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Freelance Account Director

thesocialelement · 16 days ago
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🌎 Where: Remote - Accessible to London for fortnightly meetings 

🤝 Type:  Freelance (Urgent)

🚀 Join Us at Social Element! 🌟

Founded 22 years ago, we're a leading global and independent full-service social media agency on a mission to Make Social Better for everyone.

To us, better social means creating unskippable content, making scrolling safer for everyone, creating stronger connections with each other and making a huge impact.

Now, we're on the lookout for a Freelance Account Director to support our Client Services, Europe team! 💼

Is this you? 👊

You are a dynamic, enthusiastic, and experienced Account Director looking for your next opportunity. You love big brands and working across multiple markets. You pride yourself on the strong relationships you have built with former clients and fellow agency team members.

You’ve learned that being an incredible Account person requires you to think 5 steps ahead of your clients, and that proactivity is key. You love to understand and get under the skin of your clients' business and challenges. You are excited about the prospect of enabling them to smash their objectives by harnessing the power of Social to create genuine human connections with their audience.

Sound like you? We’d love to talk to you!

This is a freelance position based from home with travel into London for meetings so the ideal candidate will be based in London or the surrounding area.

What You’ll Do 📅

As our Freelance Account Director you will support the Client Partners by helping them shape how we approach our existing client relationships. In this position you will embed yourself in the world of your clients, understand their objectives and unlock new opportunities so we are able to support our clients' social ecosystem.

  • Build strong client relationships: You’ll maintain and achieve growth on existing accounts, driving client satisfaction through actions to improve their business. You will know the clients’ brands inside out, their business objectives and priorities.
  • Be excited by great work: You’ll ensure that great strategy and ideas happen by supporting the client throughout the process, starting with writing and getting sign off on brilliant briefs.
  • Lead on account planning & profitability: You'll have a key role in informing and developing scopes of work, quarterly business and account reviews. You’ll anticipate and understand client needs and workflow to ensure work is delivered on time and budget.
  • Confident & clear communicator: You’ll articulate strong viewpoints informed by an understanding of the agency and your clients business, but also with the ability to handle uncomfortable conversations with grace and positive intent.

About You 👇

  • A Chameleon: You're adaptable when it comes to approaching clients with ideas and solutions. Adept in front of senior stakeholders where your positivity and professionalism speaks volumes.
  • Solutions-oriented: ability to identify red flags and recommend proactive solutions to mitigate any risk.
  • Passionate: you are passionate about results and demonstrating a strong ROI for our clients.
  • Outstanding communicator: you have the ability to present, sell ideas, develop presentations, POVs, provide thought leadership and drive innovation.
  • Confidence and gravitas: As a great communicator, collaborator and negotiator you inspire confidence with everyone you work with. Articulate and persuasive when communicating work and ideas.
  • Social savvy: You are expert in advising clients’ of best practices within Social and understanding the latest trends. You know how to build brands and are confident in your knowledge of the different marketing principles and disciplines.
  • Continuously learning you love being the expert in the room and are continuously looking for ways to expand your knowledge.

Requirements

  • Proven experience of working as an Account Director within a marketing/creative agency account management team, leading accounts for high-profile brands
  • Proven experience within Social - managing and delivering Social campaigns.
  • Proven experience in account forecasting and client issue resolution.
  • Proven commercial success by maintaining account profitability and achieving organic growth.
  • Previous experience in managing large accounts with minimal supervision, ideally managing multiple markets.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy

How To Apply 🖊️

If all this sounds like you, simply upload your CV/resume and a cover letter (or a link to your cover letter video if you prefer).

We are excited to receive your application! ❤️

Last updated on May 29, 2024

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