Senior Account Executive

Company
AKHIA

akhia, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, is a full service integrated marketing agency currently seeking a Senior Account Executive to join their team. The individual who fills this role will help manage and lead our growing client base of B2B and B2C accounts by leading client strategy sessions, developing plans, helping oversee and manage the day-to-day account activities on multiple accounts in addition to other projects assigned. The Senior Account Executive jumps in to provide strategic support and execution for various teams as needed. Depending on the account, the Senior Account Executive could be serving as the account lead or could be working to provide strategic support and planning for the account

Responsibilities/Essential Duties:

  • Handles requests and works to support both the Account Directors as well as Account Executives
  • Act as a mentor to junior team members and help prioritize projects
  • Develop, execute and maintain annual marketing communications plans and programs, project work plans, schedules and budgets
  • Identify agency resources needed, facilitating collaboration throughout the project management process and ensuring a clear vision of project outcomes
  • Manage annual client budgets, monthly billings, account forecasting and recaps
  • Act as main point of contact for key clients, overseeing client communication, expectations and priorities
  • Measure and report campaign successes
  • Lead creative brief development while ensuring the brief is on brand and on message for campaign/creative development
  • Lead and/or assist with facilitation of client meetings and presentation of deliverables, from strategic plans to creative concepts
  • Prepare project proposals and estimates, communicate scope to client and manage progress ensuring projects complete on time and within budget
  • Generate ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts and build relationships with key media contacts
  • Build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and their competitors’
  • Provide market feedback as it relates to competitors, new products and trends
  • Identify client business needs and proactively present opportunities to channel leaders

Requirements:

  • At least five years of relevant agency or corporate experience, a heavy focus on PR and media relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
  • Highly organized and detailed, with ability to manage numerous tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate account management skills – proactive, driven, and forward-thinking
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, internally and externally
  • Adhere to the akhia core values in all business interactions, and conduct self in a manner that reflects the agency’s vision and values at all times

Physical Demands:

  • Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
  • Consistently requires auditory abilities to efficiently listen and effectively communicate with clients, vendors and staff to carry out essential job duties
  • Occasionally requires standing to scan, print and copy job related documents to carry out job duties
  • Occasional overnight travel by land and/or air may be necessary

Why akhia?

akhia is a fully integrated marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder, Jan Gusich, set up shop with a card table, a client and a vision after spending years in the PR business at a big Cleveland ad agency. Today, akhia is 60+ experts-strong, boasting a client roster of some of the smartest and most respected companies in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

akhia has been named as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for three consecutive years and was also named a Weatherhead 100 award winner for three consecutive years as a fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio.

akhia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

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