Account Director, Healthcare

Role Overview:

Ogilvy PR is currently looking for an Account Director to join our Healthcare practice. Our AD serves as a counselor to both clients and junior staff members and is able to handle multiple projects with a high degree of confidence, independence and sound judgment. Looking for an AS to provide excellent client service, apply the office’s best resources, and effectively manage people and projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Account management and implementation: Serve as the client’s primary day-to-day contact, setting agendas for regularly update calls/meetings; develop and manage projects and programs, including implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, budget and timelines; independently handle several small accounts or major projects of a large account with assistance from both junior and senior staff, as appropriate; effetively and efficiently plan and manage events
  • People management: Supervise staff to ensure team has a balanced workload, all the information needed to complete tasks within deadlines, and opportunities for growth; particupate with senior managers in hiring, assessment and career development activities; provide guidance and support for direct reports; manage timely performance appraisals with input from senior managers
  • Media outreach: Pitch trade and consumer reporters; develop relationships with reporters; develop media pitch; design and execute media relations campaigns
  • Editorial: Draft high-level PR materials; ensure that all written materials and correspondence are strategic and meet the client’s and account’s objectives
  • Finance: Ensure team oversight on budgeting and billing; provide monthly billable hours as guidance to staff; develop monthly projections; monitor team billing on a weekly basis; set up and enforce system for expense tracking; oversee development and distribution of bills and activity reports; approve timesheets and expense reports for direct reports in timely manner
  • Business development: Participate in the new business development, including taking an active role as part of the development/pitch team; develop tactics, new business budgets and timelines; serve as a member of the client-facing pitch team; proactively identify and pursue opportunities to grow existing business
  • Research: Evaluate and analyze data, including developing succinct, accurate summaries and analyses of research that include strategic recommendations for clients

Requirements:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience with an ability to manage projects and staff members; effective delegator
  • Skilled in program development; able to develop strategic programs for clients
  • Solid presentation skills, including experience presenting to clients
  • Capable editor of junior staff writing
  • Proven ability to develop solutions to client needs and problems
  • Established contacts with reporters and has secured coverage/interviews for clients
  • Ability to direct and synthesize research for new business

About Us:

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the top ten marketing communications firms worldwide and the leading global network in one to one marketing. Today, Ogilvy employs over 15,000 people in 450 offices around the world. We are a member of the WPP family of companies. Our tradition of providing training and career development to our talent began with founder – David Ogilvy – and continues today over 60 years later. The strength of our reputation however, continues to lie in the collective skills and talents of the individuals we hire.


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