PR Account Director, Technology

  • Job Reference: 269655317-2
  • Date Posted: 24 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Allison+Partners
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Allison+Partners has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Account Director to work in our Technology and Corporate practice groups in the San Diego office. This role will be focused on client work, creating integrated campaigns and managing account teams, as well as actively participating in identifying and securing new client business. The director is expected to begin to take on additional office-wide responsibilities including training, team building and committee work.


Responsibilities:

· Actively participates on or leads an Allison+Partners' committee

· Identifies and secures new business and must help drive pitch preparation and presentation/proposal development as well as be seen as an active voice in presentations

· Responsible for growing existing accounts and identifying clients' growing needs which may match the company's larger portfolio of offerings

· Be well-versed in all of the agency's offerings - including capabilities and work outside of his/her chosen practice area

· Able to deftly conceive integrated programs for clients - ones that extend beyond traditional PR tactics and speak to multiple platforms

· Oversees account staff in the successful management of their respective accounts

· Provides framework for tracking and measuring client results; markets back to clients

· Maintains frequent client contact, serving as the key day-to-day; Assists in matters concerning client conflict and concerns

· Responsible for account budgets and expenses (OOP and billable), flagging overages prior to month's end and managing the account team's hours on a weekly basis

· Remains connected to industry, clients, and media

· Assists with professional development programs for firm (e.g. leading lunch and learns, working with leadership to develop new programs, etc.)

· Empowers account staff to learn and continue polishing professional skills, including identifying those specific needs and areas for improvement

· Works on building a core industry expertise and is proven to be active in networking and new business via measureable results


Qualifications

· Experience as a Manager or Supervisor in a pr agency or similar environment, specifically working on technology and/or corporate accounts

· Well-developed people skills

· Creative problem solver

· Solution-minded; embraces new methodologies

· Thinks strategically

· Values creativity

· Adaptable; invites change

· Motivated; motivates others

· Sound decision-maker

· Strong writer with excellent presentation skills