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Account Director / Senior Account Director- Brand & Consumer

  • Strategic Communications Ireland
  • Dublin - Cranford
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Experience: 7 to 10 years 

About Teneo:

Teneo is the global advisory firm, working with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies. Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Globally, our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other global corporations.

Teneo Ireland is Ireland’s leading advisory firm, with service areas covering management consulting, talent advisory, financial advisory, corporate communications & reputation management, brand strategy & marketing communications, sports & entertainment sponsorship, and digital strategy & communications.

In Ireland, Teneo works with the senior leaders of the country’s most renowned organisations along with multi-nationals based in Ireland across a wide variety of industry sectors including Retail, banking, energy, insurance, technology, professional services, tourism, manufacturing, FMCG, drinks industry, hospitality, aviation, motor, health and pharma.


Are you a talented Account Director or a Senior Account Manager looking for the next step up in your career?

Teneo Ireland is looking for a seasoned strategic thinker with a killer creative spark who can develop stand out campaigns and inspire the brand team to deliver your vision with excellence.

We’ll expect you to work collaboratively within our brand team in Ireland, as well as with our colleagues from across our Irish business in digital, sponsorship, brand planning, performance and corporate strategy. In return, we offer a great benefits package, training to unlock your full career potential, a brilliant working environment, and the ability to work with some of the biggest, most exciting and client brands and people in Ireland! And, because we have offices in 40 locations around the world in places like London, New York, California, Toronto, Dubai, Paris, Asia, Australia, and even Bermuda, you never know where your career in Teneo might take you!

You will be an important part of the brand communications senior team, working closely with the managing directors on the day to day running of the business and team, ensuring:

  • The highest levels of client service
  • Award-winning strategic and creative campaign development and execution
  • Organic client growth
  • New business development
  • Account profitability
  • Team leadership, mentoring and team skills development
  • Continuous development and promotion of an inspirational working culture

Exceeding client expectations:

We’re here to deliver for our clients and earn their continued trust and appreciation. While all team members need to live this ideology we look to the A.D.s to set the tone, drive excellence, and lead from the front. When we think about excellent client handlers we think about relationship builders, people who bring joy to the work and the team, people who roll-up their sleeves and get stuck in, people who don’t just tell clients what they think they need to hear, but instead challenge constructively and push through the comfort zone when needed, and importantly, people who are commercially minded and keep a keen eye on profitability.

You will lead a number of important Teneo clients and build relationships with senior clients, becoming an indispensable asset to them, and in turn, continuing to cement the client/Teneo relationship long into the future.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Senior strategic lead on key consumer brand accounts
    • Responsible for organic growth, unlocking opportunities, client satisfaction, team delivery, account financials etc.
  • Brand team / business management alongside Brand MDs and Director level + above liaison across the wider business
  • CEO / CMO counsel and relationship building
    • Ongoing client advisory, strategic liaison, service expansion opportunities
  • Develop a solid understanding of the client’s business, market, and industry
  • Demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for their business and leverage your understanding to unlock new business opportunities
  • Unleash your creative brilliance through the development of stellar, innovative brand strategies and campaigns
  • Develop strategic brand communications plans from start to finish
  • Ensure the quality output and delivery of client projects on time and on budget
  • Day-to-day client and internal communication
  • Protect and grow revenue through effective financial administration, including estimate generation, billing, and third-party financial administration
  • Monitor and measure campaign performance on an ongoing basis
  • Oversee, encourage, and mentor team members
    • Talent management for account director / account manager / senior account executive levels
    • Retention and development of future ‘stars’
    • Guiding personal development plans for key individuals
  • Be actively involved in new business efforts
    • Leading and contributing to major new business opportunities, including network building in and outside Teneo globally, proactive new business development, marketing etc.
  • Member of the Teneo Ireland senior client advisory team (multi-divisional)
    • Reporting of client health status, growth opportunities, threats, cross-COE (centre of excellence/divisional) collaboration on client growth and new business

Key Criteria: 

  • Excellent media and influencer contacts
  • Experience developing and managing consumer campaigns from start to finish
  • Demonstrable experience in developing creative brand ideas and campaign strategy
  • A passion for brands, media and communications
  • Issues management, media relations, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines across several different accounts
  • An absolute passion for social media
  • An ability to oversee and manage busy and complex accounts
  • Flawless writing and critical thinking skills

What Teneo offers: 

The team at Teneo Ireland is a highly talented & engaged workforce. Our recent employee survey described our culture as fun, friendly and hardworking. 100% said they liked working with all their colleagues.   

The employee benefits on offer at Teneo Ireland include: 

Flexibility and time off

  • Hybrid working and flexible working
  • Remote working options available
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Early finish Fridays

Health and wellness

  • Health Insurance contribution
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Benefit in Kind reimbursement for gym, fitness classes, spots clubs’ memberships


  • Competitive base salary with annual salary reviews
  • Fully subsidised life insurance via a group scheme
  • PRSA contributions available via payroll


  • Bike to Work
  • TaxSaver scheme
  • Overseas secondments available with the Teneo Global Mobility Plan
  • Community and Personal Development

Learning and development opportunities

  • Company CSR program
  • Fully subsidised access to our online learning program
  • Employee resource groups for underrepresented groups and their allies



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