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Account Director

Godfrey Dadich Partners combines the best of advertising, journalism, identity, and digital to help brands tell better stories. And we’re looking for an Account Director / Business Development Manager for our New York City office. We are looking for a self-motivated leader and collaborator to help establish and grow a new office.

This person will be managing key pieces of business, supporting the growth of our account management team, and playing a key role in supporting the firm’s business development function. We are looking for someone who can be a true partner to our clients, our cross-functional design and editorial teams, and support the larger Godfrey Dadich team in creating revolutionary design work.

Most of all, you are committed to participating in the co-creation of a new kind of firm.

Key responsibilities include:

Account Director (50%)

  • Managing multiple accounts and supporting the growth and health of each client and their business; building and maintaining strong relationships with senior clients
  • Acquiring a thorough knowledge of the client’s industry, business, and key stakeholders
  • Accountable for maintaining client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time, and on budget
  • Seek out and develop new business opportunities with existing clients and with prospective clients
  • Work with internal teams to nurture their performance, skills and personal development to ensure that all campaigns are executed flawlessly from briefing to post-campaign reporting
  • Inspire, motivate and mentor the team to manage clients professionally
  • Train and guide the team to ensure full understanding of the client brand, their key products and services, business sectors, and buyer behaviors
  • Effectively present ideas or solutions internally/externally with an ability to command attention and manage group dynamics through compelling communications
  • Work cross-functionally with management team and departments

Business Development Manager (50%)

  • Maintain business development pipeline status and run weekly status meeting with Co-CEOs and President
  • Work with President and Head of Project Management to develop proposals for new business opportunities
  • Drive the process for responding to RFIs and RFPs
  • Conduct first-call screeners for new business opportunities
  • Work cross-functionally with management team and departments

Qualifications include:

  • BA or equivalent experience required
    • 8-10 years of agency experience managing teams and clients
    • Journalism study or degree is preferred
    • Digital and content experience preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Experience working on extremely fast-paced businesses in a highly competitive and evolving industry
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented in a production intensive environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Very familiar and active user of social media
  • Holds a proficient understanding of print and digital production process
  • Proficient with Google, Apple & Microsoft productivity apps

Godfrey Dadich is an organization dedicated to ideas, process, and vision. But we know that true success comes from people. We’re always looking for new collaborators who believe optimism is a strategy for making a better future, and we recognize that great stories come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We’re committed to building a more diverse and inclusive team; we value different points of view and welcome unconventional paths. If your experience doesn’t entirely conform to the qualifications listed above, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the GDP team.

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