Vice President, Account Director

Updated: July 2, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 4343

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Overview

We are GSW and speaking people is at the core of everything we do. We are a healthcare advertising agency that thinks just a bit differently, works just a bit closer and dives just a bit deeper. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.

Responsibilities

A VP, Account Director develops a strong partnership with the client by providing strategic support and executional excellence. He/she collaborates with other departments to build a high-performing, proactive team that clients see as an invaluable extension of their own team. A VP oversees and is responsible for the financial health of a brand. 

  • Account lead for single brand
  • Mentors junior account team
  • Creates a strong client/agency partnership
  • Partners with other departments to ensure a strong, cohesive team
  • Understands product clinical data, competitive landscape, and customer insights to provide strategic value
  • Oversee development and execution of projects, ensuring they are on strategy and completed on time and within budget. Notifies clients when issues arise
  • Accountable for brand finances

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Oncology experience is required (hematology highly preferred)
  • 7-10 years of advertising agency experience required, with at least 5 years experience working on healthcare and/or pharmaceutical brands
  • Good communicator who can develop a clear, well-supported point of view, tell a compelling “story,” and “sell” agency work (e.g., creative, branding, strategy)
  • Leader who commands attention and respect, can manage group dynamics and difficult situations, and steer clients or agency teams in the right direction
  • Team player who partners with strategic planning to develop a strong strategic foundation for the brand, and partners with creative to develop breakthrough, behavior-changing creative
  • Provides constructive feedback in a professional manner to any department to create even better work
  • Able to work within a team environment, helping ensure the team functions at a high level and continues to be motivated
  • Knowledge and application of new technologies and innovations affecting the health marketplace
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