Integrated Account Director, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is the PR and partnership agency within the M&C Saatchi Group. We are a full-service passion marketing agency that connects brands to Australians through the things they love. We’re dedicated, smart and collaborative experts in our field. We’re passionate about coming together to create and realise big ambitions for some of the largest brands in the country.

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As part of the M&C Saatchi Group we come together to realise BIG AMBITIONS. And ours is to be the most connected creative company by organising original thinkers in uncommon ways.

We’re committed to building a diverse workplace where every person feels a sense of belonging. One of our core values is ‘Walk in Different Worlds’ which describes our overall DE&I mission. Our flexible work approach, employee-led diversity networks and inclusive career development approach all support and promote cultural, disability, LGBTQIA+ and gender equity.

We celebrate people who embrace our values and BIG AMBITIONS and the opportunity is here now for an Integrated Account Director to join our team in Sydney.

The Opportunity

The Account Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is responsible for driving fully integrated campaigns, leveraging all of the specialisms within the agency including PR and influencers, partnerships, social, content and experiential. Through your passion for sport, entertainment and culture, you will lead some of our biggest clients in creating effective and award-winning integrated campaigns that are distinctive and compelling and drive measurable results for our clients. You’ll think differently about connecting to consumer passion points, taking an earned first approach, maximising rights and entitlements and always thinking multi-channel.

A snapshot of what you’ll do –
  • Establishes trusted relationships with existing and new clients to develop and deliver world-class work that maximises our agency’s capabilities
  • Work closely with Strategy, Creative and Specialist Leads to contribute best-in-class partnerships & earned ideas and opportunities to creative briefs and responses
  • Coordinates the efforts of the entire agency to deliver fully integrated campaigns on time and on budget
  • Shows an active interest in clients’ brand positioning and areas for opportunity
  • Drives project and campaign measurement, monitoring and tracking for campaign analysis
  • Efficiently plans and prioritises team’s work including the work of other departments with well-considered timelines and stakeholder management
  • Establish trusted relationships with your team and promote a collaborative, team-based culture between departments within the Agency
  • Accurately scopes and forecasts project work, striking the balance between perceived value for clients, and profitability for the agency
  • Actively hunts down opportunities for incremental revenue with existing clients through OOS, proactive ideas, and championing big ideas
Your ideal experience:
  • Experience building and leading relationships across both large and small clients
  • Experience leading client relationships with exposure to Board-level decision-makers
  • Experience in managing multi-functional teams, including, PR, Partnerships, Creative & Production, to deliver best-in-class integrated campaigns
  • Proven experience of working collaboratively with Creative, Strategy and Comms teams to develop and sell ideas
What WE value MOST
  • Walk in different worlds
  • Make Uncommon Sense
  • Run Towards the Fire (except if there is an actual fire when we run away from it)
  • Roll as one
  • Be excellent to each other
Best Bits About Working With Us

Our big benefits fuel our big ambitions. There’s our Flexible Flexibility approach supporting your individual flex needs, you can choose to Work From Anywhere in the world and feel supported in planning a family with Family First paid leave policies. Plus, you’ll enjoy a program of inclusive initiatives with our people led networks supporting what we care about with our groups; Queer & Proud, Climate Action, Parents Pod, Wellbeing, FemM&C & Bipoc.


We’d love to hear what your ambitions are and how we can help you realise them with us!

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Our Values
  • Walk in different worlds
  • Make uncommon sense
  • Run towards the fire (except when there is an actual fire)
  • Roll as one
  • Be excellent to each other