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Chicago

Associate Account Director

JOB SUMMARY:  

Client lead for pharma/healthcare client with multiple work streams. Requires strategic thinking, critical problem solving, organization between numerous offices and resources, and engagement with agency partners and senior level clients.   This role will work with our client groups in Chicago and New York.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned) 

  • Functions as primary contact and liaison for the client, representing eg+ 
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with client and all agency partners  
  • Represents eg+ in a positive and collaborative manner and is the “face of the team” at the client 
  • Builds strong relationships based on experience, personal interest and business acumen 
  • Confers with client to determine scope of work and budgetary requirements based on client's needs 
  • Gather project information from client and work with strategy staff to develop proper briefings  
  • Ensures the client’s voice is heard and understood by capturing and translating accurate client input and feedback, and providing that information to the team 
  • Able to communicate client priorities, direction and concerns to the team in verbal and written form 
  • Confers with creative staff, project management and production personnel in selecting appropriate project solutions and estimating costs 
  • Submits proposed programs and estimated budgets to client for approval 
  • Keeps client apprised of adjustments or revisions to budgets and projects 
  • Monitors budgets and keeps client apprised of outstanding invoices owed 
  • Ensures integration and consistency throughout all creative projects which consists of content creation, video, print and digital creation projects 
  • Monitors project process by developing a close working-relationship with Program Management  
  • Works with client’s marketing partners and the team in the delivery of holistic, integrated marketing solutions for clients 
  • Manages sensitive or problematic financial issues with poise, discretion and aplomb 
  • Looks for opportunities to develop organic revenue growth 
  • Works with all client departments 
  • Keeps the team up to speed on relevant “news” and “happenings” with client 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS   

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Cooperative and helpful 
  • Positive perspective: keen focus on finding solutions 
  • Flexible: willing and able to do what is necessary to achieve results 
  • Self-starter, with the ability to self manage and prioritize 
  • Seasoned and poised in presentations, meetings and discovery settings 
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented. Well-organized. Multi-tasking abilities 
  • Effective management abilities for time and personnel 
  • Exceptional follow-through abilities: ability to deliver under deadlines and pressure 
  • Ability to work in a corporate environment  

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • 3+ years of experience in an agency, marketing or communication environment 
  • An understanding of the development of creative projects in both print and digital required 
  • Exceptional writing skills for proposals, estimates and team/client communications 
  • Exceptional presentation skills 
  • Healthcare/Pharma industry experience is a plus 
  • Veeva/Regulatory experience a plus 
  • Keeps current on marketing trends and developments 
  • In depth understanding of Word, Excel, Powerpoint 

NOTES 

Job requires some evening and/or weekend work 

 

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