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Group Account Director (Media Agency)

Company: Search Max, Inc
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTORPractice: ACCOUNT STRATEGYWe are looking to add a Group Account Director to our Account Strategy team with a passion and drive to understand and shape conversations between consumers and brands. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is hands-on, possesses a tireless work ethic and is seen and felt as a leader whom others want to follow.The ideal candidate will be passionate about growing people in the Account Strategy practice, growing agency accounts and will be accountable for their team's success. Applicants will be charged with managing the business of their group of accounts and will be able to manage a P&L to track team performance. The Group Account Director must be both strategic and hands-on, have a strong project management sensibility, and be engaged, tenacious and passionate about the success of their team. The role will require motivating the cross-functional team to ensure maximum delivery on client group goals. Experience with planning and executing integrated campaigns by leading and inspiring cross-functional teams (media, creative, project management, and others), to ensure delivery of extraordinary work is vital to success in this role. This includes fostering a positive team environment while instilling passion, pride, and accountability in all team members.Responsibilities:* Manage the day-to-day business of the team, including profitability and growth.* Outlining specific strategies to pursue, retain and grow an assigned client base.* Sell through incremental growth ideas to clients as appropriate to grow engagement in a way that benefits MMI and the client mutually.* Recommend marketing solutions to ensure mutual benefit to all assigned accounts.* Be completely in touch with today's digital consumer in order to properly oversee the team's work and must develop effective strategies.* Translate to the team an overall understanding of advertising measurement.* Support the VP, Account Strategy to define the work of the practice and hire and retain a top-talent team.* Determine the standards of success for the Account Group and ensure they're met. Ensure practice is compliant with agency process and deliverable standards.* Provide thought leadership articles and POVs.* Create and sustain an encouraging learning environment for all things creative, social, digital and mobile in order to stay abreast of the latest trends, technologies and techniques.* Develop the overall skills of the Account team.* Recommend the platforms and tools needed to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency of the practice.* Participate in the development and implementation of new agency product offerings.* Identify agency work appropriate for submission in industry award competitions.* Ensure cross-practice integration with the overall agency and all practice points of view are effectively communicated.* Support VP of Account Strategy to track the performance, professional growth and development of direct reports.Requirements:* Minimum of ten years of relevant experience - preferably working with or for * an agency. * Minimum of three years of experience effectively managing teams and inspiring them to deliver their best work.* Strong management and interpersonal skills.* Experience in successfully delivering integrated creative campaigns, including multiple tactics ranging from traditional print to digital executions.* History of successfully pitching new business opportunities to existing and * potential clients.* Able to write concisely and present ideas confidently.* Willingness to travel for client meetings.* Bachelor's degree or equivalent.* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and proven ability to learn and master additional productivity software.

Keywords: Search Max, Inc, Houston , Group Account Director (Media Agency), Advertising , Houston, Texas

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