Account Director

DDB   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Media


Not Specified years

Posted 62 days ago

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Key Responsibilities

  • Has deep understanding of the principles of marketing and available agency resources. Knows how to apply them to further specific business objectives for both the agency and client.
  • Thinks well beyond execution and the current campaign to help contribute to the clients' growth strategy
  • Develops innovative and provocative strategies to solve their client's marketing and communication needs, both in the short and long term.
  • Thinks creatively and inspires creativity in their clients and agency team.
  • Nurtures and protects the integrity of the creative idea; takes the creative to new places. Is a true partner to their Creative & Strategy Directors.
  • Looks for and develops customized integrated opportunities for their client's business(s). Knows when and how to bring in new resources in areas beyond advertising to open new revenue streams.
  • Improves agency systems to ensure client expectations are fulfilled while agency profitability is protected.
  • Adept at resource management, making sure people on their team are fully utilized, yet not over-extended.
  • Contributes to new business pitches, as needed.
  • Builds their strategic thinking abilities by keeping current on industry trends and issues affecting their client's business.
  • Synthesizes consumer insights, brand knowledge and marketing know-how to effectively defend and persuade their clients to embrace a strong strategic idea and keep it sold.
  • Regularly liaises with senior agency management to ensure constant and timely communication of client issues, concerns or requests; and to keep informed of agency resources and/or profitability issues which may impact client/Agency P&L.
  • Demonstrates confidence in and can articulate their own POV, as well as the agency POV
  • Initiates and implements big-picture thinking, guiding the agency team to produce superior results.
  • Coaches employees and assists them with their career development

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in an advertising agency, particularly in a Sr account management position.
  • Strong Leadership & mentoring skills and has the ability to manage, direct and lead professionals
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation and writing skills and time management skills
  • Solution-oriented, assertive and resilient.
  • Can think on their feet and generate an idea or POV "in the moment."