Account Director

Zozimus is looking for an Account Director. Reporting to the EVP, Director of Client Relations, this is a strategic role in account management that will primarily involve building client relationships, driving account strategy & planning, and team leadership & development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities – Client Relationships
  • Overall management/key contact of client account(s) including the creation and communication of effective brand strategies, fees, contract negotiations and oversight of all client relations and presentations.
  • Builds and manages senior client relationships (expectations, communications, escalation, etc.).
  • Develops and implements added value branding ideas for clients to generate new revenue streams for the agency. Keeps in-depth insights of the client’s business, specific product/service, and competition top of mind and makes adjustments accordingly during campaigns.
  • Able to effectively interpret and lead measurement reporting across channels.
  • Seen as an integral part of the client’s marketing organization and as a strategic partner helping to identify opportunities for growth.
  • Holds monthly, quarterly and annual meetings to review accounts to ensure account health is intact.
Agency Process
  • Acts as a key contact to clients, and attends all campaign presentations, shoots, and edits.
  • Has a deep understanding of production steps and processes.
  • Reviews monthly client P&Ls against agreed-upon client fees and analyzes the impact on account and agency profitability.
  • Problem solves on account and production issues, knows when to involve EVP of Client Services.
  • Manages and facilitates new business pitches when requested.
  • Identifies opportunities to refine the agency workflow and process on an ongoing basis.
  • Facilitates & nurtures relationships with partner firms (production, web development, media planning/buying, etc.)
  • Acts as “go-to” person for internal teams, regardless of account/client involvement.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:

Responsibilities – Internal Management
  • Responsible for ensuring that the account plan is a comprehensive, multi-layered strategy.
  • Review overall program metrics and creativity to ensure compliance to quality on all client deliverables set forth in the creative brief.
  • Works closely with creative, strategy, performance, and social teams to set the tone for accounts.
  • Provides leadership and professional development to department, mentors, and trains employees.
  • Involved in overall department growth and agency profitability.

Interested in this job?

To apply send your cover letter and resume with the subject “Account Director” to Stacy Walsh at swalsh@zozimus.com