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  • Group Planning Director

    Job Locations 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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    Account Management
    601 W 26th St
  • Overview

    From the beginning, mcgarrybowen was built differently, on the simple premise that clients deserve better. So we built a company committed to delivering just that. A company that believes, with every fiber of its being, that it exists to serve clients, build brands, and grow businesses.

    We serve our clients from offices around the world. Passionate about building brands in diverse categories, we handle accounts of all sizes, from local to global, crossing all communication channels.




    • in taking things personally. In throwing ourselves into our work and being passionate about our ideas.

    • in people. Our colleagues are a diverse, creative, outspoken, ambitious, character-rich ocean of talent.

    • in collaboration. Great ideas come from all corners. And they’re burnished by discussion and teamwork.

    • in decency. We love people who have passion, but aren't egomaniacs or glory hogs.

    • in personal growth. We teach, mentor, and grow the best and brightest, so they become leaders in the field.


      BeWise | BeBold | BeFresh | BeFun | BeWarm | BeReal


    We are currently hiring a Group Planning Director with a fully integrated background.  This person will be a strong strategic leader and will have the ability to go eye-to-eye with clients.  






    1. What we are looking for: 

      Someone to serve as the visionary strategic leader for the businesses for which he/she is responsible as well as be a contributor to the leadership of the New York Strategy group. Focused on discerning big opportunities in the department and aids in the growth and development of it and its people- our most important asset. Demonstrates and fosters a collaborative work environment in which ideas flourish and are shared. Able to lead and direct new business efforts with a clear understanding of the agencies go-to market strategy. Ultimately responsible for the overall quality of the strategic and creative work in partnership with creative leadership. Demonstrates the ability to mentor group members, in addition to be able to help manage their projects on a day-to-day basis, and motivate them to push their thinking to the next level through a visionary approach to their problems. Contributes to the agencies intellectual property by developing broad- based initiatives on techniques and topics relevant to Agency and Client interests. Oversees and suggests enhancements to the career development of all the individuals in their group.

      On the businesses they are directly responsible for, they serve as the lead team member with ultimate responsibility for the quality of the strategic and creative products the team produces. Is a strong client and creative partner to drive the brand and business mission forward.


    • Candidate must be able to efficiently span larger pieces of business (range 10 million plus)

    • Candidate will need to be a strong client and creative partner to drive the brand and business mission forward.

      Fresh thinking, strong story-telling skills, a deep understanding of culture and its ability to inspire fresh ideas is a


    • Flexible thinker—adaptive and responsive to feedback, changing conditions “Great on their feet”

    • A belief & behavior person- has the ability to seamlessly understand and architect ideas that not only shift

      perceptions around a brand but also clearly understand the behaviors and actions that will help transform the business. Must be able to craft strategies that cross all modern mediums and demonstrate the ability to help integrate platforms seamlessly.

    • Drivers wanted – Independently and proactively creates momentum and opportunity. Inspiring manager of people and resources

    • Collaborative and open partner to creative and account leadership- lone wolfs need not apply. If you value the power of the team, you’re our kind of person.

    • Presence please. Candidate must be a strong and compelling communicator as they will be required to guide senior clients and account partners and partner with Creative and other agency partners to develop effective communications.

    • Indispensable strategic consigliore to client organization

    • The best combination of smart, nice and real.



    Job Qualifications:

    • 10+  or more years of experience in the Advertising industry

    • Teamwork and strategic focus

    • Collaborative and positive spirit

    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills


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