Account Director

  • Location

    Sydney

  • Sector:

    Media

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $100,000 - $130,000 DOE

  • Contact:

    Lauren

  • Contact email:

    lauren@becomesydney.com.au

  • Contact phone:

    (02) 9699 9566

  • Job ref:

    162480

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-21

  • Consultant:

    #

Independent full-service agency is looking for an Account Director to serve as a client-lead, while overseeing a small team, and working across both traditional and digital media strategy and planning. 
 
This would suit a Senior Media Planner/Buyer or Junior Director looking to step-up to Director level and really take ownership as well as make a contribution. 
 
You will have a huge opportunity to showcase your skills across both offline and online campaigns as well as a range of industries and clients - health, FMCG, lifestyle and finance. The ideal candidate will come from a cross-channel planning media agency background, with local knowledge on TV, Print, Radio, OOH and Digital planning and buying; and will be very strong in client-facing and strategy, but also not afraid to get your hands dirty in implementation while training up junior team members. 
 
This is the chance to work in a truly integrated agency, collaborating constantly with the creative team, as well as other internal specialists. Moreover, within a great agency culture with real work/life balance. 
 
Responsibilities:
• Media planning and buying across TV (local planning knowledge essential), print, radio, OOH, digital & social.
 
• Build and develop solid and influential relationships with your clients. Develop a deep understanding of your client's category to have an enhanced understanding of their communication needs.
 
• Work in partnership with internal specialists to create market leading media strategies and timely campaign deliveries.
 
• Manage the project budget, timeline and workload for each campaign.
 
• Directly responsible for Revenue/profitability and forecasting of clients campaigns.
 
• Guide and develop 2+ junior team members, training and mentoring
 
• Working on new business pitches where required 
 
Requirements:
• 5 years minimum experience in media buying and planning across both online and offline media channels, with experience in local TV planning being preferable.
 
• Strong client & campaign management experience from taking briefs to managing expectations.
 
• Experience liaising with media owners and negotiating the best value for your clients campaigns.
 
• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
 
• Proactive, passionate, hyper organised, true team player. 
 
• People leadership experience
 
• Prior experience with tools such as eTAM, eRAM, BCC/Spectra, Nielsen, BMD, Roy Morgan,  Google Suite, Facebook, Sizmek, Double Click. 
 
This role provides an excellent opportunity for continued learning and development in a creative boutique environment that truly values work/life balance.