We need an account manager to join our team. Michael Patrick Partners is a San Francisco creative agency best known for developing the E*TRADE identity. Our expertise includes brand development, brand communications strategy, design, and marketing campaigns.
As an account manager, your purpose is to have clients believe our participation is essential to their success. This requires you to motivate creative teams to produce work that exceeds client expectations. And to anticipate prepare for potential project challenges.
+ Manages mid- to high-level revenue accounts.
+ Keeps clients happy and confident we’re looking out for their best interest.
+ Stays one step ahead of clients—anticipates the required next move.
+ Directs all non-creative activities of his/her respective accounts.
+ Creates projects briefs, project schedules, and status reports.
+ Manages project schedules with internal resources (ensuring creative staff is aware of client deadlines and proper workflow processes are followed) for his/her account.
+ Approves project materials prior to being presented to clients (e.g., creative presentations, planning, strategy, writing, etc.) and follows up with clients on outstanding items (e.g., feedback, approval).
+ Communicates with creative teams to ensure they understand client business goals and objectives.
+ Participates in, and evaluates, creative and brand communications strategies.
+ Prepares client invoices and SOWA.
+ Approves third-party expenses (purchase orders and invoices).
+ Manages agency creative team labor budgets.
New Business Development
+ Directs preparation of estimates/proposals.
+ Recommends new projects to clients to promote agency organic growth.
+ Suggests new companies to pitch.
+ Becomes fluent in his/her ability to pitch new business prospects.
This position requires a minimum of five to seven years of account management experience at a design or advertising agency. Maintain integrity, passion, accountability, excellent communication, and a positive attitude. Must know brand communications strategy, brand development, design, and marketing campaign processes. And, be incredibly organized.
Replies will be sent to qualified candidates who follow directions. Send introduction and resume to Dan O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Area residents only. No recruiters. No dopes.