Group Account Director

US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Account Management/Client Services


The Brief:


The Group Account Director leads business and consumer insight through strong collaboration with senior clients and senior members of the integrated team.  They partner with senior leadership to help drive revenue and ensure efficient delivery of promised scope and oversees all activities associated with assigned accounts.


  • Be seen as key client business partner
  • Inspire the unexpected from the integrated team
  • Set the direction and vision for the brand while having a passion and instinct for big ideas
  • Embody and reflect agency culture
  • Be a champion of the work
  • Embrace and direct integrated communication strategy
  • Set positive tone for team and push yourself beyond day-to-day
  • Be committed to the highest standards for all agency work
  • Be recognized as an effective brand steward and strategist
  • Demonstrate a robust understanding of the roles and metrics of other communication channels and have an ability to lead integrated efforts
  • Inspire agency and client confidence and be an effective leader of client relationships
  • Have respect and trust of senior client and agency management
  • Proactively address future client and agency problems and opportunities; don’t shy away from hard conversations
  • Be effective in selling transformational creative (and keeping it sold)
  • Manage the scope of work and sell incremental projects
  • Recognize and resolve conflict situations
  • Push client and team to evolve digital landscape and social media presence for brand
  • Be a team motivator who sets the tone, manages morale and leads by example
  • Identify potential talent and develop account staff
  • Act as a Y&R Ambassador to external candidates for future opportunities
  • Fluidly manage multiples assignments of considerable scale and/or complexity
  • Have the ability to identify and leverage new Agency revenue opportunities for organic growth
  • Develop team talent and skill sets; mentor staff and support career paths
  • Contribute when asked and step up to do whatever it takes to get the job done and win
  • Be prepared for other tasks as assigned




We’d love it if you:

  • Have approximately 12+ years of advertising/marketing experience with at least 8 years of managerial experience
  • Are well respected by colleagues and clients
  • Have a proven client and team leadership abilities
  • Advocate and orchestrate activities in social media and the digital landscape
  • Be an agency leader who inspires internal and external partners
  • Excel at impromptu speaking
  • Be a spontaneous problem solver
  • Have excellent judgment and maturity


What else you can expect:


We’ve got a competitive benefits and compensation package, with vacation time that grows as you grow with us. We’re a global boutique, and as such, we have access to global discounts, perks, and offers.

We embrace diversity at Y&R.  In fact, we celebrate it.  We have different backgrounds.  Passports.  Genders. Orientations.  Beliefs. We have different skills, ambitions and talents. We’re fresh out of school and we have years of experience.  We’ve come back from serving our country.  We’re returning after starting our families.
We are inclusive. Full stop. Diversity enriches our culture, enhances our worldview and makes us better partners to our clients and better citizens of the world.  Our differences add up to a stronger whole, because it takes all kinds of people to build all kinds of brands. We are Y&R.  And we Resist the Usual.
Y&R is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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