Role filled in June 2016 - PR Account Director/SAD - Retail & Leisure - Tech Jobs

Covering the following locations: Guildford, Reading, London

Account Director/SAD - Retail & Leisure

Hill + Knowlton Strategies are seeking an established Account Director, or a newly promoted Senior Account Director, to work across a global electronics maufacturer and a leading entertainment brand. This position sits within their Retail & Leisure division but experience of entertainment/lifestyle consumer technology would be great.

This is a great opportunity to lead best practice across two sizable and varied accounts.

Client 1:
A leading global electronics manufacturer that delivers some of today’s most exciting technology innovations in the Mobile, Home Entertainment and Home Appliances categories, this is a long-standing client within the Retail + Leisure team and a significant account for the agency at large.

Client 2:

A leading entertainment brand in the UK that is constantly innovating its offer to deliver the best customer experience, introducing new propositions across its portfolio and opening new and refurbishing existing sites across the country. This is an exciting brand to work with and one that the team are passionate about.

Job Package

Competitive basic salary + excellent benefit package

Person Profile

The successful candidate will be a passionate brand communications professional with experience of working on large scale consumer campaigns within an established agency loop team.

You will ideally:

- Be an assured manager and team leader
- Confident counsellor of senior clients, who is able to build strong rapport
- Passionate about technology with solid understanding of the consumer tech space
- Strong media and influencer network
- Strategic and creative thinker
- Experience planning and delivering media events
- Proficient in preparing and managing budgets
- Strong organisational skills with solid attention to detail

In return you will:

- Have the chance to work within two highly experienced teams on a leading brand within the technology and entertainment sector, with major launches on the horizon
- Gain experience working alongside and collaborating with H+K's specialist teams
- Access to industry leading training and development
- Opportunity to work on other major brands across the wider agency, and other sectors - potentially even WPP
- The chance to independently lead a sizable account team and apply fresh approaches and thinking to briefs
- The opportunity to hone your integrated and global PR/communication skills

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Clerkenwell, London
Job Ref: 56528

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