Account Director / Business Director / Auckland / $100-$125k

  • Auckland

Had enough of the big agency? Got a big client in your pocket? Looking for a salary with big rewards?

Our agency client is looking for a new superstar Account Director / Business Director to lead an agency team of 8 across 5 major accounts. It’s an opportunity to lead and work on some existing clients and get rewarded for attracting new clients to the agency (Potential for profit share and bonuses). This position sits within the Senior Leadership Team of 3 and will also play a part in the agency’s growth evolution. This position is driving the business alongside the owner / MD.

So who are we after?

Someone with pure drive, class and relationship smarts who is looking to step up and get rewarded for their hard work in a small dynamic agency culture punching above it’s weight. You may be from a traditional agency background – or perhaps you’ve been doing big time marketing client-side and fancy changing teams. You’re super senior, well connected, smart, articulate and process driven. You understand the business challenges our clients face and you think strategically in representing the agency's offering. You’re driven by success and seeing the results of great work and converting new clients in retained clients – be it creative accolades or increased market share.

Required Experience and Skills:

• New Business
• Marketing Strategy & Planning
• Culture lead – contributing to the agency direction and internal culture
• Creative minded – experience working on the cool stuff
• Commercially focused – able to affect revenue growth and profitability
• Relationship – exceptional client relationship and influencing skills
• Familiar with traditional design and advertising and some digital

Required Qualifications:

• Tertiary (preferred)

Personality and Work Ethic:

• Professional
• Personable, warm and likeable
• Strong and confident communicator
• Competitive and likes winning
• Quick, willing and able

Package Extras / Benefits:

• Central CBD location
• Car park
• Profit share opportunities

If this sounds like you then please apply below with your CV and a brief summary on why you’re right for the role.

Let Penny and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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