Senior Account Executive

The Mars Agency Southfield , MI 48086

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Mars Agency is a global marketing practice, specializing in marketing to shoppers, consumers and retailers across the ever-expanding omni-commerce environment. Mars uniquely refers to this environment as the A-to-V Commerce SM space, which incorporates everything from Autonomous to Voice commerce.

Mars, proud of its independence and growth-for-clients focus, operates internationally across the Americas, Europe and Asia through its network of 13 offices.

We're looking for a Senior Account Executive to work on activation of a major CPG client's shopper marketing programs through Ahold/Delhaize, as well as maintain and manage key brand/retailer initiatives. This position requires previous shopper marketing experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain productive interaction with support departments (i.e., answer questions/provide direction) to keep projects moving forward

  • Develop knowledge of assigned brand or retailer brand positioning(s), short and long term goals, consumer/shopper targets and marketing strategies

  • Tactically support programs (development of timelines, trafficking and review of materials, estimation of costs, etc.)

  • Independently manage projects effectively from start to finish

  • Manage budgets, completing programs within estimated hours and costs

  • Manage electronic job jackets/billing information

  • Develop your proficiency across all Mars internal workflow and financial management systems

  • Work effectively and efficiently with various internal departments

  • Maintain and update team reports, including weekly status, marketplace assessments, etc.

  • All other duties as assigned by Manager

SKILL SETS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, business or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of shopper marketing or advertising experience, preferably agency experience in retailer promotions

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage time, adhere to strict timelines and work well under pressure

  • Detail orientation and ability to multitask across fluid workload

  • Proactive nature in the seeking of work/responsibility

  • Dependability in execution of work and as member of assigned team

  • Enthusiastic, "can do" attitude in accepting work/new challenges

  • Desire to learn all aspects of the Shopper Marketing discipline

  • Effective interpersonal skills working well across functions

  • Conscientious work ethic

The Mars Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies.

The Mars Agency has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture.

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