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Account Director

at Wunderman Thompson
Orange County, California, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Who we are looking for: 

Wunderman Thompson is seeking an Account Director to lead the day-to-day management of the account assignments and have ultimate responsibility for development and maintenance of strong client relationships. You assess all concept and creative development for client assignments and are responsible for adherence and evolution of brand strategy.  You are accountable for well-managed projects, timely production and specifically for budget adherence. The Account Director serves as a team lead over several disciplines and is responsible for orchestrating the interworking of the separate discipline team leads. This role owns the responsibility of the growth and development of the client business across all disciplines.  

What you’ll do: 

  • Client | Oversee day-to-day agency performance and agency/client relationship. Craft growth strategies, concepts and business development blueprints for client value. Be pro-active in assessing client needs and demands and delivering added value to the client wherever possible. Become a subject matter expert in client’s field; speaking clearly to the competitive landscape, products, services, trends and brand positions within the client’s business. Provide clear instruction as to the goals and objectives through any campaign or creative endeavor with specific guidance and performance measures. 
  • Team | Serve as agency champion to pull integrated activities together for moving the client’s business through production to launch. Develop and grow client relationships across key stakeholders. Generate and review employee generated project briefs to inspire and guide creative development. Assess and recommend tactics and strategies for building efficiencies, streamlining operations and enhancing the value of agency to the client. Build a cohesive team across agency partners, departments, disciplines and agency offices where relevant. Leading a collaborative effort to create unified services, communications, marketing materials and value to the client. Mentor and grow direct reports to be stronger strategically, tactically and interpersonally. Mentor and develop direct reports; identify employee goals and conduct performance reviews
  • Process | Ensure agency work is FDA compliant and follows pharmaceutical marketing best practices. Shepherd agency deliverables through regulatory and legal review process. Accountable for on-time, on-budget completion of all group projects and the reporting of budget status to clients. Building budgets and assuring compliance of records integrity and agency policy guidelines.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude couple with a strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
  • Optimistic and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Yes and why not posture. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need: 

  • Eight to ten years account management experience
  • Strong integrated advertising experience with an emphasis on interactive/digital direct marketing
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare marketing
  • Experience launching pharmaceutical products or drugs into market, through FDA approval process is preferred
  • Working knowledge of FDA and OPDP guidance on pharmaceutical marketing is preferred
  • Strategic thinking balanced with ability to make decisions and recommend actionable strategy
  • Ability to lead and communicate effectively with cross functional teams
  • Organized, analytical, persuasive, inspirational, well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Self-confident, flexible yet takes and defends positions
  • Ability to present ideas, concepts and strategic direction to senior level clients
  • Clear, concise business writer
  • Good evaluator of advertising and marketing solutions
  • Proven track record of developing strong client relationships

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
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Careers

Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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Senior Project Manager

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Strategy Director

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Team Lead, Campaign & Data

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