Associate Director

Halecroft Recruitment Limited
£40,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Director




We are recruiting for an Associate Director to be responsible for providing strategic, operational and leadership support to the Director and Head of Region by ensuring the team delivers excellent results for clients and the company, contributing to the growth of the division and leading business development initiatives. We are seeking a highly ambitious and competent candidate who can act as both a trusted advisor to clients, but also drive new business growth.


Provides strategic counsel and advice to clients, developing and delivering innovative, insightful and integrated solutions of the highest standards, sharing this knowledge with the wider team, leading, empowering and supporting them in the delivery of their roles

Develops crisis management techniques and advises clients on potential courses of action

Monitors client strategy and industry trends and landscapes to develop and deliver in-depth strategic solutions to exceed client expectations

Develops new business and leads the process with prospective and existing clients, monitoring and developing opportunities to secure commercial growth for the division and the wider business

Protects revenue and builds long-term success by building strong relationships at the highest levels in client organisations and within the company

Develops long term client satisfaction by managing and implementing client service programmes

Creates budgets and manages them profitably, ensuring a balance between client service and profitability and providing rationale to the client demonstrating added value

Assists with business planning for the division through the analysis and evaluation of opportunities, risks and threats, resulting in a commercially astute plan

Supports the senior directors in key decision making and calculated risk taking to the benefit of the division and the wider business.

Defines KPIs and measurement metrics, using them to increase client satisfaction and improve divisional performance

Leads, motivates and develops account teams and individuals using progressive people management techniques and company processes, ensuring the optimum combination of skills and experience to achieve excellent results for clients

Connects with colleagues from across their corporate network, leveraging opportunities to work together to develop global clients for commercial benefit and to enhance professional development and learning

Develops and maintains an active network of business contacts for the commercial benefit of the company

Continually develops own professional competencies and industry knowledge to ensure skills and experience remain ahead of the curve sharing this knowledge with others to enhance their development


A range of account and budget responsibilities in local markets (M&S, etc), with some international account relationships. Manages senior client relationships on a regular basis. Likely to manage 1 - 5 employees either as line or operational manager.

Key Relationships

Internal - account team and other department members, regular contact with colleagues across the business including international, up to and including CEO level

External - holds senior client relationships, journalists and media professionals, suppliers, professional bodies

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Excellent strategic understanding of both traditional and digital public relations

Digitally savvy

Ability to convert new business opportunities to revenue

Highly commercially astute and decisive

Curious - a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self

Excellent grasp of clients' marketplaces, audiences and routes to market

Incisive, creative and strategic problem solver

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Confident networker

Organised with ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities

Supportive, inspiring and motivational leader

Personal drive and passion for the industry

Self-aware and able to adapt personal style and approach to clients and team

Calm and authoritative in response to issues or crisis


An employee is expected to exhibit these values: Switched-on, Connected, Fearless

To apply: Forward your CV following the apply link in either Word or PDF format

Please Note: due to the volume of applications being received we can only respond to those offering the relevant
experience as outlined in the advert.

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