Senior Account Director - Tech

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United Kingdom-London
Public Relations

What We Need

WE is one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world with 24 offices globally and more than 1,300 people who love executing communications to deliver positive action. We’re independent, we’re all about our people — both our clients and our employees — and we believe in the power of communications to move audiences to positive action. 


For more than 30 years, we have been helping translate complex innovations into powerful, persuasive stories. Our sector expertise across key verticals — including technology, healthcare, consumer, and brand purpose — translates into insights and strategies that are informed, current and credible.


We work with companies that are embracing the ever-evolving digital world to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to their customers or reach them in new ways and ultimately improve people’s lives.


With an office close to Bankside in London (but also a hybrid working approach in place), we are keen to bolster our ranks with a senior hire to help expand our offering and support existing key integrated technology client(s).


This a great opportunity for an ambitious Senior Account Director to ensure work is strategically aligned with brand/ client strategies for Global accounts. You will be forward focused in supporting the AMs and SAEs below you to deliver work on time to a high standard and be the strategic day to day contact for the client.


What you'll be doing at WE

Portfolio Management

  • Lead a number of WE client teams including a marquee Global account for the agency - taking ownership for the successful delivery against KPIs/metrics. This includes:
  • Overall team management and planning, client day-to-day management and successful financial management of client accounts
  • Deliver integrated communications strategies and campaign development for Global and EMEA brands
  • Lead on tier-one media relations when appropriate to secure flagship thought leadership opportunities for clients
  • Provide senior counsel and be the first point of contact for crisis communications and issues management
  • Responsible for content creation and quality control of content created by the broader client team
  • Senior project management with the ability to navigate campaigns that have many moving parts while maintaining team and client health


As a more senior member of the team, this role also includes:

  • Line manager for junior members of staff - responsible for personal development, delivering feedback and supporting retention
  • Contribute to broader agency initiatives spanning marketing and client excellence


Additional responsibilities include:

  • New business: responding to RFPs and managing the pitch process with input from more senior team members


What you've been able to accomplish

  • Extensive experience in Integrated communications – in an agency &/or within applicable industry
  • Minimum of 6 years PR management, crisis management & execution experience
  • Experience of working across very technical clients, with the ability to seamlessly transition to more consumer-orientated clients
  • Team management experience, including experience developing a team
  • Experience of both B2B and B2C large scale technology clients
  • Proven track record of delivering high-profile campaigns, across EMEA/globally

About Us

Company Values & Competencies:

  • IMAGINATION           Lead with courage, creativity and curiosity
  • INTEGRITY                Making values-based decisions
  • COLLABORATION      Work together to win
  • HUMANITY                Put people and equality at the heart of the business. 
  • EXCELLENCE              Do outstanding work


Open to and welcome candidates/applications from those based outside of London and are open to discussing remote work set-ups.


Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.


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