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19 October 2017

Social Media Account Director

  • Reference: aeb191017f
  • Location: Manchester City Centre
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Media Agency
  • Consultant email:
  • Consultant telephone: +44 161 833 1044


Be a major influencer in an international media agency and keep social media close at heart of all your work! We have an opportunity for a strong leader who has a big passion for social media and wants to unfold their creative skills for a media giant and deliver first class strategies to a global audience.

Our client is a market leading media agency who has established a strong brand name in the industry. They are based in the affluent part of Manchester City Centre and has a work hard play hard attitude which makes their office a dream to work in! They work in a creative and fast-paced environment, where all the teams are renowned for delivering ground-breaking media strategies. Due to their constant growing success, they now need a Social Media Account Director

It is the job of the Social Media Account Director to motive the senior team and have the wider knowledge to guide them to deliver efficient campaigns within the deadline. The successful candidate will be set KPIs and objectives for the senior teams and be responsible for delivering successful ROI. The successful candidate will become the leader of a strong division, so it is essential to have previous experience in managing senior teams and set new marketing objectives.

This is an outstanding opportunity to make a great impact on a well-established agency and drive integrated award winning projects across branding and marketing initiatives to enhance customer acquisition. The right candidate will become the trusted partner for some of the biggest clients within the creative media sector and get the opportunity to deliver innovative social media strategies.

Main responsibilities of the Social Media Account Director

  • Create new ambitious strategies which build strong and loyal customer relationships
  • Be a confident leader and take ownership of all accounts to ensure efficient management
  • Create and implement social media strategies that meets client’s set objectives
  • Ensure that strategies are integrated across multiple principles within the agency to ensure maximised efficiency
  • Run budget and risk management
  • Work on developing existing accounts and identify new opportunities for growth
  • Manage senior client accounts to ensure high customer satisfaction
  • Be up to date on all industry developments and trends to provide the newest social media campaigns to the clients
  • Be an ambassador and face of the company
  • Be able to create a strong understanding of the client’s own brand
  • Ensure client meetings are run efficiently
  • Ensure all strategies are kept within the company’s guidelines and core values

Required skills

  • Have a strong commercial mind set to creative efficient objectives for the team
  • Previous experience and a proven track record of business development and managing social media campaigns
  • Strong knowledge of digital content and SEO techniques
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Strong passion for social media and excellent skills of customer management
  • Great negotiation skills and be a strong influence on all teams across the agency
  • Have strong creative skills to build ground-breaking campaigns
  • Previous experience with managing projects, prioritise workflow and budget management
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to evaluate campaigns critically

This is an outstanding opportunity to become a leader for strong media agency and manage your own team of senior staff. If you have great experience with managing digital campaigns and a strong passion for social media, then do not hesitate to apply for this role now! If you want to hear more, then get in touch on 0161 833 1044 or send through your CV to

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Sophie & the team at The Candidate provided us with an extremely professional and efficient service. Of the 5 interviews we conducted any of the candidates would have fit the role perfectly, it's a shame we had to narrow it down to 2. Highly recommended. Thanks!

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