• Assistant Account Executive

    ID
    2018-3165
    Category
    Account Management
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-Rogers
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    Attention challengers of normal. We need curious people. The kind of people who know that ideas sometimes have to be wrestled to the ground and other times taken out for dinner. We need people to make ideas that move people. Is it fun? Yep. Is it hard work? Yep. We have good coffee. We will pay you. You will grow. Come on in, the water is fine.

    Summary

    Provides day-to-day executional support to the account team with emphasis on project management. Ensures agency success by keeping internal teams updated and on track with projects and by creating and maintaining key project documents and assets.

    What You'll Do

    • Partner with project management to:
      • Develop project schedules
      • Ensure project workload is fully estimated, signed and billable
      • Route and obtain approvals on copy, layout, artwork, media plans and production materials
      • Create and maintain electronic files of key project documents and assets on server
      • Track financial forecasting and flag any potential income variance to senior management
    • Communicate job status, scheduling changes and creative changes to project team (e.g. account, creative, production, finance, etc.) through conference reports, status reports and creative revision requests
    • Assist with competitive analysis
      • Check in-market displays, campaigns, events and report findings
      • Research and report on competitors’ marketing strategies and tactics
    • Act as the initial point of contact for vendors; collect vendor capabilities; coordinate vendor presentations to the agency; create and maintain vendor database for account team
    • Assist in tracking and updating budgets and coordinating financial reporting
    • Provide administrative support to account team, including creating/updating client org charts and contact sheets, scheduling client calls, coordinating client meeting logistics, taking notes in client meetings and compiling presentations
    • Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense
    • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Must Haves

    • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications, related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 1-2 years of advertising or marketing experience (internship considered), preferably in an agency setting
    • Understanding of the agency process and department roles and processes
    • Foundational knowledge of the client’s business, objectives, products and category
    • Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly, succinctly and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing; follow up on outstanding issues; ask relevant questions
    • Able to build relationships and collaborate across teams, departments and vendors to successfully accomplish work
    • Strong attention to detail and organization, demonstrated through actions such as:
      • Effectively proofing own and others work to ensure accuracy
      • Actively and effectively managing timelines, budgets and deliverables of multiple projects simultaneously, some with short turnaround times
    • Proactive approach, demonstrated through actions such as:
      • Providing regular and thorough project updates to manager and team
      • Anticipating potential problems and obstacles to project success, communicating concerns and developing solutions
      • Identifying ways to improve agency and team processes
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    Who We Are

    We make inspiring creative. It’s not always the kind of work that hangs in a gallery, but it’s the kind that inspires people to buy well. We are an enterprise of thinkers and tinkerers armed with tools you won’t find anywhere else. We work hard. We play hard. We make rules. We break rules. We win awards that make our clients happy and your friends jealous. We will help move your career forward. We will challenge you, and we will celebrate successes with you. 
     
    Geometry Global, the world’s largest and most international brand activation agency, drives conversion, action and purchase through award-winning programs that change behavior and inspire people to buy well. With teams in 56 markets, Geometry Global has expertise in shopper, digital, experiential, relationship, promotional and trade marketing. Some of our clients are big hitters like Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and Mondelez. Geometry Global is a WPP company. (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.geometry.com 

    Geometry Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and great training programs. With the high volume of replies, we receive, it is not possible for us to personally respond to all prospective candidates. Please be assured that your resume will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an interest in your background and experience.

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