Are you a brilliant Digital Account Director who wants to work on great projects, with great brands and great people, and be a genuine driving force in one of Scotland’s top agencies? If so, Union House in Edinburgh’s beautiful New Town could be your new home. The role is flexible to candidates looking for a full-time or part-time role, or for a candidate looking for a flexible working pattern. We offer a competitive salary and package, dependent on your experience.

We are one of Scotland’s most creative agencies, a leader in our field. Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2017, the company employs over 90 staff in Edinburgh and works for a wide range of clients. (This year the agency was nominated for 21 awards at the 2019 Marketing Star Awards.) This is a great opportunity for someone who already has agency experience to further develop and enhance their skills, working with some of the top names in the industry.

This is a challenging and varied role, and you will have a cool, calm strategic mind, a passion for digital and creativity, and interpersonal skills that will engage and motivate clients both existing and new.

The ability to pitch and write compelling tenders and presentations is crucial. You’ll be an inspirational leader, providing direction, support and development opportunities to help your accounts team realise their full potential – something that’s at the heart of the agency’s ethos. Indeed, nurturing the agency’s culture is a major part of the remit of every senior management team member.

You will hold a strong degree and have proven experience. This is a senior role, with excellent career development opportunities. It is an ideal role for a highly experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director who is looking for added responsibility and an opportunity to develop as an all-round business leader. The role is ideal for someone who is already working in a web design and build agency, or someone from an SEO or digital marketing background who is looking to expand their experience and has a track record of project and financial management. Candidates with relevant client side experience will also be considered:-

Key Skills & Experience:

Ability to build trusting relationships with clients.
Inspiring and motivating team leadership and direction.
Team player across the agency.
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.
A track record of implementing effective digital campaigns across a number of channels.
Excellent presentation and selling skills.
Ability to solve problems quickly, calmly and effectively.
Well-versed in tender/proposal writing.
First class organisational skills – able to multi-task and prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines.
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
A strong commercial awareness, and watertight forecast management experience.
Attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
Initiative and pro-activity.
Enthusiasm and passion for the industry and new developments/ technologies.
Excellent literacy and numeracy.
Digital and content strategy and planning.
Knowledge and experience of major web platforms, search, social media.
Excellent literacy and numeracy.
Team leadership: we’re looking for someone who can inspire and motivate.
Ability to solve problems calmly, quickly and effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

Direction, leadership and development of digital account management team.
Quality control and ultimate responsibility for the effective and efficient completion of all your client projects – from client brief to campaign evaluation.
Chairing client, internal and external supplier meetings.
Financial management – budgeting, cost-cutting and forecasting.
Briefing of and liaison between internal departments – Creative, Planning, Development etc.
Leading pitches, tenders and proposals.
Quality management of external suppliers.
Internal training and development, and knowledge sharing.
Valuable input into the management of the agency (clients and staff).
Networking and developing new business leads.
Evaluation of strategic and digital proposals.
Creating documentation, including website scoping and information architecture (sitemaps, wireframes etc).
Improving efficiency and profitability on digital projects and client accounts.
Managing third party relationships for media buying and technical suppliers.
Internal training and development, and knowledge sharing.
Generating ideas and keeping up to date with digital trends.
Advising on best practice across a range of digital communications.

The Union has been built on great teamwork and people working together in a positive and constructive way – we’re looking for someone who buys into these values. We take great pride in our people and provide continuous personal development opportunities, along with a vibrant social life – staff BBQs and parties, ‘Album Fridays’ and office yoga are just some of the events dreamed up by our Social Committee.

To apply, please send your CV to work@union.co.uk