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Chicago, IL 60684
At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!Are you a creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects?We are seeking asuccessful Account Executive (AE) to serve as the agency relationship manager with the client to ensure their needs and objectives are achieved through execution of strategically grounded marketing programs. A successful Account Executive will deliver measurable results to the client for their brands through program management. As part of our winning team, you’ll receive top-tier training, competitive base salary, and a comprehensive benefits package all with the opportunity for career growth.
Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!
What we offer:
+ Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
+ 401(k) with company match
+ Training and Career Development
+ Generous Paid Time-Off
+ Project Management duties: Track and manage programs and timelines, maintain budget accuracy, conduct post promotional analyses for reporting throughout the business.
+ Develop stellar interdepartmental, cross-functional relationships with leaders throughout the company.
+ Determine project components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs.
+ Research and party vendors and negotiate services to augment project objectives.
+ Collaborate with the company’s sales force, broker organization and/or marketing team throughout program development, execution, and post analysis.
+ Responsible for managing the creative development process and ensuring all concept, graphic design, and copy elements are completed with the appropriate communication priorities and client approvals.
+ Bachelor’s Degreeor equivalent experiencerequired
+ 1-2 years of experience in consumer the product goods industry, brand management, or agency
+ Must possess exception written and verbal communication skills
+ Proven track record of developing and utilizing cross-functional relationships with stakeholders throughout the business
+ Ability to balance multiple projects with conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Account Executive serves as the agency liaison with the client to ensure that the client’s needs and objectives are achieved through execution of strategically grounded marketing programs. Primary role is development, implementation, financial management and post-analysis of promotional programs in conjunction with client and/or customer personnel. A successful Account Executive will deliver measurable results to the client for their brands through flawless program management. Additionally, they must be able to collaborate effectively to deliver on mutual client and retailer objectives. Results will be obtained through effective communication and superior follow-up with the client, customer, internal agency and all third party vendors.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Primary Job Responsibilities – Personal Accountability
+ Perform project management duties including: program tracking, timeline development and management, budget management and reconciliation, post-promotional analyses, and internal and external reporting
+ Interface with the client on a regular basis to plan and manage programs and events; the amount of interaction with the client will be prescribed by the needs of the specific client service team and client relationship
+ Develop effective client and retailer relationships to facilitate communication and execution with internal departments, including creative and production, to ensure that client deliverables are successfully achieved
+ Determine project components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs and identify third party vendors who offer those services
+ Research, negotiate, and plan with third party vendors and organizations, based upon scope of tactical execution plan, to deliver flawless executive
+ Often necessitates securing of a minimum of three (3) third party quotes to secure best rate for service provided
+ Collaborate with company’s sales force, broker organization and/or marketing team throughout program development, execution, and post analysis
+ Build and own complete understanding of managed brands/retailers
+ Other related duties as assigned
Primary Job Responsibilities – Cross-Functional Accountability
+ Responsible for managing the creative development process and ensuring all concept, graphic design and copy elements are completed with the appropriate communication priorities and client approvals
+ Support agency partners with coordination of deliverables and updates
+ Communicate and interact effectively with agency team members in all departments and/or clients to deliver timely information and reports
+ Other related duties as assigned
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements:
- Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.
- Travel up to As needed
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Marketing
- 1-2 years of experience in consumer product, brand or agency
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
+ Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
+ Ability to make oral presentations
+ Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
+ Team building Skills
+ Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
+ Good interpersonal skills
+ Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
+ Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
+ Creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
+ Strong organization, negotiation, and problem solving skills
Environmental & Physical Requirements:
Office / Non-Sedentary Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust, and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% – 66% of the time.