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Account Director

Poole office

Competitive salary based on experience

The role

An exciting new opportunity has become available at Salad for an experienced and talented Account Director looking for career progression. We need a marketing-led person who has a strong belief in employing a strategic approach to account management. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a track record of brilliant client management as well as a positive history of working with developers, planners and creatives.

As an Account Director, you will be working with a range of clients from different industries on varied projects, including some of Salad’s high profile accounts. You’ll work as part of a tight-knit team to deliver best-in-class creative work, ensuring client satisfaction, account profitability and contributing significantly to our agency’s overall success through excellent communication and management of work through the agency.

Key responsibilities

  • To manage and lead a team of Account Managers and oversee all their activity, specifically getting involved at QPMs, project kick-off and project delivery
  • To offer strategic and tactical marketing advice to clients, integrating with Planning
  • To build an understanding of clients’ brands and products as well as their markets
  • To be a critical key point of contact for our clients
  • To assist in the creation and delivery of new business pitches and proposals
  • To help to create excellently written briefs, driving the quality of these coming from your department, and to verbally brief and liaise with our creative and digital teams
  • To manage key (and some difficult) agency projects
  • To ensure all creative and digital activity is on brief, on time and on budget
  • To ensure client contact reports are excellently produced and a detailed audit trail of client decisions is kept
  • To ensure quotes are produced on time and in line with our quoting policy
  • To liaise and coordinate with the client’s many agency partners to deliver properly integrated solutions
  • To onboard new clients after successful pitches and proposals

Your desired experience

  • You will be an experienced Account Director or a Junior Account Director /Senior Account Manager who can illustrate you are ready to progress
  • You will understand and have experience of different types of significant brand identity, campaign and print projects
  • You will understand and have experiences of digital products and services, such as websites, web apps, and digital marketing.
  • You will have knowledge and experience of marketing theory and practice
  • You will be digitally literate

Your desired skills and attributes

  • A great communicator and able to present both internally and to clients
  • Enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude
  • Strong ideas with an ability to spot an opportunity
  • Likeable with a strong ethical code
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time extremely well
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Fast-learner
  • Ambitious
  • Committed
  • Highly persuasive, with a talent for selling your ideas
  • Curious to understand the latest brand, advertising and digital techniques

Nice to have

  • Relevant agency and big brand experience
  • Copywriting and content creation skills
  • Understanding of different creative roles
  • Understanding of digital and digital marketing
  • Understanding of how strategists and creatives work

Life at Salad

Salad’s Poole office overlooks the harbour and is home to a specialist team offering bespoke creative and digital services to a range of clients and industries. We have one of the best working environments on the South Coast and we work hard to provide a second 'home' for people to learn, thrive, develop a career and create beautifully effective work.

We enjoy regular meals together through our Friday lunch club. We have at least one company team meeting a week to share news and developments within the business. We are proud to have such a happy team and are always on the look-out for talented people who want to share their unique spark with us.

Salad is a place where stars are given everything they need to flourish.


Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Basis: Full-time, Monday to Friday inclusive

Package Includes

  • Company pension scheme, topping up your contributions by 50%
  • Death in Service policy of x2 salary
  • Holiday allowance of 23.5 days per year plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off
  • Cycle to work scheme after 1 year
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • Staff social events
  • Plus more

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV, including achievements and results, and a covering letter detailing your current salary and why you are the right fit for us to: [email protected]

No offence, but no agencies please.

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