Account Director

US-TX-Austin
Requisition ID
2017-4034
# of Openings
1
Category
Account Management/Client Services

Overview

The Account Director is the principle contact between the Agency and the Client and has ultimate responsibility for the global client account.  The Account Director works across multiple lines of an account developing and executing synergistic solutions which help our Clients to grow their business and gain market share.  The incumbent leads the account team from strategy development to solution delivery.  The Account Director ensures that solutions provided are on strategy and meet client expectations.  The incumbent also supervises overall performance management for account team members. You will partner with senior leadership to help drive revenue and ensure efficient delivery of the promised scope. This role will be working on a large technology account; therefore, technology experience is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Strengthen and expand relationships with key clients.
  • Supervise strategic development and implementation of direct initiatives, including print and digital, locally and globally across Wunderman Production hubs.
  • Fiscal responsibility for overall account profitability including client budget, expense reporting, and campaign profits and losses.
  • Liaison between Agency and Client to establish goals and budget and ensure the receipt of quality, cost-effective solutions.
  • This client is supported across WPP agencies; you will be responsible for acting as a liaison across the integrated agency teams.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Seven to ten years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Strong direct marketing experience with an integrated marketing perspective is critical.
  • Agency and account management experience required.
  • Extensive partnering skills, both internally and externally, with demonstrated legacy of building and growing accounts.
  • Dynamic leadership, strategic thinking, management, and team building skills.
  • Ability and proven track record of new business development.
  • Successful track record managing multiple client assignments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Sound qualitative & quantitative analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of all agency functional areas; including production, media, research and database.

Wunderman is Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires people to take action and delivers results for brands. In 2015, industry analysts named Wunderman a leader in marketing database operations as well as a strong performer in customer engagement strategy. Headquartered in New York, the agency brings together 7,000 creatives, data scientists, strategists and technologists in 175 offices in 60 markets. Wunderman is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.wunderman.com and follow us @Wunderman.

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