Managing Director – Creative Advertising Agency

New York
Job Information

Our client is a creative advertising agency in New York and is currently hiring a Managing Director. The agency is looking for an ambitious individual who can work closely with the CEO and continue to grow the agency while focusing on growing existing client relationships. The Managing Director will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency as well as developing and executing the long-term business plan to ensure optimal success.


  • Manage day to day operations of the company – as such at least 33% of your time will be allocated to guiding and improving the team’s leadership and growth of existing client business
  • Day-to-day staff efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring account retention and growth – driving toward more powerful work that’s more movement-oriented than ad like
  • Financial forecasting and budget control – maximizing profitability on all accounts
  • Collaborating to realize our aspirations around executing a refined/evolved cultural movement model
  • Develop the strategic growth plan for the company and be responsible for its implementation
  • Ensure the Agency strategy is being implemented with clients and as such will spend a portion of their time across key client accounts to ensure the Agency is meeting its goals with clients
  • Lead, in partnership with the Management Team, in positively affecting the company’s culture and values
  • Manage resourcing internally, including balancing staffing and freelance needs per the business plan
  • Deeply involved in generating and growing new business (33% of total time)
  • Chair Management Team and monthly All-Staff Meetings
  • As a small Agency, the MD will be the senior-most account lead on key accounts on an interim/episodic basis, as needed. The MD and Management Team will collaborate in identifying and agreeing to the priority account(s) requiring MD’s greater involvement – as well as the reasons for this added oversight/leadership
  • Cultivating our team of account directors, account management and strategists, helping them drive toward more monumental work, while improving job satisfaction / retention / and agency profitability. As such, further ensuring client satisfaction – to maximize retention and organic growth potential


  • 15+ years of account management related experience managing and working with strategists, creative teams and clients
  • Demonstrated experience leading engagements with Fortune 500 clients, with a solid balance of global experience
  • Experience with various projects types, including brand, strategic consulting, 360 executions (digital, mobile, TV, print, etc)
  • Ability to define solutions that will generate measurable results for the client
  • Excellent negotiation experience (especially contract negotiations) with both clients and partners
  • Experience with digital communications and marketing
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