We are searching for a seasoned VP, Group Account Director to successfully lead key client account(s) by providing sound, innovative, and strategic leadership. This individual will be required to establish and maintain effective senior-level client relationships. The VP, Group Account Director is responsible for client success and satisfaction, brand planning, strategic and tactical deliverables, and profitability of all assigned brands. The VP, Group Account Director will also play a significant role in new business activities and initiatives.
Own and lead the client’s business within the agency. Lead the agency team with a thorough knowledge of marketing strategy, competitive landscape, challenges and opportunities that will influence the brand, market research techniques, brand planning, promotional venues, scientific background, and medical/legal requirements
Develop and maintain senior-level client relationships, providing value as a strategic thinker, problem solver, and team leader
Lead agency teams in annual brand planning
Build and support a strong and strategically focused client/agency team
Direct and motivate Account Supervisors and Senior Account Executives to effectively deliver value to our clients
Guide team members’ career paths and skills development; conduct and coach direct reports and team members through regular feedback sessions
Manage and monitor account financial performance, including group productivity and profitability
Collaborate with creative team to initiate, develop, and produce the best possible creative product
Ensure proper management of issues regarding timelines and cost efficiencies
Propose and supervise client relationship-building activities
Develop, monitor and/or advance internal operating procedures with Project Management Department to ensure efficiencies
Identify and participate in the development of new business opportunities with existing or prospective clients
Must possess a deep and thorough understanding of the pharma/healthcare advertising industry
Marketing acumen and demonstrated experience in leading an integrated agency team in brand planning, budget development, execution and measurement
Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple clients and account teams
Demonstrated success at developing valued relationships with senior-level client management
Demonstrated success as strategic partner to clients
Digital and multi-channel experience
Must have participated actively in new business initiatives including planning and pitch presentations
Must have proven success at identifying opportunities and securing organic client growth
Strong organization and interpersonal skills
Superior presentation skills
Strong financial acumen - demonstrated success in ensuring cost effectiveness and productivity
BA/BS degree required; MBA preferred
Must have 12+ years of Brand AOR account leadership experience, with at least five years of pharmaceutical advertising agency experience
5+ years of leadership and supervisory experience
Rare disease experience highly preferred
Brand launch experience required
Experience developing, producing and leading multi-channel marketing plans and initiatives required
Candidates must demonstrate hands-on proficiency in developing and delivering presentations in PowerPoint
Must be able to travel based on client business needs (client meetings, market research, etc.)
Note: A presentation to a group of peers will be required by the top finalists.
Dudnyk is an award-winning, full-service healthcare advertising agency that specializes in creating insight-driven, authentic brand experiences that unite specialty physicians and their patients. They leverage strategic, scientific, and highly creative capabilities to serve clients in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Dudnyk offers a unique culture, fosters individual career growth, and promotes collaboration among all disciplines.
A five-time Best Places to Work winner, Dudnyk offers our employees a comprehensive health and wellness program that includes three medical plan options, prescription coverage, dental and vision insurance, free life insurance, and free short-term and long-term disability coverage. Financial wellness benefits include a 401(k) plan with a great company match, 529 plan, and an HSA option. In addition to PTO and paid holidays, each employee gets paid time to volunteer at a charitable organization of their choice. We also offer tuition reimbursement and a strong performance coaching program that guides you in fulfilling your career goals. Come learn more about us at www.dudnyk.com.
Dudnyk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.