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Account Manager

Company: The Shipyard
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT THE SHIPYARDThe Shipyard is a leading, independent agency that builds performance-driven brands audiences can't help but love.By applying modern mindsets to established models, we fuel brand and marketing decisions that are more courageous and more validated.Our ability to align bold creativity with individual consumer motivations lets us do more than hope for brand love - we methodically engineer it throughout the consumer journey. That's how we activate the synergistic power of brand building and performance marketing.Engineering Brand Love through the courageous ambitions of our people and our clients.The agency has significant momentum and is on a roll with new business. Our team continues to expand across four cities (Columbus, Newport Beach, Sacramento, and San Diego) and we're still growing. Come join our team!SUMMARYWe are looking for a smart, experienced, and motivated Account Manager to join our San Diego team. At The Shipyard, our Account Management team is on a mission to be trusted advisors to our clients, working in partnership to engineer brand love and drive successful business outcomes. The Account Manager is a trusted go-to person for the clients on day-to-day requirements, issues and challenges. Working on one or more accounts, this person functions as the "glue" that keeps client programs of work and people moving together to deliver executional excellence. This is a hybrid work from home/office position, but the candidate must live near San Diego, CA.WHAT YOU'LL DOYou will manage the daily workflow of assigned client(s) under the direction of an Account Supervisor or Account Director.Business Leadership

  • Understanding, growth and workflow management across key advertising agency business functions:
    • Relationship management of both client & internal teams
    • Paid media campaign planning & management - digital and traditional
    • Data & Analytics - paid media performance & optimization
    • Strategy - research & analysis of industry trends, competitive data
    • Creative - concepting & execution
    • Production - TV, digital, radio & web
    • Demonstrate understanding of client business objectives, utilizing to provide key direction or make decisions
    • Demonstrate understanding of client's business results
    • Provide support on efforts to propel the client's business forward such as competitive reviews
    • Support annual account planning process for assigned account(s)
    • Support the development of client business reviews for assigned account(s) Financial Management
      • Coordinate project estimates with agency producers
      • Manage getting client signatures on project estimates
      • Track all approved estimates and monthly billing on client Budget Tracker, laddering updates to Account Supervisor or Account Director
      • Review monthly billing packets for accuracy and alignment within total budget
      • Be an agency advocate, managing work as efficiently as possible to enhance profitability
      • Recognize scope changes and elevate to Account Supervisor or Account Director
      • Talent Usage Management/ Tracking Relationship Management
        • Interact professionally with various levels of Company employees and outside representatives
        • Serve as primary point of contact for clients and foster positive, consistent, trusted client interactions
        • Foster positive, trusted agency relationships across disciplines/departments
        • Contribute to culture of collaboration and accountability to ensure work moves efficiently through the agency Cross-Functional Scope of Work Facilitation
          • Partner with Project Management team in servicing the client from project identification through to final delivery
          • Provide administrative duties including coordination of client meeting materials and resources
          • Provide detailed but concise notetaking for key meetings, to be used by Account Lead for internal and external communication (e.g., conference reports recapping key decisions and action items)
          • Manage internal Account Management documents (e.g., Client Tracker/Contacts/Birthdays/Anniversaries) and coordination of distributing client gifts
            • Provide support in structuring client presentations, tracking documents and accounting tracking systems
            • Provide secondary support in proofreading critical documentation before client presentations
            • Schedule collaborative meetings between internal teams under the direction of Account Supervisor or Account Director
            • Coordinate meetings/presentations with clients and agency staff
            • Write Executional Briefs to guide the development of campaign assets
            • Conduct executional creative kick-off meetings
            • Contribute to and/or draft Media Briefs to review with Account Supervisor or Account Director
            • Manage client feedback, revisions and approvals through appropriate channels
            • Review project deliverables against established business objectives, brand standards and media specifications for confirmation of deployment
            • Work with Media (planner, channel teams) and Project Management to effectively/efficiently complete campaign workbooks to deploy paid media campaigns in alignment with established processes
            • Work with Media and Analytics to deliver campaign reporting dashboards and companion documents to client in accordance with reporting schedule
            • Assist with various other project coordination tasks as needed WHAT YOU'LL BRINGExperience
              • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Marketing or related field and/or equivalent work experience
              • 2-5 years of experience in an Account Manager or similar role
              • Success in nurturing client and internal agency relationships
              • Training in creating client documents and project briefs that drive exceptional outputs and performance
              • Track record of successfully driving projects forward
              • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, collaborate, work independently, and prioritize workload Skills
                • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
                • Function well in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
                • Attention to detail
                • Capacity to multitask and transition between clients and projects
                • Active listening skills to build mutual understanding
                • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a cross-functional team setting
                • Communicate in a concise manner, both in writing and verbally
                • Identify problems and proactively find solutions Characteristics
                  • Can-do, positive attitude
                  • An innate curiosity for innovating, problem-solving and connecting the dots
                  • An interest in contributing to process evolutions
                  • Proactive mindset and interest in providing clients with solutions
                  • Willingness to travel as needed WHAT YOU'LL GET
                    • Open PTO
                    • 40 hours of paid sick time (annually)
                    • Flexible work hours and remote work
                    • Paid holidays + holiday closure between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day
                    • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
                    • Life insurance and disability benefits
                    • 401k program with employer matching
                    • 6 weeks paid parental leave
                    • Employee bonus referrals
                    • Dog-friendly offices
                    • Company-provided snacks and beverages (yes, beer/wine included)
                    • --- and lots more! REQUIREMENTS
                      • All employees of The Shipyard must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
                      • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for visa sponsorship.

Keywords: The Shipyard, San Diego , Account Manager, Executive , San Diego, California

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