Bilingual Account Director

Employer
Location
Chicago
Posted
Jul 25, 2014
Closes
Aug 24, 2014
Contact
David Grandell
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY:
A successful Account Director will play a primary role in managing multiple client relationships and agency teams – from strategic planning to tactical execution. As a leader on the account team, this individual will be expected to effectively and efficiently drive strategy, manage resources, and ensure fiscal responsibility.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide strategic leadership to drive long-term business building and success for both Client and Agency
• Guide clients and manage Agency account, creative and culinary teams to ensure successful development, implementation and analysis of marketing and sales strategies and plans
• Accountable for managing budgets, reconciliations and forecasts to ensure Client and team profitability
• Provide value by maintaining and sharing knowledge, insight and analysis of industry-related news, trends and competitive landscapes
• Lead by example, set expectations, motivate, develop and evaluate team members
• Promote agency capabilities and services through direct client contact and external industry interactions
• Communicate with executive-level staff and provide input as needed regarding agency matters related to team management, budgets, processes/systems, services and new business

EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing or advertising, Master’s degree preferred

SPECIALIZED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Fluently speak and write in English and Spanish languages
• A solid understanding of the Hispanic foodservice channel
• Understanding financial reporting, analysis and budgeting
• Organized, creative and critical thinker
• Positive team player with a solution-driven attitude
• Strong presentation, written and communication skills
• Ability to adjust to constantly changing priorities
• Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office applications

CONCLUSION:
This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this position description is not intended to be an exhaustive nor an all-inclusive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. This position description does not convey either an offer of or contract for employment. At-will employment applies to all positions within this organization.