Wanted by Woven: Account Director

By Woven Agency, Wednesday October 13, 2021

THE LOWDOWN

We’re a multi-award-winning brand agency of talented strategists and creatives. Working with design-conscious brands, we combine head and heart to achieve our mission: to make brands work beautifully.

To help us continue our trajectory of yearly record turnovers and award wins, we’re looking for a friendly, proactive account director with agency experience and a track record of growing client accounts.

AS A WOVEN ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, YOU WILL:

Build long-term client relationships. You know that people buy from people, so being approachable, responsive, and empathetic of our clients’ situations is vital in building the best long-term partnerships.

Be the client’s voice in the agency, and the agency’s voice to the client. From first brief to final rollout, you’ll be the heart of the agency-client relationship. As a representative of Woven and the client, you’ll make things happen and keep people happy across the board.

Make sure projects are on time, on budget, and out-of-sight amazing. You’ll use your past experience, positive outlook, and personable approach to make sure we do the best work on time and to budget.

Predict the future. Kind of. Through accurate, timely management of client forecasting and finances, you’ll always have foresight of what’s coming down the line. You’ll create project timelines, track constantly against them, and raise any issues as quickly as possible.

Be anything but brief with the brief. What you put into a brief is what you get back from the work. You’ll invest time with subject matter experts across the business, stress-testing the brief to make sure we’re meeting our clients’ challenges in the best possible way.

Challenge when needed. You’re not a yes-person. Whether it’s to us internally or to the client, it’s okay to say no, to push back on tight deadlines, and to explain when something can’t – or shouldn’t – be done. We just ask you to do so with professionalism, empathy, and integrity.

PERSONALITY FIT

You’ll be a great listener. Good account directors are good communicators. Great account directors are great listeners. You’ll definitely have your own opinions, but you’ll understand that listening is every bit as important as talking. If not more so.

You’ll be confident – and inspire confidence. A super-organised and self-assured account director not only helps deliver the best work, they inspire true confidence in our team and our clients. 

You’ll have a growth mindset. We value those who use positivity and ingenuity to embrace challenges, overcome setbacks, and achieve more than they thought possible. 

You’ll take your development personally. We’ll give you everything you need to develop your skills and learning. But we also love self-learners who bring their knowledge to the Woven table. That way, your personal development becomes everyone’s professional development.

No egos, please. We want the best people in the business, but not if they come with out-of-control egos. We’re a friendly, caring, empathetic bunch – and we’d love to keep it that way.

WHAT WE OFFER

A competitive salary. 

Flexible working. That can be from anywhere of your choosing, whether it’s from your home, your favourite café or in real life with our team from a flexible workspace in Leeds or London.

25 days’ holiday, plus an extra day off should your birthday fall during the week.

An extra day’s holiday for every year you’ve worked with us.

A friendly, inquisitive, and passionate culture built around collaboration and personal development.

Team outings, awards nights, and a free Friday lunch.

A monthly wellness allowance to go towards gym memberships, meditation sessions, yoga lessons, mindfulness courses, and so on.

SO, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

If the above sounds like you, and like something you want to be part of, then we want to hear from you. And we think you’ll want to hear from us.

Apply here.