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Account Director

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Account Management
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FCB Toronto
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210004T1 Requisition #

Job purpose:

At FCB Toronto, the Account Director is a person who understands their client’s needs beyond marketing and looks deeper at the partnership they have with the agency. This person takes a leadership role in strategy, creative development, guide production, and ensures that they map back to the client’s goals. The Account Director is a proactive and effective partner with all cross-functional team members. We want someone with the ability to champion ideas, inspire great work and effectively defend and persuade the agency POV to the client. Someone who knows a good idea when they see it.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Utilizes interpersonal savvy to rally internal and external agency resources to help bring long-term, strategic and creative recommendations to life
  • Sees the client business through a 360-degree lens and identifies out-of-the-box ideas and opportunities to integrate and expand into other disciplines
  • Builds one-on-one relationships with senior level clients to foster a partnership with the agency
  • Adopts a proactive approach to anticipating internal and external concerns
  • Confidently leads major pieces of business and proactively identifies new business opportunities
  • Owns the crucial ability to reactively address and remedy current as well as unanticipated situations
  • Directs account and project development process through account, creative, production and digital teams to ensure appropriate resources are available and communication is consistent and timely
  • Manages the workload, workflow and professional development of account team
  • Committed to a mentorship environment to help nurture and support the growth and development of the account team
  • Plays a key role in building client relationships
  • Ensures financial performance across projects and accounts i.e. profitability, income and growth
  • Contributes to new business development activities and pitches as needed
  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities as assigned from time to time

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Has 8+ years of relevant industry experience, with a minimum of 4+ years’ experience at the Account Director level
  • Possesses an integrated background with strong brand, digital, social, shopper marketing and CRM experience
  • Possesses deep and broad level of experience in production of mass and digital campaign
  • Has the ability to provide big picture strategic thinking, vision and insights to drive big ideas and initiatives
  • Possess collaborative leadership skills that encourage team cooperation and motivate relationship-building
  • Is self-confident in oral, written, strategic and analytical abilities
  • Demonstrates a strong track record of developing and building key partnerships with internal and external teams
  • Demonstrates strong, fully developed staff management skills
  • Retail experience a bonus but not mandatory

The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.

FCB is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to be recognized by Ad Age as one of the Best Places to Work 2020. FCB does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, or any other protected ground under applicable law. 

 

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