Advantage Solutions Account Executive Agency in Chicago, Illinois
Account Executive Agency - Shopper Commerce
IN Connected Marketing, a division of Advantage Solutions is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in Shopper Commerce, for both National and Retailer activation. We're currently seeking a dynamic Account Executive with hands-on Shopper Commerce agency chops for an exciting role supporting a key CPG client.
An IN Connected Account Executive serves as the agency's client liaison that the client’s needs and objectives are achieved through the execution of strategically grounded marketing programs. The primary objective of this role is the development, implementation, financial management, and post-analysis of promotional programs in conjunction with the client and/or retailer.
A successful Account Executive at IN will deliver measurable results to the client for their brands through flawless program management and attention to detail. You will collaborate effectively to deliver on mutual client and retailer objectives with results obtained through effective communication and superior follow-up with the client, customer, internal agency, and/or third-party vendors.
This role is a remote opportunity with a strong preference for Chicago-based talent, where possible.
Develop relationships that build a trust-based partnership with client teams, agency partners, and third-party vendors
Demonstrate working knowledge of and excitement for consumer/shopper marketing landscape and the client’s own industry
Design and assist in program-related presentations with support and guidance from team leadership
Assist in program execution, budgets, tracking, and post promotional reporting in accordance with company systems and processes
Partner and collaborate effectively with internal teams including Creative, Planning, and Project Management to develop smart strategies and flawless execution of client’s programs
Work autonomously and demonstrate an ability to think proactively, problem solve, and own your parts of the programs
Show thought leadership, channel expertise, and strategic integration with agency partners
Champion and actively participate in Agency culture
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Marketing, Brand Management, or equivalent experience
Shopper commerce agency a big plus, marketing agency experience a must
Thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; able to adapt and demonstrate agility on a dynamic client business
Authorized to work in the United States
Candidates in Colorado may not be considered for this opportunity.
IN Connected is committed to creating a workplace where everyone is respected, valued for their uniqueness, and has an opportunity to succeed. We are dedicated to nurturing diversity, equity, and inclusion across our enterprise by cultivating an environment built on openness, acceptance, and safety that encourages individual authenticity.
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Account Executive serves as the agency liaison with the client to ensure that the client’s needs and objectives are achieved through execution of strategically grounded marketing programs. Primary role is development, implementation, financial management and post-analysis of promotional programs in conjunction with client and/or customer personnel. A successful Account Executive will deliver measurable results to the client for their brands through flawless program management. Additionally, they must be able to collaborate effectively to deliver on mutual client and retailer objectives. Results will be obtained through effective communication and superior follow-up with the client, customer, internal agency and all third party vendors.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Primary Job Responsibilities – Personal Accountability
Perform project management duties including: program tracking, timeline development and management, budget management and reconciliation, post-promotional analyses, and internal and external reporting
Interface with the client on a regular basis to plan and manage programs and events; the amount of interaction with the client will be prescribed by the needs of the specific client service team and client relationship
Develop effective client and retailer relationships to facilitate communication and execution with internal departments, including creative and production, to ensure that client deliverables are successfully achieved
Determine project components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs and identify third party vendors who offer those services
Research, negotiate, and plan with third party vendors and organizations, based upon scope of tactical execution plan, to deliver flawless execution
Often necessitates securing of a minimum of three (3) third party quotes to secure best rate for service provided
Collaborate with company’s sales force, broker organization and/or marketing team throughout program development, execution, and post analysis
Build and own complete understanding of managed brands/retailers
Other related duties as assigned.
Primary Job Responsibilities – Cross-Functional Accountability
Responsible for managing the creative development process and ensuring all concept, graphic design and copy elements are completed with the appropriate communication priorities and client approvals
Support agency partners with coordination of deliverables and updates
Communicate and interact effectively with agency team members in all departments and/or clients to deliver timely information and reports
Other related duties as assigned
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.
Travel up to As needed
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Marketing
-1-2 years of experience in consumer product, brand or agency
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Ability to make oral presentations
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Team building Skills
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Good interpersonal skills
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Strong organization, negotiation, and problem solving skills
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Non-Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb. May have possible exposure to dust, and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds 33% - 66% of the time.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Postal Code 60606
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-326474
Position Type Full Time
Category Client Services/Account Management