Account Director

d exposito & Partners
New York

General Description:

We are searching for a vibrant, self-motivated leader with a vision for achieving growth and the strategy thinking required to guide a team to deliver excellent work. He/She will collaborate closely with the Agency’s strategic planning function and will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of advertising strategies, identification and application of key consumer insights, nurturing and inspiring the creative work, and bottom-line responsibility for the entire account operations and output for the client.  He/She will provide strong leadership both internally and externally.                    

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads account team to ensure day-to-day and long-term business interests are met.

  • Oversees quality control of all materials produced by the agency for his/her account.

  • Leads strategic thinking for account and creative team.

  • Oversees completion of all agency projects, ensuring timely delivery within budget.

  • Works closely with senior management on all aspects of internal account duties.

  • Contributes to thought leadership of the agency, particularly for client business.

  • Helps with new business pitches, when needed, and is responsible for organic growth.

  • Plans and manages the professional development of direct reports. 

  • Establishes standards of performance and best practices for direct reports.

  • Keeps abreast of current marketing trends within assigned client industry. 

  • Stays on top of industry trends, particularly as it relates to client business.

     

Characteristics:

  • A brand-builder and leader that is positive, proactive and professional

  • Deep understanding of the Hispanic market and consumer insights/lifestyles

  • Strategic/Innovative thinker that commands credibility and speaks with authority

  • Strong leadership skills and brand-building vision

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with strong ability to be persuasive

  • Understands the creative process with ability to evaluate the interpretation of strategies

  • Exceptional listening, communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced constantly changing environment

  • Flexibility to travel

Job Qualifications/Experience:

A minimum of 10-year experience in Account Management at an advertising agency, with at least 4-5 years in senior positions 

  • Experience in developing strategies and proposals based on client objective/strategies.

  • Ability to lead the development of comprehensive business plans and client proposals, utilizing data and research to serve as substantiation for agency recommendations.

  • Knowledge of the marketing and creative process a requirement.

  • Experience in analyzing research and data to support strategy development

  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree a plus)