Senior Account Executive- Cpg, Consumer Technology, Quick-service Restaurants

LaFORCE

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Job title

Senior Account Executive- Cpg, Consumer Technology, Quick-service Restaurants, LaFORCE

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Position:

LaForce is currently seeking a Senior Account Executive within our Global Brand Team.  In this position you will be responsible for daily management of client programs as well the day-to-day communication with clients.  This individual will need to operate with a high degree of independence and demonstrate consistent strategic thinking across programs and team management.  The Global Brand Team are a group of generalists with strong experience in CPG, consumer technology, spirits, design, lifestyle and quick-service restaurants.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Budget/ Expense Management

  • Monitors, maintains and routinely applies understanding of program and project budgets

Writing

  • Primary resource for higher-level writing (key message documents, briefing books, Q&A for executives, etc.)
  • Delivers all written material including press releases to supervisors for review client-ready
  • Advanced writer - skilled in editing and composition

Media Relations

  • Proven ability to consistently deliver meaningful/robust placements for clients in major media outlets
  • Established ability to analyze and evaluate media coverage as it relates to client positioning/reporting
  • Proactively seeks unique media opportunities for clients 

Program/Project Management

  • Assists in and contributes to the development of strategic plans for annual programs
  • Accountable for successful program management and execution—moving programs along while ensuring junior staff stays on task
  • Skillfully drafts program recap and highlight documents
  • Supervises activity/ status reports     
  • Develops and maintains timelines for multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of structure, resources and protocol of all internal agency departments (i.e. Digital, Accounting, HR, IT, Graphic Services)

People Management

  • Supervises coordinator (s)/ junior account executive(s), and account executive(s) as applicable
  • Effective management and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrates positive influence and creates motivating work environment for junior team members 

Business Management /Development

  • Actively recognizes and pursues new business opportunities  with existing clients
  • Contributes to the development, presentation and implementation of new business programming for potential clients
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for team growth (i.e. new business opportunities)

Client Management     

  • Develops and sustains professional and positive relationship with client contacts
  • Robust participant in client meetings
  • Articulate; contributes informed suggestions, strategic thought and opinions as well as creative and effective answers to client issues and needs
  • Responds appropriately and immediately to client requests and concerns, keeps clients informed of the status of projects
  • Proactively anticipates and addresses client needs

The Ideal Candidate

Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelors degree with 4 plus years of agency experience
  • Advanced knowledge of media and media relations
  • Capable of handling a wide range of projects with a high degree of independence and sound judgment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Able to balance competing priorities
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Reaches beyond current scope-of-work
  • Actively thinking of clients’ social media objectives; well-versed in social media with a solid understanding of trends and platforms and how they pertain to clients’ PR programs and campaigns
  • Consistently keeps up with industry trends and informs the team

About Us

With offices in New York, LA and Atlanta, LaForce is an independent marketing communications agency representing top brands in fashion and retail, consumer packaged goods, wines and spirits, travel and hospitality, design, luxury, consumer technology and beauty/ wellness. We offer services in public relations, digital, social media, influencer marketing, and brand partnerships.

Founded by James LaForce in 1996, the team of 85 experienced and creative professionals have developed and executed a wide range of programs for the world’s top brands. Our uniquely collaborative culture and ever-evolving mix of services, provides our client partners with innovative, business-driving campaign strategies.

We’ll consider all new ideas, welcome left-field thinking, and always hope to be surprised.  Constantly hunting for the brightest and best talent, we also pride ourselves on having senior staff, most of whom have been at LaForce for more than 10 years. Similarly, we have a number of clients who have been our partners for more than a decade.

In short, we love what we do!  Each day, we charge forward with discipline, commitment, and boundless enthusiasm.

We offer amazing benefits too!

  • Generous vacation package that increases with tenure in addition to sick days, personal days and your birthday off too!
  • Employer contributions towards medical and dental plans
  • Vision plan
  • Additional benefits you may opt-in for: FSA (personal and dependent care), Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, LTD and STD, Home and Auto
  • Commuter benefits
  • Very generous employer match towards your 401K
  • Summer Friday schedules
  • Generous holiday schedule- we close between Christmas and New Years!
  • Parental Leave policy that increases with tenure
  • Gym benefits
  • Partnerships with HealthKick as well as fitness studios around the city to give our employees corporate discounts

Important things to note:

  • Strong company culture and happy work environment!
  • Ability to forge your own path (express an interest in a client you want to pitch, suggest new ideas/ policies, etc., express an interest in a course and we will help you participate, each individual climbs at their own pace)