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Creative Account Strategist

Location:
Hartford County, CT
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
W2, Hourly, Depends on Experience
posted by:
Blythe Churchill-Joell
Date:
06/28/2017

Job Description:

We are seeking a Creative Account Strategist to work with our Fortune 500 client for a short-term contract. This role will work across in-house agency business units to lead and develop creative strategies and approaches that meet client goals.  In addition to leading discovery, briefing and client-facing meetings to identify strategic opportunities, the candidate can quickly and effectively articulate those insights and opportunities to effectively launch creative ideation and concept development within the creative team. Candidate will also demonstrate clear and persuasive points of view (verbally and in written form) in client creative presentations, proposals, creative briefs, and more. Utilizing independent judgment and discretion, the candidate will also assist in the execution of strategic business and proposal development, for the client’s external-focused business unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand the big picture and can "connect the dots"; prioritizes, guides creative team in developing strategies (in messaging, challenge/mode, frequency, tone, etc.) that meet client goals
  • Partner with Marketing Communication partners, Creative Project Managers and design teams, and other stakeholder partners to ensure realistic, actionable plans are put in place
  • Lead opportunity/discovery conversations with partners by asking the right questions, getting to the heart of the creative assignment
  • Translate complex ideas and industry speak into language easily understood others, in client presentations, in strategic or creative briefs, etc.
  • Co-lead (with Creative Directors/Associate Creative Directors) client-facing meetings and presentations to persuasively sell ideas
  • Participate/collaborate in building strategic proposals/recommendations for external clients
  • Help to refine creative assignments and their briefs to effectively launch the creative/concept development process; consultative in the approach

Client Description:

Our client is a Fortune 500 company. Benefits Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package. Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting. Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks

Requirements:

Candidate Profile

  • You are: Confident; you trust your gut
  • The right combination of thoughtful and actionable
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under deadline pressure
  • Passionate and have a desire to learn and report on industry/competitive trends
  • Invested in the business and want to learn more about how to deliver ROI with a creative approach

Desired Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in Business, Communications or Marketing
  • 6-8 years of marketing experience with at least 5 years B2B and/or 5 years agency experience with a track record of success developing and executing strategic visions and plans
  • Desire to influence and grow team members
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities at all levels
  • Strong leadership, management, and people development skills
  • Goal-oriented and personally accountable; resourceful and self-directed
  • Adaptable and flexible; open-minded, innovative and creative
  • Self-starter with strong organizational and analytical skills, effective oral and written communications skills required
  • Proven consultative, persuasive/sales skills required
  • Strong strategic thinker with the ability to creative business-wining strategies
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds and flex as priorities change
  • Up to 25% travel(including potential for global) required for this position
  • Proficient Microsoft skills required

Successful candidates will be required to pass a drug screen and background check.