Account Supervisor - Shopper Marketing, Chicago, Illinois

Agency VMLY&R
Created 08/27/2021
Reference 4821
Category Client Services
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Account Supervisor manages client(s) relationships, the development and execution of marketing programs, and agency financial performance of one or more accounts/brands. The oversee and troubleshoot the creative execution and implementation phases of marketing programs, and partners with account director to lead strategic development of client account. They build strong client relationships through delivery of expert counsel, understanding of client's business, achievement of objectives and flawless execution.

  • Build rapport and credibility with day-to-day and senior level clients based on trust and expert strategic counsel
  • Serve as an expert in the client's business and category, staying abreast of competitors, product development and market trends, and sharing information with internal team members
  • Stay alert for opportunities to grow client business; research client's category and competitive landscape; define key strategic issues and opportunities for the brand/category and impact on client's objectives; author POVs and strategies to address issues/opportunities and present to client
  • Develop and execute marketing solutions to address client's challenges
  • Lead internal and client meetings, presentations and calls; prepare relevant documents, including agendas, presentation decks and follow up communications, etc.
  • Manage project scopes and budgets; alert client of financial and timing implications of their request(s); secure client approval to proceed; and revise budgets as needed
  • Regularly meet with the finance, resource management and operations departments to outline current and projected workload of team and plan staffing needs
  • Keep agency team informed of client requests and changes; anticipate potential problems and potential implications; proactively develop and execute solutions; allocate necessary resources
  • Lead development of direct reports through mentorship, coaching and ongoing performance feedback and identification of learning opportunities
  • Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense
  • Approve time for team at minimum once a week and approve expenses within 2 days of receipt
  • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, communications, related field or equivalent combination of education
    and experience
  • 6 to 8 years of advertising or marketing experience; agency experience required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of client category and business objectives, and a clear understanding of the key strategic
    issues that impact the client's business
  • Able to build relationships and collaborate effectively with clients, agency partners, other departments and teams to
    successfully deliver quality work
  • Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly, succinctly and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing; responds to comments, suggestions and criticisms in a thoughtful and constructive manner
  • Strong presentation skills; successfully presents and sells new thinking, strategies and/or ideas to clients
  • Proactive approach, demonstrated by successfully anticipating potential problems/obstacles, understanding
    implications and implementing solutionsAnalyzes results, interprets data, draws sound conclusions, and develops insightful and actionable recommendations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience managing and/or mentoring individuals and providing actionable constructive feedback

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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