If you are looking for a new strategy planning challenge or looking to step up a notch, this senior media planning role at a major media agency could be the step you are looking for.


The Account Director effectively manages the day-to-day requirements of a set portfolio of assigned clients, including briefing, workflow, quality, and budget control ensuring that the client is continually delighted with the work. The role ensures that all recommendations and campaign executions deliver growth to our clients’ businesses. To do this, you will help drive the agency’s relationship with its clients and effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to constantly bring effective and innovative solutions to the table. The Account Director will care as much about execution as strategy, leading the team process to ensure the strategy is executed and delivered wholeheartedly.


The right candidate could see this role elevated to an Associate Business Director level, with an associated increase in salary, depending on experience and growth potential.


Key Deliverables for the role:

  • Organises self and team to deliver client work that consistently meets or exceeds the clients and the agency’s expectations.
  • Ensures all individuals know their roles, responsibilities and deadlines when responding to a client brief prior to work commencing.
  • Regularly shares knowledge about client business with team members, as relevant.
  • Drives the delivery of high-performance servicing to clients, ensuring they feel well-resourced and receiving value in return for their agency investment.
  • Builds deep and influential client relationships, facilitating a highly valued agency/client relationship.
  • Always provides clients with a well-informed POV.
  • Develops strong and influential relationships with counterparts and partner agencies.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the agency’s planning philosophy and process framework.
  • Leads account briefs, delegating responsibilities where necessary, but ultimately owning the delivery of work.
  • Supports account group leadership in the development and delivery of annual strategic account plans for clients.
  • Drives the delivery of contractual KPIs to ensure they are met (where applicable)
  • Manages and updates accurate revenue forecasts throughout the year.
  • Supports the GBD in driving incremental and organic opportunities across the client portfolio.
  • Contributes to new business projects as required


Knowledge and skills

  • 7+ years’ media agency experience.
  • Strong knowledge of the NZ media market, and a healthy interest in major Global markets.
  • Strong client leadership and people management experience.
  • Significant knowledge of the digital environment and the changing communications landscape.
  • Developing commercial acumen, with some experience of managing the fiscal aspect of client relationships.


This is a growth employment opportunity working within an environment where ‘we’ is more important than ‘me’. The agency prides itself on inclusiveness and the opportunity to participate at all levels of client and agency management in the development of effective and innovative campaign content. At your level, you will be digitally led, with the ability to drive your clients forward within the digital landscape.

An attractive salary is on offer, with a wide range of group staff benefits on offer.


If you have what it takes for the next step in your career, send your CV to or give him a call on 021 984 114 to set up an interview.


Contact Details
Name: Barry Williamson

31 Mar 2022

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