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Account Executive

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

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TWINOAKS is a top-ranked shopper agency seeking motivated people who have a passion for great ideas. We are a carefully selected group of thinkers, who look past quick fixes to craft tangible solutions. Our team is an intentional blend of retail and brand experience, providing a unique mix of insight and understanding, allowing us to create strategic and innovative shopper programs for both brand and retail. We are a different kind of agency with an unexpected point of view. 
We’re seeking an Account Executive to support the Agency’s top Bev-Alc business, developing and leading integrated shopper marketing programs. Preferably with experience in alcohol beverage marketing or consumer packaged goods (CPG). High knowledge of current trends, somebody who lives on the bleeding edge of culture.  
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Support in leading the day-to-day relationship with the client and assist senior leadership in developing the broader partnership 
  • Become a brand, category, and commence expert
  • Demonstrate ability to strategically evaluate briefs and the creative product
  • Actively participate in strategic planning sessions and creative ideation with a point of view
  • Independently manage projects effectively from start to finish 
  • Drive projects internally from brief to execution, properly translating and communicating key client information internally while managing team workflow/deadlines 
  • Appropriately manage internal team expectations to ensure alignment in work processes and deliverables  
  • Strong collaboration with Creative, supporting your counterparts in a way that shows ownership of the work, brand, and team success
  • Provide support for creative programs (development of timelines, trafficking and review of materials, competitive audits etc.) 
  • Develop your proficiency across all the internal workflow and client financial management systems 
  • Create and manage project budgets
  • Develop and manage estimates, purchase orders and invoicing with input from Account Team and clients 
  • Support team with operational project management from project initiation through completion and billing 
  • Manage electronic job jackets/billing information 
  • Work with external vendors, as needed, to source/manage budgets and timelines
  • Maintain all internal and client facing status documents and meetings 
  • Develop client meeting recaps and communicate actions to internal team members 
  • Work effectively and efficiently with various internal departments 
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager 
  • Anticipate potential issues and opportunities


SKILL SETS REQUIRED: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, advertising, marketing, or related field 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a professional office setting, preferably agency or beverage alcohol company experience 
  • Sound decision-making skills based in agency, client, and industry knowledge. 
  • Strategic thinking in the development of Shopper Marketing programs and management of day-to-day business 
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs Sheets and Slides 
  • Prior experience with project management software (i.e., Asana) preferred, but not mandatory. 
  • Ability to manage time, adhere to strict timelines and work well under pressure 
  • Detail orientated with an ability to multitask across fluid workload 
  • Proactive nature in the seeking of work/responsibility 
  • Dependability in execution of work and as member of assigned team 
  • Enthusiastic, “can do” attitude in accepting work/new challenges 
  • Effective interpersonal skills working well across functions 
 
TWINOAKS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies. 
TWINOAKS has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture.
The base salary for this position may range from $50,000 to $65,000. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications.
 
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