Account Director - Experiential

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
Job Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/14/2024 2:59 PM)
This is a rare opportunity to join the Leith Links team who specialise in brand experiences, retail design and execution, product and campaign launches as well as internal communications.   The role is specifically to work on one of the world’s leading luxury single malt brands. This is not your typical account director role and includes experiential coordination, programme development, creative marketing, and production management.   You would be leading on or involved in:   - Creating global IRL and virtual events and content to inspire, motivate and upskill the marketing...
Requisition ID
2024-1657

Overview / About us

We’re The Leith Agency - a creative, strategically-minded, digitally savvy team of 120 with our HQ in Edinburgh. Established in 1984 on the docks of Edinburgh, Leith has come a long way from its ad agency roots. The business now delivers its trademark bold ideas through digital, experiences, social and health, alongside advertising, production and design across the world. We also have an office in the heart of Manchester.

 

We work across all platforms for many incredible clients including The Macallan, Network Rail, IRN-BRU, The Famous Grouse and the Scottish Government as well as many clients in the Health and Wellbeing sector.

 

Leith is part of Lumanity, a global consultancy group that delivers its services from an office network in the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia, with hub offices in New York, Philadelphia, London, Edinburgh and Farnham.

Responsibilities / Position overview

This is a rare opportunity to join the Leith Links team who specialise in brand experiences, retail design and execution, product and campaign launches as well as internal communications.

 

The role is specifically to work on one of the world’s leading luxury single malt brands. This is not your typical account director role and includes experiential coordination, programme development, creative marketing, and production management.

 

You would be leading on or involved in:

 

  • Creating global IRL and virtual events and content to inspire, motivate and upskill the marketing teams across all markets.
  • Developing brand education communications, programmes and content strengthening trade connections globally.
  • Producing, delivering and managing unique events & experiences for HNWI and UNHWI at the distillery visitor centre (and potentially in other countries)
  • The creation and delivery of global creative guides for the client’s campaign and npd launches.
  • Working closely with creatives and designers as well as external suppliers to produce innovative builds and displays for retail, experiences and bar environments.

Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

  • An experienced individual to join our experiential team.
  • Experience of working within a client management role, within a creative agency environment would be beneficial but is not compulsory. We would also welcome applicants from a brand communications, brand activation and/or events background.
  • Understanding of brand communications is essential, with the ability to provide strategic counsel for clients across multiple areas. Track record activating brand experiences is preferred, ideally within the luxury sector, whether that be spirits, beauty, fashion, arts, hospitality etc.
  • Someone with an understanding of producing event & retail builds and displays, managing suppliers to deliver to the highest possible standard.

 

Requirements

  • We are looking for someone with a proven track record of strategic development and execution of brand communications (either in client or agency role)
  • Someone who is willing to go the extra mile to exceed client expectations, to deliver first class service - solutions driven and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Curious, interested in brands, and ideally the luxury sector with knowledge of high-end lifestyle, fashion, art and hospitality brands.
  • Be willing to travel within Scotland, UK and internationally. This role will likely include regular overnight stays.
  • Creative with the ability to bring brand ideas and brand comms, global toolkits to life visually and in event spaces in a premium way.
  • Strong creative writing abilities and able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels effectively and confidently.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time 
  • Happy to get "stuck in" to events at every level. The role sometimes requires weekend/ evening and unsociable hours.
  • Ability to create strong internal relationships to ensure account is seen as priority

Benefits

  • You’ll get to work at an award-winning agency with smart people who have a huge variety of skills
  • Part of an inclusive and collaborative and super social culture.
  • A nice office right on The Shore of Leith 
  • A cycle to work scheme to save you cash for saving the planet
  • Electric vehicle scheme, saving 30% - 40% on hiring an EV
  • Quarterly, company-wide events featuring all kinds of bold thinkers
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave and shared parental leave
  • Vitality Private Health Insurance
  • Biweekly free yoga
  • Mentoring Schemes that allow you to reach your full potential
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Your birthday off
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • A boat, yes you heard that right! Our own boat docked at the Leith shore where we host client meetings and parties.

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Equal Opportunities Employer

Leith is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity. We want everyone working here (or at home) to be able to reach their full potential, feel like they can be themselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family-friendly and inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, a mentoring scheme, and take an individual and flexible approach to supporting staff from different backgrounds. Please feel free to discuss any working requirements you have in your interview.

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