Managing Account Supervisor, Brand

ID
2017-8974
Category
Brand
US-DC-Washington
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

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Do you think like a brand marketer? Do you want to work for brands that make a real difference in peoples’ lives every day? Join Ketchum’s Brand practice as a Managing Account Supervisor to work on large scale consumer focused accounts. Our team of leaders are dedicated to creating exciting programs that make a business impact and truly affect the lives of our brands’ consumers. 

A Managing Account Supervisor must be able to manage the budgets and teams on sizable accounts with responsibility for profitability, incremental growth, quality of account service and employee development. S/he must be able to multitask efficiently and have excellent communication, writing, editing, social/media relations skills, able to spot trends, and apply various measurement tools on the accounts s/he manages.

About the Job

  • 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 clients 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 
  • Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including programs, proposals, press materials, byline articles, speeches, correspondence, reports, etc.
  • Strive to develop the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
  • 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

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. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
  • Minimum of 7 years of large agency and/or public relations experience, ideally within the Food/Nutrition/Wellness categories.
  • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results.
  • Proven track record in growing business
  • Direct experience in building and managing teams
  • Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including proposal planning, writing and presentations, media relations, and consultative selling

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

 

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

 

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

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