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Account Director (Technology)

Job role: Account Director (Technology)

Lead: Dominic Weeks


Introduction

Madano’s technology practice helps cutting edge technology companies deliver their business objectives through an unflinching dedication to doing communications right – beginning with insight which informs creative communications which then delivers desired outcomes.

The quicker companies disrupt, the more they unsettle. We help companies succeed in the short, medium and long term amidst this growing friction. Madano’s technology and digital communications practice is focused on providing both strategic corporate communications to technology businesses and high quality digital services to our clients from all sectors.

The ambitious team is now looking for a skilled account director with strong public relations, corporate communications and public affairs experience in the technology space to lead client campaigns.

The role

We are looking for a highly-skilled person to join the Madano Technology Practice as an Account Director. This role offers fantastic development opportunities for an ambitious person wanting to make a difference and play a key role in the development of a growing area of our business. You will be working very closely with the Head of Technology at Madano and leading a talented team of people.

The person should have more than six years in the communications profession working with technology companies or have a background in public affairs/Government:

Essential

Client management

· Demonstrate a strong grasp of current events and the technology landscape and an understanding of how they provide context for clients’ and our own business.

· Establish and maintain relationships of trust with client and be able to set and manage client expectations.

· Leading large client programmes and mandates.

· Assume ultimate responsibility for quality control on all mandates.

· Deliver counsel in a firm and confident manner.

Public Affairs experience

· Understand how Government works and the emerging policy and regulations in the technology sector to appropriately advise clients.

· Be able to offer counsel to clients in these areas.

· Build and execute comprehensive stakeholder engagement programmes, including government, to support clients’ objectives.

Corporate communications skills

· Develop and produce communications strategies alongside corporate narrative and messaging.

· Work with media in the tech sector and deliver successful media relations campaigns for clients.

· Generate top-tier media coverage for clients based on creative storytelling and the strength of relationships, and support/develop junior team members in these areas.

· Be able to manage organic and paid social media marketing campaigns.

People

management

· Lead day-to-day client programmes and have an active role in coaching and professional development of the team, and also bringing your wider skills to the rest of the business.

· Responsible for performance reviews, professional development and promotion processes within the practice.

Financial management

· Have a lead operational role in financially significant or strategic accounts.

· Understand and use appropriate financial and management tools to achieve client and Madano objectives.

· Manage the achievement of billable targets of individuals and of the Practice.

· Contribute to achieving financial performance of Madano.

Business development

· Identify and respond to and lead new business pitches and opportunities.

· Maintain an active presence in the communications and/or business community through networking and professional association.

· Grow accounts by recognizing and maximizing opportunities.


About Madano

Madano helps clients define strategy and deliver their objectives through insight, creativity and communication. We deliver thought-provoking and robust outputs that create value for businesses and organisations through building brand awareness and managing reputations, helping clients win work and creating growth, and making change happen. We do this, in complex, highly regulated sectors, primarily in energy, transport, building and infrastructure and healthcare. Established in 2004, Madano is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.


Our Benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package* includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the ability for it to rise to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150 after one year’s service.
  • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service.

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.