Account Director - NYC
Account Director - NYC
Game Seven Marketing is an experience design shop that is deeply rooted in sport and culture. Existing at this intersection allows us to create, develop and execute truly innovative and authentic experiences that drive consumer interest.
The brands we work with are committed to continually pushing the envelope, breaking barriers, and writing the rules that will shape the future of sport and culture. Our approach is no different; we pride ourselves on being forward thinkers, relying on speed, efficiency, and relentless work ethic to flawlessly deliver on all client objectives.
You can create meaningful, strategic, and inspiring brand experiences for clients. You are passionate about all forms of storytelling, ideation, developing, and pitching. You deliver inspiring concepts that influencers, athletes, consumers and artists haven’t seen before. You stay wired to sports, culture, fashion, and music. You know about emerging talent, influencers and trends. You have strong relationships in the industry and have no problem creating new ones. You’re a self-starter who is able to work with a small team and over communicate to larger teams. You can take direction, take the lead or take others under your wing. You like to stay ahead of the curve and make sure your team does as well. Your boss is always impressed with your work ethic. You won’t stop until the job gets done. You do what it takes to make things happen. You go after every loose ball. You hustle.
The Account Director will act as an extension of the agency leadership team, having oversight of all aspects of the territory account team, at all times, to ensure that client’s expectations are exceeded and that internal business objectives are met. The Account Director must be proficient in writing, research, creating pitch decks, handling direct client contact, creating programs, and giving presentations. You will have oversight of a team handling a wide range of projects, working both independently and collaboratively, and you must be able to make decisions and offer guidance to clients. You’re responsible for managing resources and holding the team accountable for the on-time, on-budget delivery of plans, programs and events. The Account Director must know the business of their client and focus on creating the best opportunities for the brand and the business, working with the agency leadership team to identify, create, and implement strategy for growth within the existing client base and proposed new business opportunities.
Has oversight of all assigned projects as well as oversight over the accounts team and projects within the territory, delegating resources accordingly.
Manages assigned projects and oversees the management of all projects from start to finish to ensure that client objectives are being delivered upon.
Provides strategy and creative vision, while leading the preparation and presentation of strategic plans, proposals, event concepts, and marketing materials.
Leads efforts on securing and developing new business opportunities and partnerships; including overall client management, concept, planning, and execution of ideas.
Acts as active driving force in brainstorming new, innovative ideas for client initiatives.
Develops creative solutions to obstacles and budget constraints with client goals in mind.
Manages a dynamic and ambitious team, fostering a culture of goal-setting and promotion.
Works with agency leadership team on the hiring, development, and growth of the supporting territory team.
Promotes an environment of premium experience and high-level client management on all projects, regardless of size or budget.
Creates accurate budget estimates for long-term and short-term client projects and initiatives.
Adheres to company and client SOP on all awarded projects regarding purchasing, contracting and approvals.
Effectively communicates between all parties ensuring accurate, detailed information is delivered.
Maintains vital and comprehensive database of information with specific details for all projects
Stays current on trends in entertainment, lifestyle and culture.
Requirements & Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree
- 7-10 years of brand and/or client management experience; preferably in an agency setting.
- Deep understanding of brand strategy, brand building and brand management within sport and culture marketplaces.
- Ability to develop and maintain executive level relationships.
- Versatile skill set and experience with major accounts, sponsorships and special events.
- Experience leading cross functional teams (internal/external), managing budgets, overseeing negotiations, tracks project spending, and reviews final costs/invoices for accuracy.
- Experience in large-scale event production is a must, global events experience is a plus.
- Exceptional client management and time management skills a must.