Senior Account Executive

US-NY-New York

Job Description

The SAE supports the Account Supervisor in managing the day-to-day activity of the account, including managing client deadlines, maintaining the integrity of the client’s budget and developing creative briefs. The SAE must be a proactive person who can multi-task, foster a positive team atmosphere, and be a leader.

 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Manage account independently on a day-to-day basis
  • Develop creative and strategic thinking skills
  • Develop creative briefs
  • Manage client expectations at all times to foster effectiveness/productivity
  • Provide input to and draft sections of the agency tactical planning
  • Maintain regular client contact at product manager level and become integral part of client team ensuring that the client is updated and briefed on all relevant account activity
  • Meet/manage all client deadlines
  • Monitor fee hours and proactively alert agency management and/or clients of projects are heading out of scope
  • Effectively lead internal meetings (e.g. status meetings, job start-ups, etc.), making important, relevant contributions, and generate workable conclusions
  • Evaluate creative work for consistency and accuracy
  • Keep senior management briefed on account activities
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of scientific category and brand

Additional Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects and to delegate work appropriately
  • Remain calm despite high pressure situations
  • Project a professional, positive attitude toward peers and clients within the department and the agency
  • Uphold Agency quality standards in servicing the Client
  • Maintain accurate time sheets
  • Foster a positive team environment demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors
  • Assist other members of department/team as needed when workload allows
  • Establish credibility and maintain leadership image both internally and externally; convey confidence without over promising
  • Understand when it’s appropriate to make decisions independently and when to escalate issues/decisions to manager

Management Responsibilities

  • Generate performance reviews for AEs, AAEs, and support staff, when applicable
  • Provide constructive and direct on-going feedback to team members
  • Delegate work effectively, where appropriate

Qualifications

  • College degree, preferably in marketing, advertising, communications or science/medicine
  • 3 years agency or comparable experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed knowledge of business practices/vendor relations
  • Professional image
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