Group Account Director, Brisbane, Queensland

Agency VMLY&R
Created 11/25/2021
Reference 5723797002
Category Client Services
Country Australia
State Queensland
City Brisbane
About VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies for five consecutive years, VMLY&R is made up of more than 12,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, Detroit, London, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The agency is behind award-winning campaigns for blue chip client partners including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Intel, New Balance, Pfizer and Wendy's. For more information, visit www.vmlyr.com.au. VMLY&R is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).

There are more than 400 of us within our 5 offices in Australia and New Zealand. Each VMLY&R office has its own unique personality, and spaces created to enable bold, creative thinking and meaningful collaboration. And we're not all about the work. We want everyone to have the best life both in and out of the office. With (COVID permitting) regular events, Friday lunches, and sundowner sessions, a day in the office feels more like a very productive day spent with mates (either physically or virtually).

VMLY&R AUNZ Highlights:

There are many things that make VMLY&R AUNZ an awesome place to work, but we think these are worth a special mention:
  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off to celebrate your Birthday each year;
  • Summer Days - 5 paid afternoons off each year during daylight savings time;
  • Loyalty Leave - a paid day off each year to celebrate your work anniversary;
  • Employee Assistance Program access and 24/7 support;
  • LinkedIn Learning access for all employees.
About the role

As Group Account Director you will be responsible for the running of key client accounts and accountable for creating a team and relationships where best in class work can flourish. This role is responsible for the financial management and profitability of your business, ongoing client satisfaction, organic growth and team development. You will be responsible for creating an environment where your teams are empowered to produce great work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with your ECD, Strategy, Experience, Technology and Commerce leads to deliver on your business's needs and achieve strategic and creative excellence
  • Develop strong and enduring relationships based on honesty, openness and trust with senior clients, and senior agency personnel.
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience of the industry, in particular marketing and communication strategies.
  • Develop a deep knowledge of your client's business, working collaboratively to achieve their business and communications objectives.
  • Possess an excellent understanding of what makes for good strategic and creative work.
  • Responsible for defining the client practices and processes, this will include setting account plans, developing the long-term strategic direction of the business and highly developed commercial acumen.
  • Hungry for business growth, constantly seeking improvements and opportunities.
  • Take pride in growing and developing your agency team through training and development, staff performance reviews, career development.
  • Contributing to agency culture as ambassador, both internally and externally
Required Experience/Skills/Capabilities
  • 8+ years' experience
  • Dynamic leadership, management and team building skills
  • Strong relationship building skills and consultative approach
  • Demonstrated influence management skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively and obtain leverage where appropriate
  • Ability to translate broad marketing goals into technical/analytical applications; and synthesise analytic results into relevant and strategic marketing recommendations
  • Superior project management and implementation skills
VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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