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Job title : EVP, Account Director
Function : Client Services
Professional experience : Senior executive / Leadership
Parent Brand : Leo Burnett Group
Brand : Leo Burnett
Agency : Leo Burnett USA
Country : United States
Location : Chicago
job description:
Leo Burnett is seeking an EVP Account Director to manage a brand of an account to bring consistent thought leadership and support the client’s marketing needs. The EVP will build a motivated, collaborative and high-performing team capable of supporting a variety of marketing initiatives and programs to their client. They contribute measurably to Leo Burnett's reputation, generate year-to-year increases in agency profits, assist in generating success in securing new business and develop client solutions and strategic insights that contribute to the agency's market presence.

The EVP is an industry expert and influencer who leads a large account with multiple brands or market segments. They are responsible for the growth of product/service offering in their area of focus. They are responsible for the financial profitability of the agency and demonstrate a strong track record of driving new business initiatives. Along with other senior leadership, they are committed to providing a unified voice to the agency. As the public profile for the agency, they are expected to attract top talent, bring in new business opportunities, and have board level representation within the industry or community. Finally, they are responsible for creating a HumanKind culture within the agency.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; Establishes and maintains strong relationships with team and client management counterparts, Sets the direction for the account by leading creation of strategic and tactical business plans that outline how the team will achieve its financial objectives, Communicates account’s objectives and strategies to team members and the role they play in achieving them, Regularly updates team on changes to and progress against the plan, Understands the agency’s capabilities and stays current with agency activities, Finds ways to leverage agency’s capabilities in promotion, direct and interactive into the team’s relationship with client in order to create positive relations and enhance new revenue opportunities.
Additional Information:

¥ A Bachelor's degree in marketing or other closely related field.
¥ 15+ years of on the job experience.
¥ Past experience reviewing and directing the work of others.
¥ Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively exchange important information with internal and external clients.
¥ Ideal candidate has breadth of agency experiences including client-side experience.
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