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Account Director

DEPARTMENT:

Marketing

Location:

Dubai, UAE

INTRODUCTION

As the Senior Account Director at Traffic you will be leading a portfolio of retainer and project campaigns across all marketing practices [traditional, online and paid media] ensuring its profitability. You are an active leader that will be a role model for your team and a ‘trusted consultant’ to your clients who is hands on to ensure quality in all deliverables.

You are always look for opportunities to retain and grow clients, and are equally passionate about converting new business opportunities, whilst supporting the strategic business objectives of the regional leadership team.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Client Leadership & Strategy

  • Independently counsel with confidence, maturity and professionalism on integrated communication strategies, stakeholder engagement, digital and social media plans and content strategies
  • Be a trusted advisor, adding value to client relationships, assisting clients in achieving their business objectives and building incremental business
  • Fluently and confidently discuss social and digital strategies with client, with an understanding of the role of SEO, website build, app development within an integrated marketing plan
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and exceed client’s expectations in terms of results and professionalism; manage resources, review and approve client deliverables
  • Be confident in managing and resolving challenges with clients around scope, performance, results and similar issues
  • Create, lead and deliver presentations with impact
  • Lead and facilitate effective brainstorms internally
  • Analyse an online digital and influencer audit and deliver recommendations
  • Maintain awareness and controls situations which may lead to the risk of write-offs.
  • Maintain open and complete communications of Client issues with functional leaders and corporate management.
  • Participate in new business and organic growth by identifying digital opportunities across our existing business

Team Management

  • Demonstrate a clear ability to lead teams to successful revenue growth; including employee allocation, motivation, structure, and coaching
  • Support the practice lead and regional management team in terms of agency vision and model the desired behavior.
  • Champion internal systems and processes for higher productivity
  • Manage and grow team members and perform assessments accordingly
  • Provide client platform / business updates on a regular basis to demonstrate upcoming opportunities and threats to their business.

Financial & Administrative

  • Plans, develops, and defends budget recommendations, work goals, measurements, and training requirements necessary to provide both quality and profitable service to Clients.
  • Work with Head of Marketing to identify goals and metrics and integrate those metrics into the content development process.
  • Build, track and monitor assigned strategic projects incl. scopes, finances and billings.
  • Prepare reports summarizing the results of campaigns in collaboration with media/data teams.
  • Complete timesheets at the end of each week, monitor completion by all direct report

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Education – relevant marketing qualification or in a related field.
  • Languages
    • English – fluent or native
    • Arabic – is a must
  • Proven experience of planning, presenting and implementing integrated client communication strategies.
  • Substantial relevant advertising sales experience - familiarity and knowledge of the digital or media landscape is essential.
  • Proven track record of delivering results and generating revenue growth.
  • Ability to successfully close negotiations at a senior level and earn trust with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team player who is used to working towards targets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

HOW TO APPLY

Apply here directly or send resumes at [email protected] with a nicely-written cover letter. Do not forget to mention the position 'Account Director' in the subject line.