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Account Director

Date: Mar 30, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.


Account Director  




The Account Director is a high impact leadership role that drives our creative, strategic and business agendas forward on behalf of our brands and in support of our team vision.  First and foremost, the Account Director is responsible for leading our Powerhouse and Innovation portfolio of work and corresponding team with an enterprise minded, entrepreneurial approach.  This role will also have leadership responsibilities over the Operations Team within Proof, helping guide internal operations and team experiences.  Visionary leadership, passion for advancing our brands, creative savvy, strategic prowess, and enterprise thinking are inherent to this role and are essential to its success.


This is a great opportunity because...


  • Advancing our strategic and creative agendas, leading established brands into fresh territories, building our innovation capability, and enhancing overall agency operations and experiences
  • Being part of the next phase of Proof growth and development, building from the past 10 years of success with a sharp eye to what the next 10 years of opportunity looks like
  • Shaping brand meaning by developing programs and related communications that connect with consumers in new and fresh ways
  • Deep exposure to client-side marketing and fundamentals of moving consumer goods in the marketplace
  • Broad spectrum of strategic and creative work on iconic, leading spirits brands across a variety of sprits categories (vodka, rum, cordials, etc.)


Desired Qualifications


  • Partners with Senior Director on business development, team operations/experiences, and strategic/creative advancement of our product.  Adept at managing up, down, and laterally.
  • Creative and strategic savvy, helping advance and shape the work with passion and originality
  • Proven team leadership track record who demonstrates a “we over me” approach, successfully builds thriving teams who are highly engaged, and demonstrates high EQ consistently
  • Possesses new business mindset and has demonstrated success with developing and securing new business
  • Support strategic initiatives and understand key dynamics within corporate structure; identify Proof role and assimilate seamlessly to support stated company objectives and plans
  • Advance strategic visions set forth for Beam Suntory and Proof
    1. Building World Famous Brands
    2. Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World
    3. Proof: The Idea Engine of Beam Inc
  • Evangelizes Proof and ensures organization embraces Proof model, capabilities, and benefits to the organization
  • Always find a better way; support and imbue the entrepreneurial spirit that embodies Beam and Proof



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago