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Senior Account Director : maternity leave contract with potential for permanent
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Thrive - PR & Communications


Senior Account Director : maternity leave contract with potential for permanent

One of the ANZ region's fastest growing agencies, thrive pr + communications, is seeking a senior lead for its Auckland office. Thrive has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, with clients that are local and some which straddle the ditch.

It's an exciting opportunity for an eight month full-time maternity leave contract from December 2017, with the potential for a more permanent role with the company. This role is ideal for a freelancer, sole operator or for someone returning to work from parental leave, who is wishes to lead a small local team with big agency resources, working in close collaboration with Thrive's Australian operations.

The Auckland office works across a variety of categories including food/drink, hospitality, technology, retail and tourism. Not only will this role lead and work closely with account management, content production and digital teams, the (SAD) will also lead the NZ portfolio and manage a well balanced mix of leading brands across both B2B and B2C campaigns.

We're looking for a passionate, driven Senior Account Director (SAD) to continue to grow the business and play a leading role in new business pitching, credentials meetings with major brands and proactive networking that assists to grow the profile of the agency across NZ. The (SAD) role is for someone who thrives on strategic thinking that delivers big ideas and results in content, conversations and media coverage. We are also looking for someone to drive integrated PR, experiential, social and sponsorship into the wider marketing mix. A connected PR professional that can lead client counsel with CEOs and senior executives, is a must!

This role is ideal for a consultant who can nurture key business relationships, problem solve, drive and grow the commercial success of the client and business portfolio. This role will be responsible for team growth and performance by leading, coaching, mentoring, training and developing the team. Specifically, you will be required to develop the team's skills with the agency's best practice model across all aspects of client service.

The SAD will join an honest, dynamic and hardworking team of consultants who 'thrive' in a unique office culture that encourages entrepreneurship, supports professional growth, and is dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of our team.

For those with aspirations for more travel, there are opportunities for the SAD to work from Thrive's Australian offices on various client work, training and development and new business pitches.

Thrive is seeking a consultant with demonstrated local PR agency experience and a minimum of 8-10 years full-time PR experience.

More about Thrive

Thrive has four offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

At Thrive, we embrace complexity and champion simplicity through the mix of creativity and business. As an independant ANZ agency we make swift and informed decisions for both the agency and our people without barriers. This allows us to provide and tailor unique opportunities for growth and development for individuals within our team including the chance to work interstate and internationally through our global client network.

Thrive offers great staff benefits and has industry leading culture policies, places a high importance on mindfulness and wellbeing and is committed to a flexible, innovative and active workplace. Thrive also has career plans to assist you in developing towards your full potential at consultant and management level.

Excellence, Integrity, Honesty, Tenacity. Combined, these values build the culture of Thrive and are the driving principles for the work we do.

Thrive fast facts :

  • We're seventeen years young and getting more energetic by the day

  • Front and centre with major big brand briefs - we have a full time business development manager to get you in front of the best New Zealand, Australian and global brands (be a driver within our new biz committee)

  • Our Thrivers are family...once we take a liking to you, we won't let you go!

  • We pitch and win the best work with a unique formula...think Cisco, Legoland, Twitter and some of the best accounts going around - we mix the best of the best efforts from multinational and boutique agencies

All contact with Thrive will be treated confidentially. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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