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Account Director



Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Company Description

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is looking for an Account Director to join our team in New York.

For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting, and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Our mission is to inspire a healthier, happier, well-er world through award-winning work.

If you google us (which you may have done already), you’ll see that spreading wellness is literally our mission. We don’t just talk about making your well-being the most important thing, we mean it. Having a flexible hybrid-work policy, plentiful time off, and colleagues who want you to do well are all part of the gig. Oh, and of course the opportunity to work on some of the good-vibiest campaigns on the planet with very caring, very resourceful people.

So, if you’re a rockstar writer, aspiring strategist, jill—or jack—of all trades, or just an all-around nice person, let’s chat.

Job Description

Agency Operations

  • Drives the process and details, and leads tactical plans. Forecasts budgets.

  • Finances: Develops and administers clients’ budgets based on accurate estimating 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 contract and its implications.

  • Sound decision making regarding hours dedicated to jobs, what to prioritize. Thorough knowledge of all basic financial tools necessary to account management

  • Trouble shoot: Solution 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


  • Demonstrates and applies extensive and expert knowledge of assigned brands

  • Successfully serves as point of authority and/or source of advice for therapeutic area

  • Ensures team adherence to agency process. Identifies issues and leads problem resolution


  • Vision: Develops communication objectives & strategies (e.g. marketing/ brand platform briefs). Has the ability to see the big picture and identify the key/broad issues while still driving the process and details

  • Planning: High-level analysis of category, research, competitive data. Analyzes and extracts findings/issues from all available marketing data. Active in strategic development.

  • Demonstrates passion for the brand

Tactics and Execution

  • Develops marketing/ brand platform briefs. Owns the agency process. Shows resourcefulness and thoroughness in developing tactical plans, including budgets and timelines.

  • Production: Supervises and effectively manages the production of client-approved marketing tools

  • Creative: Collaborates on creative brief development

  • Assumes responsibility for the writing and preparation of marketing communications plans and proposals

  • Communication: communicate key Client issues/ initiatives to team accurately and in timely manner

  • Demonstrates the ability to think creatively and strategically

  • PHCG Offerings: Basic knowledge of PHCG businesses, offerings, and tools

Client Relationship

  • Builds trusting relationships with client counterparts. Is seen as strategic, integral to the account, and offering added value.

  • Relationship: Frequent, positive client contact with key clients

  • Brand Champion: Ensures everyone focused on brand strategy and positioning: client, account team, and other internal departments

  • Agency Champion: Understands, communicates and advocates the agency POV (point-of-view).

  • Presentations: Ensures client is kept apprised of all account activity: this includes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that appropriate written reports are delivered accurately and quickly. Presents complex data or messages in clear, succinct, compelling manner to clients

  • Lead role in ensuring timely, accurate client documentation & correspondence


Previous Experience Needed

  • Knowledge and understanding working in Agile, a familiarity of SCRUM, sprints, sprint planning and retrospectives

  • Manage digital projects with a expertise in website development and technology solutions

  • Understanding and/or familiarity with Salesforce and Adobe marketing platforms

  • Development and production of modular content and deployment in the U.S. and abroad

  • Email marketing experience and expertise

  • Social media marketing end-to-end experience

  • Digital Agency experience

About You

  • Exhibits Integrity and Trust

  • Exhibits Self Development

  • Bachelors degree

  • MBA, Masters in Marketing or related discipline preferred

  • Experience in healthcare communications environment preferred

  • 7+ years experience

Additional Information

Compensation Range: $91,000 - $154,000 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 07/26/2024.