PR Account Director - Trade - Food and Drink

NEW PR Account Director - Trade Communications – Food & Drink

Salary: Up to c.£50k-£55k We can discuss. Will depend on level & experience. 

Our client, a dynamic PR and social media agency, specialising in the food, drink, travel, lifestyle, and environment sectors are seeking an experienced, dynamic, and well-connected Account Director with robust trade experience. With a focus on leading several major accounts, the ideal candidate will excel at crafting insight-driven communication strategies that fuel the development of captivating creative campaigns.

Key Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in the trade media landscape, particularly in foodservice, retail, and grocery.
  • 5-6 years of experience in Public Relations or a similar industry. PR agency experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in digital campaigns within a Public Relations environment.
  • In-depth understanding of clients’ businesses and the wider industry.
  • They are ideally seeking an established AD, but they would also consider SAM candidates ready for the step up to AD.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient in finance and budgetary planning and execution.
  • Strong ability to negotiate favourable terms for clients.
  • Deep understanding of clients’ industries and markets.
  • Experienced in managing business strategies and P&L responsibilities.
  • Skilled in managing change and driving business growth.
  • Effective in generating new business and building networks.
  • Committed to delivering exceptional client satisfaction within budget constraints.
  • Creative and innovative in developing new ideas.
  • Focused on achieving measurable results.
  • Expert in creating engaging campaign narratives.
  • Sound decision-making and judgment skills.
  • Effective in influencing and persuading stakeholders.
  • Proficient in sharing knowledge within the team.
  • Excellent planning and presentation abilities.
  • Skilled in team building and managing resources.
  • Capable of effectively delegating tasks.

Personal Skills:

Our client is looking for a highly motivated, ambitious, and confident candidate. With strong strategic and lateral thinking abilities. Excellent communication skills, diplomatic, clear-thinking, and an effective delegator. Someone who is accountable for their personal growth and development. Who will become an ambassador embracing their vision, mission, and values.

About Our Client:

Our client pride themselves on having a collaborative culture, innovative approach, and commitment to delivering impactful results for clients. Their team is dedicated to fostering professional growth and maintaining industry leadership. With a host of benefits, our client is committed to ensuring their staff is supported throughout their career.

If you are a talented professional looking to make a difference in a dynamic and supportive environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.