Account Director

Energy + Industrials Toronto, Ontario


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is looking for an experienced Account Director to join its dynamic and growing team in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This is an opportunity to play a leading role managing a large client file and supporting the growth of our Energy + Industrials sector, working alongside a passionate and engaged team.

Our people bring their individualism, curiosity and creativity to work every day and love what they do.

Here’s what you’d be doing:

  • Serve as an account lead and day-to-day contact managing multiple communications projects that integrate a range of H+K services
  • Develop client strategies and provide ongoing counsel
  • Lead by example to integrate specialty functions and expertise, build and foster a positive and dynamic team culture, demonstrate and encourage exceptional client service
  • Provide strategic guidance to the client and client team, anticipating needs, troubleshooting problems by listening and counselling
  • Effectively articulate ideas using your strong communication and presentation skills
  • Manage account financials and contribute to driving growth and account profitability
  • Understand communications metrics to evaluate the success of client programs and identify insights to enhance future activities
  • Demonstrate a curious mindset and knowledge of current events, public affairs and communications trends with an eye to how they will impact clients
  • Demonstrate a passion for infrastructure, energy and natural resources
  • Be a mentor and teacher for team members and demonstrate a keen interest in helping to build and grow their skills
  • Pursue and participate in new business activities and organic growth

What else is in it for you?

  • Full health benefits package—including paid time off, schedule flexibility, wellness reimbursement, and more
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, mentoring, learning + development to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
  • A passionate, smart, fun, and creative culture

What you’ll need to get here:

  • Six to eight years of six years of communications experience in an agency or large, multi-faceted organization with a focus on corporate communications and/or public affairs programs
  • Proven account/project management skills including managing program budgets
  • A proactive approach to driving work forward
  • Superb, strategic counsel, writing and verbal communications skills
  • An entrepreneurial approach and interest in developing new business
  • Direct experience managing and executing multi-channel programs
  • Experience in the infrastructure, energy, industrials or natural resources sector and/or managing advocacy campaigns and communications issues is a significant asset

 The health and wellbeing of our employees is a priority. Although we have recently re-opened our offices under strict COVID-19 protocols, coming to the office is completely voluntary for now. All H+K employees have the option of working remote or in a hybrid model of both in-office and remote

 About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

With eight offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, marketing communications, public affairs, citizen engagement, crisis, energy, technology, health care, content marketing, research and measurement, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Canada Order of Excellence for Quality from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 11 consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 86 offices in more than 47 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.

 H+K welcomes and encourage applications from people with disabilities, as such reasonable accommodations are available upon request from a candidate with disabilities, thus ensuring you can take part in all aspects of the recruitment process. If you feel you need accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact the P+C team at [email protected]