Ketchum

  • Managing Account Supervisor, Consumer Packaged Goods PR

    ID
    2019-10226
    Category
    Brand
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago | US-NY-New York
  • Overview

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    Ketchum’s growing CPG team is seeking a Managing Account Supervisor to add to their dynamic team of talented professionals.  This is a key role dedicated to one of the agency’s largest multinational accounts. A background in disruptive public relations, in addition to environmental sustainability,  strategy, planning and execution of digital, social and mobile campaigns is essential to this role.  He/she should have experience in working across multiple geographies, marketing and communicating to women, and have significant experience working with other marketing agencies as part of an integrated team.

     

    We are more than just a public relations & communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture, which is fast moving, fun and collaborative; we are seeking only those who can inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business. Is that you?  If so, stop reading and start applying! 

     

    About the Job

    • Perform a wide range of duties including development of client programs, strategic planning, staff development and financial management. Serve as key liaison among client, account team and agency management
    • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Troubleshoot client’s problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
    • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage team to take advantage of training and development opportunities
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client press releases, byline articles, correspondence and reports
    • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability
    • Work with account team(s) to build incremental business
    • Communicate account status to agency management regularly
    • Participate in new business programming and presentations
    • Demonstrate and develop presentation, negotiation and problem-solving skills; demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of materials, including media materials, byline articles, speeches, client correspondences and reports.
    • Stay on top of trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of clients and associates, as appropriate

    Qualifications

    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred.
    • 7+ years of experience of agency and/or corporate public relations experience, three years basic supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results.
    • Experience, exposure and passion for products related to environmental sustainabiliy

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    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum! IND13

     

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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