Group Account Director

Martin Williams Advertising

We are believers in the power of curious. We are hardwired to question the way it’s always been done. Because not pushing forward leaves brands behind. More than ever, they need more than traditional thinking. They need new ways to solve business challenges. And exploit opportunities in real time. Like later this afternoon, if the need calls.

As a purposefully flat organization of 125 experienced thinkers and doers, operating nimbly between the mega agencies and creative boutiques, we are just right. (Goldilocks would be pleased.) Some of the industry’s most engaged and talented people have come here to work. And what we’ve found is that our curiosity thrives through wide open collaboration and thinking strategically across disciplines. It leads to work with a clear point of view that connects with people in meaningful and delightfully unexpected ways.

Position Details

Group Account Director
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Who You Are

  • You’re curious about a client’s business and strategy
  • You love building relationships and driving/securing new business (both organic and net new)
  • You are a strategically minded, relentless problem solver who keeps both the bottom line and relationship health top of mind
  • You’re relentlessly inquisitive and interested in a variety of topics and conversations
  • You are an advocate for new ideas and a champion of great work across departments
  • You know how to be a strong creative partner especially understanding how to evaluate and give feedback on creative work
  • You love thinking about how consumers interact with your clients’ brand across all channels
  • You have excellent communication skills, at all levels, and a sensitivity and attention to detail
  • You understand what to internalize and what to let go of, with a high level of emotional intelligence
  • You have strong negotiation skills and know how to write detailed statements of work, with appropriate record and budget keeping
  • You want to lead and mentor others
  • You are adaptable to fast, constant change and work well under pressure
  • You are always professional, whether in the office or remote working.
  • You can travel. (Sometimes, there is nominal advance notice, though we try to avoid last minute situations whenever we can.)

What You’d Do

  • Enthusiastically and professionally represent and advocate for Martin Williams
  • Provide strategic thinking and a broad business perspective to the client and agency teams in order to develop and implement effective marketing that meets brand objectives, KPIs and agency goals
  • Evaluate work whether it be strategic documents, creative output, campaign ideas, etc.
  • Foster and identify innovative thinking, sound strategy and creative ideas
  • Contribute to the development of the agency and culture as a whole
  • Apply entrepreneurial thinking to recognize and seize business opportunities, particularly on set book of business (i.e., assigned account or accounts)
  • Ensure outstanding client service by anticipating potential problems, assessing appropriate solutions and taking action to avoid and/or resolve conflicts
  • Responsible for overall quality and presentation of agency work
  • Manage account profitability with an understanding of account reviews, forecasting, P+L
  • Manage, coach and/or motivate account personnel, including but not limited to any team members that directly report to this position, to develop future agency leaders
  • Increase agency revenue through organic growth or new business opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time to meet the changing needs of Martin Williams

What You’ve Done

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Marketing, Communications, or Business or equivalent
  • Proven ability to manage Integrated marketing projects with high levels of client involvement, multi-tasking, multiple work streams, budget management and tight deadlines
  • 15+ years of agency experience minimum, preferably at an integrated agency or Branding/Creative agency
  • Experience leading Brand, Brand Strategy or Integrated Agency accounts/projects a must

Why You Want This Job

Like us, you believe in the power of curious. At Martin Williams, we are hardwired to question the way it’s always been done. Because not pushing forward leaves brands behind. If this resonates with your inner curiosity, please join us.

At Martin Williams, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. And true collaboration only happens when we can all come together without judgment. We work hard every day to help create a culture where we’re free to be ourselves. We embrace the differences of all of us, inclusive of race, ethnicity, disability, gender identification and sexual orientation. Different helps power our creativity. Different makes us better.

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