Expert. Leader. Business focused. Curious. Accountable. Detail driven. Adventurous. Humble.
Take the reins at a leading global design shop and strategic creative consultancy that takes a different approach to building brands that profit and prosper, today and tomorrow. With respectful defiance, they challenge clients by asking bigger questions that will deliver smarter, future-proofed solutions. Teams work without borders, being where and when they need to be, to create braver strategies that ignite all-encompassing brand programs that resonate with consumers and drive commercial success. With a legacy of design excellence and deep consumer understanding, the agency puts those strategies into action, executing consistent and compelling communications that transform brand fortunes, solidifying their place in the world. Beyond brand guardianship, their thrill comes from innovation projects that cause positive disruption in the market. Stimulated by creative thinking, you’ll help inspire clients to not only challenge categories but to conceive entirely new ones, to transform obstacles into opportunities, and to take up an ambition to usher in momentous change that will truly benefit people’s lives.
A well-seasoned strategic leader, the Managing Director’s role is to be the complimentary counterpart to the CEO, helping to align the operational, client relationship and cultural success of the agency; also responsible for implementing and driving US strategy and for delivering US financial performance. This will be the person who gets stuff done and empowers others to perform at their best. Initially the focus will be driving new positioning and proposition of the company offer, to future proof collective commercial success, differentiate the brand offer and fuel growth in new market areas. This will include leadership, direction and performance assessment of the US team. In addition this role will drive new business development, through pitch mentoring, participation where necessary, and external brand building activities. Also expect senior level/C-suite engagement of key client relationships.
You will have a fundamental understanding of the branding industry and the ability to get under the skin of clients and understand what makes them tick. You must understand what clients want from their agency and have the ability to help deliver it. The successful MD will be a natural strategist and thought leader who will help build, inspire and nurture a strong and collaborative team; ensuring reporting on revenue, utilization and profitability; and managing to target levels of revenue growth and profit. Highly connected and passionate, you are client and business driven (grow existing clients, revive old contacts, and above all get new clients) and believe that branding and visual design are the cornerstones of a long-term powerful consumer connection.
Seeking candidates with proven agency management experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong network and a track record for securing new business and growing existing client business. With a start-up spirit, you are graduated from a business communication university and have 10-15+ years of experience working in a design/ad agency or similar. CPG experience a plus.
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