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Head of Account Management, Midwest Region

at Wunderman Thompson
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 looking for a Head of Account Management that will lead WT’s largest account in the Midwest and be a key advisor across the region’s entire portfolio of clients.   You will be accountable for sustained client growth, portfolio growth and diversification, P&L management and overall business and portfolio profitability.  

Reporting in the Midwest Regions President, you will represent the main day-to-day strategic business partners and advisors to our clients and the catalyst for innovative work across all of the departments and capabilities inside WT. We are T-shaped entrepreneurs who treat our client’s business like it’s our own. We represent the client’s voice inside the agency (when our clients are at their best), while keeping an objective perspective on what’s right for the client’s business and what will exceed their goals. We’re equal parts business partner, strategic marketer, connector, entrepreneur and trusted advisor.

What you’ll do: 

  • Client | Relationship Builder and key strategic business partner, advisor, and relationship lead for the senior and C-level clients in her/his account portfolio.
  • Inspire| Serve as the internal catalyst for your account teams that motivates/challenges our integrated teams to deliver best-in-class strategy and creative ideas for our clients.
  • Lead | Drive and influence efforts to qualify, assess and focus on organic client growth opportunities for the Midwest Region, in addition to strategically identifying opportunities that ensure profitable delivery and influence the client’s strategy.
  • Define | Ensuring the right talent exists on the account to deliver to client expectations within budget and creating the infrastructure to enable talent rotation and development to support the evolution of client needs and the Agency.
  • Team Management | Lead, manage and motivate your team. Provide inspiration, strategic oversight and ensure the work gets noticed, used and appreciated.
  • Collaborate | Partner with HR in identifying high-performance talent pools.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude coupled with strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to create bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas. A self-starter.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion 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:

  • 18+ years of account management and/or marketing experience in an integrated marketing and/or digitally-led marketing capacity.
  • Demonstrated longevity in a senior leadership position, running large client engagements at a creatively driven agency, a client-side marketer, a start-up, and/or a technology or media platform company.
  • Proven track record building, leading and inspiring teams in a fast-paced, creative environment. Proven track record growing accounts.
  • Prior departmental responsibilities a plus, i.e. has had some influence over the direction and operation of their agency’s account management department.
  • Demonstrates a sharp knowledge of, and thoughtful POV on, the principles of marketing, advertising, CX, product/service innovation, tech, and media.
  • Significant experience in multi-channel, integrated work that demonstrates his/her versatility as a marketer and business leader.
  • Experience leading data-driven and performance-driven marketing programs. A knowledge and appreciation for how to apply data and analytics to the business.
  • Strong aptitude for the role and impact of digital media and platforms. Passionate and curious, digitally wired students of emerging trends in social, mobile, product and service innovation, media and tech.
  • Exposure to a diverse mix of industry category verticals a plus.

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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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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