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Account Executive

Sausalito, California
Job Type
12 Feb 2021
BSSP is hiring an AE to work on one of our largest client brands! As an Account Executive you will play a key role in the development of communications for our client's initiatives; Lead internal agency teams thorough project initiation, campaign development and be the centerpiece of the production/implementation process; and further develop internal team and client relationship skills as the primary day-to-day contact-managing the overall work flow between the agency and clients.This person must wear many hats, and should be able to fluidly move between agency internal development and client-facing management of content. This person would find themselves squarely at the center of the overall process.1) Internal Team and Process ManagementWork with resource managers to establish all creative teams. Schedule kick-offs, briefings, creative reviews and internal reviews. Coordinate with all necessary producers and the Creative Resource Director to establish a master campaign schedule for development and production. Drive the kick-off to the creative process: scheduling the initial briefing with creative, planning and senior account and then the follow up date for the first IR for the broader team. Route creative concepts to all team members (creative leadership, account leadership, production proofreading and media, as needed) and ensure internal approvals before client presentations. Lead the materials of the client presentation to ensure they are accurate and on time. Liaise with BSSP producers (broadcast, print and or digital) to drive the production process (dates/deliverables/routing assets) in their respective media once an idea nears concept approval from the client. BSSP producers should drive the internal process and then the AE would move that work through to the client. Maintain master campaign schedules with creative resources manager, appropriate producers, creative, media and client. Ensure that meeting rooms are set up with proper materials/presentations prior to calls, operate/distribute conference numbers. Become the keeper of brand and product information, such as digital asset management, legal disclaimers, style guides, etc. for the account.Thoroughly review and understand production estimates, then route for client signature and promptly distribute signed estimates internally. Participate with other senior account team members with production needs, including on-site broadcast and still productions. 2) Client Management:Coordinate project schedules to clients; update and distribute on a regular basis to ensure all creative and production personnel are aware of project and presentation dates throughout the life of a job. Develop and obtain client approvals on creative rotations, traffic instructions, talent payments etc. and distribute as needed to the internal team. Author and lead client status calls and documentation. Write and distribute all conference reports within 24 hours of a client meeting. Facilitate miscellaneous client and media/partner asset requests. 3) Brand & Industry Management:Work with the senior account, media and planning teams to monitor and analyze key competitors and category trends for insight that may benefit our clients. Lead and maintain industry intelligence in the form of newsletters, competitive flash reports, etc. Primary gatekeeper and ambassador of the client's products. This is the ownership of both assets and a working understanding of the product and how it can be used in our campaigns. 4) Financial Management:Gain a full understanding of the client billing process, and along with your BSSP finance partner, build a relationship with the billing contact at the client and manage the general budget and invoicing documents.Oversee all communications relating to account billing internally and externally, being a key participant in monthly billing meetings with finance, media and production.Provide regular invoice aging reports to the client(s) and escalate to appropriate senior account staff if an issue arises.Requirements:3+ years of integrated advertising agency experience.Ability to manage multiple processes and prioritize.Attention to detail in an ever changing environmentStrong communication skills, written and oral.
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  • Job Reference: 230505313-2
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
  • Location: Sausalito, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent