Account Director

£0 - £40,000
2 years ago
Flexible Working, Leeds, Yorkshire
Account Director

Job Description

It’s a brilliant time to be joining McCann Leeds – we’ve got some incredibly exciting activity coming up across our global client portfolio, which means there’s plenty going on and huge career opportunity for anyone who joins us!

Right now, we’re looking for an Account Director with an innate understanding of what it takes to produce stand-out marketing/advertising campaigns, who’s excited about working on an array of awesome clients in one of the fastest-growing businesses in the McCann network.

As you'd no doubt hope, we've fully embraced hybrid working, with the additional flexibility of core hours to enable you to balance life and work. 

Who we are

McCann Leeds is the newest addition to McCann Central, the UK’s largest integrated agency. Over 500 individuals working together to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives.

We are also part of McCann Worldgroup, a global agency network that delivers culture-shaping work for some of the world’s biggest brands.

And to add to the (literal) wheelbarrow full of awards we’ve got including Euro Effies most effective global agency, Cannes Network of the Year, Campaign’s European Integrated Agency of the Year, not the mention McCann Central’s haul of awards in recent years at Cannes Lions Clios, One Show, D&AD, LIAs, Golden Drum & Creative Circle Awards. So creativity really is at the forefront of what we do.

We’re a team of passionate creatives, strategists and marketers from a wide mix of backgrounds. But there’s a lot that unites us – like caring deeply about everything we make. And though our skillsets are wide and our process knowledge is deep, we are all still learning every day.


As Account Director, you'll be a key member of our client services team, working collaboratively with our creatives and strategists to deliver fully integrated marketing campaigns for a portfolio of exciting brands. You'll have spent time in advertising/marketing agencies, but, most importantly, it’s your can-do attitude and approach we’re interested in.

Beyond this, you’ll be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to getting the job done, across on and offline channels, from initial concept to execution. You’re great at managing multiple projects under pressure, getting the team organised and ensuring everything is running smoothly.

Our Approach

Strategically-led, integrated all-over-it-ness. Brought to life with game-changing creative. We put our client services team at the heart of the agency, drawing on specialisms across all channels.

  • You've got brilliant integrated marketing experience, with an ability to shape campaigns that work across all touch points.
  • You're someone clients instantly warm to, with an ability to quickly establish rapport, trust and collaborative relationships.
  • You're bringing solid experience working on large shoots, spanning multiple countries and locations
  • You’re experience working on multiple chunky accounts, handling everything from brief to production with a 360 approach
  • You're a networker. There's huge opportunity to develop and grow your client portfolio, so the ability to network across a business is crucial.
  • You know how to take a brief, shape it with our planning team & ensure that the creative team nail the execution.
  • You're adept at working with big brands
  • You're excited about helping us shape a new role and deliver ground breaking work.


In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to creating a brilliant environment for all our people. This includes benefits such as 28 days holiday, plus the opportunity to take additional fully paid leave, enhanced pension contributions, life assurance and much more. 

A culture of learning and development is also central to our ethos, so you’ll have access to industry leading training and development programmes, plus you’ll get to work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products.

Most importantly, you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported and developed.

If you want to join an iconic network agency that offers you the chance to work on one of the top clients in our portfolio & the opportunity to progress your career with an unrivalled development programme, contact us now. And not through a recruiter, please.

Our commitment to equal opportunities

For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe an encouraging and inclusive environment makes sound business sense. As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompasses all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with.

Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.