Account Director / Senior Account Director ZWS496

Account Director / Senior Account Director ZWS496

01 Jun
Herd MSL

01 Jun

Herd MSL


Job Description

We are on the hunt for an ambitious and energetic Account Director / Senior Account Director who is keen to build a strong and successful career, working across some of Australia’s most iconic brands.

You will have at 7-9 year’s agency experience with strong experience in helping to embed brands in culture, you will have your finger on the pulse in terms of what’s trending and be confident in advising iconic brands on how they can authentically play in this space. You will have experience in managing client relationships and developing quality communications strategies, particularly when it comes to guiding them through a more nimble and reactive way of working.

You will think independently and have the ability to consistently generate fresh, creative ideas for our clients’ communications programs. Most importantly you will be passionate about the industry we work in, the brands we work with and be an outstanding people manager with strong capabilities coaching at all levels.

You will bring:

- An ability to identify trends and themes that are on the cutting edge of cultural developments and be able to weave them into the strategic and creative development process

- An innate curiosity and desire to be inspired by different mediums, platforms, people, which fuel a passion to stay ahead of the zeitgeist

- An ability to drive earned first communications ideas through multiple channels and touchpoints from ideation to execution

- A deep interest and knowledge of different types of mainstream and subcultures; from entertainment and music, to fashion, technology and gaming and other.

- Campaign planning and ability to deliver high quality strategic and creative through a cultural and earned comms approach

- Key contributor to new business responses, providing cultural insight and support to Creative Director on ideation

- Experience in contributing to solving challenges at a leadership level and helping to drive agency initiatives around our cultural POV

- Strong media relationships and knowledge of Australian media landscape – with a focus on the consumer space - providing you with an ability to build strong media strategies that get brands talked about

- Experience and confidence presenting to client senior stakeholders

- Experience working with influencers and a strong understanding of social and/or digital

- Experience working with social listening and similar tools to monitor, analyse and interpret real time conversation and emerging trends

- Impeccable communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships

- Experience managing and motivating junior team members


You must have:

- Minimum of seven to nine years of consumer experience

- Relevant tertiary education

- Experience collaborating and working with other agencies across multiple disciplines (creative, media, shopper)

- Confident and proficient publicity skills, and be able to work with teams to deliver strong media results

- Experience being the key client lead on multiple accounts

- Experience delivering in a fast paced environment displaying logical thinking, forward planning and the ability to identify, flag and solve problems

- Must have strong technical skills – both with client subject matter and PR skills

- Team time management and budget stewardship to drive effective, efficient campaigns

- Must be proactive and an ideas generator 

- Ability to identify risks and be a problem solver

Additional Information

Herd MSL offers flexible working arrangements to suit personal commitments, a fast-paced and fun environment, a people focused learning culture, variety and opportunity, and a heap of added benefits including birthday days off, Friday 3pm finish throughout summer, additional leave with longevity, access to industry leading mentors and much more. Plus, you get to work in our creative and open office in the heart of Pyrmont.

Keen to hear more and share why you’re the one for this role – please get in touch!

Herd MSL operates as an associated entity of Publicis Communications Australia Pty Ltd.

Herd MSL believes that our people are our greatest asset. Our people are chosen for their personalities, their ethics and professional qualities without any exclusion, preferential treatment or discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate by reason of age, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or disability or any other difference. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate assistance for candidates with disabilities or special needs throughout the recruitment process upon request

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