Group Account Director


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Posted on 21.01.2024

Group Account Director

Story Birmingham


Story is an award-winning creative communications agency. We combine smart strategic thinking with big conceptual creativity to provide the full spectrum of advertising, brand development and digital disciplines in our offices based in Birmingham and Edinburgh.


Since 2002, we’ve planned, designed, written, built, filmed, printed and launched hundreds of brilliantly distinctive and memorable campaigns, brands and websites for Clients including Ardbeg, Calor, Home Office, People’s Postcode Lottery, M&S Bank and Whitworths.


We’re currently looking for a Group Account Director to join the senior leadership team.


You are likely working at AD/SAD level looking for the next step up and will bring a wealth of experience from working in similar creative agencies.


We need you to be able to:


  • Increase client satisfaction and drive organic revenue through existing clients
  • Identify New Biz opportunities, lead successful pitches and grow the client base
  • Lead and develop staff, driving a culture that reflects Story’s values
  • Provide strategic support for clients to help grow their business whilst growing ours
  • Lead projects, providing strategic guidance and ensuring creative excellence
  • Be accountable to both the forecasting process and the delivery of forecasts
  • Work closely with the other Senior Leaders to optimise resource efficiency
  • Manage recovery rates and client profitability
  • Seek process improvements in all facets of the agency


What you’ll bring:


Demonstrable experience working in Client Services within an integrated ad agency.


What’s in it for you?


  • 26 days holiday plus the bank holidays.
  • An extra day’s holiday for every year worked, up to 5 additional days.
  • A day off for your birthday.
  • Company share incentive plan.
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Biannual work events.
  • Regular beer and pizza socials.
  • Annual calendar of wellbeing events.