Account Director, FT (possible job share)
Bristol / Hybrid
Competitive salary + benefits
Who are we?
We are Bray Leino Events, 100+ event professionals, working out of offices in Bristol, London, Devon, Stratford and Chicago. We deliver upwards of 200 events every year, from exhibitions and conferences, to summits, galas, awards, product launches, roadshows and everything in between.
We work all over the globe, face to face and virtually, with brands, businesses, charities, and governments who all have one thing in common – they have a key message that needs to be articulated through the unique environment of a live event.
These are not standard events. We imagine differently. We create spaces where leaders make international headlines, and sometimes change the world.
And we have great time doing it.
If our clients are happy, we’re happy – which is why top-quality account directors play such an important role in our business. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of outstanding account management. You’ll bring energy, tenacity, and the knowledge and experience to ensure we beat client expectations every time. If this sounds like a challenge you’ll relish, read on…
From the initial contact, through chemistry meetings, onboarding, project delivery, wash-up and post project, you’ll be a rock of dependability for your clients. You’ll understand their brand, business, and sector and be on top of project status – but apart from day-to-day delivery – at every stage, ensuring a friendly working relationship, nipping potential problems in the bud, and always alive to opportunities for account growth.
Reporting to the client services director, you’ll oversee the creation of masterful briefs and liaise with creative and delivery teams to ensure client objectives are fully realised.
And you’ll help us grow. Working closely with client services, marketing and sales directors, we’ll want your ideas on growth strategy across key accounts and sectors, and your skills on client proposals and pitch responses.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy, dynamic events agency, to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a packed calendar of large-scale international projects.
You’ve got impressive account management experience in live events, and you’ll be able to give us some great examples of how you’ve smashed it in the past. You’ll be up on the latest industry technologies and developments, and full of ideas on how we can be better, more efficient, more effective.
You’ll have a head for numbers and an eye for an opportunity, as there’ll be client budgets and margins to manage, account growth KPIs to agree and deliver. But you’re also a people person with the communication skills to get your point across, collaborate with people from across the business and bring everyone on the same journey.
This role is ideally based in Bristol, but if you’re somewhere else or you can’t commit to full-time, we still want to hear from you. We’re looking for the right person, so if that’s you, this role can be flexible, hybrid, even a job share.
Most importantly, like us, you’ll be slightly addicted to the feeling of concluding a successful project, with a happy client and a well-earned team celebration. These aren’t standard events. We deliver massive, career-defining projects that make headlines. So if you want to do work you can be proud of, get in touch.
What we offer
For starters, you get 25 days holiday, which goes up to 29 after two years. There’s a company pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, and an extensive employee discount scheme that will save you money on everything from gym memberships to eating out.
We play hard. We throw awesome seasonal staff socials, finish early on Fridays in the summer, and we close down every year between Christmas and New Year.
We’ll look out for your wellbeing. There’s a packed schedule of initiatives run by our wellbeing team. And a medical plan that pays cashback on your dental treatment, glasses, physio and things like that; plus, it features an employee assist programme with a 24hr GP hotline and wellbeing support service. And if you refer a friend to come and work for us, we’ll pay you a finder’s fee.
The serious stuff
We take the serious stuff seriously. You’ll be given access to the learning and development you need to grow and progress. And we have clear codes of conduct and policies on issues like equality, diversity & inclusion, and sustainability. We want our people to feel confident about helping us always be better.
If this sounds like something for you, get in touch now.