We are seeking an Account Director to represent our St. Louis-based agency for our Dallas- based client in the telecom sector. Candidate should be solution-oriented, always thinking about their business, anticipating issues, and implementing their vision to produce superior results. He or she should seek opportunities to expand into other disciplines as well as collaborate with our client’s other agency partners. This person will collaborate with the home base creative and development of one-to-one strategies and plans, integrated ideas and solutions and creative strategies while ensuring the effective implementation of each. Core attributes of an Account Director are: Team Builder, Motivator and Partner.
-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.
-Equally adept at project and detail management as strategic thinking. 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.
-Brutally organized, with project status top of mind or at least at their fingertips
-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 his/her 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. Expands their own perspective and knowledge by collaborating and sharing with other Account Directors.
-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.
-Understands Rodgers Townsend/DDB as a company and its philosophy; brings the Rodgers Townsend/DDB values to life.
-Manages up & down effectively
-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.
-Can think on his/her feet and generate an idea or POV “in the moment.”
-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
-10+ years of professional experience in Advertising, with equal parts direct digital and direct marketing, and a passion for both
1:1 experience in technology and B2B on a leading brand
-Experience working remotely in partnership with their extended planning, creative, analytics, and support team
-Superior presentation and writing skills
-Flexible about last minute travel
-Solution-oriented, assertive and resilient
-Readiness for personal responsibility
-Has an entrepreneurial thinking credibility to “go against the grain” when necessary and challenge the current thinking
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