Sr. Account Executive

Account Management / Client Services Chicago, Illinois


Description

Position at Havas

  • Serves as day-to-day client-facing lead.Initiates development of all Agency plans; works with project management, account director, planning, analytics, creative and production to coordinate, produce, track & measure all programs. Maintains regular status with client and internal teams.
  • Is our chief quality manager.Ensures all steps in the process are approved with adequate time to meet deadlines. Secures all required client approvals including: creative strategy briefs, estimates, timelines, reports and creative executions. Acts as the final barrier between agency and client on all outgoing work to ensure quality output is proofed, reviewed and accurate based on agreed upon project details. Escalates issues early and where necessary.
  • Excellent with the details.This includes gathering all information required to kick off projects, organizing client meetings, reviewing all client-facing materials, recapping key meeting agreements, and keeping team and managers informed of project status.
  • Curious and a great investigator.Researches and tracks key competitors and industry to keep team and client abreast of breaking news and campaigns. Embraces new technology and looks for application opportunities for our clients. Is able to extract key implications and recommendations to report to the agency and client business based on findings.
  • Collaborative relationship builder. Builds rapport and credibility with client. Collaborates with internal team on all aspects of projects.
  • Best practices enforcer. Works with creative, production, analytics teams to ensure processes and best practices are established. Seeks financial and process efficiencies over time. Educates and on-boards new staff on best practices as needed.
  • Financially responsible.Tracks and manages budgets on assignments and obtains final approval from manager.
  • Leads with confidence.Calm under pressure; flexible and thinks of solutions when plans change. Proactively seeks out self-development opportunities. Is able to learn from their mistakes. Comes to work every day with a can-do attitude.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in an agency account management role.
  • Demonstration of previous exposure to reporting and analytics of communications; understanding of establishing KPIs and leveraging to test and optimize campaigns.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.  

About Havas Worldwide Chicago


Fearless. Fast. Smart. Focused. We are driven by our relentless quest to be Chicago's most creative agency by reinvigorating great American brands through cultural relevance. We bring an unmatched understanding of Millennials’ mindsets and behaviors, and a passion for embracing the emerging trends shaping business and pop culture. Part of Havas Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and the first to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year, we fuse an independent spirit with global scale, and are united by a shared mission to be the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media, and innovation. 

We are passionate makers, creators, disruptors, and artists who don't color inside the lines.  We work smarter. Push harder. Break things. Make things. And we're always looking forward. Our belief is that the only way to change culture is to create it. And we help make our clients successful by staying one step ahead. 

Havas Chicago has over 400 employees and a blue-chip client roster that includes AutoZone, Citibank, Cracker Barrel, Craftsman, Ragu, DieHard, Dish, DishLATINO, Kmart, Kenmore, Hefty, Reynolds, Sears, Terminix, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Chicago Fire.

 

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