• Account Director

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-DC-Washington, DC
    Account Management/Client Services
  • Overview

    The Brief:


    As an Account Director supporting the Research & Modeling Program, you would provide business and consumer insight through strong collaboration with senior account management, strategic and creative teams, while partnering with your internal account management team.  You will partner with senior leadership to help drive revenue and ensure efficient delivery of the promised scope.


    • Set direction and vision for the brand while having a passion and instinct for big ideas
    • Be the champion of the work and be committed to the highest standards for all agency work
    • Maintain knowledge of all performance measures and financial figures
    • Embrace and direct the integrated communication strategy
    • Peromerform in a fast-paced, decision-focused environment”
    • Be recognized as an effective brand steward and strategist
    • Seek opportunities to advance the client relationship and build Y&R agency business
    • Demonstrate a robust understanding of the roles and metrics of other communication channels and have the ability to lead integrated efforts
    • Inspire Agency and Client confidence and be an effective leader of client relationships
    • Proactively address future Client and Agency problems and opportunities; don’t shy away from hard conversations
    • Effectively sell great work (and keep it sold)
    • Have the ability to identify and leverage new agency revenue opportunities for organic growth
    • Embody and reflect our Y&R agency culture
    • Develop team talent and skill set; mentor staff and develop career path for your team
    • Be prepared for other tasks you may be assigned


    We’d love if it you:

    • Have a Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) or more years of experience in Advertising or related field
    • Have five (5) or more years of supervisory experience
    • Have demonstrated experience and ability to identify and navigate difficult or sensitive client situations
    • Have demonstrated experience and ability o perform in a fast-paced, decision-focused environment
    • Have established credibility among colleagues and clients
    • Have a proven client and team leadership abilities and are an agency leader who inspires internal and external partners
    • Have exceptional presentation and extemporaneous speaking skills
    • Consider yourself a spontaneous problem solver

    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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