Account Director

Spectrum Science - Chicago, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
EducationSkills
Brace your career – you're going beyond the science quo with Spectrum. We're the integrated marketing, communications and media agency that's out of this world. We're fiercely independent and 100% science-focused so we can go where other "science-light" agencies can't or won't. Together with superhuman strategy, atomic creative, intermedia magic, interwoven ingenuity and indominable innovation we dream beyond the realm of the possible – and do it.

We are looking for an Account Director to join our Health Tech team!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as day-to-day counselor to clients, converting a deep understanding of their subject matter into strategy and tactics that meet their objectives
Develop strategies that meet project objective and program goals
Communicate superior attention to detail across team members and consistent delivery of work that meets or exceeds expectations
Effectively manage account teams to ensure client goals are met and exceeded
Guide agency growth and leadership through financial performance and mentorship of junior staff
Effectively manage client budgets, projections and financial planning
Develop client strategic plans and budgets in coordination with VPs and SVPs
Responsible for nurturing client relationship and developing organic growth
Lead client contact (initiate/lead meetings, provide counsel, trouble shooting)
Develop roles and delegate responsibilities across account teams
Manage client budgets, staff allocation and forecasting
Keep senior team informed of any client, team or personnel issues
Support pitch strategy, proposal and presentation with VPs and SVPs
Identify and realize organic growth opportunities with existing clients
Demonstrate strong management skills across agency and client responsibilities

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
6-8 years of healthcare communications experience (health tech preferred but not required), preferably in an agency setting
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Prior experience working with clients in the rare disease space

Spectrum is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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