CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Account Director

Fully remote position if desired

Lemieux Bedard is looking for an account director who will be responsible for strategic development, account management, and account growth. The incumbent will assume a leadership position with clients to recommend best strategies and tactics and will oversee the execution of projects internally. Researching and developing new business opportunities are also integral expectations of the role.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY

Client relations management
  • Direct account plans and activities while respecting deadlines and budget constraints
  • Assume a leadership role during client briefings, kick-off meetings (internal project launches), and client presentations
  • Maintain constant contact with clients to ensure their needs are met and exceeded; establish long-term relationships with clients and stakeholders and provide them with a positive Lemieux Bédard experience at every encounter
  • Lead brand and strategy development for accounts
  • Counsel and challenge clients on strategic angles and tactics

Business development
  • With a view to constant growth, ensure profitability and support business growth by proposing new venture opportunities
  • Develop new business opportunities with current client base and potential prospects
  • Proactively research pitch opportunities and play an active role during the pitch

Finance
  • Develop and present budgets adapted to clients’ realities; suggest a variety of options when appropriate
  • Examine and approve estimates prior to submission to ensure revenue realization and profitability
  • Outline monthly forecasts for accounts under their direction and review on a weekly basis
  • Respect specific client criteria in terms of purchase orders, billing, and payment terms

Internal management
  • Embody the client’s voice internally; act as a brand ambassador
  • Write project and creative briefs (in collaboration with the team)
  • Act as a coach and mentor with direct reports and other members of the account services team to nurture their professional growth and to help organize priorities
  • Ensure quality control to satisfy and surpass client expectations
  • Frequently review budgets and propose solutions, if necessary
  • Supply the creative team with constructive feedback following concept unveiling
  • Help identify staffing and training needs

YOUR SKILLSET

  • University degree in a job-related discipline
  • 5–7+ years of agency or pharmaceutical company experience
  • Understanding of life sciences and interest in science/pharma
  • Strong strategic know-how and sharp business acumen
  • Ability to develop long-term business relationships
  • Ability to multitask and deliver under pressure
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Inspiring leader who is at ease proposing solutions and making decisions

JOB DETAILS

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Fully remote position; work from home base in Montréal or Toronto, from our office in Sherbrooke, or a combination of both options

The Work Well Agency

By working at Lemieux Bédard, you’ll be joining a dynamic, caring, and passionate team. We’ve been in this business for over 30 years, and our steady growth is a testament to our excellent relationships with our clients and staff.

We believe in work-life balance, which is one of the reasons we have maintained our headquarters in the Eastern Townships, one of the most beautiful regions of Québec. Although our clients are primarily located in Montréal and Toronto, we value the lifestyle that Sherbrooke affords us, and we are more than happy to visit our clients whenever necessary.

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