Incredible opportunity for a talented and commercially astute Group Business Director to drive and affect change, working with one of the largest clients within Colenso, Fonterra. This pivotal role requires exemplary stakeholder management, strong leadership, a deep understanding of brand, digital marketing and most importantly, a love of great work.
As an inspiring leader, you will work closely with planning and creative to carve out the direction for your brands, creating an environment in which your agency teams are motivated to produce best in class creative work.
Your remit will cover a number of domestic and international brands, all owned by our second biggest client in the agency. It’s high-profile, with exposure to senior management on both client and agency side
You may be from a traditional agency background – or perhaps you’ve been client-side and fancy changing teams. You’re smart, articulate and process driven. You understand the business challenges our clients face and you think strategically to deliver solutions.
• Provides stimulus for and creates new solutions to answer client business problems or marketing objectives
• Key member of the Account Services team in all aspects of development and client liaison including: research, planning, creative and media in presentation of strategy planning
• Monitors progress of all projects within area of responsibility
• Analyse all marketing and digital data through up-to-date knowledge of the Clients business and individual product performance
• Conversant in market dynamics and competitive activity in client product categories
• Develops workable budgets and realistic timetables
• Makes recommendations based on an understanding of the long-term strategy
Bottom Line Accountability
• Assist the International Group Business Director in the establishment of annual operating budgets
• Provide monthly billings projections and updates
• Handle accounts to ensure profitability and within parameters agreed
Desired Skills and Experience:
• Keen grasp of all aspects of marketing communications
• Culture lead – you will contribute to the wider agency culture
• Strong communicator
• Outstanding staff management skills and the ability to inspire teams
• Ability to troubleshoot problems efficiently
• Drive, passion and a polished, committed approach at all times
• Creative – experience working on creatively led accounts
• Commercially focused – able to affect revenue growth and profitability
• Relationship – Exceptional client relationship and influencing skills
Please note: all applicants must have valid rights to work in New Zealand.
DDB are fantastic but if we are to believe gaining back the VW business and moving into the new Giltrap building are a total coincidence, they're not fooling anyone.
I don't work at DDB anymore but I can assure you they didn't lose the account back then due to the quality of the work. They won Effies and Creative awards the work they did and sold a lot of ...
Um, I’ve read the article. “DDB said it was because of the quality of the work that was done during the previous relationship.” When they got fired.
Um have you seen the quality of DDB's work lately? Speight's, Lotto, McDonald's, the scammers bot etc etc.
DDB: "Can we pretend we won it due to the quality of our work?" VW: "But we fired you because of the quality of your work." DDB: "Do you need a tenant or not?" VW: "Okay, whatever."
Part of the great north road office lease deal (DDB's new digs/Giltrap Building) was that it would come with the VW business. Good bye Grey's Ave, hello Grey Lynn.
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