[HCM] [Agency] HAKUHODO: Looking for Account Director


We’re part of HAKUHODO Inc., the 2nd largest advertising agency in Japan founded in 1895. As a group of HAKUHODO and HAKUHODO Asia Pacific, we provide the best mix of HAKUHODO’s global network and local insights.

Through our network of over 150 offices in 20 countries and regions, and with more than 10,000 specialists, we provide the best solutions to all our clients.

Hakuhodo is famous for its dynamic, friendly, and supportive environment which is contributed by our professional and creative talents. Let’s join us to become a part of Hakuhodo and enjoy the fast-paced growth as well as challenges every day!

Company website: http://www.hakuhodo.vn/en/about-us/


The Account Director is responsible for taking lead 360o Communication Campaign and connecting effectively with the client & internal team. This position also requires coaching for junior team members.


1. Environment/ Team culture

  • Always be kind, helping, supportive, teamwork, and a good listener
  • Flexible in handling working, high pressure, problem-solving

2. You will directly communicate with

  • Client
  • Internal: teammates, Japanese BOD, Strategy, Creative, Media, Digital, Finance, and Back-office
  • External: Production House, Suppliers, etc.


1. Main Duties

  • 40% – Lead the team and integrate all necessary departments for pitching proposals (IMC campaigns, Creative direction)
  • 30% – Communicate with the client (get brief, budget, explore brief, etc.) and measure Billing & GP
  • 20% – Track sales & GP performance
  • 10% – Coach team

2. Occasional Duties

  • Join into internal training board
  • Support other teams when needed
  • Direct meeting with BOD


1. Background

  • A through-the-line background/ experience
  • Digital background

2. Experience

  • At least 7-9 years of experience in the Marketing & Communication industry
  • Previous position: Account Director/ Senior Account Manager

3. Knowledge

  • Have knowledge in Communication, Marketing, and Research
  • Having knowledge of Business Development is a plus

4. Skills

  • Deliver diversified business-driven solutions ranging from creative to IMC campaign
  • Logical & Critical thinking, problem-solving, and solution provider
  • Planning skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Be able to communicate fluently and effectively both in Vietnamese & English
  • Have leadership experience and organizational know-how
  • Have people skills and collaboration talent
  • Good coach for subordinators

5. Personality/ Attitude

  • Kind, calm, mature, open-minded, positive, energetic
  • Creative mindset
  • Good listener


• Working in a dynamic, friendly, and supportive environment

• Growing business

• Once the employee has passed probation and signed a labor contract, the employee will have other benefits as follows:

  • 16 annual leave per year
  • 13th-month salary
  • Year-end bonus based on performance and business result
  • Salary reviewed annually
  • Annual health check
  • Social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance (Vietnamese Law)
  • Insurance benefits package (PTI Care)
  • Mobile phone fee allowance based on the company’s policy
  • Participate in company events, company trip
  • Participate in the company’s training programs, self-studying program (supported by the company)