• Account Director

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 5:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Our Account Directors bring value to our clients by analyzing, solving and presenting viable integrated solutions to client problems. They identify and inspire new work streams and solutions that lead to client growth by collaborating with and drawing on the expertise of Ogilvy’s vast resources and capabilities.  They are valued advisors and partners to senior client leaders, as well as Agency leaders at similar levels. They identify and champion great creative work and understand the importance of flawless delivery. They are also exceptional leaders of teams who inspire others to act courageously.  


    • Managing a client’s business or portfolio of integrated accounts with a target of ~$3MM in revenue
    • Partnering with Ogilvy’s capability experts to deliver integrated solutions, identify new business opportunities, develop proposals, scope work and grow revenue
    • Immersing yourself in the essential dynamics, strategies, and drivers of your client’s business
    • Foreseeing opportunities and formulating plans to manage and exploit them to drive and extend the business
    • Putting clients first, interfacing regularly with all client levels and constantly hunting for solutions and big ideas that are innovative and relevant
    • Demonstrating strong collaboration skills with internal teams, using Agency resources to effectively and seamlessly support a client’s business
    • Building strong, collaborative and trusted relationships with Ogilvy’s capabilities and the crafts deployed on your business(es)
    • Effectively navigating teams when there are conflicting priorities
    • Coaching, involving and inspiring the growth and development of junior Agency staff via providing consistent feedback, training and growth opportunities
    • Acting as an open and willing resource to team members in assessing ideas and approaches, and providing guidance to push further
    • Monitoring and communicating points of view on current marketing and industry issues 
    • Demonstrating responsibility and accountability for overall agency performance and flawless delivery 



    • 7 – 10 years of experience, including 3 – 5 years of supervisory experience, ideally with at least 2 different client experiences in two of the key territories (B2B, technology, employee engagement, sales enablement, marketing activation, demand generation).
    • Digitally fluent, with an understanding of the complex, fragmented marketing landscape and how to bring together cohesive programs and drive results for clients
    • Multi-disciplined thinker – looking for ways to bring experts together to solve challenges
    • An appreciation for how great work gets done and a commitment to ensuring creative excellence and output
    • Strong communication skills, particularly with oral presentations
    • Insatiably curious, a lifelong learner
    • Authentically passionate about great work, your team and our business
    • Diplomatic and empathetic leadership
    •  A good listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly)
    • An accountable and confident agency leader – and leader of clients


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