Senior Account Executive

Overview

The Marketing Store has a long, exciting history as a highly innovative, inspirationally creative, global marketing agency. And now, we’re helping to build a new kind of fully integrated agency from scratch with our partners at Omnicom. We are assembling some of the sharpest minds in the industry and we’re looking to add to the team. Our Retail Merchandising Group is focused on turning out the most effective, brand-building, behavior-changing, print and digital marketing materials imaginable for one of the most iconic brands in the world.

 

Our through-the-line model is led by data, fueled by cultural insight and focused on retail activations that drive the business. Our solutions are built around the ways real humans actually behave. And we behave like real humans too. We’re super collaborative, supportive of one another, respectful of everyone, and generally fun to be around.

 

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to assist the Account team in the day-to-day execution of retail programs by owning and managing multiple tasks and client relationships. The Associate Account Executive also functions as a liaison between Account, Project Management, Strategy, Creative and Marketing Operations, ensuring client needs are met at a high level of execution, on time and on budget.

Responsibilities

Manages estimates, projects profitability, budget and timeline management, noting details, ensuring accuracy and escalating issues of time when appropriate/necessary, cost or delivery for resolution.

  • Investigates, tests, evaluates and develops new tactical concepts, vehicles, channels, and technologies.
  • Provides tactical hands-on internal and external process and project guidance/management to AAAE, Interns, and Admin Staff.
  • Traffics jobs through Studio and Creative Teams and responsible for internal approval content revisions.
  • Responsible for internal approval & workflow to include (internal sign off on feasibility, compliance, quality, revisions).
  • Monitors project costs to ensure client budgets are effectively managed.
  • Responsible for developing conference reports, job changes, and status reports, authoring and presenting job briefs.
  • Process vendor invoices to ensure payment. Follows up with A/R when necessary.
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of client’s business, industry, category and marketing research.
  • Takes on a proactive role mentoring, training, developing and reviewing the performance of Interns/Assistant Account Executive.
  • Reviews & proofreads all materials (ensure all key members of the account team have approved copy, proofs, etc.).
  • Works with email service providers and campaign management systems to assure appropriate customer segmentation, communication versioning, execution, delivery, etc. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline plus generally two years of experience in relevant marketing promotion and/or account management experience within an agency environment.

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong time & project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Marketing Store.

Please note that we will only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

The Marketing Store is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not accept unsolicited calls, resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and agencies.

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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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