Account Director

  • Auckland - Auckland Central
  • Negotiable on experience

The Brand Agency, part of Australia and New Zealand’s largest communications group WPPAUNZ, is looking for a talented Account Director with strong B2B, digital and integrated TTL experience, for a 12 month maternity leave contract role. This is a rare opportunity to work at a leading advertising agency on a successful and leading global retail brand. The Brand Agency is the lead agency on this global retail account which means other than strategically leading, developing concepts and producing artwork, the agency coordinates the media agency partners and production suppliers on behalf of the client.

The role
Reporting into the Business Director and working closely with international counterparts, you’ll lead the charge in your business divisions; B2B, Sponsorships, Competitive and Brands to name a few. You’ll be supported by the broader Account Service team to deliver across all your accountable divisions. You’ll effortlessly forge trusting professional relationships with your colleagues, clients and agency partners.

This role will see you
Enjoy the support of the senior leadership team locally, as well as the broader international senior management team who you will be in contact with daily.
You’ll thrive in an environment that’s all about collaboration, work/life balance and recognition for a job well done.
Forge strong and enduring relationships with key clients and become the day-to-day ‘go-to’ for mid-high level requests.
Take responsibility for the smooth running of your divisions and team from an operational, creative, production and financial standpoint.
Develop a clear understanding of the brand strategy and communication guidelines to ensure that all work remains strategically and tonally sound
Leverage your strong communication skills to engage with clients, negotiate challenges and share solutions in a compelling way
Work closely with media partners from briefing through to development and implementation
Appropriately and effectively manage up (BD/GM) and down (SAM/AM/AE) to ensure smooth and timely management of projects and updates

Who we’re looking for
This role would suit an experienced Account Director with strong B2B, media and project management experience. Alternatively, a super strong SAM (with both B2B and media experience) ready for the next step up. You’re solution driven and have a strong understanding of the New Zealand market and the media landscape. As an Account Director, you will lead a team of suits; x4 Account Executives, x2 Account Managers and x1 Senior Account Manager. You’ll naturally be inclusive, calm under pressure, encouraging, have a positive mindset and proactively teach and lead by example.
You will have at least 5-6 years in the industry and prior experience at an integrated advertising agency. Time on a B2B and retail account is also required. If this sounds like you, please email your CV and cover letter to Kat Loizides: kloizides@thebrandagency.co.nz by Friday 15/9/17.

Requirements
To be considered for this role, you must have the right to live and work in New Zealand. We appreciate your understanding that only successful applicants will be contacted, and that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we are unable to reply to individual phone calls or emails.
No recruitment consultants please.

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