Associate Account Director

  • Media CIty, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Worldwide is a global creative network enabling our clients to Lead The Change in their marketing and business transformation.

In a world of accelerated change in which new technologies emerge every day, Publicis Worldwide provides strategic creative ideas leveraged by data and technology to help clients succeed in their marketing transformation.

With over 16,000 employees in 110 countries, clients include AXA, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi, Diesel, Heineken, L'Oréal, Nestlé, Orange, Procter & Gamble, Renault, Sanofi, UBS and Walmart.

In 2021, Publicis Worldwide was ranked by Cannes Lions as the 4th most creative network.

Job Description

Agency Operations

  • Drives the process and details, and leads tactical plans. Forecasts budgets.
  • FMCG experience is prefered
  • Finances: Develops and administers clients’ budgets based on accurate estimating and tracking of hours, out-of-pocket expenses, and reconciliation against estimates. Raises client awareness as to when changes in client direction affect estimates. Thorough knowledge of contract and its implications.
  • Sound decision making regarding hours dedicated to jobs, what to prioritize. Thorough knowledge of all basic financial tools necessary to account management
  • Trouble shoot: Solution oriented. Knows when things might get off track in agency operations. Uses experience and judgment to proactively solve for potential problems before they get too big. Ability to solve client issues, independently moderate conflicts and influence management decisions
  • Team Leadership: Takes on wider, formal and informal leadership responsibilities within the agency
  • Management: team leader, provides clear and fair direction & feedback to junior account staff 


  • Deep, expert understanding of the audience and at least two channels. Basic knowledge of at least one other category, and another audience
  • Continuously learning technology
  • Demonstrates and applies extensive and expert knowledge of assigned brands
  • Successfully serves as point of authority and/or source of advice for therapeutic area
  • Ensures team adherence to agency process. Identifies issues and leads problem resolution 


  • Vision: Develops communication objectives & strategies (e.g. marketing/ brand platform briefs). Has the ability to see the big picture and identify the key/broad issues while still driving the process and details
  • Planning: High-level analysis of category, research, competitive data. Analyzes and extracts findings/issues from all available marketing data. Active in strategic development.
  • Demonstrates passion for the brand 

Tactics and Execution

  • Develops marketing/ brand platform briefs. Owns the agency process. Shows resourcefulness and thoroughness in developing tactical plans, including budgets and timelines.
  • Production: Supervises and effectively manages the production of client-approved marketing tools
  • Creative: Collaborates on creative brief development
  • Assumes responsibility for the writing and preparation of marketing communications plans and proposals
  • Communication: communicate key Client issues/ initiatives to team accurately and in timely manner
  • Demonstrates the ability to think creatively and strategically

Client Relationship

  • Builds trusting relationships with client counterparts. Is seen as strategic, integral to the account, and offering added value.
  • Relationship: Frequent, positive client contact with key clients
  • Brand Champion: Ensures everyone focused on brand strategy and positioning: client, account team, and other internal departments
  • Agency Champion: Understands, communicates and advocates the agency POV (point-of-view).
  • Presentations: Ensures client is kept apprised of all account activity: this includes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that appropriate written reports are delivered accurately and quickly. Presents complex data or messages in clear, succinct, compelling manner to clients
  • Lead role in ensuring timely, accurate client documentation & correspondence


  • Exhibits Integrity and Trust
  • Exhibits Self Development
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