International Account Director
Havas Group
5d ago

Job Description Summary :

The Strategic Consulting Manager is responsible for leading the relationships with a portfolio of international clients.

Job Description : About Havas :

About Havas :

Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries. The Group is made up of two major divisions : Havas Creative Group (the creative agencies) and Havas Media Group (HMG).

We have a multi-disciplinary offering, united under one leadership, all in one building. advertising, media, data and technology, digital, social, mobile, CRM, UX, sports and entertainment, public relations, corporate communications, healthcare, design, research, employer branding and recruitment.

Havas is the only truly integrated marketing and communications company in the UK and across the world.

Our mission is to unite brands and people through meaningful connections and drive business success.

About Havas International :

Havas International is a dedicated team supporting global and international clients across insight, media, creative and digital.

We have a dynamic, entrepreneurial and collaborative culture.

Our experience and understanding fulfil the needs and challenges of international clients and we model team structures around them.

From highly centralized , managing multiple markets from one hub, to more coordinated or decentralized needs. In all cases, seeking to add value by leveraging central and local media expertise and the totality of or client’s media investments

The Role :

This is an opportunity to take an account leadership role on some of Havas International’s core accounts.

This is an opportunity to take an account leadership role on some of Havas International’s core accounts, particularly Maersk, AXA Investment Managers & Open University.

The role will be part of the core client leadership and planning team and be responsible for a team of 2x Account Managers and 4x Account Executives.

Responsibilities include :

  • Ownership of client briefs - from strategy to implementation through to detailed reporting, optimisation and insight generation
  • Owning responses from client brief to execution ensuring that team and agency output is best in class
  • Manage the client relationship on a day to day basis, coordinating the execution of the media plan with other internal specialist teams and with media owners as required
  • Working closely with the client and managing partner to understand client business challenges and identification of suitable additional agency services to address the client’s needs
  • Places the client’s needs at the heart of all delivery and building strong, meaningful relationships with client peers
  • Managing external agency partner relationships & developing / managing ways of working in tandem
  • Setting a high standard for industry / sales community relationship building
  • Drive innovation and fresh thinking across the client’s business as well as across the agency
  • Ensures managers and execs are working to deliver integrated plans that display a deep understanding of all channels
  • Owns the training, management and growth for all four direct reports
  • Managing the internal process of forecasting future media investment from the clients and complicated invoicing processes
  • Has a passion and enthusiasm for the evolving international marketing communications landscape and inspiring others to feel the same
  • Continuously searching for new improved ways of approaching tasks and processes, and encouraging team to do the same
  • Skills, Experience & Character :

  • Star talent! With a passion and thirst to thrive in the media industry
  • Minimum of five years’ experience which includes international media knowledge and cross channel planning / buying experience
  • An enthusiastic team player with experience of fostering a collaborative team culture
  • Advanced communication skills to uphold relationships across a range of internal & external partners
  • Working knowledge of paid, owned, earned and shared media and experience of evolving brands from a traditional media model is essential for this role
  • Our ideal Account Director will have strong commercial acumen with a willingness to sell-in commercial opportunities that are right for the client’s needs
  • You will be passionate about media especially the brand and performance dynamic, coupled with a strong business, market, consumer and brand / performance understanding
  • Inspiring presentation skills with clients and in prospective new business pitches
  • Proactive nature, someone who makes things happen and thrives from accountability
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • Skills : Contract Type :

    Contract Type : Permanent


    Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

    Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

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