• Senior Account Executive

    ID
    2018-3211
    Category
    Account Management
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-NY-New York
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    Imaginative, Effective, Influential. We search worldwide for exceptional people from all backgrounds infused with these qualities. We don’t have jobs to fill; we have careers to build. Our business is transforming brand equity into action. Changing behaviors and changing expectations that people have of brands inspired our existence; and continues to influence everything that we do today. We’re always looking for hard working, passionate, brand-focused experts who want to join us as we transform the way we inspire people to buy well.

    Summary

    Manages the day-to-day activities to creatively execute and produce client marketing programs. Serves as the client contact on assigned brands/projects, ensuring client approvals are secured, client objectives are achieved, and timelines and budgets are met.  Communicates externally with the client and internally with the project team to keep all apprised of project status, updates and changes. Mentors and develops junior team members.    

     

    What You'll Do

    • Build rapport and credibility with client based on trust, sound counsel, responsiveness to client needs and flawless execution
    • Collaborate with client, account lead (director/supervisor), strategy and creative to develop creative briefs that solve for client’s marketing challenge
    • Serve as creative and executional lead for new, larger scale and/or more complex marketing programs; upon client concept selection, lead the day-to-day creative development from start to finish; secure required client approvals (e.g. creative briefs, budgets, creative materials, etc.); ensure progressive steps in the process are approved with adequate time to meet schedules
    • Lead internal and client meetings, presentations and calls; prepare relevant documents, including agendas, presentation decks and follow up communications, etc.
    • Evaluate copy, layouts, artwork, media plans and productions materials and make suggested revisions in keeping with agreed upon strategies and business objectives
    • Keep agency team informed of client requests and changes; anticipate potential problems and potential implications; proactively develop and execute solutions
    • Manage project scope and budget; notify manager of client requests that fall outside of scope; alert client of financial and timing implications; secure client approval to proceed; and revise budgets as needed
    • Analyze program results, summarize findings, and recommend program enhancements and/or changes to improve going forward
      • Assist senior leadership in the development of program recaps and associated presentations for clients based on analysis of results and recommendations
    • Monitor status of work-in-progress and client budgets; lead internal status meetings with finance and project management; review estimates/billing and approve invoices
    • Provide guidance and mentorship to AAEs and AEs around marketing strategy, account management, client management, agency process, etc.
    • Adhere to agency process and financial policies; identify ways to improve processes
    • 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

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications, related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 4 to 6 years of advertising or marketing experience, preferably some experience in an agency setting
    • Comprehensive knowledge of client’s business, objectives, category and products, and a clear understanding of the key strategic issues impacting the client’s business
    • 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, vendors and clients 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
    • Analyzes results, interpret data, draw sound conclusions, and develop insightful and actionable recommendations
    • 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
      • Keeping abreast of category trends and sharing information/learnings with team members
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

    Who We Are

    Geometry is the world’s largest and most international brand activation agency. We drive conversion, action and purchase through award-winning programs that change behavior and inspire people to buy well. With teams in 56 markets, Geometry 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 is a WPP company. (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.geometry.com 

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