As an Account Director excited about relocating to Prague, you will oversee multiple team members while also serving as the primary day-to-day contact for agency partners and clients. ADs accept the role of a liaison to service projects, build strategic operational plans, and balance the expectations of creative work. They also hold an in-depth knowledge of global brand experience and are familiar with EMEA markets, as well as culture. You direct and help shape context with each brief to create meaningful content for brands, putting them at the heart of the moments that matter in a way that matters. Location: Prague, Czech Republic Essential Functions: Maintain direct, day-to-day contact and supervise the development, direction, and strategy of client business Support in the development of media plans across multiple channels including digital and social that align with marketing and client business objectives Direct and/or contribute to projects that aid in the optimization of media: vendor interfacing, forecasting, and performance analysis Establish objectives and priorities for client initiatives Direct owned, earned, shared, and paid activities to deliver efficient and effective social activity for client objectives Manage budgets and communicate regular updates regarding account activity Collaborate and coordinate resources across departments to ensure proper coverage on all aspects of account management: media plan and strategy sign off, client expectation management on timelines, accuracy in reporting, oversight of strategic campaign objectives, etc. Anticipate, as well as identify risks and scope issues along with providing solutions to resolve or minimise them Assess creative work and produce briefings on the basis of the strategic terms of reference Use partners, platforms, and tools to provide data and insight to client strategy and planning, as well as to ensure consistent measurement and delivery of KPIs and metrics Assist with the development of client retention measures and implementations Work with clients to optimize strategy tools and develop broader social strategies across multiple platforms, contributing to content creation and production using innovative campaign ideas through a deep, trusted relationship built on strong consultancy and mutual respect Provide quality assurance in relation to the planning, execution and following up of presentations and meetings Support new business opportunities from existing and potential client contacts Mentor junior team members by fostering an environment of mutual respect and partnership, open lines of communication, and professional development Job Qualifications: 7+ years of experience in digital account management, client services, and/or marketing within an agency, automotive experience is a plus 4+ years of experience in social media, across earned and paid media activity, either in a specialised team or agency Passion for and a deep understanding of social media (across multiple platforms, e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.) with proven strategy, planning and activation skills in both spaces Bachelor s Degree in marketing or related fields Familiarity managing, leading, training, and mentoring multi-faceted teams Strong communication skills, both verbal and written Proactive problem-solving skills with ability to lead and drive projects with or without clear guidance Experience in public speaking and digital or collaborative presentations Willing to travel and act as the agency business lead Command of Microsoft Office and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suites Proficient in the use of Box, Google Docs, and Keynote Fluency in German and/or Czech is a plus WHO WE ARE Optimist is a collective of thinkers, makers, and doers who architect next level brand experiences. Inspired by culture, enabled by technology and powered by adrenaline, the independently owned agency has spent nearly a decade conceiving and building unexpected experiences that move people. Driven to produce next level work, Optimist partners with brands that seek to push boundaries for game changing results. To make these experiences possible, the agency offers design, fabrication, creative, content production, digital strategy and event production services. For more, visit:www.optimistinc.com. Associated topics: advertise, cmo, festival, marketing, marketplace, media, policy, product market, regulatory, social media
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