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Account Director (Agency / Retail) / Auckland / $120k

at The Pond (view profile)
Location Level 2/4 Gundry St, Auckland Central, NZ, New Zealand
Date Posted June 27, 2024
Category Account Management
Job Type Full-time

Description

Are you a go-getter SAM looking to level up? Are you well-versed in exceptional client service and making things happen? Join this NZ-owned agency in delivering integrated creative, content, marketing and print solutions for large NZ retail brands!

On behalf of our client, one of New Zealand’s largest independent agencies, we’re looking for a Senior Account Manager looking to take on a bigger role, better clients, more responsibility, and the management of an existing Account Manager. You’ll love all things creative, content, and marketing and have solid experience and understanding of integrated advertising.

As the Account Director, you’ll have a natural ability to develop and nurture client relationships, you’ll show initiative and always go above and beyond to impress and encourage growth of existing accounts. Day to day you will take charge of large, well-known retail and professional services clients, driving integrated campaign and project delivery at the highest level, on time and on budget. Asking the right questions is key in identifying and addressing client needs while putting together effective briefs for internal creative and marketing teams to put your clients brand in light, driving better brand awareness, engagement, and cut through in a competitive market.

Last but not least, the role requires an individual who has a sense of ownership and passion for the world of brand and marketing, and a true team player who enjoys seeing the results of their hard work come to life. Sound like you? Apply Today!

The breakdown

We are looking for someone special with:

  • Min 6+ years’ experience in a client service role within marketing, design, advertising or print-related industries
  • Experience working with large, nationwide brands

Proven results and experience:

  • Building and maintaining genuine and positive client relationships
  • High level of verbal & written communication skills including persuasive and confident presentational skills.
  • Identifying and converting new revenue opportunities from within existing clients
  • Exceptional time management with the ability to manage multiple diverse projects at once
  • Comfortable servicing senior client stakeholders – Heads of Marketing and alike
  • Preparing and managing monthly campaign and project forecasts and budgets
  • Having a voice across client brand strategy and direction
  • A natural enthusiasm for good design, marketing, people, and client service
  • Understanding of creative processes and techniques on all common media platforms.
  • Ability to craft and write compelling briefs to guide creative and marketing teams

Are you someone who is:

  • A self-starter and self-disciplined
  • Natural people person
  • Focused and has great attention to detail
  • Innovative and solutions-focused
  • Bring fun and energy to the role and team
  • Has the ability to foster open, productive, and supportive team engagement?

The reward

  • Competitive salary of $120,000 per annum + KiwiSaver
  • 8 hours per week WFH (Flexible to your lifestyle)
  • Manage an Account Manager who will support all delivery
  • Free Parking
  • Access to NZ’s premium marketing and business events

Apply today:

If this role sounds like you then apply online, with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position & a copy of your CV.

About The Pond

The Pond is committed to becoming New Zealand’s number one specialist recruiter in the Digital & Tech, Creative & Design, and Marketing & Sales sectors. We focus on finding the best candidates in the local and overseas market, that last the distance and help transform our clients’ businesses. Established in 2006, The Pond is driven by a dedicated team of experienced recruiters and support team who get results for clients daily. Our audited placement average is 4.6 years, so the people we place do stick.

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