Account Director – Creative Fashion Advertising Agency

New York City
Job Information

Our client is  a creative advertising agency specializing in fashion, beauty and luxury advertising agency. It is looking for an Account Director to head up a major luxury fashion brand.


  • The Account Director will be a key client contact, managing a truly 360° high-end fashion house – from production of shoots and videos, to catalogs, packaging, collateral and across all digital touch points
  • Maintain and develop multi-tiered agency-client relationships and ties. Work with client teams in NY as well as in Italy
  • Supervision of multiple projects and deadlines with the ability to anticipate and course-correct as needed
  • Experienced in effectively scope and cost projects and create estimates, maintain budgets, communicate rationale & deliverables to clients
  • Production supervisor of seasonal campaign shoots and two annual runway presentations in New York.
  • Craft and deliver creative briefs at the intersection of creativity and strategy.
  • Make critical decisions on where to focus time and resources for best output and profitability
  • Motivate and inspire entire project team at every step to deliver best strategy/design solution
  • Develop the skills of direct reports and those on project teams – anticipate and diffuse conflicts
  • See the big picture to manage all aspects of projects and plants seeds for the next
  • Ability to travel – at least four trips per year to Milan for the seasonal runway shows and the subsequential catalog shoots. Additional trips may include seasonal campaign shoots
  • Support pitches and proposals to effectively bring in new business


  • A minimum of seven years of account management experience in an advertising agency is required, working on fashion or luxury accounts
  • He or she needs to be mature and able to handle clients and politics with grace.
  • Must be decisive and clear about action plans, timings and budgets
  • Experience negotiating fees, contracts and developing fee proposals is required
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, In-Design
  • Superb organization, with detail focus and timeline savvy
  • Demonstrated track record of client relationship development and service
  • Ideally versed in packaging production and process

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