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Sep 06, 2017

Chicago

Permanent

Agent: Miles G.

Job #: 122771

Job Description

Responsibilities

Business Development/Account Management - Approx. 50% 

  • Manages the health and growth of assigned clients
  • Prospects for new clients
  • Supports the development and sustainability of the Account Management infrastructure including Goal Congruence, 360 degree communication, staff development and collaboration
  • Functions as the “face” of company to assigned clients

Articulating/Managing Client Vision - Approx 30% 

  • Represents and is accountable for understanding the clients’ business and articulating those client needs to the Creative Process
  • Ensuring that the creative deliverable positively impacts Client performance
  • Works collaboratively across client and creative personnel to assure excellent results. 
  • Get entire company aligned with the story
  • Develop year long editorial strategy through different topics and stories and work with creative team on concept, launch 
  • Specialized in narrative, concept work 
  • Not focused on digital marketing - more tactical work 

Staff Development/Admin - Approx 15%: 

  • Preparation of forecasts and budgets for revenue and expenses
  • Continually seeks to define and source the “best fit” Account Team to meet specific client needs
  • Provide mentoring and oversee training for all team members to insure growth in functional skills, project management expertise and business development.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 4-6 years in successively more responsible account and creative positions.
  • Demonstrated writing skills.
  • Demonstrated Client communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated Client retention / business development skills.
  • Demonstrated Thought Leadership in translating client needs into successful campaigns/programs
  • Ability to autonomously manage a large-scale Client project.
  • Ability to lead development of Client deliverables in a collaborative manner with Creative Team
  • Ability to prepare estimates for new projects and assembles proposals I collaboration with Creative Team

Desired Characteristics & Fit:

  • Agency-side is a must
  • Needs to have worked in an agency before 
  • YOE: 4-6 years 
  • PR background is a huge plus

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