Account Director

  • Toronto, ON, 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, our currency and a certain kind of edginess. We play hard and we work hard. Perhaps that’s why we previously were named one of the best 50 employers in the country and are currently Strategy’s Agency of the Year, for two consecutive years!

But you don’t need to take our word for it. Come and learn for yourself.

Job Description

Currently seeking a driven and motivated ACCOUNT DIRECTOR with INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE


As a leader on this Flagship business, you will help to direct strategic, creative and integrated initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring that our clients receive the most intelligent, creative and comprehensive responses possible and you'll ensure we are at the forefront with campaign led ideas digital initiatives.

We're looking for candidates who take extreme pride in their work, have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and love mass broadcast (TV, Radio, Outdoor) as well as the Digital Space - from Web, to Mobile, to Apps - and everything in between.

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.


  • 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



  • Currently hold the Account Director title

  • 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 - with broader 'Digital' playing a key role - from Web, to Mobile, to Apps.

  • Strong relationship builder and a problem solver

  • 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 ranks 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!


Please apply for career opportunities via our career page in order to stay up to date with our most accurate and available openings. Applications submitted outside our career page will not be reviewed.

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.