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VP Account Director

Job Code: 822
# of Openings: 1


Job Title:  VP Account Director
About Grey:
Two things Grey has been doing since 1917: hiring forceful, energetic innovators with diverse skill sets and points of view who can put ideas into motion that lead to results, and creating famously effective work. That’s no coincidence.
Smart, quick, highly motivated business-savvy people have been the backbone of Grey’s famously effective work for almost a hundred years. They are the drivers of business and creative performance that at this point in Grey’s long history have never better. Our work for DirecTV and Canon has won a total of 11 Cannes Lions in the past two years. Febreze, which won four Lions in that same time, also was awarded four Effies including two global ones. In fact, the agency’s award performance has never been better, and neither has our clients’ businesses; more than 4/5 of them reported positive growth last year. That is Famously Effective at its best.
Of course none of this could have happened without the diverse talent roster we have in place and we are continuing to look for the best talent to join us in 2015. That’s why we continue to need drivers—people who can help move the agency further on the trajectory of success.
Following is a broad overview of the key responsibilities of the VP Account Director at Grey -- they are representative and not exhaustive. Overall, the expectation is that the VP Account Director will use proven judgment and management skills to handle responsibilities and be expected to deliver/manage projects on schedule.
  • Partnership with EVP on management of the account as well as, as needed, on client initiatives
  • Day to day management business of the account (inclusive of the below).
  • Supervise junior staff: training and development as well as oversight of projects
  • Supervise creative development for the account- ongoing campaign as well as new campaign exploratories. Also other creative projects/initiative as presented
  • Core participation in/management of strategic discussions/thinking/creative briefings
  • Drive long term project planning in conjunction with EVP
  • Management of Account Team division of responsibilities and time management
  • Oversee development of/ participate in presentation of Grey Days orientations; participate in preparation of/presentation of Grey Management Briefings as appropriate
  • Attendance at relevant Client meetings/presentations
  • Manage and attend relevant internal meetings (e.g: creative reviews, account management status meetings)
  • Live-action television shoots:
    • Attend pre-production meetings, shoots
    • Supervise post production process incl. review rough cuts, etc.
  • Digital
    • Work on all digital initiatives including, but not limited to: website builds and upkeep; social media; landing pages and microsites.
  • Qualitative research:
    • Oversee qualitative stimuli preparation (with AS & AE)
    • Attendance at qualitative research
    •  Participation in qualitative debriefs
  • Quantitative research:
    • Supervise material preparation for MWB research
    • Participate in MWB debriefs
  • Agency Summit(s):
    •  Develop agenda with Client
    • Lead development of Agency presentation materials (e.g: competitive review, client specific requests)
    • Attendance and relevant presentations
  • Attendance at core team dinners, brainstormings, strategic discussions, etc. as appropriate
  • All other traditional misc. account management responsibilities pertaining to administration of the account (i.e: budget oversight, timeline oversight, competitive reporting oversight…)
Grey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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