Account Director

What matters most when it comes to being an account director?

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What matters most when it comes to being an account director?

We might well be wrong, and we would love to learn a different perspective; to us, it’s all about being authentic and building rapport that breeds solid trusted relationships.

We are looking for someone to join our growing team of Account Directors that both engages with new customers and works with existing accounts. There is no split between new business and existing - we don’t really see much difference. When you boil it down to its raw parts, it’s all just people getting on with people.

Now let’s get to the most important bit of this - you! You may currently be in a similar role looking for a new adventure or the next challenge. You may be in a slightly different role but have a passion and the traits to explore something new. We don’t expect you to have a degree or have 10 years of experience doing exactly this. We don’t expect you to have a little black book and “know everything”. We are looking for the following traits:

  • The ability to listen - really listen, purposeful listening.
  • Empathy; be able to understand someone else’s perspective.
  • To be able to build rapport. One of those people that everyone knows will easily get along with people.
  • Be inquisitive and get excited about technology.

Let’s delve into each of these in a bit more detail.

The Ability to Listen Sounds easy, right? It’s not. When was the last time that you listened so deeply that you didn’t have anything to respond with? See, we told you it was hard!

We aren’t looking for this 100% of the time, it doesn’t always help in conversations. We are looking for an understanding that it is important to listen and having the ability to sit back and enjoy the conversation and deeply understand.

Empathy Another one that is easy to say and hard to do. Being able to project yourself into someone else’s perspective to better understand and to drive better questions. Empathy in combination with the ability to listen is a truly great skill.

Rapport When we say rapport, we don’t mean the type of rapport that a car salesperson might conjure - you know the one, “oh you love golf, I love golf too!” when they don’t know the difference between a golf club or bat! We are being a little harsh here and it’s only in the call of painting an extreme picture. When you combine the ability to listen with empathy - you can then begin to build authentic and genuine rapport with someone.

Inquisitiveness and Technology What is the cure for boredom? Being inquisitive. Nobody who is inquisitive can ever be bored. You don’t have to be a technology legend, you just need to be interested in it - what it does and the effect that it has rather than how it does what it does. Do you get excited about a new wearable or a feature update on your phone that makes your life a little easier? How about a RoboVac or VR headset? Sure you do and that is why you are still reading this!

The inside view of the Razor Sheffield Office

A little bit about us and Razor. Razor is a technology consultancy. Strangely for a technology consultancy, we put technology after people. People come first which is why we always look to understand first, then respond. We don’t have a single product and we are constantly developing the future. We help organisations develop strategies and forge the vision of their future and we create disruptive and sustaining innovations. We work with the latest technologies and move quickly. The pace is fast, really fast and we have a lot of fun on the journey.

We believe that we have a strong positive and energetic culture. You will hear phrases like “leave your ego at the door” and “go forth and do something and ask for forgiveness if it doesn’t work”. We pride ourselves on encouraging people to push the boundaries and to have autonomy. We provide the direction and support, you bring the passion, energy and ideas to help us get there.

Some might refer to these as benefits, we don’t, we believe these are the basics;

  • Great Salary.
  • Attractive Pension (4% matched contribution).
  • Generous Holiday.
  • 35-hour working week.
  • Flexible working (remote and hours).
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Enhanced maternity and parental pay.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee benefits scheme.
  • Season ticket loan scheme.
  • Free breakfast, fruit and monthly team lunch.
  • Regular social events.
  • Mental health and wellbeing programme.

The real benefits that are harder to replicate;

  • Greenfield isn't an anomaly and is commonplace.
  • The latest technology and practices. Not just tinkering but used in the real world.
  • The opportunity to grow and be pushed.
  • A tech business actually run by tech people.
  • A culture of mentoring over management.
  • Real, true authentic passion and love for what we do.

There are more benefits of working at Razor.

You are interested, aren't you? Of course you are, who wouldn't be! We bet that you are thinking, what do I do now? The answer; get in touch.

Drop us an email at [email protected] and we will get the conversation started!

We can't wait to hear from you 🙌

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