Senior Account Executive

Austin, TX
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Dove Ryan

Job Description:

We are seeking a senior account executive to serve as the lead in developing and executing brand strategy and marketing plans and act as a conduit between our agency teams and the client to ensure strategic outcomes and communication. In addition to having a deep understanding of their target markets, they will also demonstrate an understanding of their client’s business, the industry and competitors. 

The senior account executive will play a key role in the strategic direction of annual plans and campaign message strategies, running some businesses independently. They will develop relationships with clients that facilitate business growth based on opportunities they unearth. They will oversee and grow junior account staff through training, review and thoughtful delegation to help ensure even workflow within their team. The senior account executive must bring the highest level of integrity, standard of excellence and positive energy. 


  • Lead major projects and oversee marketing plan executions—this will likely span several clients 
  • Serve as internal project lead and target market authority within a client group 
  • With input from strategy director, establish direction for a client’s brand and drive the development of planning documents and marketing strategy 
  • Champion smart, strong creative while rigorously representing the target and the client’s business at all phases of the work 
  • Initiate and oversee client deep-dives and other research developed by ACs and AEs on your team 
  • Identify opportunities to add more value to client work/brands and serve as a leader in problem solving with client concerns as needed 
  • Train other teammates on how to best translate client needs into project briefs and updates, including timelines, budgets and strategic inputs 
  • Lead or trigger the tough conversations that may be needed to keep projects on track and work at a high level of excellence 
  • Obtain client approval at appropriate stages of a project, keeping agency staff involved and informed 
  • Drive synergy between all  functional teams (digital, PR & social media, insights, creative, media, etc.) 
  • Be responsible for overall client budgets and oversight of monthly billing with an eye to profitability and accuracy across assigned clients. Organize and maintain retainer billing structures for clients as needed 
  • Supervise, guide and train account executive and account coordinator 
  • Participate and/or lead internal committees and new business pitche


  • Possess at least five to seven years of agency working on both tradtional and digital marketing campains and experience and the desire to learn more 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is a must 
  • Ability to articulate and understand the emotional context and motivations of varying target markets to create true brand devotion 
  • Be able to identify and deliver high quality input for kickoffs and reviews 
  • The foresight to anticipate and adjust course as needed, strategically or tactically, to ensure quality deliverables 
  • Experience managing multiple client accounts and working with cross-functional teams 
  • Spanish language fluency a plus 
  • Experience with SaaS marketing preferred