Our Portland based agency client is looking for a Group Account Director. You are a leader! You oversee high-level agency billings and are responsible for key client relationships. You’re involved with new business, and support agency growth and achieving financial targets. You demonstrate confidence and authority as the day-to-day voice of the agency team. You are tenacious, outgoing, patient and proactive in everything you do to stay ahead of the game. You have a high level of traditional media and cross-functional, multi-channel planning expertise. Additionally, you thrive in helping to mentor others to be successful and you have experience developing performance plans and can effectively and positively engage a team of direct reports. You are very passionate about people, and your ability to lead and inspire is a foundational value for your success within your role.
What you will do: Serve as a primary agency representative to current and prospective clients.
Responsible for the development and profitability of multiple accounts, the creation and execution of campaigns and the development of account management staff.
Assist clients in defining and articulating strategic and tactical programs.
Manage efforts among departments to ensure a seamless presentation to the client.
Regularly work to increase visibility of team members from other agency disciplines with the client to demonstrate breadth of value of agencies offering.
Supervise strategic development and implementation of client initiatives; collaborate with client to establish goals and budget.
Facilitate client contract negotiations.
Effectively tracks, reports on, and regulates major client issues, significant business development opportunities, and results.
Ensure that senior management is up-to-date on account activity, opportunities and challenges and assume responsibility for overall management and development of team members.
Support new business pitches as necessary.
Manage deliverables including but not limited to status reporting, financials, strategic marketing leadership, staff allocation, training and mentoring and team evaluations
Ensure quality control by reviewing critical agency products, including: creative work, media planning and optimization, financial analyses, key communications, key schedules, etc.
Assume responsibility for overall management and development of Account Directors, Account Supervisors, Account Executives, and Account Coordinators.
Other duties as assigned.