Account Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

Our Account Managers are responsible for owning a piece of the client’s business as they collaborate with our Creative, Strategy, Digital, Media and PR teams. Santy is a 25 year old full-service Marketing Communications agency. We are growing and are looking for high-energy, whip-smart Account Managers to join our Account Services team. This is a full-time position with benefits in our Scottsdale, AZ office. This is an opportunity to expand your career where you will have daily access to the agency principals and learn from smart and talented veterans in the field. A successful candidate will have a passion for advertising, excellent written and verbal communication, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, the ability to work in a team environment, with a strong attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Accountabilities

• Possess and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the dynamics and workings of the client’s business

• Demonstrate knowledge of the overall competitive landscape

• Have a solid understanding of client and Agency operations

• Build and manage the client’s business through recommending, creating and delivering effective marketing

• Work with other Agency teams to develop effective strategies, creative briefs and other work

• Challenge direction or the status quo and seek alternative perspectives and approaches in developing effective marketing strategies

• Create, write and present agency POVs in developing ideas and advertising that best meet client objectives

• Lead client meetings and perform periodic client reviews

• Participate in the presentation and sale of creative and media plans

• Evaluate the input and ideas of creative, media and strategic planning relative to strategy and client preferences

• Manage entire production process and all budgets on their business

• Advocate their business internally and keeps the complete agency team informed, focused, and motivated about their business

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

• 4+ years marketing or advertising experience required

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Effective conflict resolution skills

• Positive and solutions oriented attitude

• Ability to understand and manage client politics/client perspective to understand ripple effect

• Ability to write creative brief including recommendation for main thought

• Solid understanding of media and digital capabilities

• Strong understanding of marketing disciplines as options and when to use different options

• Demonstrated financial skills in order to be responsible for estimates on projects, track budgets and communicate status

• Direct client experience in some or all of the following categories is preferred: professional services, CPG or multi-unit retail.

• Exceptional attention to detail

• Strong analytical thinker and proactive problem solver

Communication

• Communicate effectively in both a verbal and written manner; proofing work of oneself and others

• Ascertain the client’s needs and effectively communicate them back to both the client, Account Team and agency resources

• Maintains direct, timely and appropriate communications with Account team and/or client through conference reports, status updates, etc.

Agency Operations

• Understand and follow all agency procedures

• Ensure that accurate time sheets are kept and submitted in a timely basis for oneself and Account Team

• Remain knowledgeable about the operations of the agency as a whole

• Explain procedures and operations to others within the department on the assigned accounts

Other

• Take overall ownership of assigned accounts and processes vs. relying on others

• Look for ways to contribute and add value to the assigned accounts and Account Team

• Have fun!

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