As an Account Director for our client and partner eBay you will be the heart of a key account across the eBay network globally. Based at their Head Quarters in San Jose you will be the most senior point of contact for Feed working in close proximity with the Senior Manager there; you will be responsible for nurturing the account and overseeing its development.

You will be required to manage client briefs from start to finish, planning, assigning and reviewing creative and managing the overall agency workload in partnership with the producers and the senior design team.

You will be working closely with designers, copywriters, developers and other parts of the agency to ensure successful campaign deliveries; which are profitable without compromising the creative integrity. Therefore, you must be a great team player with strong interpersonal skills.

You will also be able to lead, manage, mentor and support your wider team. You will have weekly one to ones and offer guidance and senior support to their main stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, with a strong attention to detail and great time management skills; being able to juggle several projects at once at different stages of the process. You will be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines with ease and efficiency.

You are ambitious with the ability to think strategically, contribute something new to the agency and be a strong communicator with tenacity to learn and deliver.

You will also have the opportunity to impact the growth of this fast growing ambitious company with real prospects to grow the job with the success around you.

Your day to day

  • To manage client briefs from start to finish, ensuring successful delivery to client deadlines across multiple campaigns.
  • To liaise with clients and manage their expectations.
  • To re-lay client feedback to designers, copywriters and developers & plan and manage workloads of the team
  • To ensure client requirements are met whilst protecting Feed values/brand.
  • To build a full understanding of the clients’ business, strategies, objectives, brand, audiences and challenges, advising on the communications solution that best meets their needs, with a view to becoming their trusted adviser.
  • To build excellent working relationships with key clients – regular meetings, planning, briefing, evaluation.
  • To work closely with creative and strategy teams and to have oversight of all statements of work/proposals as well as all content production for clients.
  • To ensure the right Feed team is in place to deliver, high standards are maintained and adding value wherever possible. Ensure success criteria are met and projects are delivered to time and to budget.
  • To ensure a good knowledge of all Feed products and services and actively promote them to clients.
  • To report back to senior management with internal and external issues and events that might impact upon accounts, either positively or negatively.
  • To direct account management activity – undertaking pitches and presentations, formulating and implementing account plans, and running the account management process.
  • Hold key new business development responsibilities, working with others in the team to proactively seek new opportunities for the business. Writing proposals and creative treatment. Contributing to wining new business within our existing client base.
  • To ensure processes are followed and that there is consistent professional delivery (to brief). Managing workflows. Lead Account Direction best practice within the Agency.
  • To maintain a strategic overview of key accounts and their markets – running regular internal client facing account reviews. To prove how we are meeting our clients’ objectives through metrics, feedback, research, etc.
  • To oversee the client contract, to proactively manage the account and resources to maximise profitability. To be responsible for cost and pipeline management.

Management and Leadership:

  • Delegate and allocate responsibilities efficiently to manage projects end to end.
  • Interview candidates and hire resources.
  • Conduct performance reviews of team members and identify areas of improvement, give feedback and recommend for promotions or salary increments.
  • Effectively lead teams and inspire others to achieve goals through innovation, quality and excellence.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of team members and suitably make changes if required.
  • Encourage team interaction, boost employee motivation and appreciate team contribution.
  • Match project tasks with opportunities for development so that employee potential is utilised to the maximum.
  • Manage change and effectively cascade information to teams to ensure smooth execution

Your skills

  • Experience delivering broad range of multi-channel marketing communications including digital and direct.
  • Extremely organised, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet and manage deadlines with ease and efficiency. Highly motivated. Strong attention to detail. A personable individual.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A great team player and team building skills.
  • People management / leadership skills.
  • Excellent negotiator with good networking ability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team giving guidance and feedback.
  • Resource management skills and ability to handle complex / sensitive issues.
  • Understanding of the production & interactive processes.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to manage and develop client and supplier relationships.
  • Ability to commercially manage budgets.
  • Proven business development experience and success.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages.