• Account Executive, Events

    Requisition ID
    2018-4978
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Chicago
    Category
    Account Management/Client Services
  • Overview

     

    Position:  Account Executive, Events

    Department:  Account Management

    Client Account:  United States Navy

    Reports directly to:  Account Supervisor

     

    SUMMARY:

    As an account executive, you’ll work closely with the account supervisor (and broader Memphis-based team) to develop new and engaging recruitment activation programs that will be executed nationwide. You will work with partners across multiple disciplines as well, reinforcing the Navy’s key recruitment messages. 

     

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Accountability for the day-to-day workflow and execution
    • Facilitate and oversee on-site execution of event marketing plan, as it relates to particular events, to ensure flawless execution (travel is required, including weekends)
    • Build trust with client and internal team through day-to-day contact
    • In conjunction with the AS, creative team and production team, manage any elements that pertain to the experiential units and conventions.
    • Ensure deadlines for build out are being met
    • Work with partner agencies to ensure the Navy’s needs and objectives are being met, especially as it pertains to activation
    • Develop training materials, as needed for activation programs
    • Stay atop key industry trends, bringing new activation ideas to the table on a regular basis
    • Responsible for other duties and projects as assigned (such as competitive research / analysis, etc.)

    Qualifications

     REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • BA/BS degree required; Marketing, Business, or Communications degree
    • 1+ years relevant agency experience
    • Effective verbal and written skills
    • Excellent relationship building skills – can work collaboratively across all internal departments & with partner agencies
    • Excellent communicator with strong presentation skills
    • Able to adapt to rapidly changing expectations with a professional, calm and resilient demeanor
    • Resourceful - Problem solver mentality.
    • Future ready with knowledge of current and/or emergent marketing technologies
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen

     

     

    ABOUT WUNDERMAN

    Wunderman is Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires people to take action and delivers results for brands. In 2015, industry analysts named Wunderman a leader in marketing database operations as well as a strong performer in customer engagement strategy. Headquartered in New York, the agency brings together 7,000 creatives, data scientists, strategists and technologists in 175 offices in 60 markets. Wunderman is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.wunderman.com and follow us @Wunderman.

    Wunderman is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (MF/Disability/Veteran) committed to providing employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, or protected veteran status.

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

    Dedicated Email: Melanie.Cody@yrbrands.com
    US Mail: ATTN: Melanie Cody – 233 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60601
    Dedicated Phone: 312.596.3034

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