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Agency Lead / Business Director

  • Agency Lead
  • Business Director
  • Tauranga
  • $160k – $180k
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
  • Live
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Talent Director - Creative & Design

Got existing clients in your back pocket? Could you lead a regional agency?

Looking for an opportunity that rewards your hard work and tangible results with a possible partnership?

Our client, a successful integrated agency, is looking to fill a newly established senior role at the top of the table with someone quite special. This person focus will be new business development, new client relationships and overall business acquisition. You may be a Senior Business Director, ex Group Account Director or have a client in your pocket and are looking for something extra career-wise.

We are after someone driven by success, a true team player who enjoys seeing the results of hard work and converting new clients into long-term retained clients. Naturally, you've got passion, energy, relationship smarts, you understand the business challenges our clients are facing and you think strategically in representing the agency's offering.

Sound a bit like you? Get in touch to find out more. 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 12+ years experience
  • Agency experience (digital, design, or strategy)
  • Client-side Marketing a help

Required Skills:
  • New business strategy
  • Client management
  • Intimate knowledge and experience of the North Island Agency market
  • Identifies and creates new opportunities from new and existing relationships 
  • A natural leader and manager with strong process
  • A problem solver and strategic thinker who has an in-depth knowledge of client business objectives
  • Able to write new business tenders, presentations, and general correspondence
  • Deal opener and closer, a networker
  • Can delegate effectively, and identify strengths within team members
  • A natural enthusiast for advertising, brand, design, digital and media strategy

Desired Skills:
  • Secure meetings, and presents agency credentials well
  • Negotiate engagements and new relationships
  • Capable and active industry networker
  • Strong in tender and RFP responses 
  • Attention to detail with strong organisational skills
  • Excellent time management 

Personality & Culture Fit:
  • Positive, vibrant and engaging
  • Optimism, driven and tenacious character
  • Confident risk taker
  • Personable and graceful
  • Enjoys winning, plays a far but hard game 

Salary & Benefits:
  • Great Salary
  • Great Package
  • Great Clients
  • New studio office and well-grounded, talented team 
  • Partnership opportunity after 12 months

Let The Pond Director, Leighton Howl, help you release your market value in the fastest-growing region of New Zealand. If you looking for something agency-side which is new and exciting with a huge upside, please get in touch today.

Here at The Pond, we are currently experiencing an incredibly high volume of applications and this may result in us taking a little bit longer than usual to get back to you. We're working to our best ability to ensure we get back to you within a reasonable time period, and we thank you for your patience.

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