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Account Director

MERGE

MERGE

Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Merge Storytelling and Technology

MERGE promotes health, wealth and happiness in the world by merging storytelling with technology and offers marketing and technology clients full-service capabilities including strategy, creative communications, experience engineering, performance marketing, media and digital platform development. MERGE has enduring client partnerships with American Express, T-Mobile, LG, Subway, Kate Spade NY, Coach, The North Face, Meta, Adobe, BlueCross BlueShield, Abbott, Astellas, Supernus, CSL, GE Healthcare, Broward Health, Indiana University Health, Nationwide and Morgan Stanley. With 800 employees across offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Montreal, New York City and Los Angeles, MERGE uses a talent-to-task process that enables clients to think higher and feel deeper about their customers. For more information, visit mergeworld.com.

Promote Health, Wealth & Happiness

We are committed to promoting health, wealth, and happiness in the world by partnering with purpose-driven clients in purpose-driven industries such as healthcare, financial services, and consumer products. Our deep vertical expertise and category insights stem from decade-long partnerships with our top clients.

Emerge to the Top of Your Career

At MERGE, we strive to create a superior work experience where talented and ambitious people grow. An experience that encourages people to think higher and feel deeper. An experience where people engage minds and hearts to do the best work of their careers.

As our Account Director, you will...

Oversee and lead all account management processes on our Healthcare team. You’ll act as a senior solution-oriented leader who thrives on developing lasting relationships between the client and agency teams. Utilizing deep industry knowledge and experience, you will inspire team members to make our strategy, creative, and digital campaigns more innovative, smarter, and more robust. This position involves consistent client contact and operates at a high level in all aspects of account management.

Be Accountable and Responsible

  • Provide strategic leadership for the Account Management team, including:
    • Serve as the trusted voice of the consumer by assimilating customer and marketplace insights into the development of strategies and marketing programs
    • Efficiently balance the dual expectations of the agency and our clients
    • Guide clients by educating them with strategy, ideas, trends, and thought leadership
  • Responsible for creating relationships with senior clients to facilitate the overall needs of the client and agency
  • Sign off on materials for reporting to the client
  • Grow business by utilizing experience to identify additional business needs and implement solutions
  • Leverage experience and capabilities to craft strategic and creative solutions for both existing and new business clients
  • Incorporate senior staff from other departments as project objectives or issues warrant
  • Manage and grow a team as a mentor and trusted advisor to account team

These are the qualifications we’re looking for

  • 8+ years of account management/consulting experience within an advertising agency, focused on healthcare clients
  • Bachelor’s degree and/ or equivalent experience, MBA a plus
  • Strong background in advertising, online experience, analytics, and strategic planning work.
  • Ability to evaluate competitive communications across categories, consumer, service, cultural trends, etc.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves to be a constant leader to a team in a highly collaborative environment and to develop and execute Account Management Strategies
  • Advanced client management skills, especially as it relates to expanding business within existing clients
  • Superior professional communication and presentation skills
  • Commitment to the client, attention to detail, and strong problem-solving ability

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And here’s how we live our values at MERGE

  • Ability. Mastering our craft
  • Agility. Delivering with a growth mindset
  • Humility. Collaborating for shared success

MERGE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

MERGE welcomes and celebrates diversity regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or people with abilities. We believe that the more diverse we are, the more creative our work will be!