• Account Executive

    ID
    2018-3216
    Category
    Account Management
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-OH-Cincinnati
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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

    Provides day-to-day executional support to the client and internal account team with emphasis on anticipating potential obstacles to program success and analyzing program results. Acts as a vital contributor to the development of client programs and solutions. Ensures agency success by keeping the internal account team informed of project status and by utilizing day-to-day knowledge to inform program development and activity.

    What You'll Do

    • Create and update both client and project documents including: creative briefs, estimates, project timelines, media plans, status reports, conference reports and other supporting materials
    • Organize client presentations, meetings and conference calls and prepare relevant documents, including agendas, meeting materials and conference reports
    • Partner with project management to:
      • Ensure projects are fully scoped, forecasted and remain on schedule and within budget
      • Track budgets; notify manager of client requests that fall outside of scope; revise budgets as needed; alert client of financial implications and secure approval to proceed
      • Create and maintain electronic files of key project documents and assets on server
    • Serve as creative and executional project lead; guide the day-to-day development of client marketing projects 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
    • Collaborate with creative, project management, production, and/or media teams to develop marketing programs and solutions for client
    • Build rapport and credibility with client based on trust, expert counsel and responsiveness to client needs
    • Keep agency team informed of client requests and changes; anticipate potential problems; proactively develop solutions
    • Review all strategic documents and creative work prior to submitting to client for review
    • Capture and interpret program results, summarize findings, and work with senior team members to recommend program enhancements and/or changes to improve going forward
    • Work with junior team members to identify opportunities to utilize vendor capabilities and make vendor recommendations to the Account team
    • Adhere to agency process and financial policies; identify ways to improve processesEnter time reports once a week, at a minimum, and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense
    • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • Bachelor’s Degree in advertising, marketing or the equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 2-3 yrs. of agency experience, preferably with shopper marketing experience
    • Comprehensive knowledge of client category and business objectives, and a clear understanding of the key strategic issues that impact the client’s business
    • Ability to communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly both verbally and in written form
    • 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
      • Developing and archiving all key project documents in an easy to identify format for historical reference
    • Ability to analyze 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
    • Ability to manage overlapping deliverables with short turnaround times

    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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