Account Director

Wallace Church & Co. - New York, NY

Full-time

WALLACE CHURCH & CO: DESIGNED TO CREATE WHAT’S COMING

Wallace Church & Co. is a full-service branding & package design firm with a successful history of turning brands into icons. In our 40 years of experience, we have worked in nearly every consumer category and have earned the role of industry leader.

Our innovative approach to design is rooted in strategic thinking and connecting with today’s audiences across all consumer touch points. We are a nimble & adaptable global agency, with talent from around the world.

Together, we create memorable brand experiences. Designed to create what’s coming!

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

An Account Director is a dynamic liaison between our clients and internal teams at Wallace Church.
In this role, he/she will be expected to perform with professionalism and dedication, and to effectively engage clients and partners at all levels. Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage large, and complex branding initiatives for major clients, both large and small.
  • Lead client presentations with Creative Director and interface with senior executives within

client organizations

  • Collaborate with clients to assess needs, determine project requirements, understand

client’s internal organization and decision making processes

  • Anticipate project needs, potential issues, and additional opportunities outside of scope
  • Scope work, compose well written proposals / estimates, and negotiate the terms of

assignments

  • Actively participate in internal strategic and creative reviews to ensure all work is on brief
  • Provide strategic insights and represent client perspective in creative reviews
  • Proactively manage internal team to meet project goals and timing
  • Guide, motivate and inspire co-workers
  • Identify new business opportunities with existing or new clients
  • Provide clients with ongoing insights on industry news and trends
  • Support new business team in a senior capacity, spearheading the RFI / RFP process

as necessary

  • Develop well thought out responses and Wallace Church positioning for RFIs from

new clients with the goal of standing apart from the competition

  • Execute items that relate to departmental needs (prepare agenda for weekly status

meetings, assist with financial projections, internally reinforce processes and
procedures, etc.)

  • Be able to negotiate with third-party partners (e.g. photographers, illustrators, etc.)

to align on project scope / budget, timing as well as client direction, if necessary

  • Contribute to the overall cultural health of the agency

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7 + years of experience in the following areas: brand identity and package design, branding, new

business development, account management, marketing services, and public relations with a
minimum of 3 years account management experience in brand and packaging design

  • Must be an excellent communicator
  • Has a strong design sensibility and a diverse variety of experience, including CPG
  • Global experience a plus
  • Demonstrates ability to contribute to the creative and design development process
  • Diverse knowledge of brand strategy and design
  • Excellent presentation skills, knowledge of keynote is a plus
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Outstanding project management skills, including managing and tracking project financials
  • Superior writing and editing ability for proposals and related client correspondence
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, senior-level consulting, communication and relationship

management ability

  • Creative copywriting skills a plus
  • Outstanding commitment to client service and client satisfaction
  • Excellent management skills, including internal team oversight and ongoing communications
  • Accountability for strategic, tactical and creative execution and deliverables, and ensures

all projects are profitable and deadlines are met

  • Ability to effectively manage a team, including cross-functional colleagues and direct reports

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Parental leave

Paid Training:

  • Yes

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday