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Account Executive

August United
Tempe, AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Summary

August United is currently seeking an Account Executive. Do you live and breathe social media? Are you a gifted writer? An equally left- and right-brained individual? A masterful project manager? A self-starter with humble hustle? A paid media whiz and social media enthusiast with a point of view? Does the idea of connecting with the end consumer representing the brand day to day on the various social platforms excite you?

If this sounds like a fit, we can’t wait to meet you and Be Awesome together!

About August United

August United is on a crusade to Rid the World of Boring Marketing. We approach life the August United Way. This means we combine a rebel attitude with empathy for our clients, we live life with authenticity with audacity, and most of all, we boldly approach every client partnership with creativity… and we have a blast while we’re at it! We believe the best stories are told by uniting impressive brands with impressive people. If you’re ready to start your journey with the top influencer marketing agency in Arizona, we’re ready to “Be Awesome” with you.

 Did you know?

August United was named as one of Adweek's 100 Fastest-Growing Agencies in 2019.

August United is listed as a world-leading Influencer Marketing Agency by Influencer Marketing Hub (and has been for the last several years).

Our Uniters (employees) love working at August United. Some of the reasons include amazing health benefits, unlimited paid time off, and unrivaled culture.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities

The primary function of this position is to be the primary point of agency contact for assigned client(s) and collaborating with and project managing the cross-functional team to provide outstanding client service to achieve the client’s overall business objectives.

The Account Executive is responsible for project managing the day-to-day account workload, being the internal advocate for the client, tasked with building client relationships, retention, and growth of existing clients.

  • Manages the day-to-day needs of the client and maintains client contact and follow-up.

  • Coordinates and project manages the internal cross-functional team for meetings, projects, and time management.

  • Excellent client communication and the ability to establish a connection with client leadership and day-to-day client contacts.

  • Ensures client point of view is understood and client expectations and deliverables are met.

  • Project manages multiple projects and provides prioritization of projects to cross-functional teams.

  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of the client’s business and industry and anticipates problems and opportunities. 

  • Develops a trusting relationship with clients in regards to the implementation and management of the contracted work the client is paying for.

  • Work with account directors to identify, manage, and champion ideas and integrated projects.

  • Manages a client book of business with the responsibility to grow the total revenue of the clients within the book.

  • Manages client profitability by monitoring and managing internal team hours spent on projects and expense budgets. 

  • Ability to work with internal team on new business price estimates and create client-ready proposals and formal scopes of work. 

  • Provide key client insights and set expectations that allow for the client and agency team to succeed.

  • Assists in brainstorming sessions internally, as well as with external client(s) and agency partners, with the goal of developing solutions that help clients succeed in social media and beyond.

  • Engages in the “Big idea” process by providing key insights and client expectations on the initial ask. Assists with presentation creation of how ideas could come to life in exciting ways that persuade clients to buy in.

  • Establish project deadlines by scheduling projects, setting priorities, and ensuring all necessary assets to complete a project have been obtained.

  • Create project schedules, track and monitor progress; follow up with team members as appropriate to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Effectively communicate project status to clients.

  • Manages 3rd party vendors and contractors to ensure their work is on track.

  • Lives into the values of August United.

Competencies

  • Detail-oriented

  • Organized

  • Multi-tasker

  • Active Listener

  • Adaptability

  • Collaborative

  • Initiative

  • Business Acumen

  • Integrity

  • Empathy

  • Leadership

Travel Requirements

This position may require travel once a quarter, mostly domestic. Out-of-state and overnight travel is occasionally expected (when safe to do so).

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions and responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate people with an alternate plan.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

  • Project Management - Develops project plans and completes work in a timely manner. Strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field. 2-3 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sittings at a desk and working on a computer

August United

Address

Tempe, AZ
USA

Industry

Business

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