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Client Services Director

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London

£80,000

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Role Description

  

Our client is a top events agency who are looking for an experienced Client Services Director to join their London team.  You will be working with a number of key clients, in particular supporting on the strategic direction of their events.  You must have previous event agency experience and be comfortable discussing event content and strategy at a senior level.

If you have outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent presentation skills, confident in networking and relationship building, we would love to hear from you!


Key Responsibilities of the Client Services Director

  • Project Management – full responsibility for managing the delivery of a portfolio of client projects across multiple  account teams. Including large scale and high budget. Taking on or overseeing others in briefing internal departments, supplier liaison,  content development, technical, logistics and delegate management.  Attending all events run out of account teams.
  • Content Development – Lead and drive creative content across all media, including digital, video, graphics and other  communication materials
     
  • Financial Management – Oversee financial  management of all projects with account team, being responsible for job profitability and maximising margin in line with agreed margin targets.   Understanding and managing specific client contract obligations.  Ensuring all jobs are cash flow positive.  Working with Operations Director to track average day rate to ensure jobs are costed accurately and company targets on average day rates are met.
     
  • Process and Quality Control – Be a beacon of best practice with the Production team.  Ensure Account teams deliver projects in line with ISO 9001 standards.  Offering solutions and suggestions for process improvement and efficiencies. Maintaining high quality of execution in everything the Account Teams produce to ensure client satisfaction exceeds targets as set by business 
  • ROT – ownership of ROT targets within the account team and obtaining client buy-in to the framework and ensuring objectives set meet requirements and that effective and timely measurement is in the place.  Challenging Senior Account Managers/Account Managers to step outside the day to day and think more  strategically
  • Resource Management – Working with the Operations Director to ensure effective allocation of resources within the team so that clients are best serviced 
  • Client Management – Overseeing the production process, attending client meetings as necessary, communicating at levels up to and including Board level.  Creating touch-points with more  senior contacts, understanding client strategy to enable higher level  conversations and communicating any client opportunities.
  • New Business – Working with Client   Relationship Director to identify new business opportunities.  Attend new business meetings and networking events.  Working with the Operations Director to allocate resource and leading account team in  delivering of pitch.  Ensuring pitch meets with the client’s requirements and strategy and is in line with our brand proposition.  
  • Business Development – responsible for putting  together client business development plans.   Attend new business meetings and networking events.  Working with the Operations Director to allocate resource and leading account team in delivering of pitch. Ensuring pitch meets with the client’s requirements and strategy and is in line with our brand proposition.  
  • Line Management – Line Management of Senior Account Managers/Account Managers and their respective teams. Strong  leadership and performance management ensuring account teams perform at a high level. Supporting and enabling staff to develop through training and regular communication including probationary meetings, appraisals and other performance related meetings.

Skills required of the Account Director

  • Outstanding interpersonal  skills – excellent presenter and confident at communicating at a senior level (Exec/board) including facilitation
  • Experienced networker and relationship builder
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good stress management
  • Autonomous – taking  ownership and responsibility
  • Strategic thinker – ability to rise above, read the market and anticipate change
  • Leadership – leads by example, establishes trust and respect. Ability to performance manage teams
  • Influencer and ability to manage change through teams
  • Financial acumen: reporting and forecasting
  • Resource allocation and planning
  • Goal setting
  • Flexible – ability to adapt  in the moment and responsive to change 
  • Creative and dynamic – think  outside the box, challenge the norm
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to see projects through
  • Computer literate

Requirements:

  • Comprehensive event  production agency experience
  • Large budget event  experience - including international preferable
  • Line management experience  essential
  • Experience of using ROI methodology essential
  • Experience of content  development and how to bring alive messaging in a conference environment
  • Experience of working with internal communications teams essential
  • Experience of video production essential

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