Ketchum

  • Managing Account Supervisor, Brand

    ID
    2018-9559
    Category
    Brand
    Location
    US-DC-Washington | US-NY-New York
    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. This opportunity can be based in NY or DC! 

    About the Job

    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.

    • 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 #LI-ML1  IND13

    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. 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 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!

     

    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.  IND13

     

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