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  • Account Executive (Short Term)

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2018 8:27 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-102163
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Events Marketing/Demo
  • Overview

     

    For more than 30 years, Marketing Werks has been at the forefront of the experiential marketing world, building immersive experiences for brands that accelerate advocacy.

     

    We’re on the lookout for a hardworking and eager Short Term Account Executive to manage various activation elements for client projects, including but not limited to: event planning & execution, production timeline management, and research to support growth initiatives. 

     

    The Short Term Account Executive supports the agency process from beginning to end, demonstrating effective project management skills consistently and reliably. In this role, you will oversee aspects of client event activations with limited supervision, as well as lead various research initiatives and special projects that keep the agency informed & curious. This person is resourceful and willing to find answers and inspiration from all points, and is responsible for managing specific initiatives on a client account. You will get constant exposure to senior levels of client communication and will act as the backbone of the day-to-day client team/business.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop positive relationships with clients and promote strong team/client relations
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the program scope with the ability to establish and manage budgets
    • Develop client ready materials to drive communication with clients
    • Showcase ability to plan and execute event independently, including logistics, on-site operations and follow-through
    • Showcase ability to provide program analysis and present results to the client, including evaluation of program functions and recommendations for program changes or improvements as needed
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally
    • Demonstrate passion for highest quality of work
    • Oversee day-to-day operations of program including staff relations, paperwork, routing and overlays showcasing ability to meet deadlines and budget parameters
    • Process staff timesheets and vendor check reimbursements in a timely manner
    • Support hiring process for program staffing and prepare and organize crew training for launch
    • Ensure program routing is updated and correct and is communicated to internal staff and crew in advance and throughout the tour
    • Analyze, review and provide guidance on types of events client should be attending
    • Start to contribute to new business support
    • Work closely with cross-agency support teams, including Creative, Operations and Finance, to ensure smooth and timely client deliverables & event production
    • Manage budgets from start to finish, ensuring proper expense tracking
    • Travel to various events throughout the year, from high profile client-facing events to smaller, one-off events

     

     

    NOTE:  This job description does not imply that the above functions are the only tasks that may be performed.  Associates will be expected, if possible, to follow any other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related tasks as directed by management.

    Qualifications

    • Experience with client/agency relationships
    • Experience in project management
    • Excels at setting deadlines and sticking to them
    • Comfortable and experienced at managing multiple tasks
    • Limited to some experience with presentation skills – comfortable in a presentation setting
    • Able to articulate business problems and challenges and work towards a solution
    • Experience in analyzing results before, during and after a program
    • Independent thinker with exceptional teamwork skills
    • Ability to multi-task and work under high pressure situations
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with clients, internal staff in all departments and vendors 
    • The ability to work in a dynamic environment and adapt to shifting priorities and deadlines  

    Education: Bachelor’s degree required

     

    Experience:  1-3 years in the industry

     

    Physical Demands: Attending indoor/outdoor events may include lengthy walking, long event hours and strenuous activity such a lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs.

     

    Specific Skills: Microsoft Office (Proficient to excellent)

     

    Specialized Knowledge, License, etc:  N/A

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

     

    Working Conditions:  Typically an office setting. Travel may include attending meetings at client offices, client events, and industry conferences/events. When attending events, setting may be indoors or outdoors.

     

    Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required during busy planning and execution times.  This may include travel on evenings and weekends.

     

    Language Skills:  English is the primary language skill; however, bilingual skills may be required based on business necessity.

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