Account Director
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Media is currently leading the field and winning AMAZING clients (have you heard about us winning L’Oréal yet?)—there’s never been a better time to join us! We're fuelling business growth by harnessing the modern media landscape to create personalised consumer connections on a HUGE scale and doing it to the highest of standards!

Our 2,000 UK experts collaborate with top agencies like Zenith, Starcom, and Spark Foundry (..who are ALL award-winning?). Due to our expert talent and leading resources, we excel in media strategy, analytics, data, technology, and performance marketing. As part of Publicis Groupe, we operate in over 100 countries with 23,500+ employees worldwide which also opens the door to phenomenal growth and development opportunities for our talent.

Want to work amongst the best? Then join us and be a part of our success story, you won’t regret it! ?

Job Description

Due to growth across Publicis Media, we're looking for experienced Account Directors and Planning Directors to join our teams across Starcom, Spark Foundry and Zenith UK!

We’re in a period of huge growth, so there’s never been a better time to join us.

What will you be doing?

In an Account/Planning Director role across Publicis Media agencies, you will have responsibility for shaping and driving forward the client and agency’s strategic visions, ensuring that the day to day is running smoothly, but also taking that step up to support your Business Director with additional growth. You will create brand and model strategies specific to your clients and inspire them to be brought to life via a variety of different media platforms.

In addition to the above, you'll:

  • Build strong, trusted relationships with key clients, ensuring you’re their first port of call for anything and everything
  • Take the client on a transformation journey to maximize effectiveness through data and innovative media solutions

We're in a real growth phase at the moment, and we'd love for you to join us on that journey.


What are we looking for?

In order to be successful in this role, you’ll have significant experience in a comms planning role, ideally leading a variety of planning projects (for example planning of integrated communications across paid, owned, and earned media). In addition to this, we’ll prioritise candidates who have the majority of the below skills and experience:

  • Experience working directly with clients in an agency environment, with the ability to politely push back where necessary
  • Tight project leadership skills including driving accuracy, organization and collaboration from our team
  • Managing a small team or individual, ensuring all outputs from them are of a high-quality standard

This role calls for a dynamic and passionate planning mind to be the day-to-day lead on one of our incredible clients, so we're ideally looking for someone who's had a small amount of experience already at AD level, but will also consider someone taking a step up.

Additional Information

Publicis Media has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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