Can you lead and manage a team of agency professionals for a large global brand? Guide a marketing team in today’s integrated media world? Can you advise on strategic opportunities? Present and articulate a well-thought-out plan from start to finish? Contribute to policies, procedures, and best practices? Then you might just be the leader we’re looking for.

H&L Partners is looking for an advertising account-management professional to join its team as an Account Director. The Account Director will report to the Senior Vice President/Managing Director. This position is located in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Oversee all aspects of the McDonald’s local cooperative business, including campaign creative—television, print, out-of-home, radio, digital, and social media
  • Take the lead in marketing and advertising strategies
  • Stay up to date on the latest developments in the restaurant and retail industry and present formally and informally on the status of the industry
  • Use business data and consumer insights to develop plans to drive traffic and profits
  • Manage the creation and dissemination of internal communications about strategy, planning, procedure, and best practices
  • Collaborate with McDonald’s regional marketing personnel to coordinate marketing efforts with national plans
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the client through frequent communication
  • Support and manage Account Service team members as they execute and problem-solve


  • Solid experience in professional client-relationship management
  • Cooperative or franchisee experience
  • Ability to plan and lead strategy at a senior level
  • Good with detail and mindful of budgetary constraints
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Seven or more years of agency experience
  • Retail or restaurant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Is able to lead a team to provide the highest level of client service.
  • Is skilled in evaluating options and generating creative solutions.
  • Has a consistent record of having built strong relationships with internal and external teams.
  • Is highly effective working remotely and with remote teams.


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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide an individual response to every candidate.

H&L Partners is a full-service, integrated agency made up of diverse, collaborative, and multitalented individuals with experience in all areas of marketing communications. H&L Partners is based in Oakland, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Miami.

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