Account Director

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation
Paris, France


Role context:

The Account Director is responsible for driving the delivery of best-in-class planning within their team, leading and coordinating agency specialists and team members, and demonstrating sound understanding of client and business communication needs.   

Want to help grow a dynamic, global advertiser at the intersection of digital, data, and mobility? Interested in working for a client rapidly expanding across countries and categories with services benefitting all consumers?  Enjoy a constructive debate and not just be an “order taker?” Keen to build and grow a global team aspiring to be THE destination multinational account at MediaCom? Then we’d love to talk to you for an Account Director at MediaCom!


With +20 countries, +200 plus team members, and regular new product launches for this account we are looking for an Account Director who will manage this complexity with high organization, collaboration, and discipline. You will be part of a great team of highly talented, creative, and motivated people, reporting to a Business Director leading the account.

About you:

  • Proven leadership skills, being able to organize and motivate both your immediate team and wider, including implementation specialists 
  • Strong communication skills, conveying credible confidence when dealing with key clients and internal stakeholders 
  • Good understanding of performance best practice; whilst each account is brand led, conversion and acquisition KPI’s are also a key component 
  • Great story telling skills – to give our ideas and thinking the best chance to come to life for our clients 
  • Is familiar of industry data tools and encourages the use of data within their team and its application in all work to generate insight and improve performance.
  • International Account (working with a global coordination) experience desired.

About the role:

  • Working with the local Client team and EMEA, you will help the team accomplish challenging goals and objectives, balancing client, company, and team priorities.
  • Build and maintain client and agency relationships at a Senior level.
  • Deliver media recommendations to clients.
  • Deliver best in class touchpoint strategies and planning responses.
  • Effectively use data to build strong, succinct and data driven planning recommendations – geared towards delivering growth for the clients businesses.
  • Champions the use of Mediacom planning tools, inspiring creativity and innovative solutions to deliver growth for clients.
  • Create well thought through decks which requires minimal input from colleagues to make it ‘client ready’.
  • Collaborate with and effectively brief activation teams in order to create holistic media recommendations.
  • Be the central point of contact for client comms, and coordination of in-campaign and post-campaign actions.
  • Prioritise the workload of the team, ensuring all client requirements are met in a timely, professional and efficient manner.
  • Coordinate relationship with the Digital hub (based in London) & validate that digital recommendations are aligned with briefs & Client’s expectations
  • Aid the Client Lead with tasks such as forecasting, reviewing SLAs, completing end-of-year reviews, etc.
  • Leading your team and keep people motivated and engaged, ensuring a training, development and feedback programm is in place for Managers/Executives
  • Actively participate in new business projects and pitches.

About MediaCom

Hello. We are MediaCom.

We believe in People First, Better Results.

MediaCom unleashes brands’ growth by helping them See the Bigger Picture. This means that we apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future.

As part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.

Our success is underpinned by our long-standing ‘People First, Better Results’ belief. We know that by investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities, we will help grow our clients’ businesses.

In 2020 this approach led MediaCom to be crowned Global Media Network of the Year by Eurobest and Festival of Media Global, in addition to being the most awarded agency at the WARC Media Awards.

MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion (Source: COMvergence, 2020), employing 8,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes adidas, Coca-Cola (TCCC), Dell, Hasbro, Mars, NBC Universal, P&G, Richemont, Shell, Sony, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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