Account Director

Location: Chicago, Illinois
JOB SUMMARY
The account director provides leadership to the account management team in defining marketing objectives and creates the strategic plan for using holistic communications to achieve the client’s objectives. They are the day-to-day account owner. They are responsible for providing strategic leadership and building the accounts. They act as an advisor for internal and external clients.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Acts as primary client advisor for strategic marketing and communications issues
  • Draws on deep knowledge of the integrated communications industry and theory to create innovative, comprehensive marketing solutions that build the client’s brands
  • Creates a climate in which people can do their best and develops individuals to help succeed
  • Continuously generates, pursues and produced innovative ideas for improving the client’s and agency’s strategic competitive advantage
  • Gains support/ownership for ideas and projects plans. Persuades clients to explore new ideas move forward on projects
  • Grows revenue and manages account P&L
  • Preservers to achieve agency financial goals and client business objectives; consistently goes beyond expectations and takes initiative
  • Guides career development of AC/AAE/AM/AS
 
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
  • 7-10 years past agency experience
  • Experience with insurance clients a plus
  • Prior management experience
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Superb internal and external communication skills
  • Ability to put together a solid presentation (working with teammates)
  • Key contributor during senior client meetings
  • Aptitude to quickly sort information to identify opportunities, alternative approaches, anticipates trends and analyzes connections to create innovative solutions 
     
CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
  • Team player - dependable, respectful, and communicative
  • Fun and positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate efficiently, effectively, and with purpose
  • Keep integrity and values at the forefront of decision-making
  • Take pride in the work you do for clients, loved ones, and the community
  • Ability to foster a strong, cohesive working team
  • Foundational understanding of our clients’ business and marketing knowledge
  • Recognizes when something isn’t working and has ability to help course correct
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere
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