahead of them becoming a problem. You need an in-depth knowledge of the industry and strong interpersonal skills, so you can understand the demands of clients, different teams within the business, media, talent, agents and suppliers – and connect them at the appropriate times to deliver success.
Oversee multiple accounts and increased workloads through proof of delegation (both upwards and downwards) of tasks and responsibilities.
Work across multiple clients and projects at one time whilst maintaining a high work standard. Staying calm and displaying a positive attitude whilst under pressure, and successfully delegating to keep work manageable.
Proactively drive projects forward, bringing in wider agency expertise and personnel in the process; ensuring all steps and stakeholders are factored into project timelines.
Connect teams within the business to deliver on client work of the highest standard.
Manage the capacity of the account teams, keeping work to scope and having a handle on any over or under delivery.
Writing and presentation skills:
Have strong creative and corporate writing skills, to be used across external documents such as client proposals and reports, as well as internal documents such as toolkits and case studies.
Adapt your communications based on the needs of your