Senior Account Director - Consumer

New York
Feb 05, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Ms. Lauren Hamlett
Full Time
Senior Account Director - Consumer

This position reports into the EVP of Consumer. The primary responsibilities of the Senior Account Director are to lead the home product clients in the consumer division and to supervise and implement account work for several clients. The Senior Account Director is responsible for managing and supervising the execution of all aspects of a PR program with the EVP of Consumer, supervising and managing the client relationship, managing the account team, growing the agency in a new business function, and generating new business leads. The Senior Account Director should demonstrate an expertise to answer all PR questions immediately and unaided, an ability to think ahead for a client and for the business overall.

•Provide senior strategic counsel to clients and account team
•Manage the execution of programs as well as assume direct responsibility for quality implementation
•Continue to develop relationships with media, influencers, and pitch clients on an ongoing basis
•Anticipate clients’ strategic needs, both long and short term
•Offer value, add counsel on an ongoing basis
•Plan and run strategic client meetings
•Retain current accounts and grow them
•Build and maintain client relationships at the senior level
•Supervise account staff in their daily activities, provide structure and instruction for balancing their workloads
•Motivate/mentor staff and guide professional development
•Actively participate and guide the successful operations and future course of division and agency

Education and Experience Required:
•BA/BS Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or related field
•8-10 years minimum experience in public relations
•Agency and Consumer experience is a must
•Home experience is preferred

Knowledge and Skills Required:
•Ability to prioritize while simultaneously working on numerous projects
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Detail oriented and results oriented
•Ability to spot trends and integrate into PR efforts to keep accounts current in the media

Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to EOE.

Interested candidates must submit cover letter and resume. EOE.

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