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Business Director  APAC

oliverseapac · 8 days ago
Manila, Philippines
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ROLE: Business Director APAC

LOCATION:  Manila, Philippines 

  

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ROLE: 

You will be a strong Business Director working as an integral part of IIG across APAC.

This is an integrated role, involving the development of strategy and oversight across market specific digital design, creative and production. As our business model means that we put bespoke studios on-site, it is important that you respect and understand the complexities around working hand-in-hand with clients on a daily basis.  

Experience in and a strong passion for championing and producing engaging and business driving creative content and digital advertising across a fully integrated channel mix is a must. As well as having experience working on healthcare and FMCG clients producing both local and global content. 

You should be a strong strategic thinker, with an agency background. You will be working closely with clients as a long-term business partner, steering the development of their brand and marketing strategy and building relationships with Brand Director’s and Brand VP’s. 

This role requires a courteous, positive and high-energy individual with great people skills. Someone who works hard, but has fun with it and who can demonstrate a proven track record of driving teams to deliver for clients. You should have a meticulous attention to detail, establishing yourself as a safe pair of hands, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks. 

  

WHAT YOU WILL YOU BE DOING:  

  • Building strong relationships with all clients, from brand execs and managers through to directors and VP’s
  • Main point of contact for each Marketing Director. You will work in partnership with them, driving business and the teams to deliver great work.
  • Escalation points for the client for any issues with your teams, you will need to be a problem solver that deals with problems with a solution based attitude.
  • You will be confident with clients and will challenge the client, when necessary, whilst keeping a positive relationship. You negotiate to create win-win compromises with your clients on behalf of you team members where needed.
  • You will ensure each team delivers to the expected levels of client service at all times.
  • Lead by example, line managing the different teams
  • Developing, coaching and driving ADs and their teams to constantly add value to our clients and to challenge the briefs we receive, in order to break the norm and deliver outstanding creative work.
  • You will be responsible for the guidance and development of your team, so it is essential you are a great communicator, able to inspire teams and spot potential
  • You will have oversight of your teams WIPs and knowledge of projects going through the Studio at a high level, without being pulled into the day-to-day management of projects. The ability to direct teams to deliver, without getting caught up in the detail. 
  • Responsible for growing all the Studios offering, pushing our capabilities to brand teams and keeping us front of mind with brands for all digital advertising and content creation.
  • You will actively seek out opportunities with brands and build relationships with senior clients, pushing to upsell our offering.
  • Follow refined processes and push teams to work to the processes set out but have the ability to challenge process to ensure teams are working as efficiently and effectively as possible. 
  • Bring new processes to the teams helping them deliver to expectation
  • Deliver on requests from Senior management across the business (APAC and UK/Global teams) 

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BE GREAT IN THIS ROLE:  

  • Relevant agency work experience.
  • Previous experience leading teams of over 20 people – ideal.
  • A strong grounding in the commercial running of accounts, bank and stretch and P&L 
  • Proactive with a growth and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong gravitas and the ability to build relationships with senior clients, building trust in our offering.
  • A team player with a client centric focus and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships with your teams and colleagues. 
  • Regional APAC experience.
  • Nurturing and empowering for team members.
  • Responsible for ensuring local teams follow global and regional processes and the seamless flow of communication, strategies and work.

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US:

OLIVER provides clients with dedicated agencies. We do this because we believe the traditional agency model is not fit for the speed of modern marketing. Businesses want, and rightly demand, the same quality of strategic and creative thinking the traditional agency provides, but at a speed that befits how they now work.

The traditional agency outside-in model means that huge quantities of time are wasted in the back and forth and linear processes between agencies and clients. OLIVER agencies come to the client, live inside their office and solve their problems collaboratively.

OLIVER agencies are strategic and creative, whilst being agile and adaptive. They cover the full range of integrated marketing, but at the speed that businesses now demand. We allow our clients to work in real time. Creating better work, at pace.

 

OUR VALUES AND HOW TO LIVE THEM: 

Ambition – you look for opportunities to deliver greater value to those around you.  

Imagination – you identify a range of solutions to problems.

Inclusion – to be actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations. 

Inspiration – you lead by example and encourage others to do the same. 

Learning – you have excellent listening skills that helps you to learn from our clients and those around you.  

Results – you accept responsibility for your actions. 

We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle. 

Inside Ideas Group and its’ affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All [suitable] applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

 

Last updated on Jun 6, 2024

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