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SVP, Group Management Director - Area 23

Account Management
Area 23
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The SVP, Group Management Director (SVP-GMD) is responsible for the overall management of assigned account or line of business. The SVP-GMD represents the Agency’s senior management on a day-to-day basis with the Client and within the Agency.  The SVP-GMD’s role includes taking the key leadership role with client as well as internally with the agency team.  The SVP-GMD is a partner to the EVP-GMD and can independently run their particular line of business with little or no oversight.


Client Management – proven track record in new business pitches, exceptional presentation skills, advanced persuasive communication skills; demonstrated ability to grow current business, always looking for the next opportunity; can stand on their own in any high level client situation

Leadership – strong focus on managing labor, manages needs of team members to maximize learning and productivity while minimizing turnover; is viewed by teams as a strong leader

Decision Making – consistently make decisions by focusing on what’s right for the agency; demonstrates maturity, ethics, integrity and fiscal responsibility; generates original ideas and demonstrates thought leadership to which team members can aspire

Job Duties and responsibilities include:

* On average, oversees client business with revenue(s) of up to $15MM

* Lead the team (or multiple teams) on strategic/business development and tactical implementation

* Develop and maintain strong client relations with all levels of client management as appropriate

* Identify and resolves client conflicts quickly and efficiently

* Lead new business pitches

* Proactively challenges and addresses client needs for long-term, future (i.e., beyond current/next sales period)

* Identify and cultivate new business opportunities for agency

* Possess an intimate knowledge of the category markets to which their brands belong

* Thoroughly understand the brands, their strategic/relevant histories, and performance

* Appropriately interpret market research data

* Analyze and extract pertinent findings/issues from all available marketing data

* Ensure that all agency efforts and creative campaigns are in the best interest of building the brand

* Thoroughly understand the brand positioning and the long-term brand vision

* Ensure all strategies, creative, and tactics developed support the brand positioning

* Coordinate and prioritize activities among accounts

* Set overall goals and timing

* Train, develop, and appropriately delegate to account team

* Encourage and provide growth and development to team members

* Lead creative and account teams in the development of breakthrough creative

* Develop and manage staffing plan to ensure appropriate resource allocation and utilization

* Conducts performance reviews on staff

* Provides accurate and realistic forecasts for the group

* Routinely monitors financial performance of accounts to maximize income generation

* Oversee contract development and overall budget development and approval

* Liaise with internal senior managers, scientific services, finance, etc. to ensure optimal client satisfaction, business development, and income potential 

* Works directly with EVP-GMD as a senior partner on a particular line or lines of business

* Proactively and consistently takes tasks from EVP-GMD(s) in order to help run business

* Perform other related duties as required and assigned by supervisor



* Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related


* 15-25 years relevant industry experience

* Specific category experience

* Previous experience supervising a group


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