Account Director/Vice President - Healthcare Public Relations - #192250

Ogilvy & Mather

Date: 04/05/2021 10:30 AM

City: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


Account Directors bring value to our clients by analyzing, solving and presenting viable integrated solutions to client problems. They identify and inspire new workstreams and solutions that lead to client growth by collaborating with and drawing on the expertise of the Ogilvy's vast resources and capabilities. They also identify and champion great creative work, understanding the importance of flawless delivery and providing exceptional leadership inspiring others to act courageously. Directors must have strong client management skills, superior presentation skills and the ability to manage the day-to-day business and client relationship on a piece of business (or several small projects) within a large client account. Candidates must also possess the ability to be a team leader, independently develop programs, oversee the development and delivery of high-quality work products, play a business development role on his/her piece of business and also offer strategic client counsel with confidence.


  • Ensure management of client expectations
  • Develop and manage projects and programs, including strategies, implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, timelines and budgets
  • Act with a high degree of independence; holds responsibility for overall account relationships
  • Maintain and grow existing accounts, establishing relationships with key client contacts and ensuring that client/agency relationships exists on multiple levels and grow over time
  • Leverage full resources Ogilvy, increasing client/agency points of contact
  • Provide proactive leadership to accounts, staff and clients
  • Direct development of broad range of materials developed by account team, including client memos, press releases, speeches, articles, brochures, presentation and collateral materials
  • Plan and manage large-scale events efficiently and effectively
  • Develop and guide media relations strategy
  • Develop and direct new business program development and presentations working with senior leaders


  • 6-8 years of experience, including 3 – 5 years in a supervisory role and strong experience in the Health & Wellness industry
  • Digitally fluent, with an understanding of the complex, fragmented media landscape and how to bring together cohesive programs and drive results for clients
  • Appreciation for how great work gets done and a commitment to ensuring creative excellence/output
  • Strong communication skills, particularly with oral presentations
  • Insatiably curious, lifelong learner
  • Authentically passionate about great work, your team and our business
  • Diplomatic, Inspiring and Empathetic leader
  • A good listener, who reads people well and adapts their style and response accordingly
  • Strong project management, counseling, programming, people management and business development skills
  • Understanding of how to manage budgets for pieces of business or several projects within a large account


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