Group Business Director

  • Auckland

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.

Responsibilities:

Leadership/Supervision
• 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

Planning/Strategy

• 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.

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