Account Director – Lifestyle

Wilson Hartnell has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Account Director in its Lifestyle practice.

At Wilson Hartnell, we believe in making brands matter and acts as valued partners to our clients. Our highly talented people are creative communicators who bring energy, authenticity, and curiosity to their work every day. The position offers an excellent career opportunity to join our dynamic lifestyle team to work on an outstanding portfolio of international brand names.

As well as having experience and interest in retail, fashion, beauty, food and travel the successful candidate will have the ability to develop brand plans and to deliver against them; the ability to analyse client business strategies; demonstrate outstanding project management skills, with the ability to scope and manage projects with a high degree of independence, and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to deliver outstanding client service. Excellent people management skills are essential.

We foster a fun, vibrant and supportive team working environment where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to acquire new skills, learn from leading experts globally and locally through the Ogilvy and WPP networks, and benefit from the extensive, structured training programme.

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of the media and influencer landscape in Ireland and a passion for the latest trends. Someone who will work well in a busy team environment, managing multiple projects across various consumer clients, at the same time. We are looking for someone who will bring creative ideas to the fore and who will deliver outstanding work and client service across the board.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of eight years’ experience in Consumer/Lifestyle Public Relations and have a proven track record in developing and implementing creative brand campaigns. He/she should also have excellent account management and interpersonal skills and demonstrate strong business development acumen.

Required skills & experience:

  • Experience in developing and implementing Consumer brand strategies that achieve clients’ business objectives
  • Curiosity and hunger for what is happening in consumer culture.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to manage projects with a high degree of independence
  • Ability to manage and collaborate effectively with colleagues to deliver outstanding client service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidence in advising senior management in client companies
  • Strong media relations skills
  • A track record of business development

The position offers an excellent opportunity to join a successful team providing Consumer brand campaigns for a portfolio of high profile Irish and international companies. Salary will reflect the seniority of the position and the level of experience required.

Company Description

Wilson Hartnell (WH) is Ireland’s leading communications agency. Owned by WPP, the world’s largest communications company, WH is part of both Ogilvy Ireland Group and Ogilvy PR worldwide. http://www.wilsonhartnell.ie. We encourage all applicants and are committed to providing an open and safe environment for everyone to thrive at Wilson Hartnell regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, civil status, personality, thinking style or religious beliefs. We firmly believe that a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse workforce, where all perspectives are valued.

If you would like to join Ireland’s leading communications agency, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at Alison.macdonald@ogilvy.com by Monday 14 November.