Account Director

DDB - San Francisco Bay Area

Posted 843 days ago
  • Experience
    Director
  • Job function
    Advertising
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Marketing and Advertising
  • Job ID
    3106511

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Job description

Account Directors are solution-oriented, always thinking about their business, anticipating issues, and implementing their vision to produce superior results. They lead, facilitate and look for opportunities to expand into other disciplines. Account Directors constantly drive their team to go beyond expectations, motivating and energizing them and setting good examples. The Account Director leads the development of advertising plans, integrated ideas & solutions and creative strategies while ensuring the effective implementation of each. Core attributes of an Account Director are: Thought Leader, Motivator and Partner.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understands completely how the agency makes money: clients, overhead, PBT, expenditures, etc., and helps to maximize revenue/growth across all DDB and Omnicom platforms.
  • 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 DDB as a company and its philosophy; brings the 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.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation and writing skills.
  • Solution-oriented, assertive and resilient.
  • 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
  • 7-10 of professional experience in Advertising.
  • Facilitation, presentation and writing skills
  • Solution-oriented, assertive and resilient.
  • Readiness for personal responsibility.
  • Has and entrepreneurial thinking credibility to “go against the grain” when necessary and challenge the current thinking.

 

About this company

DDB

Roots

Where We Come From
In 1949, three enterprising gentlemen, Bill Bernbach, Ned Doyle and
Maxwell Dane gave the advertising industry a wake-up call. They introduced a new approach to marketing that relied on insight into human nature, respect for the consumer, and the power of creativity. In short, they said: Let's stop talking at people and let's start conversations that lead to action.

This heritage is a unique strength that continually tells us who we are, what we believe and how we should behave. It inspires us to continually challenge standard convention. From Bill Bernbach to Keith Reinhard to the present generation of DDB leaders, we are continuing the revolution.

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