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Account Director

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Publicis Health

Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


Account Director - Account Management


Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We are always looking to grow and better our business - and the Account Management team is the catalyst for that growth. Our focus is on building the client's business, the account relationship and the expertise of our team. That means spotting game-changing ideas to grow our client's business and solve challenges. Selling ideas fearlessly and confidently while keeping things simple, organized and clear - even in the most complex situations - so that we can make great work.


To lead this, we're looking for a whip smart Account Director who can stun our clients with leadership, creativity, vision and eloquence. Sound like you Read on.


What you'll do:


You'll spearhead the strategy and development for integrated projects and ensure ever-improving service across multiple clients. Day to day, your role includes:
Partnering with clients to develop their goals and marketing strategies, adding strategic value and ensuring that they get the best results from the whole agency team
Displaying powerful presentation skills that invite participation and effect desired outcomes
Ensuring work is client-ready by paying astute attention to detail
Leading cross-capability teams to deliver creative thinking and powerful ideas that meet client objectives
Using analysis to drive decisions (as opposed to taking orders) in a way that yields sustained, measurable results
Serving as the voice of the client internally and the voice of the agency externally - and acting as the trusted voice of the customer by bringing insights into creative strategy and marketing program development
Fostering an environment of partnership with other capabilities (eg, Brand Strategy, Integrated Production)
Acting as mentor and trusted advisor to team members
Keeping sustainable, long-term client relationships by mitigating risk and ensuring account profitability
Partnering with Senior Leadership to set goals and plan for future fiscal year(s), and working closely with Delivery Management and Client Finance on forecasting, billing, and reconciling fee and PT budgets


Qualifications


We're looking for a talented Account Director with impressive work experience, which typically includes:
An unwavering passion for marketing, and an unstoppable drive to bring the best work to life
4 years of college education and 7-9 years of experience - including 5 years at a creative agency (both client side and digital agency experience desirable); MBA degree preferred
Strong experience managing client relationships, managing a marketing team and developing marketing strategy
Superior analytical skills and strategic thinking - you're strong on both IQ and EQ, as adept at reading data as you are at reading clients
Effective time-management, impeccable organization and the flexibility to adapt quickly to changes
Proven project management and performance management skills - you're known for your ability to coach and develop talent, inspire and drive change, and bring varied groups together to collaborate effectively
Superb communication and presentation skills - you're articulate, straightforward and engaging
Demonstrated budget management and resource planning experience




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