• Account Director, Consumer Public Relations

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/13/2018 10:40 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Ogilvy Public Relations Chicago is seeking a highly skilled, accomplished professional with a minimum of seven years of consumer PR experience, preferrably with experience in the food category. Candidates must have strong client management skills, superior presentation skills and the ability to manage the day-to-day business and client relationship on a piece of business (or several small projects) within a large client account. Candidates must also possess the ability to be a team leader, independently develop programs, oversee the development and delivery of high-quality work products, play a business development role on his/her piece of business and also offer strategic client counsel with confidence.


    • Ensures management of client expectations.    
    • Develops and manages projects and programs, including strategies, implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, timelines and budgets.
    • Acts with a high degree of independence; holds responsibility for overall account relationships.
    • Responsible for maintaining and growing existing accounts.
    • Develops and delivers client presentations.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with key client contacts and ensures that client/agency relationships exist on multiple levels and grow over time.
    • Leverages full resources of the firm and ensures the development of increased client/agency points of contact.
    • In managing account teams ensures that work is delegated to the appropriate experience levels within the team structure.
    • Provides proactive leadership to accounts, staff and clients. 
    • Directs development of range of materials developed by account team including client memos, press releases, speeches, articles, brochures, presentation and collateral materials.
    • Efficiently and effectively plans and manages large-scale events.
    • Develops and guides media relations strategy.
    • Leads growth of existing accounts and works with senior leaders to develop and direct new business program development and presentations.



    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 7+ years of public relations experience, agency experience highly preferred
    • Strong project management, counseling, programming, people management and business development skills 
    • Understanding of how to manage budgets for pieces of business or several projects within a large account
    • Experience managing people and teams, strengthening team dynamics and inspiring success.


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