Account Executive
Cline Davis & Mann, Inc.
 New York, NY

Overview

Title: Account Executive

Company/Location: Biolumina / New York, NY

Department/Discipline: Account

The AE is responsible for creating timelines (in conjunction with the traffic department), managing account estimates and the OOP budget, and establishing time and event schedules. The AE must have excellent communication skills with both clients and internal departments. The AE must be a proactive person who can multi-task, coordinate tactical implementation with the Agency, foster a positive team atmosphere, and be a leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understand creative process, draft creative briefs and provide ideas for improving existing executions
  • Develop client estimates based on approved SOW
  • Help to manage day-to-day business of the account with responsibility for ensuring that work is done on-time and on-budget
  • Responsible for OOP budget:
  • Work is completed within budget
  • Request revised estimates if revisions affecting cost are requested
  • Obtain signed estimates promptly
  • Alert Client to financial ramifications of decisions in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all billing is done accurately and promptly
  • Track OOP billing to ensure that all expenses fall within approved guidelines
  • Closes jobs
  • Work diligently to meet Client's accounting needs e.g. accrues monies at the end of the calendar year per Client/Agency agreements, etc. vendors (premiums, special services, media buyers, etc.)
  • Responsible for ensuring that account is organized and efficient:
  • Opening and tracking POs
  • Maintaining/circulating accurate and complete Client and Job Lists
  • Maintaining competitive binders
  • Requesting job numbers
  • Attending status meetings
  • Develop timetables in conjunction with traffic and production
  • Produce accurate and timely status reports/contact reports
  • Responsible for competitive overviews/analyses/POVs/monitoring
  • Develop agendas for Client meetings
  • Manage time effectively, meet deadlines, attention to detail, and set priorities for specific assignments, especially when handling multiple projects
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with both Clients and staff
  • Work with supervisor to ensure that all materials produced are accurate and represent the agency in a positive light
  • Continue to build mastery of marketing/advertising concepts
  • Evolve into an effective resource for Agency personnel

Additional Responsibilities

  • Foster a positive, productive team atmosphere and establish credibility both internally and externally
  • Oversee more junior staff where applicable according to account staffing
  • Oversee administration and assist with scheduling of meetings and ensure appropriate equipment is used
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Client's business and Agency assignment
  • Develop knowledge of Client's goals and vision -- both the brand itself and the people involved -- and interact appropriately
  • If appropriate, coordinate tactical implementation with the Agency and client
  • Communicate direction/Client feedback to creative staff clearly and concisely
  • Record and summarize all Client contacts/decisions/approvals
  • Primary Client contact is generally Associate/Assistant Product Manager
  • Establish credibility internally and with Clients
  • Uphold quality standards in servicing the Client

Qualifications

  • College degree
  • 1 year Agency or comparable outside experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic business principles
  • Professional demeanor

Biolumina's Values

Open Mind

  • Always ask why—of your teammates, your clients, and yourself. And don't stop there—keep asking questions
  • Be respectful of others' ideas, opinions, and diverse backgrounds
  • Be flexible and adaptive to new ways of doing things

Brave Heart

  • Speak your mind…and your heart
  • Courageously step forward to try something new and help others to do the same
  • Be brave enough to defend your opinions—and brave enough to change them

Ready Hands

  • Be proactive and push things forward
  • Reach out to offer help and raise your hand to ask for help
  • Go out of your way to show gratitude

Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we're focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you