Account Director


We are CreativeRace, the experts in strategy, performance, and creativity for brands in a hyper-connected world and we are looking for a strong Account Director to come and join our team.

Our work is meaningful. We don’t just add to the noise or create art for art’s sake – just creatively driven work with impact that truly changes customer behaviour. We find the sweet spot where brand and performance meet, producing creative work across TV, print, digital and social that delivers results and predictable outcomes time after time. Our independence, unique perspective, and collaborative ways of working lead to decisive solutions that remove the risk from the brave choices.

We are on an incredible journey of growth with a new leadership team and big ambitions that are being achieved. So come and join in.

Reason for Recruitment

We are in a period of growth, so we need an established and proven Account Director to come on board and drive our exciting business towards agency and client success.

The Account Director will report directly into the Client Services Director and will be responsible for 3 team members within the business.

Building and maintaining client relationships, strong business acumen, guiding strategy & creative need to be your forte. Whilst using your skills to lead a team you’ll need to juggle, brief and deliver multiple creative projects on time, on budget and on brief.

Hours: 37.25 a week | Location: Leeds

The Requirements

  • Adept client management skills (manages expectations, builds trust, communicates well)
  • Skilled in ensuring our client satisfaction is always glowing and our output top notch
  • Able to build core relationships with key clients of varying levels
  • Ability to execute multiple fast-paced projects across a large client with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to lead the delivery of projects from resource requests, brief writing, creative development and presenting work to clients
  • Able to deliver projects with excellence (error free, on brief, on budget, on time)
  • Financial management, forecasting, estimating and business generation
  • Possesses tenacity and drive required to see a job through to the end
  • Highly intelligent, but also has a good dose of common sense
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Can juggle multiple tasks, but knows when to raise a hand for help
  • A natural team player who fits well into a collaborative, friendly team
  • Holds a curious mind, hungry to learn and experience new things

The Nice to Haves

  • Experience at Account Director level
  • Knowledge and experience within the retail sector
  • Experience of across various marketing channels from instore to digital

The Package

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • 25 days holiday (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Your birthday off
  • Flexible working
  • Private health care with Vitality
  • Pension with Aviva – 3% employer, 5% employee
  • Skills share – Virtual learning platform
  • Regular social events

The Company

CreativeRace (previous known as Gratterpalm) was founded in 1978 and is one of the norths’ most established agencies. We pride ourselves on our independence which allows us the freedom to give clients honest and open advice leading to relationships with household brands that span decades.

As a business we strongly believe in looking after our clients, our employees, and our environment, constantly evolving our policies to remain relevant and at the forefront of meeting individual’s needs.

At our heart we are a creative group of problem solvers passionate about unlocking the human side of marketing and driving success. We are resilient, we hold ourselves accountable, we consider before taking action and we fully commit. We are genuinely enthusiastic about what we do and where we are heading.

How to Apply

Please send your CV to

We look forward to telling you more about us, our goals, our ambitions and how you can be part of our journey.


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