Senior Account Director


About PLDG:

PLDG is a strategic design agency that brings powerful ideas to life. Our versatile and talented team has a strong history of delivering award-winning results. Come invent with us on the historic Mississippi riverfront in Northeast Minneapolis, voted Best Arts District in America. Our specialties include strategy, content, brand identity, and design for digital and print communications, motion, and experiential. PLDG contributes generously to community nonprofits. We are a long-standing member of AIGA, the professional association for design. More than 60% of the PLDG team has worked here for 8+ years, with 39% having worked here for 14+ years! Learn more at

Position Details

Senior Account Director
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

NOW OPEN: Senior Account Director

Great team. Great clients. Escape to the riverfront in Bohemian Northeast Minneapolis to join one of the best creative agencies in the Midwest. Walk away from the layers of a large agency, come do great work with us!

The Senior Account Director is responsible for retention and growth of the existing client base, as well as the growth of new accounts to meet revenue goals. This important role involves superior client relationship management, including presenting and proposal writing, leading meetings and pitches, collaborating with internal creative teams, and managing budgets, billing, and contracts. The Senior Account Director reports to top management. You will direct and deliver projects with the President, project managers, and the creative team. You will also collaborate with the creative team in promoting the firm.

Skills & Requirements:

  • 10+ years of account management on the agency side (a must). 
  • Work history with Fortune 500 companies in the B2B healthcare industry a big plus. 
  • Persuasive and motivated to upsell scope of work and close deals. 
  • Must be outgoing and diplomatic, and able to work well with many personalities. 
  • Familiar with a variety of the industry’s concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Understands a digital-first world. 
  • Strategic and tactical thinker. Confident with the client C-suite. 
  • Enjoys small agency environment. 
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office. 
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Our team culture values integrity, accuracy, high quality, a strong work ethic, and collaboration.

Enjoy Excellent Benefits:

  • Compensation: excellent; competitive with industry standard. 
  • Fringe benefits, insurance: health (70% employee, 50% family), dental (100% employee, 50% family), long-term disability, vision, life insurance, flexible spending program, and 401(k) plan. 
  • PTO: vacation + 10 paid days (including holidays and your birthday!). 
  • Paid Closures: (PLDG closed the last week of the year, which is paid after 1-year tenure). 
  • Summer Hours: we log off after 1pm on Fridays (Memorial Day—Labor Day). 
  • Flexibility and balanced work life to fit your “whole” life. 
  • Team size: 18 FT, 6 contract. 
  • Location: what’s outside the office is part of the office—incredible, historic riverfront and cafés in the heart of NE Minneapolis.

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