Account Director (Planning Director)

I am keen to hear from individuals who have prior experience of account and/or project management experience, developed at an agency, to join a fantastic Communications Agency as their newly created role of Planning Director (Account Director).

You will be a collaborative team-player who enjoys working with, and leading others.

The agency is a social impact communications agency, who partner with charities, businesses, US bodies, academic institutions, philanthropic organisations – on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Digital Health to Human Rights.

You and the role:

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your expertise to evolve a team who are passionate about social impact causes? Are you a natural leader who loves working with people to nurture their personal evolution?  Are you proactive, love problem solving and are incredibly organised? If so, this full-time London based role will be perfect for you.

The successful candidate will join our Planning team and act as a mentor to 4 talented individuals.  By having a good understanding of capacity amongst the Planning team, you will also join our operations team, which involves weekly updates and forward planning across each team.

Everyday responsibilities:

Account management: To get to understand our workings of the agency, you will be the lead point of contact for 1-2 significant projects, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of high quality assets and expertise according to our partners’ (we call clients, partners) needs and objectives. This will involve building, maintaining and evolving strong, long-lasting partnerships, and where necessary, facilitate consultation workshops.

Managing budgets: Using our financial software platform Xero, you will be responsible for submitting all bills relating to your projects and you may be responsible for checking over bills entered by the Planning team.

Project management: As our Planning Director, although you may not know the full nuances of each project, you will have a good understanding of what stages each project is in, and sometimes ask the difficult questions as to why deadlines have been missed or why projects have been delayed. This means you will likely join kick off meetings to gain a sense of who the partner we’re working with is, understanding their wants and needs of each project. You will have oversight over our CRM, Monday.com, and ensure this is kept up to date (there will be an opportunity to train you up in this if you are new to it).

Looking ahead: You will think ahead on all projects that you’re overseeing, ensuring that the full Planning team is doing the same and pre-empt anything that may not go according to plan, proactively coming up with solutions.

Operations: Sitting in the Ops team, you will understand the ins and outs of our Planning team, identify gaps and work with the full team to evolve these processes. It will be your responsibility to roll these out to the full Agency team.

Base salary of £40,000-£50,000 per year plus discretionary personal & company bonus

Full-time, permanent role.

Office- London Bridge. Minimum 3 days a week, 2 days can be flexible. Hybrid and flexible working styles available.

Closing date: Applications will close on Wednesday 29 June 8.00am.

E-mail me- Hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk for more info!