Group Account Director
- Direct and oversee the account team for both China and Hub clients
- Build strong relationships with not just clients but internal team leads (creative,production and spokes management) for the expression of ideas and smooth workflow processes.
- Engage clients with an integrated approach of brand building solutions and strategies
- Champion and lead the current portfolio of categories to ensure quality delivery of the client's brand and campaign initiatives
- Ensure business profitability and growth for the agency
- Cultivate a proactive and response driven project management culture to ensure all processes are executed flawlessly-on time, on budget and exceeding client's expectations
- Identify and anticipate project needs of client and minimizes engagement disruption through managing client engagement and ensuring client expactations are met
- Develop,challenge, mentor,motivate and retain dedicated account service personnel
- Continually develop growth opportunities by identifying new communication opportunities and initiatives for the brand, business solutions and target audience from category performance conversations with senior clients.
- Ensure approved budgets are documented and supported with all engagement paperwork
- Provide timely tracking of client budgets and collection of revenue receivables by monitoring payment of client invoices.
- Nuture career growth and development of the account director/manager/executive and indirectly contributes to the success of other team members by setting of team goals, performance coaching, cultivating skill set strength and implement succession plans within account service team.
- Support agency's goals by encouraging team's participation of agency initiatives,periodical agency seminars,guest speakers, strategic research involvement and townhall get-togethers
- Champion Mccann culture, values and way of working amongst team members.
- This role reports directly to the General Manager
- Must have at least 12yrs experience in account management
- Proven track-record of at least 3yrs in leadership role
- Bachelor's degree or above in marketing, communications or other relevant graduate degree is an advantage
- Outspoken and excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
- Strong analytical,strategic abilities and problem-solving skill-set
- Creativity, inventiveness,imaginative yet sensible and visionary
- Natural leadership,decisiveness,fast learning and calm under pressure
- Ability to evaluate,identify and learn the unique opportunities and challenges of the market and also client dynamics and subtleties in which they operate
- Excellent management skills,organized,keen attention to details and meticulous.
- Sociable and good humoured
- Non-linear,fashion forward thinking and approach to beauty communciation
- Confidence-inspiring communication and presentation skills
- Chinese language proficiency is not a must but a plus
- Fluency in spoken and written English is a must
麦肯·光明广告有限公司是由麦肯世界集团(McCann Worldgroup)与《光明日报》社于1991年底合资组建的专业广告公司。公司的外方股东麦肯世界集团成立于1902 年，总部设在美国纽约，是全球著名的跨国4A广告公司之一。麦肯世界集团是世界上最大最完善的广告服务网络系统之一，其投资建立的独资或合资广告公司遍布全球 120多个国家和地区的 180间办公室，业务涉及整合营销传播的各个领域，包括广告、直效行销/网络广告、活动行销、公共关系、品牌管理、保健行销及媒介购买等。
进入中国以来，麦肯光明广告有限公司在国内外广告竞赛中多次获奖，包括戛纳国际广告节、莫比广告节、纽约广告节、伦敦广告节、时报亚太广告节、媒介亚太户外、龙玺环球华文广告、全国优秀广告等等，其中戛纳国际广告节铜狮奖是中国广告业在国际广告节获得的第一个奖项。公司一贯秉承“善诠涵意，巧传真实（TRUTH WELL TOLD）”的服务宗旨，而且这种全球性的服务理念，也得到了客户的认同。
Founded in 1991, McCann Guangming is a joint venture between McCann Worldgroup and Guangming Daily. McCann Worldgroup, was set up in 1902 and headquartered in New York. McCann Worldgroup has been regarded as one of the world-famous multinational 4A companies. It has one of the world’s largest and best advertising agency networks. Sole corporations and joint ventures in which it invested have covered over 120 countries and regions and 180 cities worldwide, touching nearly every aspects of integrated marketing communication, including advertising, direct marketing/internet advertising, event marketing, Public Relations, brand management, healthcare marketing and media agencies, etc.
Since its introduction into China, McCann Guangming has made excellent performances in many advertising contests at home and abroad, for example, Cannes Lions, The Mobius Advertising Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Times Asia-Pacific Awards, Media Asia-Pacific Outdoor Festivals, Longxi Awards, China Advertising Festival, Creative Outdoor and Magazine Advertisements and so on. Besides that, Cannes Bronze Lion is also the first award the Chinese Advertising has won from international advertising festivals. The company always holds the concept of “Truth well told”, which has won wide recognition from clients from all over the world.