Account Director

Schiefer Chopshop, in Irvine, California, is stirring things up and getting noticed. In late 2016 a 32 year old media agency and a 13 year-old creative/content studio combined to bring together killer creative and storytelling with best-in-class media strategy, planning, buying, measurement, and reporting. SCS is already winning awards [a series of Gold Addy’s and a much prized Webby] for its work. The only thing missing is you.

Fancy joining a passionate family of creators, innovators, strategists, tacticians, problem solvers and fun havers – a family that works hard, for great global brands, in a great studio environment?

Job purpose:

  • This role is designed to ensure that the many projects conducted within SCS and for SCS clients reach successful outcomes; that milestones are met, resources managed, communication remains consistent and process is followed; that SCS remains at the forefront of knowledge and expertise in all media in order to deliver services unmatched elsewhere
  • The job of an account director is to quickly grasp each client's goals, and make use of the resources of the agency, to manage the account team and ensure maximum growth for the agency and the client through services
  • This role requires industry experience, expertise, and the application of judgment based upon these factors for the creation of successful campaigns for SCS clients

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Management of specified client relationships (retainer or project based) including account service, project management, and financial accountability for profit contribution
  • Lead the account team on all matters of execution
  • Design and implement process to support a successful Client Services team
  • Consistently model and mentor other members of the Client Services team
  • Speak into the agency management on all Client Services issues and prepare analyses and forecasts of current and future business
  • Understand the holistic business needs of all clients and ensure the agency is meeting them with all possible services
  • Define scope and constantly seek opportunities to evolve mutually beneficial scope growth
  • Ensure profitability of all client work
  • Travel to clients for key business reviews and future planning
  • Problem resolution within the team, across agency departments, and with clients
  • Taking part in pitches for new contracts
  • All other duties necessary as directed by management for the successful servicing of SCS clients

The Ideal:
You are someone who:

  • Is skilled at listening to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members
  • Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs
  • Builds a culture of excellence, empowerment and constant learning
  • Delivers unsurpassed customer service
  • Delivers clear, consistent communication to clients and teammates
  • Demonstrates an agile mindset to embrace, and successfully handle fluid landscapes
  • Quick to absorb and analyze large amounts of information
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative
  • Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic
  • Able to present ideas with conviction
  • Highly organized and flexible
  • IT literate
  • Comfortable both leading and working as part of a team
  • Skilled at negotiating and motivating others
  • Demonstrates awareness of the holistic business situation
  • Works until the work of the moment is done – may be after hours and occasionally needed on weekends
  • Demonstrates diplomacy and patience when it comes to challenging situations with internal and external teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates superior prioritization skills and ability to change focus rapidly within a given day – there will usually be too much work to get done at any given time, but it all eventually needs to get done
  • Has ability to develop creative solutions to problems in relation to tactical and strategic budgeting


  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Minimum ten years client services experience
  • Must have experience with best practices in account management


  • Compensation based upon experience
    • Position is exempt and salaried
    • Position is full-time
    • Position offers all other benefits as defined in SCS employee handbook
  • Annual review

To be considered, please email cover letter and resume to

Schiefer Chopshop is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.