Senior Account Director – Saatchi Wellness
101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FW

Company Description

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a creative agency operating in the health and wellness space. We work with people we believe in to make work the world can believe in, and we do this by combining the type of interrogative thinking you only find in a high science agency, with the type of brand magic you only find in a creative agency. It’s this unique point of difference that’s helped us achieve fame for both our clients and their brands in everything from aesthetics, supplements, and fertility, to endocrinology, dermatology, and oncology. And the cherry, if you’re looking for one, is that we’re part of Publicis Groupe. So working with us gets you access to all manner of interesting people with an almost limitless depth and breadth of skills and experience.

Job Description

At Saatchi Wellness, we believe in making work that the world can believe in. We combine scientific rigor with creative magic to help professionals in the health and wellness space achieve fame for their brands and themselves. Our agency is guided by four defining principles – curious, creative, discerning, and brave. These values underpin a culture of collaborative entrepreneurialism that drives high-performance.

Who You Are: We're seeking a dynamic individual who is driven by a relentless pursuit of growth and innovation. You are not content with the status quo; rather, you thrive on dreaming, making, doing, and building. With intelligence and finesse, you challenge the norm and push boundaries, all while maintaining respect and empathy for those around you. You reject the notion that rules are absolute, always striving for excellence in every endeavor. If you're someone with a passion for creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership, you might be the perfect fit for us.

The Role: The Senior Account Director role builds upon the responsibilities of an Account Director while incorporating elements of the Associate Director role. This position entails taking ownership of specific accounts and actively seeking solutions to drive team, business, and agency growth.


  • Define and own client strategy, manage client relationships, and ensure successful project delivery.
  • Lead client meetings to influence marketing strategy and drive agenda.
  • Drive creative excellence and identify opportunities for account growth.
  • Collaborate with project teams to establish budgets, scopes, and timelines.
  • Oversee revenue forecasting, financial reporting, and budget management.
  • Manage client relationships at all levels and take ownership of issue resolution.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and process management efforts.
  • Provide leadership to direct and virtual teams responsible for client deliverables.
  • Manage GDPR compliance and ensure adherence to data policies.
  • Facilitate clear and timely communication internally and externally.


  • Extensive Account Management experience.
  • Ability to create a vision and strategy for brands.
  • Experience in delivering change management programs.
  • Excellent relationship management skills across different geographies and organizational levels.
  • Effective people leadership and line management abilities.
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial management experience.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and integrated communications.
  • Experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical market.
  • Previous agency environment experience.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to identify continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Proficiency in building and maintaining relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • Strong influencing skills with regional and global stakeholders.
  • Experience working with geographically disparate teams across global clients.

Additional Information

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • “YOU” DAYS – flexibility to take a day off for your well-being and self-care without prior notice and additional paid leave for volunteering and charity work of your choice.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING & BANK HOLIDAY SWAP You can switch a religious Bank Holiday (either Good Friday or Easter Monday) for another day to celebrate a religious, spiritual, faith or belief-based day of your choosing.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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