Ogilvy

Account Director

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/23/2020 10:53 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-7688
Location
CA-ON-Toronto
Department
Account / Service-conseil

Overview / Description

Ogilvy Toronto is looking for an Account Director to work on 2 Canadian Clients.  One of those clients is advertising on a global level.  Our Account Directors bring value to our clients by analyzing, solving and presenting viable integrated solutions to client problems. They identify and inspire new work streams and solutions that lead to client growth by collaborating with and drawing on the expertise of the Ogilvy’s vast resources and capabilities.  They are valued advisors and partners to senior brand managers and marketing/category directors, as well as agency leaders at similar levels. They identify and champion great creative work and understand the importance of flawless delivery. They are also exceptional leaders of teams who inspire others to act courageously.  

Responsibilities / Responsabilités

  • Managing a client’s business or portfolio of integrated accounts
  • Partnering with Ogilvy’s capability experts to deliver integrated solutions, identify new business opportunities, scope of work and revenue
  • Immersing yourself in the essential dynamics, strategies, and drivers of your client’s business
  • Understanding the agency business model, the Ogilvy OS and identifying and utilizing all Agency capabilities to produce exceptional results for the client
  • Foreseeing opportunities and formulating plans to manage and exploit them to drive/extend the business
  • Putting clients first, interfacing regularly with all client levels and constantly hunting for solutions and big ideas that are innovative and relevant
  • Demonstrating strong collaboration skills with internal teams, using Agency resources to effectively and seamlessly support client’s business
  • Building strong, collaborative and trusted relationships with creative and strategic partners
  • Effectively navigating teams when there are conflicting priorities
  • Coaching, involving and inspiring the growth and development of junior Agency staff via providing consistent feedback, training and growth opportunities
  • Acting as an open and willing resource to team members in assessing ideas and directions, and providing guidance to push further
  • Monitoring and communicating POV on current marketing and industry issues 
  • Demonstrating responsibility and accountability for overall agency performance and flawless delivery

Qualifications

  • 7 – 10 years of experience, including 3 – 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Digitally fluent, with an understanding of the complex, fragmented media landscape and how to bring together cohesive programs and drive results for clients
  • An appreciation for how great work gets done and a commitment to ensuring creative excellence/output
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with oral presentations
  • Insatiably curious, a lifelong learner
  • Authentically passionate about great work, your team and our business
  • Diplomatic and Empathetic leadership
  • A good listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly)

 

Ogilvy Canada employees are encouraged to bring their ideas, experiences and perspectives, gleaned from their varied backgrounds, to the workplace.  We strive to create an environment in which all employees can feel comfortable to contribute to their fullest potential without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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