Account Director

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Client Services

Location: New York, NY, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for: 

Wunderman Thompson is seeking a strategic-minded, creatively motivated and nimble Account Director to lead the day-to-day management for an iconic global CPG brand. These clients are committed to delivering trusted, innovative and purpose driven work. It’s an exciting opportunity to champion communications across an integrated agency team in true partnership with hungry, creatively ambitious clients.

As an Account Director you will be the day-to-day lead for this business, and responsible for ensuring the agency is fully prepared to meet all the client’s marketing and communication needs.  You’ll have a pulse on the client work and the team, continuously strategizing ways to elevate the deliverables. You’ll be eager to bring people together while nurturing your team and play a key role in identifying new ways to expand the brand platform. This is a hands-on role with no task too big or too small. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Client | Be a true partner: understand the client, their business, their category, and their competition. Help guide them efficiently and effectively. Be indispensable by reliably answering every request, and proactively over-delivering added value wherever possible. 
  • Team | Manage, inspire, and motivate cohesive team across departments, disciplines, and offices. Mentor and grow direct reports to be stronger strategically, creatively, tactically, and interpersonally. 
  • Process | Lead and flawlessly execute agency projects from earliest concept stage to finish. Partner with planning team to analyze existing business and consumer data and translate into impactful messaging and new opportunities. Nurture the relationship between the client and the agency by listening to the clients and developing trust and respect.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude coupled with a strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas. A self-starter. 
  • Open and collaborative | You must be a champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging, especially when working across disciplines.
  • An experimenter | Embrace the unknown and be ready to break process. You’ll be excited by opportunities to explore new ideas rather than rely on existing paradigms, and you view technology as a tool that can drive this creativity.
  • Optimistic and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Takes care of self and team. 
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need: 

  • A minimum of 8 years of account management experience at a creative agency or equivalent, ideally with CPG experience.  Global experience is preferred.
  • Extensive experience with multi-faceted campaigns, including all forms of asset development and production - TV, Print, OOH, Digital, Social.
  • Proven track record of developing strong client relationships. Ability to lead and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Innate curiosity about the world at large and shifts in the cultural landscape.
  • An eagerness to think differently about problems and rolling up your sleeves to help figure them out.
  • Ability to recognize a great idea and empower the creative teams to push the boundaries on the work we make, while providing the business context needed for the work to be successful.
  • The ability to think on your feet and an eagerness to think outside the box.
  • Skilled in presentation planning and development with the ability to present ideas, concepts, and strategic direction to senior level clients.
  • A resiliently positive attitude. This is critical to foster a highly collaborative environment.

What we offer: 

  • Passionate, driven people | We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.
  • Consciously cultivated culture | We aim to embody the behaviors to build an inclusive community that is in it together, bringing both positivity and active listening into the workplace as we simultaneously strive to empower creative bravery.
  • Competitive benefits | What we offer full time hires ranges from the full spectrum of group health coverage options (medical, dental, vision) to a generous 401k match (100% dollar-for-dollar match, up to 5% of salary contribution), and a variety of paid time off offerings that reflect our investment in all aspects of your overall life balance and wellness.
  • Growth-minded opportunities | We aim to nurture a culture of real-time feedback, growth-oriented mindset, and plenty of training opportunities through Wunderman Thompson and WPP, so you can continue to grow personally and professionally.

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click WPP Benefits for more details.
$100,000$230,000 USD

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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