Regional Business Director : Regional / Global Business

Posted Date 2 months ago(21/02/2021 2:16 AM)
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We are looking for a person who is solutions driven, passionate about brands, has good communication / interpersonal skills and above all, is organised and has experience of dealing with clients preferably global and regional.

It’s important for the person to be a multitasker and process/ manage multiple projects in parallel – with 10 years of agency work experience in a market or region.


The role has 3 key deliverables:


a) It is about managing the day to day on a Global CPG brand supporting the Biz Lead to ensure we deliver effectively in markets - the challenge however is that the deliveries happen in markets and we need to coordinate , inspire, monitor/guide the work from SG where the key regional /Global client interphase is . The role will be linked to an anchor client and will be important in the overall management of time and resources to deliver effectively.  

  • Be fully accountable for the business and growth agenda in the SEA region
  • Internally - manage WIP and co-ordinate with Ogilvy offices in AMEA to keep information update and deliver seamlessly as a network
  • Work with productivity team of clients to ensure documentation is in order
  • Work with remote teams and motivate / inspire them to deliver outstanding work.

 b) to drive the brand and biz conversations across key brands and clients, primarily in the agencies key clients, the role on these clients will be project specific and the need is to be fully accountable as the project owner of select Global/Regional projects, leading from the front.

  • The development of the work will be in key markets – the projects need to be owned and managed from Singapore
  • Will be a role that would need guidance and support from reporting manager and will need her/him to have an agile and flexible mindset.

 c)  As part of the regional /global team – there are always proactive tasks one needs to take on and deliver, these could be creative projects or client lead tasks but are important to the broader agency engagement. These projects will be on select clients / agency network priorities and could be approximately 20-25% of time.


All the above give an opportunity to learn and get the individual ready for the next big opportunity ie: to lead a business or a set of businesses in market or regionally.  This role will be supported by an Associate Account Director or Account Manager.

This role will report into the Chief Client Officer who also heads key accounts in Asia. The structure is very flat and thus gives the successful candidate an opportunity to learn and engage with senior clients and Ogilvy leadership.


In this role – you will need to work across global time zones and most engagement will be on phones / zoom calls with team, working virtually. This calls for a positive and highly passionate and engaging temperament. The role currently does not have any support of Account Manager or Account Executive for now and the scope of work would determine the same moving forward.


The role will have a 3-month probation and review of salary in 12 - 18months since, it  however doesn't stop the person from earning any spot bonus within the period and the probation period can also be advanced based on performance .



  • 10+ years of professional experience (preferably in an agency/consultancy setting) with at least 1-2 years business development experience preferably in advertising, public relations, marketing communications, or related professional services industry.
  • Have a growth mindset and an approach that’s flexible and open.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse multi-cultural teams
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starter - dependable team player but also ability to work on their own across time zones when needed.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Proficiency with digital marketing services and understanding of data/analytics
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to apply them in a range of presentation settings. 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multitask multiple opportunities.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels internally and externally, and sell ideas and suite of services 
  • Understanding of brands and their relationship with communications.
  • Strong program, client, and people management skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferred.


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