Account Director

Brooklyn, New York | Permanent | Job ID #62606 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, an award-winning small independent advertising agency is looking for an Account Director to join their team. This role begins as soon as possible. Candidates must be local to the NYC area.

What you'll be doing:

  • Reporting to the Managing Director of the agency, you will lead the client's business as if it were your own with no hand-holding
  • Work with your Strategy and Creative leads to drive the strategy and development for integrated creative projects, ensuring best in class delivery
  • Work with your client contacts to understand their goals and strategies, adding your unique insights to ensure we are delivering thought leadership and value
  • Drive presentations that represent agency POV but also engage clients and partners
  • Make sure that all work is buttoned up and ready to be seen by clients
  • Foster cross collaboration among an integrated team to deliver great ideas that achieve client goals
  • Use your experience to analyze situations and develop recommendations on paths forward to measurable results
  • Become a trusted advisor of the client and ensure that internally, you are the conduit that is ensuring agency work delivers on objectives
  • Bring your insights in creative strategy to assist the development of leading marketing programs
  • Partner with brand strategy, creative, production, finance and other internal teams to drive success
  • Manage budgets and ensure team is sticking to timelines. Remove barriers as needed
  • Oversee at least one Account Executive with potential for other direct reports
  • Other tasks may apply

About you:

  • 8+ years of Account Management experience in an integrated Advertising agency setting
  • Experience leading fully integrated campaign development (digital, social, TV, print, etc) from brief through execution
  • Strong presence with clients, leading presentations and building cases with agency rationale
  • Experience or interest in working primarily with female health focused brands
  • Proven experience building and leading client relationships and a strong internal agency team
  • Experience managing at least one direct report
  • Top-notch analytical skills and strategic thinking across IQ and EQ to ensure a well-rounded strategic perspective
  • Great time management responsibility, with the ability to switch between projects as needed without losing track
  • Great project management and team management skills, possessing the ability to coach teams to deliver
  • Well-versed in budget management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.