Account Director (HIRED)

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MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global experiential agency comprised of pioneers and practitioners of lifestyle marketing. We specialize in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/business-to-business engagement and sponsorship marketing. One of the guiding principles upon which MKTG was founded is that our people matter – to the work we do and the environment we’ve built. We are committed to constantly evolving, refining and inventing innovative brand engagements through deeper understanding of how people think, work and live their lives. Headquartered in New York City, we have 1,600 employees and 7,000 Brand Ambassadors operating in 32 offices globally, with reach in 19 markets across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Visit MKTG.com for more information.

Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual to join our team as an Account Director in our Sports and Entertainment Sponsorship group. This enthusiastic professional should have relevant experience working on strategic integrated brand marketing and activation campaigns with Fortune 100 companies. He/she will be self-motivated and inspired, with a creative aptitude and exceptional organizational skills. He/she will have the professional and social etiquette essential for interacting with clients and collaborating cross-functionally with teammates to execute best in class branded programs. In a fast-paced environment, he/she will approach unexpected challenges quickly, creatively and strategically without missing a beat.

Responsibilities:
• Lead day-to-day junior team to ensure account goals are being met, while also providing critical thinking and account support.
• Interact directly with clients, maintaining consistent dialogue to ensure ongoing client satisfaction and collaboration.
• Assist senior management with execution of official partnerships/relationships, making sure to proactively utilize all assets available to client.
• Interface with sanctioning bodies and others as needed to help build and maintain best in class marketing partnerships to achieve client objectives.
• Work with client team to develop marketing campaign recommendations (Social, Digital and traditional).
• Manage planning and execution of marketing campaigns and events from top to bottom.
• Maintain oversight on all activation programming, including overall annual and per event budgeting.
• Fully understand project budgets and effectively manage costs within scope diligently, adhering to internal guidelines.
• Frequent travel is required, including weekends and occasional holidays.

Qualifications:
• Has a bachelor degree (minimum) and 7-10 years of relevant work experience. Note this position is not appropriate for those with greater or lesser levels of experience.
• Has a deep understanding of the Olympic landscape and position-relevant experience working with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and/or National Governing Bodies (NGB). Note that relevant experience would include client leadership/management, but would not include sales, operations or athlete management.
• Transitions smoothly from task to task from one fast-paced environment to another.
• Maintains composure under pressure.
• Has proven ability to be strategic, creative and solution-oriented.
• Able to interface with colleagues, senior executives, talent and clients effectively and personably, recognizing the need to adjust communication style accordingly to the audience.
• Has proven ability to effectively share/present ideas and concepts in a team environment and demonstrates openness to giving/accepting thoughtful constructive feedback.
• Recognizes and appreciates different work styles and has capacity to adjust as needed to work respectfully and effectively with staff, clients, peers and vendors.
• Ability to be proactive and productive – recognizing opportunity and implementing procedures to achieve better job efficiencies.
• Strives to increase industry knowledge, able to self-educate in an effort to be ahead of the curve.
• Has excellent technical/computer skills and presentation knowhow.
• Comprehends and respects budgets.
• Values truth, openness and pursues excellence.
• Has a strong sense of ownership – ensures goals are met and high-level standards are upheld.
• Has uncompromised ethics, integrity and discretion with company and client information.
• Engages in internal activities (team building, events, off sites, etc.) and embraces our internal cultural evolution.
• Prior agency experience is a plus.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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