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Account Director

Account Director

The Account Director will successfully lead the assigned client account(s) by providing sound, innovative, and strategic Account leadership. This individual will be required to establish and maintain senior client level contact, leading to positive and effective client/agency relationships.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure client satisfaction
  • Be the expert on the client’s business
  • Responsible for brand planning, strategic and tactical deliverables, and profitability of all assigned brands
  • Leads assigned agency team to deliver for clients, ensuring all work is on strategy, on time, and on budget
  • Leads meetings and contributes strategically not only in tactics but also brand positioning and brand plans
  • First line manager responsible for direct management of account staff and for leading the agency team and partners through diplomacy and influencing skills
  • Is a role model for leadership skills
  • Displays a personal ownership and responsibility for the brand
  • Leads meetings and contributes strategically not only in tactics but also brand positioning and brand plans
  • Effectively leads and supports agency POV
  • Establishes collaborative partnerships with all day-to-day functional agency team leads (Strategy, Creative, Science, Project Management)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Must possess a deep and thorough understanding of the pharma/healthcare advertising industry, including new product launches
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple clients and account teams
  • Marketing acumen and demonstrated experience in leading an integrated agency team in brand planning, budget development, execution and measurement
  • Demonstrated success at developing valued relationships with senior-level clients
  • Demonstrated success as strategic partner to clients
  • Digital and multi-channel experience
  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • 10+ years of agency account management experience, with at least five years of pharmaceutical advertising experience
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience developing, producing and leading multi-channel marketing solutions required
  • Experience in at least 2-3 therapeutic categories including oncology. New product launch experience required
  • Candidates must demonstrate hands-on proficiency in developing and delivering presentations in PowerPoint
  • Must be open to travel as required from time to time

 

About Dudnyk

Independently owned for the past 25 years, 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 Best Places to Work winner for the past five years, 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 & long-term disability coverage. Financial wellness benefits include a health savings account (with a company contribution), a 529 plan, and a 401(k) plan with a great company match. In addition to PTO and paid holidays, each employee gets two paid days per year to volunteer at a charitable organization of their choice. We also offer a fitness reimbursement benefit, 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.

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