Account Executive, Cincinnati, Ohio

Agency Pep
Created 11/21/2021
Reference 1045
Category Client Services
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Ohio
City Cincinnati
Zip 45202
Job Title: Account Executive - POP

Reports To: Account Supervisor

FLSA Status: Full Time - Salaried, Exempt

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Who is pep:

When smart business, a drive for success, and a family atmosphere combine, you get pep! At pep, we help deliver the strategy for brands worldwide- seamlessly managing all the details so that the brand can stay focused on their big picture. Through our expertise in marketing operations, we help execute our clients' marketing campaigns more effectively than anyone else in the world. We know that sourcing is essential to brand success as well, so we've become experts in leveraging scale and spend to save our clients' time and money. We're not all talk- our results back us up too! To date, we've managed campaigns for over 750 brands, delivering an average of 21% savings on over $5 billion in marketing spend. Our success also pays it forward to our employees by allowing us to offer paid parental leave, work-life flexibility and remote working opportunities to name a few. Want to be a part of something original? Check out our growing team and join us!

Summary of Position:

The Account Executive - POP is a role focusing on the project management of POP temp display programs. As an AE-POP, you will be responsible for the campaign management from conception to final delivery for the assigned client brands. You will deliver against procurement strategies and goals as well as execute POP projects flawlessly. Entrepreneurial leadership, work ethic, relationship skills, project management and analytical skills are a must to drive value for our clients. The ability to consult with clients as well as building great supplier relationships and partnerships is imperative to deliver against goals and strategies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A successful candidate will have the following skills:
  • Extremely organized and communicates well across multiple parties
  • Ability to identify and provide creative solutions to challenges
  • Collaborate with team members to improve and streamline processes to provide value and efficiency
  • Able to deliver in an extremely fast paced environment and manage a high workload
  • Independent worker, with a team player mindset, enthusiastic and energetic approach

Key Responsibilities and Attributes:
  • Manage marketing campaigns and POP programs from conception to completion
  • Collaborate with client to assemble all necessary campaign specifications
  • Create and manage campaign budget, timeline, & communication
  • Ensure that the campaign meets all legal and policy guidelines/requirements
  • Manage campaign scope changes as needed while ensuring an on-time and on-budget execution
  • In conjunction with supplier partners, provide client with recommendations for cost and/or time efficiencies
  • Manage creation of all pep purchase orders and corresponding invoices
  • Perform ongoing Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to drive constancy and improvement over time

Educational Requirements :
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's from four-year college or university preferred
  • 2 years' experience in POP display and/or print, a plus
  • Experience in the CPG/beauty industry, a plus

POP Knowledge & Expertise:

Ideal candidate will have previous experience in managing temp display programs in order to:
  • Assist in the establishment, development and improvement of processes/procedures
  • Develop and apply expertise of display design, materials and production to provide best in class POP materials to clients
  • Utilize experience with retail environments, style guides, seasonal resets and in-store trends to deliver increased value to pep and pep's clients
  • Continually strive to become a POP expert for your business unit
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals as well as operate internal, online systems
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Client & Supplier Relationships:

Candidate must possess strong client service skills in order to:
  • Build client relationships by providing extensive value and expertise within the POP spend
  • Build and grow collaborative relationships with supplier partners
  • Work to be upstream with your client contacts so you are positioned to better drive POP strategy
  • Conduct regular meetings with clients and suppliers to ensure flawless execution and delivery

General Knowledge/Skill Requirements
  • Strong project management skills and experience including cross functional collaboration
  • Ability to mentor, grow and work harmoniously as part of a larger team
  • Ability to do intermediate-level math (calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages)
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to manage complexity and business processes
  • Ability to measure program performance and track metrics likes:
  1. Cost savings and innovation delivery to clients
  2. Error rate vs. On-time, on-budget and on-scope delivery
  3. File closure and lessons learned
  4. Client satisfaction rating
  5. Spend and budget tracking
  • Experience in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point, and Excel required
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

*pep provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, pep complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

pep expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of pep's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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