WS is a collective of some of the best marketing experts committed to propelling brands further, faster. With over 17 years of experience creating omni-channel outcomes for clients across North America, our curious nature has created a highly successful approach to reaching powerful and meaningful results. Simply put, we are strategic providers of formidable marketing outcomes. Working at WS will enable you to combine your talents, passions, and professional acumen with a commitment to making a real difference on a highly collaborative and talented team. Come join us and make your mark in marketing and the world.
The Account Director (AD) is ultimately responsible for the success and long term working relationship with the respective client and our internal teams. Reporting to the VP, Accounts, the AD uses their natural leadership to bring the client’s business to life for WS’ teams. Their ability to see the big picture for the client and the agency is also critical to the execution of WS caliber work. The AD understands and is sensitive to the roles of each person in creative and communications, from insights to strategy, and from creative to media. They bring the team together and are accountable for bridging the gap between the client’s challenges and WS’s expertise. The AD is a visionary, guiding the client into the future. They set and guide the plan, but don’t execute it – they don’t get stuck in the weeds.
The AD ensures that client needs are met by working with Account Managers and/or Account Executives, and by maintaining a high level of direct contact with clients. The AD shares with the VP, Accounts in the final responsibility for growth and profitability of the assigned accounts. They meet regularly with the VP, Accounts in overseeing all company activity and produced material.
It is expected that they command strength and competence in marketing, verbal and written communications skills, analytical thinking, personal organization and interpersonal relationships. This position requires an understanding of the WS marketing/communications model and a keen sense of new growth opportunities within their client accounts.
The AD understands the client’s business – so well – in fact, they could work on the client side. They also understand the importance of relationships so well that the client would want to work at WS to be a part of the team. They help foster both directions.
Sound like you? If so, we’re excited to meet you. Send a brief but powerful cover letter and your resume to email@example.com
You might not have heard of WS before, but maybe you have heard of Woodruff Sweitzer — our former moniker. Though our name is brand new, WS has been active in the Western Canadian market for more than 16 years. Our staff ranges from enthusiastic grads to seasoned veterans with over 30 years of industry experience.
Our team of 25 (and growing) seems to really like it here, proven by our incredibly low turnover rate. We welcome staff to work off-site though WORKshift, offer flex days, give birthdays off, provide paid volunteer time, have a professional development budget, a fat Spotify account, and this amazing thing called a “bonus program.” Sometimes, we all get together in the kitchen and eat a pile of samosas.
It’s a pretty sweet gig, and we hope you can be part of it someday. Thanks for considering WS.