Account Director

Ogilvy Public Relations is seeking an experienced

communications professional to join the Consumer Brand Marketing team as an

Account Director (AD) in Los Angeles. Ogilvy Public Relations specializes

in conducting strategic communications programs, which reach media,

influencers, consumers, employees, policymakers and investors, to meet clear

objectives for clients. We help both entrepreneurial start-ups and major

corporations tell a credible and compelling story about how products, services,

and processes either harness renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the

use of natural resources and/or cut emissions and waste. Businesses need

strategic communications to navigate the complex regulatory, legislative and

reputational challenges facing the industry - and ensuring that brands compete

and prevail in today's market is why our clients select Ogilvy Public Relations

An account director is a high-level professional with strong

project management, budgeting, counseling, programming and people management

skills. A capable project and account manager who can handle a wide range

of assignments and who manages a piece of a large account, or a few smaller

ones, with little senior top cover. As a firm-wide leader, the AD

demonstrates the ability and wherewithal to deliver on our vision and

performance goals.

Responsibilities:

An account director meets all responsibilities and

expectations of an account supervisor and:

Independently

handles several small accounts or major projects of a large account, directing

much of the day-to-day work with assistance from more senior staff as

appropriate

Anticipates and

leads the resolution of emerging account problems

Develops, manages

projects/programs including implementing programs, staffing plans, budgets,

& timelines

Ensures team is

appropriately involved and informed and that the team can articulate and apply

agency vision, goals, and practice area capabilities

Provides insights

to clients and team members to improve effectiveness of programs

Develops and

oversees accurate project budgets and timely distribution of bills and reports

Follows up with

clients on collections and other financial and administrative details

Ensures that team

contributes quality ideas and recommendations for new/expanded proposals

Delivers strong

analyses, strategy, and concepts to program development and provides strong

leadership for existing accounts

Provides

leadership in developing and presenting new business programs as well as

ensuring team understands process as well.

Provides

day-to-day counsel to team members and manages staff to maximize productivity

Manages timely

performance appraisals and delivers timely feedback on job performance and

career development

Who are we looking for?

8+ years

experience in corporate or brand communications, prior PR agency experience

preferred

General consumer

background experience, knowledge of consumer products, entertainment,

travel/hospitality a plus.

Incredibly

organized account manager

Experience

managing integrated marketing campaigns with budgets of $1M or higher (earned,

owned and paid media)

Effective at

working with cross-functional and remote teams

High energy,

deadline driven, accountable

Leadership skills

to drive for results

Proven experience

successfully managing mid-size to large agency clients - both from a client

service and a program execution perspective

Strong financial

acumen, able to manage large budgets and staffing projections

Media relations,

influencer engagement and online/social experience

Strong strategic

and creative thinking.

Excellent

interpersonal skills.

BA/BS


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