• Group Account Director

    Department
    Account Management
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview/Job Summary

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    Merkley+Partners is an agency without boundaries. We have a long standing history with our clients, employees, and business partners in the industry and value our stellar reputation. We are a unique and fun group of passionate and committed individuals whose talent is world-class.

    Responsibilities

    Job Description

     

    Merkley+Partners is seeking a Group Account Director to lead multiple, well established- pharmaceutical accounts within chronic condition categories. These accounts are fast-paced, quickly growing and require a balanced of innovative strategic thinking and flawless day-to-day execution. The ideal candidate for this position must be able to balance the autonomy of account leadership while embracing the collaborative and team culture that defines Merkley+Partners.

     

    Strategic/Corporate Responsibilities

     

    • Responsible for profitability for one or more accounts and represents the agency at the community level.
    • Manages client relationships and resolves functional conflicts through consultation with department/group heads.
    • Provide personal leadership in client relations and in internal administration of accounts

     

     

    Daily Duties & Responsibilities

     

    • Insure the timely development and execution of plans, campaigns and projects to assure earnings, growth and profit goals are achieved.
    • Plans, develops and defends budget recommendations, work goals, measurements and training requirements necessary to provide both quality and profitable service.
    • Assures that client relationships remain harmonious and that the clients receive a quality of service that will encourage further growth and profitability.
    • Integrates into client team environment, is accessible for the strategic needs of the client and partners with them on their overall advertising/marketing concerns.
    • Maintains open and complete communications of client issues with functional leaders and agency management.
    • Provides leadership/motivation and conveys the vision and values of the agency to the assigned staff.
    • Insure that the staff works in conformance with agency policies, procedures and public law.
    • Facilitates and promotes agency and corporate initiatives.
    • Be the first point of approval on time sheets, expense accounts, travel plans, vacations schedules, cash advances, and other routine requests by your group.
    • Responsible for insuring the overall effectiveness of integrated accounts where applicable.
    • Insures that the resources of the agency, department by department, are deployed with continued maximum effectiveness in the interest of his accounts. 

    Qualifications

     

    • Strong pharmaceutical category is a must (7+ years)
    • Familiarity with internal regulatory entities, FDA guidelines/process
    • Understanding of pharmaceutical marketing best practices/requirements
    • Desire to drive organic growth from existing clients
    • Collaborate, team player that works well with internal departments and external agency partners

    Working Conditions

    • Professional advertising agency work environment 
    • Sit at desk/computer for long periods of time 
    • Must be able to work overtime, as required

    Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the right of the company to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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