Account Director

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Are you creative-driven? Are you curious and ready to tackle big business problems?

If so, maybe we should talk!

Cossette is a dynamic Canadian marketing communications agency. We have been around for more than 40 years. We have offices in all regions of the country and although we are considered part of the Canadian agency establishment, we’re anything but stuffy. In fact, we are the exact opposite. Cossette has a reputation for being innovative and entrepreneurial. We pride ourselves in our agility,creativity, and a certain kind of edginess. 

We enjoy life, we have fun and we work hard - and that's paid off with our Agency of the Year award 2016, and we're shortlisted for 2017 Agency of the Year. So come have a chat and see for yourself.


Job Description

Currently seeking a rock star Account Director

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Account Director's play a vital part in the success of our organization; including establishing tight-knit relationships with our clients/ employees and overseeing that our deliverables are according to our client’s standards.

As a leader on this Flagship business, you will help to lead strategic, creative and integrated initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring that our clients receive the most intelligent, creative and comprehensive responses possible.

We're looking for candidates who take extreme pride in their work and have a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Additionally you are a confident, assertive and approachable leader, who is solutions-oriented, makes decisions, can react quickly and strategically to change, and loves a good challenge.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the agency, in every department, delivers the best possible product, firmly grounded in a thoughtful, strategically sound understanding of the client’s business

  • Assume, in partnership with the strategy department, full responsibility for the brand’s strategic direction – its development and eventual client approval

  • Advance the professional development of the people in your group, be willing to delegate, monitor their work, be a readily accessible resource and provide regular performance reviews

  • Be a leader, reinforcing the company’s value and culture

Qualifications

  • Prior integrated advertising agency experience at management level, where you have been responsible for leading a business unit and being highly involved strategically

  • Experience on a heavily focused mass account - ideally CPG or Retail-led

  • Solid overall ATL, Digital / Social and Integrated marketing skills

  • Strong relationship builder and a problem solver

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • A hands on leader, who is capable of coaching and motivating a team of juniors

  • Strong project management skills with the ability of handling a high volume of work

Additional Information

When you join Cossette you are entering the top rank of the Canadian advertising industry.

  • We offer the chance to work with leading industry clients and a bright new office space that inspires creativity.

  • We have a competitive compensation and benefit packages and ensure a solid path for career advancement

  • We are looking for people who think creatively. After all that’s what advertising is all about.

  • In order to cultivate this we offer:

    • A flat corporate structure. You will have the opportunity to work alongside senior level executives throughout the entire organization.

    • A flexible work schedule and a business casual environment.

    • Our entrepreneurial culture inspires creative input from every discipline and all levels of the company.

    • Oh, and did we mention that we throw amazing parties!

​SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

  • We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cossette is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Cossette is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.