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Account Director

Company: JWALK
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

JWALK is a full-service creative agency that doesn't subscribe to traditional agency models. Designed to encourage collaboration, we are constantly reaching across the table, melding creative, strategy, and business to deliver the best for our clients. Our in-house content studio helps expedite our processes. With video and still photo capabilities right at our fingertips, we move from ideation to execution seamlessly.We are seeking a passionate, outgoing, collaborative Account Director to lead and grow our clientele. Experience in fashion, beauty and/or lifestyle verticals is a must. This position will report into the CEO and will have the support of an Account Supervisor. Based in New York City and may require some travel.The Account Director position is a senior client management position responsible for leading the internal team, accountable for client P&L and growth, relationship building, marketing strategy, campaign development and management, and business analysis.RESPONSIBILITIESStrategic and Marketing LeadershipUncovers clients' business needs and objectives and sets annual KPIsIdentifies brand insights and develops marketing strategy to help achieve client goalsLeads the development of 360 campaigns including broadcast, print, digital, social, experiential, ecommerce/mobile, and partnershipsAnticipates client needs, identifies solutions, acts in the client's best interest to increase the value of serviceMaintains thought leadership, watches digital trends, and applies thinking towards client ROIBuild and Grow Client RelationshipsUnderstands clients' business and industry to generate new ideas to add value to the client and agency overallBuilds client trust, agency credibility, and client referralsDevelops multi-tiered agency-client relationships and tiesEffectively Manage TeamManages, hires and retains talentFoster teamwork and a collaborative work environmentProvides team leadership that rewards creativityWorks with project management to resource plan and bring on support where neededManage Financial PerformanceDevelops client scopes and achieves client targetsGrows and improves account profitabilityWorks with business development team to develop new client proposalsParticipates in new business pitches where necessaryOverall budget managementExecutionSets client expectations and ensures timely and on-target deliverables throughout the project lifecycleManages and leads the production process including overseeing photo shoots, all broadcast deliverables, print, digital, social, content, ecommerce, partnerships and experientialUnderstands the digital and social landscape and aligns tactics with client objectivesEnsures all final work meets agency standardsContributionBalances client demands with participation in broader agency initiativesInspires team morale and contributes to the overall agency cultureDESIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLSBrand Experience preferredBachelor's degree in Business, Marketing/Advertising, or related fieldA minimum of 8+ years of related industry experience, with 2+ years of experience at an Account Director levelMust have fashion, beauty and/or lifestyle vertical experience.Demonstrated track record in client servicesStrong knowledge or experience in broadcast, digital, social, web/mobile, account management, brand strategy, marketing plan development and media planningStrong interpersonal/communication skills with dynamic presentation ability.Proven ability to manage cross-functional teams in a highly-collaborative agency environment.Experience working in an entrepreneurial environmentJob Type: Full-timeExperience:Brand Management: 8 years (Required)Account Management: 8 years (Required)Advertising: 8 years (Required)Education:Bachelor's (Required)Location:New York, NY (Required)

Keywords: JWALK, New York , Account Director, Executive , New York, New York

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