Job - Managing Director (Full Time)

LOCATION: SEOUL - Posted (Nov 29, 2015)

Job Description

The GrainBarn Agency is an new startup business in digital marketing that promotes new creation of organic digital contents to drive clients organic search results. Our agency dedicates ourselves to eventually bringing everyone a world of original organically created contents that are truested so that clients can serve contents that become more ENGAGING, MEMORABLE and SHAREABLE to their audiences.


You will be responsible for management and overseeing our Korea office as head of our Korea office. You will report to the Global GM. Daily tasks include the development of the agency strategy, events, products, packaging and promotion and ensure the timely execution of all plans for all cients. This position will manage a team of 2+ account executives, 2 web developers and 1 SEO specialist. The primary objective of the role is to identify key opportunities in equity building categories and to oversee the launch of new innovations in digital communications technology. This role will also entail strong involvement in strategic global strategy and initiatives for growth in financial success.


  1. Set strategic and business objectives and goals

  2. Ability to present detailed P&L reports

  3. Present market and sales forecasts

  4. Achieve annual sales targets and goals 

  5. Lead the development in new sales leads and prospect generation

  6. Layout strategic development and alignment of the global marketing calendar for the US office

  7. Interact with International Marketing, regions and affiliates to determine specific needs.  

  8. Develop brand positioning and pricing for clients, through a deep understanding of the competitive environment 

  9. Develop innovative and cost-effective key item programs to address individual opportunities in addition to the core global initiatives

  10. Lead the team in preparation of regular business analyses to monitor and track brand development and identify opportunities


  1. Achieve annual projections and business goals

  2. Must have excellent organization skills and ability to diagnose and solve problems quickly and efficiently

  3. At least 15+ years of progressive experience in Sales / Advertising / Marketing; 5+ recent years experience in Digital Marketing Communications: PC, Mobile & Wireless

  4. Ability to transition effortlessly from visionary planner to hands-on executor as situations demand it; our leaders are hands on and we have no glass towers here

  5. Broad client experience across technology, business and consumer brands

  6. Extensive experience in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities

  7. Ability to evaluate campaign results against objectives

  8. A team-player with strong leadership qualities, as well as proven experience effectively managing & mentoring a team

  9. Ideal candidates are entrepreneurial, don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and love the autonomy and challenge of a small, growing agency


  1. Competitive salaries and benefits

  2. Exciting startup environment

  3. Dog friendly office

  4. Flexible hours (Single parent friendly)

  5. Paid maternity and paternity leave

  6. Open vacation time

  7. Stocked pantry

  8. Apple equipment or whatever you need to be productive

  9. Company car

  10. Personal assistant

  11. Executive Annual Bonuses

  12. Company stock options

To Apply

To apply for this position, please follow the instruction below:


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