Ogilvy

  • Account Director

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 12:01 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-4026
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Department
    Account
  • 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 the Ogilvy’s vast resources and capabilities.  They are valued advisors and partners to senior brand managers and marketing/category directors, 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.  

    Responsibilities

    • 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, scope of work and 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/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 client’s business
    • Building strong, collaborative and trusted relationships with creative and strategic partners
    • 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 directions, and providing guidance to push further
    • Monitoring and communicating POV on current marketing and industry issues
    • Demonstrating responsibility and accountability for overall agency performance and flawless delivery

    Qualifications

    • 7 – 10 years of experience, including 3 – 5 years of supervisory experience
    • Digitally fluent, with an understanding of the complex, fragmented media landscape and how to bring together cohesive programs and drive results for clients
    • An appreciation for how great work gets done and a commitment to ensuring creative excellence/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)

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