Account Executive Agency in Bentonville, AR at Advantage Solutions

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    689 Southwest Regional Airport Boulevard
    Bentonville, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/6/2020

Job Description

Account Executive Shopper Marketing

At Advantage Solutions, we build people, brands and businesses!

Description

In a complex world, EDGE Marketing strives to keep it simple. It's how we think, strategize and execute for our clients.

EDGE Marketing Services, a division of Advantage Solutions, offers true end-to-end shopper journey solutions for clients. With data, insight and expertise we are able to deliver the right idea connecting with shoppers at the right time, place and impact to change behavior. Being completely customer connected means we can leverage our retail relationships for your brands like no one else. Backed by an enterprise of resources, we pride ourselves on being efficient, agile and innovative. We challenge ourselves every

The Account Executive serves as EDGE Marketing’s liaison with the client to ensure that the client’s needs and objectives are achieved through execution of strategically grounded marketing programs. Primary role is development, implementation, financial management and post-analysis of promotional programs in conjunction with client and/or customer personnel. 

A successful Account Executive will deliver measurable results to the client for their brands through flawless program management. Additionally, they must be able to collaborate effectively to deliver on mutual client and retailer objectives. Results will be obtained through effective communication and superior follow-up with the client, customer, internal agency and all third party vendors.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Job Responsibilities – Personal Accountability

  • Perform project management duties including: program tracking, timeline development and management, budget management and reconciliation, post-promotional analyses, and internal and external reporting
  • Interface with the client on a regular basis to plan and manage programs and events; the amount of interaction with the client will be prescribed by the needs of the specific client service team and client relationship
  • Develop effective client and retailer relationships to facilitate communication and execution with internal departments, including creative and production, to ensure that client deliverables are successfully achieved
  • Determine project components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs and identify third party vendors who offer those services
  • Research, negotiate, and plan with third party vendors and organizations, based upon scope of tactical execution plan, to deliver flawless execution
    • Often necessitates securing of a minimum of three (3) third party quotes to secure best rate for service provided
  • Collaborate with company’s sales force, broker organization and/or marketing team throughout program development, execution, and post analysis
  • Build and own complete understanding of managed brands/retailers
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Primary Job Responsibilities – Cross-Functional Accountability

  • Responsible for managing the creative development process and ensuring all concept, graphic design and copy elements are completed with the appropriate communication priorities and client approvals
  • Support agency partners with coordination of deliverables and updates
  • Communicate and interact effectively with agency team members in all departments and/or clients to deliver timely information and reports
  • Other related duties as assigned

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Ability to work from Client’s office (onsite) 2-3/wk. and from the EDGE Office for the remainder of days.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                   

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Marketing

-1-2 years of experience in consumer product, brand or agency

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Team building Skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong organization, negotiation, and problem solving skills

 Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management, and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.