Account Director

TheAccount Director is the person both the client and the agency teams turn to for smart thinking and creative problem solving.  Ultimately, theAccount Director leads the development of client communications planning and drives the team for imaginative solutions that will help grow our client's businesses and in turn grow our own. If you are passionate aboutrunning, and/or have sports and apparelexperience, that is a plus! Account Leadership: Is the catalyst to groundbreaking work Establishes account priorities and communicates effectively to team Provides strategic leadership and road-map for the business Ensures quality work from every department Develops strong, motivated internal teams Works with finance to ensure his/her account is profitable Ensures that team members across all departments are involved, informed and working together during the entire strategic and creative development process Represents agency at development conflict resolution and solutions during conflicts both internally and externally; can be depended upon to maintain composure in turbulent waters Has a point of view: can articulate it and defend it Publishes written agency points-of-view regularly - monthly, quarterly Client Relationship Management: Works with client and executive management to develop the client contract and Statement of Work Responsible for managing to client annual and quarterly budgets Works well with clients at every level of a client organization and can hold strategic discussion with the senior most clients Sets very clear metrics for success with client partners Has a strategic point of view and can articulate and defend it Knows clients business/industry completely from a strategic and competitive standpoint; knows business inside and out Is the central figure to client in building their business: recommending and delivering integrated communications solutions Listens to client; confirms understanding of what is said, and accurately communicates back to client what those needs are, in both oral and written form Continually provides client with ideas to grow and develop business Develops supporting evidence for agency POVs and recommendations Internal Relationship Management: Is respected by all agency departments, inspires and encourages innovative thinking and solutions Fosters great teamwork and encourages open, ongoing communication Actively participates in internal management/training of agency personnel Provides leadership for the internal agency groups: fosters creative atmosphere Gives on-going feedback to group Champions the account within the agency Supervises efforts of direct reports Supervisory: Motivates the team; mentors and promotes career development and growth Ensures that Account Group members are challenged and developing their skills Demonstrates and teaches junior team members how to think strategically Holds regular cross functional team meetings to ensure everyone understands the current priorities on the business Partners and Key Relationships: Account Strategist - Partners with the strategist to ensure the strategic course for the brand is set and monitored for success Creative development (ECD, ACD) - Partners with creative teams to ensure work is strategic and meets client's needs Media (Media Director, AMD, Media Supervisor) - Partners with media team to develop appropriate media strategies Finance (Finance Director, Sr. Financial Analyst, Controller) - Partners with finance to foster a healthy financial relationship for both client and agency
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Minimum Qualification
Not Specified years

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