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VP Account Director

Overview

Vice President/Account Director - Account Management

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We are always looking to grow and better our business – and the Account Management team is the catalyst for that growth. Our focus is on building the client’s business, the account relationship and the expertise of our team. That means spotting game-changing ideas to grow our client’s business and solve challenges. Selling ideas fearlessly and confidently. And keeping things simple, organized and clear – even in the most complex situations – so that we can make great work. 

To lead this, we’re looking for a whip smart VP/Account Director who can consistently strengthen client relationships and bring powerful ideas and insights to life. If you’ve got the goods and you’re up for the challenge, read on.

What you’ll do:

You’ll manage the client relationship, partner with senior leadership on high-level strategy and use their deep web knowledge to ensure strategic deliverables. Day to day, your role includes:

  • Eloquently articulating our views on digital business philosophies, keeping clients up to date on industry context
  • Selling new project ideas that align with client goals, both customer and brand
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of changes in the client’s industry and how customer needs are adapting
  • Continually inspiring clients with strong storytelling skills – you’re engaging, thoughtful and compelling
  • Partnering with clients and capability partners to build active brands
  • Owning the financials for clients, including forecasts, budgets and investments – ensuring that key financial responsibilities are mutually understood and agreed upon
  • Developing team members by coaching, training and identifying areas for growth – you’ll offer direct and consistent feedback and encourage your team to learn from mistakes
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

We’re looking for a talented VP/Account Director with impressive work experience, which typically includes:

  • Four years of college education, MBA degree and 10 to 12 years of experience (ideally at a creative agency), including four years of leadership experience in integrated marketing and client relationship management with a digital scope
  • Superior analytical skills and strategic thinking – you’re strong on both IQ and EQ, as adept at reading data as you are at reading clients
  • Superb communication and presentation skills – you’re articulate, straightforward, engaging and effective
  • Effective time-management, impeccable organization and the flexibility to adapt quickly to changes
  • Proven project management and performance management skills – you’re known for your ability to coach and develop talent, inspire and drive change, and bring varied groups together to collaborate effectively
  • Demonstrated budget management and resource planning experience

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi 

We’ve got 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – such as Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day.

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 15, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or military status.