Account Director

Client Services | Mobility, Bournemouth

Who are we?

We are April Six Mobility, a Marketing and Communications agency with 35 years of experience, that specialises in working with the most exciting, forward thinking mobility brands and manufacturers. We’re based in a beautiful converted barn on the rural edge of Bournemouth, but still just a 20-minute drive from some of the best beaches in Dorset. Yes, we’re a little spoilt and we know it!

How do we do it?

Our unique fusion of in-house creative, strategy, data, back and front-end developers means that we are able to use creativity to change human behavior. We do this by originating highly relevant and connected human experiences, in whatever form is needed. Using our three values #BeCurious, #BeFearless and #BeOne, we inspire people to change the way they think about mobility. Check out Aprilsix.com for more on this.

So, who are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic Account Director to work in our Porsche Centre team to support and deliver the marketing objectives, strategy, communications and events across the 45 Porsche Centres in the UK.

You will have a strong understanding of automotive dealers and retail marketing and able to quickly build strong relationships with both the Centres & Agency teams. You will be used to working with and co-ordinating teams with excellent project management skills, but also prepared to be ‘hands-on’ with projects. This is not just a delivery role we want this person to also add value at every step helping improve processes, ensuring we are hitting SLAs, seeing opportunities to help deliver the best possible marketing solutions for Porsche Centres.

Reporting into the Senior Account Director, you will have a team of Account Execs and access to creative, digital and social resource to manage and deliver what is needed and exceed the Porsche Centre expectations.

You will need to be a self-starter, capable of working in a fast-paced environment and have a good attention to detail. You will need to be good at prioritising multiple demands and dealing with a wide variety of responsibilities; from dealing with individual client requests, to managing campaigns, to being responsible for the finance and reporting across the Porsche Centres.

You will be passionate about marketing and get excited about finding new ways to solve problems and thrive on accurate delivery. You will have the ability to think creatively and be able to work collaboratively to find the most effective way of getting the job done. Above all we are looking for someone we will enjoy working with, who has a positive can-do attitude, and who can be fully trusted and relied upon.

What are the key responsibilities?

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with each of the Porsche Centres and to be the first point of contact for the overall marketing for Porsche Centres.
  • Contacting all Porsche Centres and Porsche Regional Managers for a meeting every month and visiting them all at least twice a year in person.
  • Managing projects and leading the team on a day to day basis to ensure the Client needs are being met and exceeded.
  • Ensuring the quality of briefs and creative work meet expectations and allow the agency to deliver the best possible solutions for the Client
  • Negotiating and gaining approval from the Client for all projects and creative work and to ensure that work is carried out to these agreements.
  • Presenting (verbally and in writing) the Agency’s proposals and recommendations effectively, logically and concisely.
  • Responsibility for day to day budget management, monitoring all job costs, and obtaining approval before spend is committed.
  • Forecasting of agency income and resource requirements
  • Ensuring we are hitting the SLAs for Porsche Centres via regular Monitoring
  • Working with the Porsche Centres to help develop their marketing plans and ensure they are being delivered.

Is there any specific experience, skills or qualifications needed?

  • Strong understanding of automotive centres, dealers and retail marketing
  • Experience of agency process and systems and a good understanding of advertising and marketing best practices
  • Proven track record of building strong client relationships
  • Experience of managing a team to deliver marketing communications
  • Managing and delivery of marketing strategy, production and event experience
  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills

Benefits

  • IPA Membership with True professional development – we look to support creative skills growth with internal support and coaching, alongside online and in-person training and courses
  • Room to Grow appraisal system with individualised growth objectives and real time feedback
  • 28 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays.) After 5 years’ continuous service, an additional 2 days’ holiday per year
  • Health Care cash back scheme
  • Daily Fruit bowl and Breakfast essentials
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Reward & Recognition Scheme
  • Beer Fridge Friday
  • Tons of free parking
  • Remote working options available
  • The chance to join April Six’s world-beating frisbee and surfing teams!
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