Account Director

FCB Chicago

FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873. Based on a deeply developed understanding of diversified local markets and global cultures, FCB focuses on significantly changing consumer behavior to the benefit of its clients, its people and society. With more than 8,000 people in 120 offices in 80 countries, the company is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

Position Details

Account Director
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

At FCB Chicago, the Account Director is the agency’s commissioner to the client. We want a person who understands the client’s needs beyond marketing and looks deeper at their partnership with the agency. This person takes a leadership role in strategy development and ensures that the strategy maps back to the client’s goals. The Account Director is a proactive and effective partner with all cross-functional team members. We want someone with the ability to champion ideas, inspire great work and effectively defend and persuade the agency POV to the client. Someone who knows a good idea when they see it.

This person will be a lead on one of our Healthcare accounts. Healthcare and Agency background preferred.

the position:

  • Uses interpersonal savvy to rally internal and external Agency resources to help bring long-term, strategic recommendations to life 
  • Sees the client business through a 360-degree lens and identifies out-of-the box ideas and opportunities in the pharmaceutical category 
  • Builds one-on-one relationships with senior level clients to foster a partnership with the agency 
  • Manages needs of team members to maximize learning and productivity while minimizing turnover 
  • Adopts a proactive approach to anticipating internal and external concerns 
  • Owns the crucial ability to reactively address and remedy current as well as unanticipated situations

the personality:

  • Has the the ability to provide big picture strategic thinking, vision and insights to drive big ideas and initiatives 
  • Possesses collaborative leadership skills that encourage team cooperation and motivate relationship-building 
  • Is enthusiastic about business and passionate about marketing 
  • Is self-confident in oral, written, strategic and analytical abilities 
  • Has earned a bachelor's degree 
  • Has 6+ years of relevant industry experience 
  • Pharma experience is required 
  • Experience leading a team

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