Position at VMLY&R
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.
This is a position on the Red Fuse agency team for our global Consumer Package Goods (CPG) client. The agency is fully-integrated, with team members assigned to multiple marketing disciplines (consumer advertising, shopper marketing, eCommerce, media, public relations, etc.). The team is highly collaborative which enables speed, efficiency, and connectivity. The team is responsible for Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) across numerous CPG brands. The agency is global in nature, with offices spread throughout the world. Thus, the agency's work for the client runs in over 200 countries.
Senior Account Managers work directly with client and agency teams to develop strategic solutions and lead the go to market activity. The idea is that someone looking at a Sr. AM role wants entry-level strategic experiences.
The Senior Account Manager position begins the transition into strategic planning within the Client Engagement department. Many of the job responsibilities are consistent with an Account Manager role and must be upheld; however, this position manages multiple relationships with the clients, leads/develops initial strategic input and sets expectations for project delivery.
Additionally, a Senior Account Manager is responsible for overseeing and leading effective relationships across agency departments and industry relationships. The Senior Account Manager should interact with clients and internal partners as both an effective project manager and strategic partner who helps clarify and develop project objectives, identify challenges, and guides the creation of strategies and metrics for success. This person will be responsible for both leading small to medium-sized projects and acting as day-to-day support on larger strategic projects.
The successful candidate will also ensure that relevant information across groups (client-side, Technology, User Experience, Creative, Project Management) is communicated and translated into specific actions. The Senior Account Manager should demonstrate an understanding of the client's business (objectives, risks and strategies) and its marketing goals, applying them to strategic direction for projects. Risks and dependencies will be communicated to the internal team and the client as necessary.
Senior Account Managers must identify opportunities for incremental growth. They should have a get-it-done mentality because a key component of this role is translating strategy to execution and being ultra-responsive. Working directly with the Supervisor or Account Director, they are responsible for ensuring success across all functional teams and overall client delivery. Financial responsibilities include tracking billing and expenses for the jobs and accounts managed. Candidates must be prepared for a fast-paced environment and be comfortable making decisions.
As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.
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. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer .