Account Director

Imprint Projects is a post-advertising creative agency.

Our mission is to replace advertising with cultural production and dialogue. We elevate the world’s most influential brands with cultural content, experiences, and community programming. We value long-term partnerships with Levi’s, Sonos, MoMA, Uniqlo, Google, and many more.

Community and culture is what we do, so a passion for music, art, design, fashion, technology, and social activism is important. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, our days are fast-paced and exciting, but the vibe is comfortable and collaborative. We take care of our people with great benefits and endless opportunities for growth. Leadership prioritizes simplicity, transparency, and humanity.

As the primary owner of a key client relationships you with anticipate client challenges, coordinate solutions, and manage and develop the relationship/s. You lead the projects team to deliver excellent work while always striving for more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CLIENT WORK:
  • Deliver on client achieve business objectives by defining and distilling goals
  • Oversee communications with multiple client contacts, projects and teams to execute excellent work
  • Respond to client feedback and steward the creative integrity of projects from development through to execution
  • Manage the development and creation of proposals, strategy, plan and recap documents
  • Build, present and negotiate project budgets and scopes with clients 
  • Present project budget actuals to leadership, showing learnings and efficiencies 
  • Oversee the creation of project schedules and production plans
  • Oversee weekly client and internal project/production status reports/meetings
  • Steward the philosophical integrity of the Imprint Projects brand, enforcing consistency and excellence across all managed projects

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
  • Lead developing new business and identify opportunities for account growth with key client with support of Managing Director, CXO and CCO

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:
  • Responsible for the profitability of client projects

PEOPLE:
  • Foster relationships with freelance personnel and vendors 
  • Collaborate with Managing Director to identify long-/short-term project needs and personnel resources
  • Lead updates to project teams and clients around industry trends and best practices
  • Participate in Company’s annual review process and ensure a climate for growth and education 

OPERATIONS:
  • Support the policies, practices, and procedures related to the company’s creative work
  • Use and manage online project management software, collaboration tools, calendars, file-sharing, time tracking, and company expense tracking

REPORTING:
  • Reports to the Managing Director
  • Direct reports: Project Manager, Producer/s
  • Collaborate with department leads (Sr. Strategist, Creative Director)

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • 6+ years experience as an Account Director or Strategy Director on key accounts in an agency context, or equivalent experience in Brand Marketing 
  • Proven success as a manager and a team-builder among partners, clients and staff
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in experience design, digital technology and content production 
  • Excellent writing, document preparation and presentation skills
  • Experience in contract negotiation with clients and vendors
  • Solid understanding of budgeting from $50K-$5M
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities with aptitude in fostering long-term relationships
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership capabilities 
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps, Basecamp, Smartsheet, and Adobe Creative Suite

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