Ketchum

  • Account Director

    ID
    2018-9767
    Category
    Brand
    Location
    CA-ON-Toronto
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Our Toronto office is currently looking for an Account Director to join our growing team.

     

    This is a truly an awesome opportunity to work on high-profile accounts with some of the most influential brands - both homegrown and global. We’re looking for candidates who like to take creative and strategic ownership of the work they do. Someone who is never too busy to carve out time to teach and mentor staff. Our ideal candidate is comfortable wearing a lot of hats and someone with strong consumer experience working across multiple industry areas.

    About the Job

    • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Troubleshoot clients problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
    • Motivate team  members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage team to take advantage of training and development opportunities    
    • Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials
    • Strive to develop  the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client  billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability
    • Work with account team(s) to build incremental business
    • Communicate  account status to agency management regularly
    • Participate in new business programming and presentations

    Qualifications

    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    • Minimum of ten years of large agency and/or public relations experience, ideally with working with large consumer brands, CPG products
    • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
    • Proven track record in growing business
    • Direct experience in building and managing teams
    • Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including proposal planning, writing and presentations, media relations, and consultative selling

    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

     

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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