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Account Director

  • Company: Salad Creative
  • Salary: Competitive, based on experience.
  • Type: Full Time
We’re looking for an exceptional Account Director to join our talented and growing team.

As Account Director at Salad you will be working across a range of different clients, industries and projects.

You will work alongside the board to help us deliver a best-in-class strategic brand of account management, ensuring client satisfaction, account profitability and contributing to our agency health, through excellent communication and management of work through the agency.

Key responsibilities

  • To be a critical key point of contact for our clients

  • To manage Account Managers and oversee all their activity, specifically getting heavily involved at QPMs, project kick-off, project delivery and crucial stages of our client relationship

  • To understand your client’s brand/s and product as well as understand the market they operate in

  • To issue key strategic and tactical marketing advice for our clients, seamlessly integrating with Planning

  • To help to create excellent 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 complex and key agency projects and oversee other project management

  • To ensure all activity is under control, 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 co-ordinate with the client’s many agency partners to deliver properly integrated solutions

  • To assist the creation and delivery of pitches and proposals

  • To on-board new clients after successful pitches and proposals

Your desired experience

  • You will be an experienced Account Director, or a Senior Account Manager who can illustrate you are ready to progress

  • You will have relevant agency and big brand experience

  • You will have knowledge and experience of marketing theory and practice

  • You will understand and have experience of different types of significant brand identity, campaign and digital projects

  • 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 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 latest brand, advertising and digital techniques

Nice to have

  • Copywriting and content creation skills

  • Detailed understanding of different creative roles

  • Detailed understanding of how strategists and creatives work

Life at Salad

This is a great opportunity to become part of a dynamic boutique agency, working on exciting and varied projects as part of a fun, friendly team.

Salad’s Poole office overlooks the harbour and is home to a specialist team offering a bespoke creative and technical service to a range of client types and industries. We are expanding and will soon have one of the best working environments on the South Coast. We think we’ll provide a significant and appealing home for great creative, digital and strategic beings, to come together, enjoy life and deliver some ground-breaking work.


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

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Weekly fruit and snacks

  • Staff social events

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:

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