#117478

Account Manager with Advertising Agency Experience

Location:
Lake Forest, IL
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
$84,000 (annualized)
posted by:
Kate Gottfried
Date:
05/02/2017

Job Description:

The Account Manager is a full-time contract position, serves as the primary liaison between the Client's Ad Agency and the brand teams and is responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships within the Agency. Working in partnership with the Agency’s creative staff and external resources/suppliers, the position provides strategic direction and counsel to help the brand teams meet their business objectives/sales goals. 

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS 
• Maintain knowledge of AbbVie guidelines including, but not limited to, corporate branding, promotional material development, ePASS and ZINC review and corporate compliance. 
• Possess a thorough understanding of their accounts’ product attributes, marketing objectives, target audience, competitive environment, market dynamics and medical/regulatory/legal position. 
• Maintain an intimate understanding of the Agency Workflow Process including project initiation and kickoff, collaboration, necessary approvals, production and archiving. 
• Demonstrate critical creative thinking and problem solving skills. 
• Demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. 
• Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload. 
• Demonstrate leadership in conflict resolution to facilitate effective outcomes. 
• Possess ability to work in a high-volume, rapidly paced environment. 

PROJECT/PROCESS MANAGEMENT 
• Collaborate with the brand team in the development of creative briefs 
• Recommend key promotional tactics that align with the strategy and goals of the brand. 
• Issue client contact reports to ensure key information is being quickly communicated to all involved stakeholders. 
• Review creative development of a project during concept to completion to ensure specifications, client expectations, budgets, timelines, etc. are being adhered to. 
• Facilitate ongoing, timely and accurate communications to ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget. 
• Develop annual forecasts. 
• Conduct financial reconciliations on a monthly basis. 
• Track time on a daily basis. 

Requirements:

ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE 
• Reports onsite to Clien'ts Ad Agency Senior Account Manager 
• Partners with creative team on project initiatives 
• Accountable for strategic direction creative/tactical execution, compliance to all related guidelines and budget 
• Adherence to all company-wide financial policies 

QUALIFICATIONS 
• Bachelor degree required 
• Master’s degree or equivalent related project or functional experience is desirable 
• 10-15 years of ad agency account management experience required 
• Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred 
• Excellent communications skills: verbal, presentation, written 
• High energy, positive, organized individual who is comfortable in a high-visibility role 
• Ability to manage high volume project scope in a fast paced creative environment 
• Great collaborator with ability to focus on both the big picture and small details