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Group Account Director

Columbus, OH

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Accenture Interactive-a new breed of agency that's all about the Experience. For us, customer experience is not an add-on; it's foundational to who we are and how we empower our clients. As the world's largest, most disruptive agency, we drive lasting growth for clients by helping them design, build, and run meaningful experiences that make people's lives better, more productive, and more meaningful. We do this in three ways: by transforming organizations through standout products and services; by building and delivering award-winning campaigns so brands can engage and communicate creatively with customers at scale; and by using our top-notch skills to pilot, integrate, scale, and run the platforms that underpin the world's greatest experiences. Visit us here to l earn more about what makes us the Experience Agency .

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Accenture Interactive Designs, Builds, Runs and Communicates the Best Experiences on the Planet on behalf of our clients. The Group Account Director in Accenture Interactive's Communicate Experience offering is accountable for leading engagement across Accenture and externally with clients to connect client needs to Communicate Experience services, which include Marketing Strategy, Creative and Marketing Operating Model Transformation and Readiness. The Group Account Director is a leader who collaborates with Accenture Client Account Leads/Teams to identify client growth opportunities and mobilize cross-functional teams to drive account sales conversion and deliver client solutions. This position maintains client retention and organic growth, sources new business opportunities and upholds standards of excellence for all marketing communication products and services. The Group Account Director nurtures strong client partnerships built on strategic insights, quality, customer service and trust - with the ultimate goal of becoming a trusted advisor to the client. This position interfaces with clients, senior management, and leads the cross functional internal teams and partner agencies to ensure that products and services meet or exceed client expectations. The Group Account Director oversees internal and external resources, providing clients with seamless service and high-performance products.

The Group Account Director will be responsible for managing a team of account representatives and will support the on-the-job career development of her/his people as well as leading cross-functional teams on specific projects

YOUR ROLE: Group Account Director

While there will never be a typical day at Accenture Interactive, we've highlighted a few of your exciting responsibilities.
  • Expands existing programs and/or generates new programs by leveraging client relationships, client feedback, program measurement, new products/services or unmet needs
  • Initiates and manages processes related to pricing, invoicing and budgets. Leads the development of new or renewal contracts
  • Directs the development of the creative brief by strategically aligning with client on program objectives. Manages internal and external processes, assesses resources and ensures strategic and creative output is to the highest quality
  • Interfaces with clients, senior management, cross functional internal teams to ensure projects are on target with objectives, budget and schedule. Intercedes between client and team for issues related to changes in project scope, budget or strategic creative direction
  • Works with Client Account Leads where appropriate to ensure project aligns to greater account objectives and supports targets set for the year
  • Able to lead key business development initiatives for the account, but also across the broader account portfolio for Accenture Interactive
  • Consistent student of the industry, the marketplace, culture and consumer trends to identify opportunities and help keep clients and colleagues at the forefront of industry developments
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YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in account management, account planning, advertising, communications or marketing
  • Minimum 10 years of digital marketing agency or client-side experience managing complex relationships and delivering multi-channel experiences
  • Minimum 3 years working in a matrix team environment delivering campaigns that could include CRM, communications, content marketing, cross-channel marketing programs including web development, mobile products, social
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills
  • Solid understanding of creative and production processes across channels
  • CRM expertise and proficient understanding of how to integrate CRM into emerging channels
  • Strong ability to understand insights and turn them into strategic plans
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to inspire and lead teams by setting forth a vision for the account
  • Ability to mentor and development talent
  • Ability to negotiate SOWs on behalf of the Agency and manage scope with Client
  • Must possess ability to translate vision into tactical steps within a project
  • Experience or category knowledge for assigned client preferred
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Job ID: AccentureInc-R00021911
Employment Type: Other