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Account Director - Remote

Job title: Account Director - Remote
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: No
Reference: 402900
Contact name: Georgia Marogiannis
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Position: Account Director

 

Our client is an award winning experiential agency looking to hire on a temp-to-perm capacity. This will be a 40 hour work week.

 

Start: ASAP
Interviews: 2 rounds
Location: REMOTE (working mostly central and PCT time)


**MUST HAVE EXPERIENTIAL EXPERIENCE**

 

Core Job Functions

• Build rapport and credibility with day-to-day and senior level clients based on trust and expert strategic counsel

• Serve as an expert in the client’s business and category, staying abreast of competitors, product development and market trends, and sharing information with internal team members

• Develop marketing solutions to address client’s challenges

                  -Guide client in evaluating effectiveness of marketing programs and determine next steps

                  -Partner with strategic planning and creative to meet key client marketing objectives, push forward insights and ideas, deliver compelling creative product and maintain high standards

                  -Provide well-grounded recommendations and guidance to clients based on their objectives and business needs

• Lead internal and client meetings and presentations; develop and deliver proposals, pricing structure, decks, agendas and follow up communications

                - Manage project timelines and work closely with Strategy, Creative, and Production teams to align budget and deliverables and set expectations with the client for approval deadlines

• Partner with business lead to develop measurement criteria for all projects, holding appropriate team accountable members for results

• Analyze program results, summarize findings, and recommend program enhancements and/or changes to improve going forward

• Assist senior leadership in the development of program recaps and associated presentations for clients based on analysis of results and recommendations

• Quickly and effectively resolve client problems/concerns to ensure client satisfaction

• Stay alert for opportunities to grow client business; partners with creative and strategic planning to proactively develop new ideas, strategies and/or proposals that will help client solve challenges and/or achieve objectives

• Manage revenue forecasting for assigned account(s) and oversee account(s) profitability

                - Identify opportunities to meet or exceed revenue goals
                - Track budgets; assess client requests that fall outside of scope; revise budgets as needed; alert client of financial implications and secure approval to proceed

• Interact with relevant agency department heads to outline current and projected workload for resource planning, upfront planning process and overall staffing/resource allocation

• Lead development of direct reports through mentorship, coaching and ongoing performance feedback and identification of learning opportunities

• Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense

• Approve time for team at minimum once a week and approve expenses within 2 days of receipt

• Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum 7 years of experience in advertising or marketing; agency experience required; experiential agency experience preferred
• Comprehensive knowledge of client category and business objectives, and a clear understanding of the key strategic issues that impact the client’s business
• Able to build relationships and collaborate effectively with clients, agency partners, other departments and teams to successfully deliver quality work
• Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly, succinctly and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing; responds to comments, suggestions and criticisms in a thoughtful and constructive manner
• Strong presentation skills; successfully presents and sells new thinking, strategies and/or ideas to clients; influences and/or persuades key stakeholders to POV
• Proactive approach, demonstrated by bringing new and relevant ideas and marketing opportunities to the client unprompted
• Analyzes results, interprets data, draws sound conclusions, and develops insightful and actionable recommendations

• Experience leading, managing and mentoring teams and providing actionable constructive feedback
• Superior project management skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Familiarity with Google applications and Basecamp are a plus
• Experience working with recognizable global brands; working knowledge of entertainment brands a plus
• Technical production knowledge is a plus.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Proven ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
• Must be available to work occasional weekends and evenings, with ability to travel.
• Team player, self-starter and detail oriented.
• Ability to leverage existing industry relationships 

 

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