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Account Manager

Mettawa, IL 60045

Posted: 02/28/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Account & Project Management Job Number: 612241 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Title: Account Manager
Location: Mettawa, IL
Pay Rate: $45-$49/hr depending on experience 

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Planet Interactive 
is seeking an Account Manager to join one of our well-known global pharmaceutical clients.

The Account Manager serves as the primary liaison between the Ad Agency and the brand teams and is responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships within the Agency. Working in partnership with the Agency’s creative staff and external resources/suppliers, the position provides strategic direction and counsel to help the brand teams meet their business objectives/sales goals.

Account Manager Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with the brand team in the development of creative briefs.
• Recommend key promotional tactics that align with the strategy and goals of the brand.
• Issue client contact reports to ensure key information is being quickly communicated to all involved stakeholders.
• Review creative development of a project during concept to completion to ensure specifications, client expectations, budgets, timelines, etc. are being adhered to.
• Facilitate ongoing, timely and accurate communications to ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget.
• Develop annual forecasts.
• Conduct financial reconciliations on a monthly basis.
• Track time on a daily basis.
• Reports to Ad Agency Derm Associate Director / Account Manager II.
• Partners with creative team on project initiatives.
• Accountable for strategic direction creative/tactical execution, compliance to all related guidelines and budget.
• Adherence to all company-wide financial policies.

Account Manager Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree required.
• Master’s degree or equivalent related project or functional experience is desirable.
• Total account management experience – minimum of 3-5 years of experience.
• Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred (both U.S. and Global).
• In-house ad agency/ad agency experience a plus.
• Excellent communications skills: verbal, presentation, written.
• High energy, positive, organized individual who is comfortable in a high-visibility role.
• Ability to manage high volume project scope in a fast paced creative environment.
• Great collaborator with ability to focus on both the big picture and small details.

Account Manager Skills:
• Maintain knowledge of guidelines including, but not limited to, corporate branding, promotional material development, PromoMats review and corporate compliance.
• Possess a thorough understanding of their accounts’ (both U.S. and Global) product attributes, marketing objectives, target audience, competitive environment, market dynamics and medical/regulatory/legal position.
• Maintain an intimate understanding of the Agency Workflow Process including project initiation and kickoff, collaboration, necessary approvals, production and archiving.
• Demonstrate critical creative thinking and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload.
• Demonstrate leadership in conflict resolution to facilitate effective outcomes.
• Possess ability to work in a high-volume, rapidly paced environment.
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