Vice President, Account Director


35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, US



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Company Description

Arc is the lead shopper and retail agency within Publicis Groupe. In an era of unprecedented disruption, where the customers you seek actively resist brands like never before, everything we do is in service of making your brand irresistible. We call it Irresistible Commerce. And it starts by employing insights and data to uncover what’s standing in the way of growth. Then we deploy irresistible creative solutions to build connected shopping experiences that are personal, valuable and delightful for your customers. The results simultaneously drive brand sales and love. Helping us become WARC’s #1 Specialty Retail Agency with groundbreaking work recognized by Adweek, ANA Reggie Awards and Effies.

Job Description

We’re looking for an outstanding Vice President, Account Director who’ll lead the team in driving client relationships and growth. The individual in this role will be responsible for developing high-level strategic plans, effectively utilizing cross functional teams, and influencing senior clients through their deep knowledge of the advertising in the CPG space and their ability to pinpoint the smartest, most powerful strategies to solve client problems.


  • Eloquently articulate our views on brand building and digital business philosophies, keeping clients up to date on industry context
  • Actively establish and grow senior-level client relationships based on trust, and leverage these relationships in the development of business growth
  • Develop cutting-edge, insight-driven integrated marketing programs and brand experiences
  • Work collaboratively and speak the language of any client, partner agency, or internal teammate (across strategy, creative, media, and analytics) to make the complex simple.
  • Demonstrate strong team and corporate citizenship through involvement in company events, learning forums and other activities, serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Maintain a strong understanding of changes in the client’s industry and how customer needs are adapting, and developing relevant case studies on client businesses
  • Deliver strategic client presentations and providing recommendations that are concise, insightful and on point
  • Connect to broader agency intellectual capital and bringing best practices to client engagements
  • Own client financials – including forecasts, budgets and investments – and facilitate all required legal contracts
  • Develop team members through training and identify areas for growth – demonstrate openness to hiring non-traditional talent and build a team bench by actively recruiting a best-in-class workforce


  • 10+ years experience in Marketing/Advertising experience and leading integrated marketing programs
  • Demonstrated ability to grow existing client relationships
  • Strong analytic and strategic abilities
  • Refined understanding of the integration of marketing, creative, account planning, media, technology and supporting customer analytics
  • Extensive marketing knowledge across media, including Broadcast, Print, Digital, Mobile and Social
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people!  To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources.  Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more
  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility
  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption
  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more
  • Matching Gifts programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)
  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances


The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

Arc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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