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Account Director

Account Director

Posted 6 months ago

Founded in 2014, Orangefiery is a boutique communications and public relations consultancy that helps leaders and brands solve complex communications problems critical to their success. We work across industries; however, a majority of our business is in the healthcare sector, including pharmaceuticals, biotech and healthcare non-profits.

The Orangefiery team emphasizes the importance of developing strong communications strategies based on sound research. We are critical thinkers who take a journalistic approach to communications and are looking for a like-minded, inquisitive, detail-oriented, strong communicator to join our team.

The boutique consultancy environment provides ample opportunity for professional growth and to work across client and company projects. As a small, privately owned company, we are able to work on projects that we really care about.

This Account Director position is based in New York (preferred) or San Francisco.

Responsibilities:

The Account Director is responsible for overseeing account activities and managing agency account team members on a daily basis. S/he will serve as a daily client contact and may be expected to manage certain projects independently. S/he will also contribute to marketing and business development activities for Orangefiery.

Expected competencies include:

Client Service

  • Understand key client information, including business strategy, products and services, key customers and competitors
  • Develop communications programs and annual plans including both traditional and social media elements
  • Manage projects and timelines, ensuring teams stay on task and meet deadlines
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of account deliverables, including delegation of tasks as well as researching, outlining, writing, editing and proofreading materials
  • Coordinate projects and events including inviting influencers, attending events and preparing reports
  • Lead client meetings and presentations
  • Liaise with outside partners and vendors in the development of client deliverables

Business Development

  • Participate in the new business process, including research, audits and preparation and delivery of proposals and new business presentations
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and identify opportunities to evolve existing partnerships
  • Engage in networking opportunities to share information about Orangefiery and its offerings

Financial Planning and Management

  • Track budgets and manage activity reporting processes; notify management of potential cost overruns
  • Record and submit time, expenses and POs on a timely basis
  • Follow all Orangefiery financial policies and procedures

Leadership

  • Provide regular feedback and coaching to account staff
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Orangefiery’s values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

Product Capability and Development

  • Stay up-to-date on trends and news of relevance to the business
  • Demonstrate initiative in proposing ideas to the team
  • Learn about Orangefiery’s capabilities and make recommendations when appropriate about how to improve them and develop new capabilities
  • Aid in the implementation of new capabilities
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies

Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of experience in communications or a related field
  • Experience in a public relations agency environment
  • Experience working with pharmaceuticals and biotech
  • Experience managing projects and teams
  • Experience managing client budgets
  • Ability to delegate work and provide actionable feedback
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of clients and account service staff
  • Interest and experience in working with clients in a partnership role
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with a team as well as independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects
  • A strong work ethic and dedication to consistently provide quality work on deadline
  • Engaged in the world; a strong sense of curiosity and interest in learning
  • The ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and general office logistics
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university

Orangefiery is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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