Account Director, Cultural Communications - Amsterdam
Account Director, Cultural Communications – Amsterdam
This is a new and exciting opportunity to join our award-winning team based in Amsterdam. The role offers a rare opportunity to work on a diverse range of clients across sport and entertainment. We’re looking for an Account Director with strong organizational and creative project management skills along with strong PR experience (5 plus years) who is well-connected with the lifestyle media in the Netherlands. You’ll also have earned media campaign experience and influencer experience.
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.
You join the Amsterdam team at an exciting time of growth. The office opened in 2020. This role is integral to building the team, developing the culture of the agency and delivering client excellence.
As we enter our fourth year of growth in Amsterdam - weaving Reebok Classic into the fabric of street style, making Heineken’s global sponsorships culturally relevant for fans, helping unlock Amsterdam nightlife for Red Bull, launching Sky Showtime in the Netherlands, showcasing the spirit of Amsterdam for Amstel and much more - we are on the hunt for the brightest, most diverse, most culturally curious new colleagues to join us.
- Are you passionate about passions?
- Do you live for sport, entertainment, and culture?
- Are you excited about daring ideas that live and breathe in culture not just on a billboard?
- Do you know the way to true influence & fame?
- Are you excited about innovations and not afraid to try?
- Then we want you to join our team on the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam.
Are you someone who leaves their ego at the door and get on with making a difference to help us become the most famous, influential, and inclusive agency in our space.
We want people who don’t think in their niche.
We want people with the ambition to dream, a nothing is impossible spirit and a desire to forge deep client relationships.
About The Role
Our Account Directors, are integral to the entire agency, ensuring that the day-to-day running of your clients’ work is as effective as possible, that we deliver strategic and creative work we are proud of and that we continue to grow, both in terms of profitability and agency reputation.
Constantly strive to develop and execute creative ideas that will deliver fame for our clients and the agency, constantly exceeding expectations
Remain committed to retaining clients through developing strong relationships with all client contacts, proactively developing the relationship and being a trusted business partner and respected advisor / consultant
Provide strategic counsel to executive-level clients, based on your understanding of their business, its challenges, competitors, and the marketplace
Inspiring and empowering our team, nurturing our talent to safeguard the evolution of our work, so we can continue to drive the industry forward
Line management of several members of the team
Leading by example, you exhibit clear and concise thinking that delivers on the promise of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, conveying a passion for success, attention to detail and outstanding professionalism always
Cultivating a broad network to become aware of any potential new business briefs, ensuring that we are considered for any relevant opportunities
Organic growth - actively volunteering ideas / solutions as add-on services to increase fee income
Take responsibility for the profitable running of client work with the Managing Partner
Participating in selling new projects / ideas / solutions to increase fees and ensuring that all additional projects are profitable and well managed
Creating best in class new business responses, including strategic and creative development
Remain abreast of market trends and provide feedback and suggestions as to how the business can use these to its competitive advantage, staying one step ahead of clients in terms of changes and developments in the industry
Continue to cultivate and maintain solid relationships with a variety of media, influencers and industry figureheads, leveraging these relationships to support clients and gain insights
Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in an agency
English language (professional), ideally Dutch language (professional)
Excellent written Dutch
Right to work in the EU
Understanding of day-to-day workings of agency life
No specific education level required
Cultural curiosity, Enthusiasm, Calmness
Nothing is impossible mindset
What we offer
For the right candidate, we will offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes private healthcare, employer contributory pension, life assurance and income protection. We also offer a host of benefits that support wellbeing including subsided gym membership, whilst our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sees us offer learning opportunities around DE&I, targeted mentoring programmes and the opportunity to participate in a number of active Employee Led Networks and associated events. Finally, this role will be supported with all the necessary personal development required to set someone up for success.
The M&C Saatchi Group UK has pledged its commitment to create a company that values difference, with an inclusive culture brought to life through equity with an 18-month roadmap of business-wide activity across people, culture, industry and society. As part of this, M&C Saatchi Group continues to be an Equal Opportunity Employer which does not and shall not discriminate, celebrates diversity and bases all hiring and promotion decisions solely on merit, without regard for any personal characteristics.
All employee information is kept confidential according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- Group company
- M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
- Remote status
- Hybrid Remote
Perks & Benefits
Generous Holiday Allowance
On-site Subsidised Restaurant
Extensive Mental Health & Wellness Offerings
Cycle to Work Scheme
About M&C Saatchi Group
M&C Saatchi Group was founded in 1995 and is now the biggest Independent creative agency group in the World. Founded on one core principle, Brutal Simplicity.
Account Director, Cultural Communications - Amsterdam
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