Account Director

Publicis Media

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Update day: 30-12-2021

Location: Cairns Queensland

Category: TV / Media / Newspaper


Job type: Full Time

Salary: ~ $100,000

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We’re looking for an experienced Account Director to lead the day-to-day management of your assigned client’s communication activities. This is a role with scope for producing world-class communicaiton campaigns and thinking for businesses which are already leaders in their industry and respective brand categories. Our approach towards creativity is unique and so we are looking for someone who is keen to work as part of a team who strive to continually raise the bar on the quality of our thinking and ideas.

We’re looking for candidates who are energetic, proactive team players with a can-do approach to the everyday, as well as thrive on delivering creative solutions to business problems. The role will also suit someone with an ability to work autonomously within a supportive team environment and to work effectively with the wider integrated agency team (consisting of strategists/planners, creatives, client managers and producers).

Core responsibilities:


To continually develop an understanding of the client’s business, the industry/category and the market influences on the business and brand(s)
Deliver strategy and creative solutions that achieves or exceeds the expected results for the client
Identify opportunities to grow client business or grow the agency’s remit with the client.
Work hand-in-hand with Planning and Creative leads to develop best in class creative work
Know the client’s brand(s), it’s strategic pillars, core objectives and guidelines to ensure all communications are on brand and meet requirements.
Identifies and leads proactive initiatives


· Manages the workflow, operational and quality processes within the team and across other agency departments, specifically:
Ensuring a high level of creative output
Ensuring work is delivered on time and within budget
Initiating the involvement of the agency specialist skills to deliver integrated solutions
Drives measurement and evaluation of all activities
Full management of financials – budget control, forecasting, invoicing and reconciliations.
Achieve revenue target for the account/s
Facilitate meetings and (where required) workshops
Problem solve on process/operational issues with other department heads
Ensure team develop Case Studies for key/relevant campaigns upon completion
Implement results/effectiveness analysis, leading Project or Campaign Retros/PCAs to capture learnings and optimize process.
Lead and initiative competitive reviews
Partner with creative to present creative to client


Lead and manage junior team members (e.g., Account Executive and/or Account Manager)
Lead the agency team to ensure efficient running of account(s).
Manage key client relationships
Relate to client at all levels (from MD down)
Manage the involvement of management and senior leaders on the account and use these to aid grow the business or solve issues.
Update Strategy, Digital and Production teams on client business developments and opportunities
Share ideas across account group to help diversify and pick up new approaches
Support the team by taking responsibility for day-to-day operations of campaigns in progress and provide ongoing feedback to your team
Collaborative approach: involved in brainstorming, suggesting ideas and solutions
Ensure each direct report has objectives, Development Plans and continual support
Communicate daily with the client on key initiatives

Desired Skills and Experience:

Negotiation & salesmanship
Management/ leadership/motivational
Strategic thinking
Business strategy
Problem solving ability
Tertiary qualified in a communications/marketing discipline or with recognised Advertising course preferred
Must be skilled in Office Suite

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