Account Director

  • Wood Ln, London W12, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have a facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 83,000 professionals.

Job Description

We are searching for an experienced and highly entrepreneurial Account Director who will work on the TikTok account in EMEA.  As our AD, you will be the Client’s key partner in ensuring their brand building and performance driven campaigns deliver desired business results.  The Client has ambitious expansion goals and would like to work with people who have a proven history of exceeding expectations.

You will provide strategic leadership and guidance of the media team (includes central as well as local Strategy, Digital and Activation teams) in terms of conception and delivering innovation, and will have end to end oversight of more complicated and challenging projects. 

Intimate knowledge and experience handling Clients in a fast-paced local environment (e.g. emerging markets where mobile phone usage and video streaming or sharing is high) is a definite plus.

The activities in this role include co-ordination tasks – the structure within the client is flat and working with them requires someone with a “can do” attitude. Someone who believes that “we are all in this together” and will do whatever is required to get the work done.  

Given the nature of the Client’s business, we are not only looking for exceptional Account Management skills, we are looking for a person with years of end to end Digital experience ranging from defining digital strategies (across Social, Video, Display, Search and Programmatic) to campaign management (i.e. implementation, optimisation and reporting). Additionally, knowledge of creating and tracking digital JBP’s for, and on behalf of clients, is required.

Lastly, you should be an experienced people manager, good at mentoring and contributing to the overall growth and career path of the team


Degree or similar in IT or technology a plus

Solid experience of progressive levels of responsibility in integrated media planning, buying and management, majority of which is focused on Digital Strategy and Campaign Activation

Facebook BluePrint, Google Digital Guru, DV360 certifications not required but a plus

Experience working in a high mobile penetration & video streaming / sharing, emerging market is a plus

Demonstrated business acumen and a track record of exceeding expectations (proof via internal or external recognition is a plus)

People management experience

Able to establish and manage P&L

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Strong negotiating skills including but not limited to digital JBPs

Solid interpersonal and teamwork abilities

Strong leadership and management skills

Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

Strong analytical skills

Strong command of media research (especially digital like GWI, ComScore etc) and reporting resources is essential

Additional Information



Trust is the cornerstone upon which we build our relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of how a partner should behave. We treat our people and our clients with respect, transparency and honesty.


This is first and foremost a people business. We are committed to ensuring Publicis Groupe a destination for the best talent in our industry. We value people as individuals, growing ourselves as we grow our client’s business.


True transformation comes when we stop managing change, and instead initiate change. We believe in our purpose to be the admired force for business transformation. We believe that focusing on performance and results has the power to transform client business.

Publicis Media is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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