PR Account Director : 6-12Month+ Contract

Milton Keynes
£50000 - £70000 per annum
27 Mar 2013
24 Apr 2013
Elliott Sanderson
B2B, FMCG, Retail
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract
Full Time
My client provides extensive PR and Communications support and guidance to a range of consumer clients.They have built a very successful portfolio of PR clients over the last 12 months and are now seeking an experienced PR & Communications Director.

Primary Duties

*To establish PR division as one of the leading PR agencies in the sector
*To build the agency's reputation for delivering outstanding PR campaigns/ results
*To consolidate existing PR business and ensure clients would
oDefinitely continue to work with the agency
oDefinitely recommend to colleagues
*To actively seek (and win) new PR business within the sector
*To inspire, motivate and develop the current PR team (2 people) and be a proactive team player
*To manage agency partners on PR
*To direct client accounts
*To develop and implement creative, highly impactful and successful PR for its clients
*To achieve (preferably over achieve) its clients' PR objectives and expectations
*To lead, develop and maintain client and key media relationships and contact
*To run agency PR programme
*To achieve the agency's PR revenue targets
*Excellent writing skills with exceptional attention to detail

Essential Skills / Experience

*A talented PR professional with in depth PR experience and expertise
*Experience of and/ or understanding of the sector and (an excellent media related track record)
*Experience of working for a Marketing/ PR agency
*Outstanding communication skills at all levels
*Clearly articulate in both the written and spoken word
*The ability to think strategically and act quickly
*Confident self starter with drive, energy and passion who has the ability to think quickly and respond to changing situations
*Great project management skills, with the ability to work to budget and deadlines
*Passion and hunger to win new business accounts and clients
*Strong presentation skills
*Able to build and maintain strong client and team relationships
*Inspires confidence and trust in those around them
*Able to be persuasive
*An excellent team player and fabulous mentor who ensures the team has a clear understanding of the PR vision
*Works effectively to deliver world class implementation in the market
*Happy working and delivering great results under pressure and/ or multi tasking
*Has strong personal integrity and accountability

Desirable Skills / Experience

*Educated to degree level or equivalent
*A PR, marketing or business qualification or relevant experience
*An empathy and liking for trade and B2B PR
*Experience of managing a company's PR programme/ media relations/ community/ internal and/ or investor relations

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
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