AV Account Director (Ents)

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits | Location: London | Job type: Permanent | Job reference: OXAVAD567

A fantastic opportunity has just opened for an AV Account Director within the AV Team at one of the largest media agency networks in the world.  As a key member of the Audio-Visual team you will responsible for planning and delivery of first-class campaigns across an exciting portfolio of ents clients, as well as managing and inspiring a team of junior buyers and an AV Manager.  You  will play a critical role in supporting the agencys growth, being focused on goal and target delivery and on delivering award winning work for clients.

It is imperative that you have a proven background and passion across planning and buying Audio-Visual media (TV, VOD, Cinema & Audio), with a strong profile with the media owner community. You must have great people skills, and ability to effectively lead a team.

An interest in music/Film/Gaming is advantageous, but not essential.  A passion to deliver best in class work for our clients, build strong relationships with the team wider agency and media owners by being enthusiastic, curious and collaborative is essential.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Exceptional client service & activation:

 

  • Ensuring professional and trusted relationships with your clients
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  • Overseeing planning, buying and delivery of price/quality and audit requirements across your portfolio of clients
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  • Crafting all client proposals based on solid evidence and rationale
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  • Managing all deliverables and deadlines across your team
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  • Understanding clients’ businesses and our role in contributing to their success.
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  • Running weekly status meetings to ensure absolute visibility and control
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  • Cementing key role as ‘go to’ for day-to-day trading – both internally and externally
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  • Understanding wider market context and debating with the team in order that any pertinent dynamics can be communicated to clients in good time with clear rationale and required action
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  • Working closely with digital activation, social and programmatic teams to ensure effective planning, activation and tracking of VOD campaigns

 

Operational excellence & commercial management: 

 

  • Driving responsibility, accountability and ownership across your direct reports
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  • Ensuring appropriate levels of service are achieved
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  • Quality control of team output, response to brief, and problem solving
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  • Optimising performance across the team via setting appropriate KPIs
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  • Ensuring bookings, timesheets, expenses, reconciliations, and any other deliverables are completed accurately and within agreed time frame
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  • Overseeing media owner relationships and co-ordination
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  • Flagging campaign variances in good time to ensure delivery is controlled and communicated
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  • Strong relationship management with media auditors and ownership of output and delivery
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  • Driving creativity within activation and generate award winning work

 

People management:

 

  • Supporting Head of AV & BD to instil appropriate culture to ensure a high performing and motivated team
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  • Working as a collaborative team player across the agency, actively supporting colleagues and sharing learnings
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  • Engendering a culture and belief which encourages people to suggest thoughts and ideas to improve the service we provide for our clients
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  • Instilling a culture across team founded on our common and shared values – ‘Be A Challenger’
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  • Conducting reviews and setting of personal objectives for direct reports
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  • Monitor and manage workload and happiness across your team
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  • Ensuring team output is aligned with client and agency requirements

 

About You:

 

  • The right person will play a critical role in planning and buying innovative and effective campaigns for our clients
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  • The ideal candidate will have proven planning and buying experience across Audio Visual media (including Audio), and with a solid understanding of strategy and planning
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  • A minimum of 5 years’ media agency experience
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  • Positive and collaborative attitude, being able to make informed decisions and build strong relationships to deliver results
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  • Fantastic team player with a flexible and down to earth approach
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  • Experience of leading a team and developing direct reports
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  • A resilient self-starter who has the skills to juggle multiple requirements
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  • Passion for delivery and innovation. Strong attention to detail and relentlessly focussed on identifying and optimising value for clients and the agency
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  • A detailed understanding of the audit process within AV
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  • New business and pitching experience desirable