SVP, Group Account Director - New York

Company: Publicis Media
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Location: USA

Walk the halls of SSW and youll find a rather spirited and passionate group of people. Its a stimulating assembly of professionals-writers, managers, strategists, art directors, planners, analysts and developers.

We believe the only way to move people to live healthier, happier lives is to create ideas that move them emotionally. Never powered by reason alone, people - whether they're consumers, caregivers, doctors or payers - are motivated to take action by emotion. Only when people feel something will they be willing to do something.

For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Today, were dedicated to continuing that Legacy by raising the bar and crafting award- winning work online, on-air, in print and in-office. Going beyond addressing simply the absence of illness, our vision is to inspire a healthier, happier world. Together, we strive to help brands thrive in today's culture of wellbeing by leveraging the power of Wellness IntelligenceSM.

Job Description
Strategic and Operational Knowledge

Demonstrates and applies extensive and expert knowledge of assigned brands and marketplace context
Successfully serves as point of authority and/or source of advice for therapeutic area
Ensures team adherence to Agency and Client processes. Proactively identifies issues and leads team to successful resolutions

Client Relationship

Communicate key Client issues/initiatives to cross functional agency team accurately and in timely manner
Builds trusting relationships with Clients; functioning as business partner seen as integral to the account and delivery of the overall strategic vision; consistently offering added value.
Client Business Champion: Ensures cross functional client and agency teams are focused on the right strategy:
Agency Champion: Understands, communicates and advocates the agency POV; ensures Client is kept apprised of all account activity: this includes ultimate responsibility for ensuring appropriate written reports are delivered accurately and on time
Presentations: Ability to present complex messages in clear, succinct, compelling manner to Clients

Lead role in ensuring timely, accurate Client documentation & correspondence

Agency Operations

Drives overall account process and delivery standards for Agency output
Partners effectively with Strategy and Creative teams to drive development of all tactical briefs and plans
Finances: Develops and administers clients' budgets based on accurate forecasting and tracking of hours, out-of-pocket expenses, and reconciliation against estimates. Raises Client awareness as to when changes in Client direction affect estimates. Thorough knowledge of scope of work
Sound decision-making regarding hours dedicated to jobs, what to prioritize. Thorough knowledge of all basic financial tools necessary to Account Management
Trouble shoot: Solutions oriented. Knows when things might get off track in Agency operations. Uses experience and judgment to proactively solve for potential problems before they get too big. Ability to solve Client issues, independently moderate conflicts and influence management decisions
Team Leadership: Takes on wider, formal and informal leadership responsibilities within the agency
Management: Team leader, provides clear and fair direction & feedback to junior account staff

Exhibits Integrity and Trust
Exhibits Self Development
Thrives in a fast-paced, complex, matrixed marketing environment
Prior healthcare experience is mandatory, including DTC, HCP and DTP
Experience working across a portfolio of brands preferred
Experience leading cross-agency, multidisciplinary teams is required
Solid understanding of digital marketing principles, including understanding of end-to-end ecosystem communications planning (CRM, .com, app, social, in-office and Field)
Hands on experience with HCP and Field specialist marketing is required
Solid understanding of measurement and reporting principles, including ability to partner with Strategy and Analytics teams to deliver actionable insights to Clients

Bachelor's degree, MBA, Masters in Marketing or related discipline preferred
10+ years' experience

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: No experience

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