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Account Director

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Who is Weber Shandwick?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Iceland, Amazon Prime, Unilever, Ebay, Tinder and Pintrest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle, and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful creative that taps into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

A snapshot of the role:

We are looking for a highly-experienced Account Director with a flair for consumer work to join Weber Shandwick and run some of the agency’s most exciting accounts. You’ll be working with a brilliant team to oversee client delivery, provide counsel and strategic direction, and motivate the team to craft work that truly is their best.

We are proud to work with the world’s largest corporations, companies, and organisations. This role offers you the same opportunity – to work with the biggest and best clients in the world.  

What will you be doing?

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and uphold the company's reputation in terms of delivery and quality
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients, being able to assess problems and define logical and effective solutions
  • Lead the delivery of high quality earned and social activity, which includes development of media and channel strategies, story development and management of third parties
  • Brief and inform account teams – communicate expectations/goals to team on an ongoing basis, helping to keep team motivated by communicating clear tasks and actions
  • Work successfully with partner agencies as part of a client integrated agency team, both internally at WS and externally

Who are you?

  • Previous industry experience at an experienced Senior Manager or Account Director level
  • A brilliant understanding of what makes an earned story – and how to make them travel across multiple channels
  • An excellent communicator, you'll build connections quickly with the people around you
  • Strategic mindset – you will be able to anticipate potential roadblocks and keep ahead of the curve with emerging trends
  • Proven project management skills, leading multiple teams, as well as interagency, to deliver work that
  • Strong social and digital acumen – highly competent at developing and executing influencer programs, social listening, and wider digital and social strategies
  • Strong business acumen and a persuasive seller
  • Strategic in your thinking
  • Nurture, upskill and develop junior team members

The Perks:

  • 25 days holiday + 2 extra days at Christmas + 2 annual days for volunteering + birthday day off
  • Flexible working 
  • Employee wellbeing perks including things like: EAP mental health support and free membership to both Headspace meditation
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Summer and Christmas company parties
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to health insurance
  • Brand new, spacious, modern office space (which includes a roof terrace!)

Diversity & Inclusion:
Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability status.


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