Account Supervisor

Overview

The Account Supervisor position will be part of a global team responsible for developing strategic marketing materials for a global B-to-B company. The work will involve heavy strategic thinking, partnering with key internal and external creative partners to develop traditional and digital marketing materials. This role reports into a Management Supervisor.

The ideal Account Supervisor candidate has mastered the AS core competencies with about 5 years of advertising/marketing experience.

Responsibilities

  • Drive multi-channel program and campaign development, working with multi-disciplinary teams that are on-site or in the WPP network.
  • Be the day-to-day contact for Manager, Director and Senior level clients.
  • Author core client communications such as contact reports, Scope of Work documents including timelines, budgets and descriptions of deliverables.
  • Coordinate team meetings and client presentations.
  • Have a strong strategic background and possess an ability to think critically.
  • Facilitate the development of project briefs, working with strategic planners and analysts .
  • Be the organizational center of projects – manage projects, problem solve, and lead flawless execution even when the path to executing deliverables is ambiguous and you are receiving input and direction from multiple stakeholders.
  • Track project budgets and scopes, assessing estimates to actuals, managing Change Order process as needed.
  • Will quickly gain pervasive knowledge of client and Agency operations and working knowledge of Agency matrix
  • Develops in-depth business research and comprehensive competitive advertising/marketing analyses
  • Lead interface with clients, creative teams, production, and partner agency teams
  • Monitors on strategy, on-time/on-budget project performance, and escalates as necessary
  • Ability to understand and manage details of a campaign in the context of a larger business/strategic picture
  • Builds the client's business through recommending, fostering, creating, and delivering fully integrated communications
  • Challenges direction, or the status quo, and seeks alternate perspectives and approaches in developing effective advertising strategies
  • Participates in focus groups, strategy development, and competitive assessment'
  • Encourages client consideration and application of agency-generated POVs when developing ideas and advertising plans
  • Works integrally with other Agency departments to develop effective strategies, briefings and creative and strategic work
  • Collaborates with other depts. (analytics, marketing strategy, digital strategy, etc) to create marketing communications plans.
  • Authors creative briefs in partnership with clients and creative teams
  • Participates in the presentation and selling through of strategic and creative thinking and ideas
  • Evaluates the input and ideas of creative, media and strategic planning relative to strategy and client preferences
  • Accountable for management of all finances, project budgets, including fees and OOP expenses
  • Advocates for the business internally, and keeps the agency team informed, focused, and enthused about the work and the business
  • Manage junior level team members on day-to-day responsibilities and chart career growth plan with them

Qualifications

  • Five years of advertising/marketing experience
  • Strategic mindset and go-getter
  • Exceptional listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in working on a global B-to-B account
  • A self-starter that works independently
  • Solid project management capabilities
  • Proven relationship-building skills
  • Natural curiosity and interest in applying real world experiences and knowledge to client work
  • Quick to absorb and analyze large amounts of information
  • Comfortable with change and fast paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative
  • Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic
  • Able to present ideas with conviction
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and flexible
  • Needs to be comfortable with ambiguity at times (both with clients and internally), be able to demonstrate flexibility and creative problem solving
  • Needs to be a team player, friendly, easy to work with. They need to be able to handle many different personalities both internally and externally
  • Skilled at negotiating and motivating others

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