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Account Director (Data / Tech / Automation)

  • Account Director (Data / Tech / Automation)
  • Auckland
  • $120k - $140k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed

Are you a leader in all things client service? 

Do you have an excellent knowledge of all things digital, data marketing, technology and automation? Or looking to take your more traditional, exceptional client management skills into these new digital areas?

Our client is a dynamic and growing data-driven marketing agency, making its mark in the new booming digital communications space. They are looking for an extremely organised, enthusiastic and energetic Account Director or Group Account Director – someone that is passionate about digital strategy, marketing, data-driven results and more!

The new AD or GAD will be able to manage their team as a business unit to establish and grow key accounts, produce results and meet monthly revenue targets. Ideally, they will have direct agency experience and be able to identify opportunity, understand customers, insights and be strategy driven. They will work alongside the Client Service Director on managing project workflow, budgets, proposals, managing clients, and assisting with general account admin etc. you know the drill. The successful candidate will have strong technical nous, a focus on the digital detail and be open to constantly learning on the job all while being immersed in a vibrant new age agency that is experiencing significant growth. When not playing lead account director you'll be working on some new business and helping bed in other account managers and helping with their training and individual growth potential. 


Required Experience: 

  • Min 8+ years in client services
  • Experience in marketing, advertising or digital
  • Digital and data-driven marketing experience

Required Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple dynamic digital client projects at once
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining ongoing relationships with clients, suppliers, partner agencies and internally within the agency   
  • Coach direct reports in developing effective leadership in planning, administration, briefing and identifying opportunities
  • Ability to lead the development of business from the team client base and assist with new business initiatives and relationships
  • Internal management of teams across the end to end process (technical, creative and delivery) of direct digital communications, to ensure projects are completed to budget and on time
  • Establish strong communication channels both oral and written
  • Ability to lead and direct client meetings and presentations 
  • Provide detailed analysis of project statuses, tracking reports, retention, client profitability and growth of accounts
  • Scope and draft new business proposals
  • Highly reactive and responsive to client and team requests
  • Ability to motivate, support and negotiate with both colleagues and clients 


  • Tertiary - preferred
  • Any industry qualifications a bonus

Personality / Characteristics:

  • Energetic and Passionate
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Dedicated to quality service and solutions focused
  • A motivating and exceptional leader
  • Driven to progress in their role


  • CBD fringe, modern office space
  • Performance bonus opportunities
  • Career support and growth opportunities

Let Penny and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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