SVP, Digital Media Director

San Francisco, CA

Posted: 03/08/2019 Industry: Advertising Job Number: BT3.7.3

Our client, a progressive, forward thinking digital media agency in San Francisco is growing and looking to add to their team. We are seeking a SVP, Digital Media Director who comes with deep experience in digital media across all digital channels and has an overall passion for emerging media.  Excellent corporate culture and competitive benefits make this opportunity truly unique!

 The SVP, Digital Media Director will lead strategy and manage teams across the agency.  This role will develop high level strategic insights and analytics to drive marketing and media planning decisions for client to deliver on marketing objectives.  You will be a champion for client and continually strive to find innovative solutions that build the brand while fostering the client relationship, as well as provide expertise and leadership across all digital performance advertising channels including SEM, social and display advertising.  The position will lead and develop annual account plans and create clear accountability measures that ensure client and agency financial and business success. You will also independently manage and grow the client’s P&L and effectively motivate, lead and train the entire client agency team to maximize shared objectives.


Key Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of the media and marketing business, demonstrating a depth in performance-based marketing results across all digital channels through ROI, analytics, brand, strategic planning, and buying and planning
  • Track record in being a category expert and business strategist
  • Demonstrated experience with tracking data both quantitative and qualitative
  • In-depth experience with integrated marketing programs including strategic development, analysis and implementation

Leadership/Client Partnership

  • Demonstrated leadership success in a previous senior client service and account management role
  • Articulating a clear and compelling vision to direct and maximize the team where all roles and responsibilities are well defined, understood and managed
  • Takes appropriate risks and make tough decisions required
  • A dynamic personality who can manage with a culture of ‘constructive conflict’
  • Needs to be confident in their abilities and able to state the agency position on sound facts
  • Maintains a high level of service to client, has credibility and a record or delivering results
  • Expertise in marketing and sales; knowledge of marketing strategy and tactics; and consultative sales techniques
  • Relationship builder, demonstrating an ability to listen and respond to a wide variety of constituencies from CMO to channel managers
  • Track record of strength in business development and financial account growth
  • Exhibits sound business judgement to navigate through everyday client and team challenges and commands respect (and authority when needed)
  • Ability to foster an optimal environment for idea generation and creative innovation

 Financial Management

  • Experienced at managing budgets and the client P&L successfully
  • Able to forecast and develop an integrated account plan, collaborating with internal financial team


  • Strong communicator and presenter, able to present and articulate persuasive and cohesive presentations and points-of-view that ultimately close the sale
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict, both internally among functions and externally with advertising agency partners and media partners
  • Ability to listen and motivate account team members to achieve shared goals
  • Trusted advisor to client counterparts that is seen as a vital part of their team; represent the voice of the client within
  • Candidate communicate who can organize, clarify and communicate complex ideas quickly, succinctly and accurately to and from the client

 Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge and understanding of client’s business/current issues and marketplace trends/emerging trends
  • Knowledge of agency capabilities, including ad tech stack and strategic partnerships

 Required Skills

  • Should ideally have extensive, diverse marketing and media experience
  • Background in performance advertising, direct response in addition to hands-on experience in leading successful, performance-based strategic campaigns that drive cost-per-action results
  • Highly analytical and creative mind in strong communication skills with experience in building and managing a team through a use of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possesses a desire for excellent and a passion to success in a fast moving and ever evolving environment where everyone is expected to be hands-on


Bettina Thorn
Sr. Recruiter

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