Grip Limited is looking for a seasoned Director, Business to join our team! The Director, Business is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the account team and all client marketing activities related to that account. The ideal Director, Business possesses an extraordinary ability to build respectful and trusting relationships with clients, internal and external teams. They instill confidence with their business knowledge, strategic acumen and ability to troubleshoot, motivate and inspire. They are forward thinking, anticipate problems and propose solutions.
Consistently push “big-idea” thinking, even when timing and budget may not allow
Tap into the wider resources and skills within the agency to develop compelling solutions to client issues
Bring fresh insights to the client’s business that will help them deliver a competitive advantage
Build and maintain senior relationships with agency teams and clients
Present concepts, strategies and/or plans with confidence, impact and persuasiveness
Work with the analytics team to identify opportunities to test and measure programs
Provide clear direction to the team on all projects
Conduct briefings for internal teams outlining specifics of projects, business objectives, client strategy, requirements, budget and schedules
Build and lead cross-functional teams that are able to anticipate and deliver solutions to meet the client’s requirements
Desired Skills and Expertise:
8+ years of agency experience working on integrated (mass and interactive) accounts. CPG & QSR experience preferred.
Proven experience working with advertising clients to fully understand their business model and campaign objectives, and ability to develop strategies to meet their goals
Effective team management capabilities
Ability to build and foster client and internal relationships
Adept at uncovering new revenue opportunities and identifying risks
Strong strategic and problem-solving abilities
Polished verbal and written communication skills, with both internal colleagues and external clients
Highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to prioritize and focus, with a keen attention to detail
Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint as well as Keynote
Upon request, Grip Limited will provide accommodation to a job applicant with a disability during its recruitment process.
If you require accommodation during this process please contact Karen Sampogna at 416-341-7216.