Account Director

  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable

Our client is a renowned advertising agency based in Singapore and they are looking for an Account Director to join their team!

The AD is responsible to manage the business for the digital creative and branding led accounts, while managing the team. The role of this AD will have mainly 2 key responsibilities as a task which are 1. manage the existing client businesses while growing them, and 2. develop new businesses by bring in new clients or pitch opportunities.

The AD will be managing regional accounts, hence s/he will be also working closely with our offices in other overseas markets.

Responsibilities

  • The person will be leading the frontline of the business, and will need the dedication to create and apply an effective growth strategy to meet the budget for the company.
  • S/he must emphasize the need for the organization to record positive changes /transformation (both internal and client) and experience profit growth by doing so.
  • This job is required to be growth-oriented and be dynamic to meet up with the pace of competitors and overtake them towards re-positioning the organization in the digital domain.
  • Builds strategic operational plans and balances the expectations of clients with the execution of creative work.
  • Building a strong Client-Agency relationship and takes a lead in clients marketing and advertising strategies.
  • Leads the team to provide the utmost level of client service and digital/ATL creative output.
  • Liaises with clients at a senior level, especially closely with the client’s key person (Brand Manager, Marketing Director, etc.)
  • Promotes the expansion of business with existing clients.
  • Drive growth by identifying and acquiring new pipeline leads /accounts that will have a major strategic impact on the long-term success of the company.
  • Complete RFP’s and proposals, follow up on submissions and close business. Be aware of organizational growth and the company’s potential to meet the budget.
  • Monitoring Client’s monthly P&L and manage budget and margin forecast planning for all accounts within the team.
  • Ensuring that the Agency generates a healthy Gross Margin for Clients under his/her care.

Requirements

  • Min 6 years of account management experience and proven track record as an Account Director or similar position.
  • Well experienced in holistically managing creative led branding campaigns.
  • Have a strong capability in leading the team for new business pitches.
  • Demonstratable experience in negotiation and meeting client requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities to foster long term relationships with clients.
  • Up to date with latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently.
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead.
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions.

Pls send your CV to [email protected], only suitable profiles will be shortlisted and contacted.

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