Account Director, Client Services

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We are looking for a bold Account Director to join our team at a fast-growing company with the highest standards of talent, fun, and client success. In this role, you will be responsible for leading three-to-six major client accounts focused on driving business impact, creating a world-class client experience, and steering account growth. The ideal candidate will demonstrate phenomenal client relationship management, inspiring team leadership, strong critical thinking skills, and a deep understanding of the digital marketing industry.

This role will be part of our Client Services team and play a key role in evolving Ovative’s client experience to become world-class. This person will help define great client management, enhance our client review process, and train skills across Ovative teams. This candidate must be self-directed, comfortable supporting multiple work streams, and be able to think critically to identify opportunities for further optimizations and communicate it effectively.


  • Unparalleled client relationship management
    • Lead, drive and grow the overall relationship and performance of three-to-six Ovative accounts
    • Effectively manage client relationships, establishing trust and credibility and serving as an expert on their business for digital media, measurement and the overall business model
    • Own the relationship strategy and create strong relationships with key decisions makers, beyond day to day contacts
    • Drive cross-functional marketing strategies and roadmaps aligned with client priorities that drive results and grow the business
  • Account growth and retention:
    • Support teams in structuring their workstreams, allocating team resources, providing role clarity and aligning subject matter expertise as needed
    • Accountable for account retention and growth by delivering outstanding results and advocating for new Ovative services
    • Provide regular & timely messaging on overall health of account to key internal & external partners
    • Drive account-wide strategy and act as the account level decision maker
  • Team leadership and employee development:
    • Actively coach account teams, account managers & future account directors on how to solve complex client problems
    • Foster a culture of open communication and candid, 360-degree, feedback
    • Inspire your account teams and direct reports to reach their quarterly, annual, and long-term goals
    • Support staffing strategy and help recruit, train and manage new Ovative team members
    • Operationalize best in class client management across the organization


  • 10+ years of relevant digital marketing and client experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing direct reports
  • Previous experience operating hands-on digital marketing strategies and execution to drive business impact
  • Strong ability to solve analytical, conceptual and big picture problems using sound critical thinking techniques
  • Possess a strong business acumen & deep understanding of how digital can drive a business forward
  • Advanced client management skills, alongside excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience building, leading, and developing teams with diverse team members from a range of backgrounds

Benefits of working at Ovative Group

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work


Culture matters and we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace three-years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We’re open in communication and floor plan. We’re flat – our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and insurance:

We strive to hire and retain the best talent. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix. We’re rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy:

  • Flexible paid vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Free parking and on-site fitness center with locker rooms
  • Sabbatical program
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program
  • Shenanigan’s day

Working at Ovative won’t be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it’ll be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

About Ovative Group

Ovative Group is one of the only firms in the country uniting strategy, media, and measurement under one roof to drive enterprise results. Our teams work together to drive business impact for clients such as General Mills, Lane Bryant, United Healthcare, Facebook, and more. Recognized three consecutive years on Star Tribune’s list of Top 150 Workplaces and the past two years on Inc.5000’s list of the fastest growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities. Our clients are household names that span multiple industries, including retail, healthcare, education, CPG, and hospitality.

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