Group Account Director

The Group Account Director will be responsible for managing multiple high-profile financial services brands with varying scope (e.g., creative only, creative + media). This includes the management of key day-to-day client relationships and the supervision and functioning of the account teams assigned to the various brands, to ensure all work is strategically and creatively on target, delivered on time and on budget. Primary responsibilities include managing comprehensive campaigns, communication planning, strategic recommendations and the overall problem-solving associated with the management, development and implementation of successful ad campaigns. Having experience with all traditional agency services is ideal: strategic planning and development, creative development and production, media planning and buying, and analytics – with experience in both digital and non-digital channels.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage account teams assigned to multiple brands, providing senior leadership, guidance and mentorship
• Supervise staff in their direct responsibilities, enable and encourage exceptional performance from account management team
• Act as client relationship manager, understand clients’ marketing objectives and work with agency teams to develop creative and media strategies that meet those objectives
• Act as a primary advocate for the clients’ brands, ensuring brand consistency across all projects; actively acquire thorough knowledge of clients’ business to meet objectives
• Maintain a current and broad knowledge of clients’ business and competition in order to direct and contribute to marketing and advertising plans, strategic planning and implementation
• Provide assistance related to agency/team/management policies and practices
• Act as a resource of knowledge for the agency and lend experience to other accounts when necessary
• Work on new business as required

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or similar related field
• 10+ years of agency experience
• Experience with multiple marketing channels, both digital and non-digital, from both a creative and media standpoint
• Proficient at problem-solving and brainstorming for solutions
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Flexibility in adapting to new tasks and shifting priorities
• Strong ability to author presentation decks
• Strong supervisory skills

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