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Retail Account Manager

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Awesome full time opportunity for an Account Manager with a global retail design agency! This company believes that playing is to work and work is never labor!

The Account Manager is someone who has rocked the Account Manager role before within a creative design agency. This person easily builds effective relationships with entry to mid-level client contacts. They may execute day-to-day account activities including the coordination of projects from estimation to completion. Partnerships are crucial and the Account Manager will work with the broader project team to ensure deliverables are completed on time and on budget. This person should also utilize an understanding of the Company and the client's industry, business and products to identify opportunities to sell additional solutions to meet existing client needs.

Client Experience:

  • Serves as the main day-to-day contact on current projects for clients, suppliers, external partners, and the Account team; provides timely responses to all inquires
  • Participate in meetings with existing clients and internal teams to identify adequate new services/offerings to meet clients’ evolving needs as required; serves as the Subject Matter Expert on processes, capacity, timelines, etc.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all client deliverables.

  • Operational Excellence:
  • Effectively coordinates client-specific projects throughout the lifecycle, including estimate creation, selection of appropriate projects and sub-projects, assignment of resources, monitoring project progress, and generation of the client/project invoice.
  • Translates client requests and requirements into detailed, and sometimes technical, instructions for project teams.
  • Partners with the client, the Account Team, and project teams to resolve identified project issues.
  • Ensures accurate and timely invoices are generated by maintaining correct project details and supporting evidence, including change orders and rework, throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Initiates new data item requests utilizing the Master Data Management (MDM) process and guidelines to ensure accurate client, project, and financial details are available in the system.
  • Partners with Client Integration and the Account Team to ensure a smooth transition for new clients; attend pre-integration and planning meetings as needed.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to develop and/or adapt processes, policies, and workflows to improve efficiency, accuracy, speed, quality, etc.

  • Employee Experience:
  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business; listens and values the opinions of others.
  • Is an effective team member; supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business.
  • Takes ownership of personal actions and outcomes; encourages and empowers others to do the same.
  • Embraces change; maintains an open mind and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and change.
  • Focuses efforts on achieving SMART objectives aligned to the Company’s

  • Strategic Imperatives:
  • Monitors and pursues upward and lateral growth opportunities to enhance expertise and drive career development.
  • Supports the Company’s profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate, and timely coordination of the assigned project activities.
  • Supports the Account Team in its effort to increase revenue through selling additional products and services across the SGK portfolio; Participates in the development of innovative proposals to capture both account growth and new business opportunities.
  • May perform other duties, as needed, to meet the needs of the business.

  • What We’re Looking For:
  • College degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) or equivalent degree within appropriate discipline such as Business, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required.
  • Previous account management experience in a Creative Design Agency (advertising, marketing, publishing, film), Market Research firm, or similar consulting environment.
  • Good knowledge of business models, objectives, financial metrics, etc. used in decision-making.
  • Good understanding of the Company’s market and business environment.
  • Good understanding of effective Creative Design practices, trends, techniques, and processes across one or more touch points or mediums (e.g. packaging, in-store, online, mobile, print, direct).
  • Good problem-solving skills; ability to identify and execute effective solutions.
  • Ability to build new relationships and nurturing existing relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Good understanding of the assigned clients’ products and services.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues across the Company; willingness to work with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to manage heavy workloads, prioritize work appropriately, and meet assigned deadlines; good organizational and analytical skills (including attention to detail).
  • Good presentation and communication skills (written, verbal).
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. MS Office Suite).

  • If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply now!

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