General Manager - Branding/Packaging Design Agency

Job Title: General Manager - Branding/Packaging Design Agency
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York City
Salary: US$200,000 - 225,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GMBP-NY
Contact Name: Juliet O'Halloran
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2020 21:36

Job Description

Leading independently owned, international Branding Design Agency has an opportunity for a commercially minded, strategically driven General Manager to develop and lead the vision and growth of their NYC office.  Acting as a professional advisor to the Directors, you will lead all agency activities across people, product and profit.

Responsibilities snapshot:

  • Identify, assess and inform the Directors of internal and external issues that affect the agency with well thought out solution scenarios where possible
  • Foster effective teamwork between the Directors, as well as the wider agency team
  • Act as a spokesperson for the agency and represent the agency at industry activities to enhance the agency’s professional profile
  • Oversee business strategic and tactical approach to growth, proactively effecting change and progression in relation to the development of our internal dynamic, infrastructure and process
  • Review and strengthen existing Global and Regional accounts alongside the client service and business development teams
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve offer of the agency and to create new opportunities
  • Demonstrate a solid understand of financials – including P&L, forecasting, planning and investment across all areas of the business – manage upwards without surprises
  • Proactively oversee, develop and innovate all client relationships, particularly but not solely within client services to encourage client dependency upon the agency
  • Develop an operational plan, which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the agency
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of internal projects Human resources planning and management


  • Branding Agency leadership experience a must; experience overseeing branding and packaging design for premium brands ideal
  • Experience leading a diverse team of 50+ preferred
  • Authorized to work in the USA

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