Account Director

New York, New York | Permanent | Job ID #44280 |
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Our client, a boutique independent agency with a global footprint at the intersection of technology and experiential, is looking to hire an Account/Project Director to run their event/roadshow team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Operate as the primary contact for clients the list of advisors on each project, driving all communication internally to the project team
  • Guide the team to deliver the project effectively and efficiently. Each project will be different and could include a team consisting of creative, digital, production, logistical parties, travel teams and roadshow vendors
  • Create each project budget from starting costs through to post-project reconciliation and the invoicing process with the finance team
  • Project schedules are yours to own from creation through to completion
  • Creative briefs will be written by you and you will be the lead in ensuring that once approved, they are adhered to by all aspects of the project
  • You will work with the agency’s in-house creative and marketing teams, your respective agency partners, to develop the digital and brand experience solution for event/roadshow meetings or investor events
  • You will coordinate design and development of the investor/roadshow presentation
  • You will provide clients with guidance/consulting on roadshow or event issues – this could include logistics through AV issues, presentation and design content
  • From time to time you will go with the client team on 2-3 week roadshows
  • Research and develop new business presentations for existing project to project clients, new clients which include banks and C-Suite executives which include proposals, budgets and presentations
  • You will have the opportunity to manage/work with a team of designers, logistics managers, other offices depending on the project
  • Maintain relationships with clients and investment bankers to develop business opportunities
  • Your goals are to develop solid client relationships, stay on top of industry news and trends, and contribute to the growth of your department

About you:

  • 8-15 years of experience in an account and client management position.
  • Excellent client-facing communication skills - you'll be interfacing with C-Suite clients including CEO's, CFO's, CIO's, CMO's, IRO's, etc.
  • You can devote enthusiasm for both complex project management and logistical/administrative tasks.
  • You have significant prior experience in client services at an agency ideally in the financial space/investor relations.
  • You have lead development of corporate communications, digital content and video production projects from pre-production through post production.
  • You have worked in an event management capacity.
  • Previous knowledge / involvement in financial sector is huge.
  • You are good at communicating with great interpersonal skills.
  • Very motivated to work on projects with little guidance.
  • Must be excellently organized with an amazing ability to prioritize where needed.
  • Have enthusiasm, take initiative and can ‘think on your feet’
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure / handle stress very well
  • Can roll with short notice travel at times for shoots and events
  • Are up for working demanding hours in the office and at times on the road
  • Strong math, Excel skills and PowerPoint is a necessary skill


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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