Are you outgoing? Fast paced? Do you thrive when you are spinning multiple plates? Are you a good collaborator? Do people follow your lead?
If so, Schaefer Advertising may have just the opportunity for you.
We are seeking an organized, go-getter for Senior Account Manager manager with experience in luxury consumer or entertainment fields. This is an opportunity to lead two high profile clients. The ideal person is one who can diplomatically and effectively influence people and loves to keep pace in a fast moving environment.
At Schaefer, you’ll have the opportunity to work at a rapidly growing agency alongside an energetic, creative team committed to building our clients’ businesses.
4-6 years ad agency experience.
Relevant client experience within the luxury household goods and family entertainment categories
Ability to handle multiple projects at any one time is essential.
College degree, MBA not required, but c’mon, it’s even better if you have one.
The primary focus will be to manage two major clients for the agency:
A well-established client, nationally recognized as a leader in family entertainment
A manufacturer of luxury home furnishings
Our Ideal Sr. Account Manager
Has a voracious appetite for learning about your clients businesses and the world of advertising.
Sets a motivational tone and establishes a high degree of optimism focused on the people you work with and the clients we work for.
Is outgoing and persuasive and very comfortable meeting new people. Optimistic and upbeat in appearance, flexible with others, and uses a diplomatic, persuasive “selling” communication style.
Is a good listener that will glean the important information from team and client and be able to interpret and succinctly articulate that information
Derives energy from others and gives positive energy right back to them – whether it is in the actual work environment or simply in a social situation.
Is very flexible, adaptable to change and pressure, due to shifting priorities or deadlines. You respond positively to unpredictable situations or problems that can occur throughout their work responsibilities.
Sometimes perceived as impatient, but in reality driven to react quickly and juggle tasks simultaneously. Pushes yourself and those around you to perform at peak levels.
Has a high emotional IQ – attentive to the needs of others, but keeps an eye on the objective needs of the situation.
Maintains a lot of practical, common sense and knows how to use it to develop intelligent solutions.
Engages proactively in using agency resources to develop and presenting strategic direction for accounts in partnership with the account director and to own all project management of related client initiatives.
We solve business problems. You have the ability to help clients define their business issues and develop, sound, strategic marketing solutions that measurably solve the client’s issues.
You have the ability to articulate strategic viewpoints verbally, as well as in writing.
Leverage the agency planning resources for development and presentation of strategic account plans, presentations.
Above all, execute marketing programs that yield the desired business results for our clients.
Clearly understand and leverage primary marketing channels – digital, print, social, paid media – to achieve client objectives.
Successfully manage, maintain and build client relationships to support agency growth.
Maintain proactive communications with both client and agency on account and status of projects.
Own project management for all account initiatives to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and meet or exceed client expectations
Articulate, and adhere to, agreed upon project directives and production guidelines.
Collaborate effectively with creative, production and other teams to facilitate and complete client initiatives.
Responsible for developing the positioning strategy for all creative projects
Sell the positioning strategy (creative brief) to clients and present to creative upon client approval.
Great writing skills are a must. You know how to pen compelling and succinct points of view.
You are extremely comfortably presenting the agency’s POV/Creative in a compelling, engaging non-combative way to clients and internal stakeholders.
Prepare accurate and timely internal communication: conference reports, status reports, budgets, etc.
We’re looking for TWO confident, competent Account Coordinators to help support our growth. You thrive being around people and working in a team, but when the situation calls for it, your take-charge and upbeat attitude gets the job done and gets the job done right.
You love a fast paced work environment and enjoy the challenge of solving the tasks at hand.
Both Account Coordinators will report to a Senior Account Manager who will directly mentor and be responsible for your training. Your primary responsibility will be to support the Sr. Account Manager and partner with them to effectively them manage the client relationship and account initiatives.
6 -18 months experience working in an ad agency environment (internship experience applies)
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications
You have a thirst for learning, both from those around you as well as an insatiable curiosity that drives you to seek knowledge independently
Well-rounded person that realizes life isn’t all about “self”
Creative thought leader and self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
Team player with a positive attitude
Superior attention to detail
Flexible and adaptable to change
Able to build and maintain strong client relationships
Ambition to grow your advertising experience and advance your career
Summer training begins on May 30th and will last for 10 weeks. You’ll put in 28 hours per week for an approx. total of 280 credit hours for the season. We welcome the opportunity to apply your time with us towards university credit.
We’re Schaefer Ad. Co. and we want you to join the team.
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Do you doodle on your doodles? Do you hate orphans and widows? Is your hardest decision of the day to go serif or sans? If you can relate, then show us your stuff.
The Graphic Design intern will be coached by a creative manager and work closely with all members of the Creative Team. Here’s the game plan: