Group Account Director
Our Melbourne business is looking for a dynamic, experienced, consumer PR leader to join the team as a Group Account Director. We are open to flexible work hours or a 4 day week.
In this role, you will take on full account leadership responsibility for some of the agency’s largest clients, managing various projects and large retainers. Key accounts are high profile, blue-chip brands.
Our diverse management team actively welcomes creative thinking and new ideas in pursuit of our shared vision to build Haystac into Australia’s premier PR Group. We have a dedicated content and social team and firmly and believe that excellence in digital and social is an intrinsic, not additional, part of our PR offering.
As part of the BWM Dentsu Communications Group, Haystac offers a cross-divisional team environment, with opportunity to work with strategists, creatives and planners on fully integrated campaigns. As part of the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), we are able to access scale through sister companies to actively support our ambitious growth plans with cross fertilisation of new business prospects and best-in-class digital learning.
• Leading your team: developing a strong relationship with your team; building the team as new revenue allows; ensuring loyalty through clear communications on all aspects of the division’s strategy, including an honest understanding of strengths, weaknesses and ambitions for their futures
• Delivering client service: we are committed to providing an outstanding level of client service, ensuring that every client feels that Haystac is an extension of their own team. You will be tasked with ensuring this is the case for all of your clients, by developing rock solid relationships with clients and stakeholders, and leading the team to do the same
• Building your revenue stream: We have enormous potential to grow existing clients. We have a raft of opportunities afforded to us through DAN and have only just begun to scratch the surface of this pipeline – it’s a huge resource and mining it should be a passion, as much as a KPI.
• Managing our agency: You will be a key member of our senior leadership team and the agency and your influence will be felt through the local and national teams, giving you huge opportunity to introduce positive new thinking and help shape the future of the agency
Key Candidate Criteria
You will have ambition and show drive for your clients, your team, and your agency. You will be a person who takes an active interest in your clients’ businesses and builds an intimate knowledge of the commercial, public affairs and communication aspects of their operating environment. You will be a team player as well as team leader, both for your own team as well as the larger agency. You will have passion for continued learning and also appreciate that a good sense of humour is vital in this industry. Eight years+ PR Agency industry experience.
You’ll be able to show proven excellence in:
o all aspects of consumer communications
o experience in leading a large retail client is of great advantage
o working at all levels of seniority and experience, spanning from CEO client counsel, crisis management through to all aspects of B2C communications
o working with the Australian media, at both a corporate, product and brand level
o building relationships and delivering results for clients
o successfully managing a team in a PR agency environment
o leading and converting new business pitches, with the appetite to have this as a key pillar of your role at Haystac
You will be managing a team of four consultants who report to you, plus wider team support. This position reports to the General Manager, Haystac Melbourne.
Competitive – to be discussed on application.
You will have access to a strong training program and receive full career development support as well as excellent parental leave benefits. Summer and Winter Half-days, a well-stocked kitchen and plenty of social activities will also help ensure you find some work life balance, keep well fed and watered - and have some fun along the way.
Please email Kate Marsh: email@example.com
Applications should include a CV and a letter outlining your interest and experience.