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Creative Account Manager

Apply Job ID 14480 Date posted Jul. 19, 2019 Location Washington D.C., District of Columbia Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.
Quad has an exciting opportunity for a Creative Account Manager to support our Onsite Team with National Geographic in Washington, DC. The Creative Account Manager functions as a primary client contact for complex solutions that cross multiple products and business units. The Creative Account Manager is responsible for leading the daily activities of the account and developing project plans and briefs in support of the client’s strategy.
Key Responsibilities
  • Drive client brand and marketing strategies by conducting independent analysis of the clients’ specifications in order to leverage platform solutions 
  • Lead and direct internal creative team to execute all client development projects 
  • Develop and implement workflow processes to increase team productivity
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the client’s key executive leaders
  • Manage vendor relationships on behalf of the client providing end to end solutions
  • Negotiate vendor rates to meet approved client budgets
  • Independently negotiate solutions with clients in order to maximize clients business portfolio with Quad 
  • Lead client strategy, planning and concept meetings 
  • Set schedules to meet client deadlines
  • Communicate upcoming schedules with vendor
  • Collaborate with client team members to acquire all project information required to perform work
  • Ensure that creative and marketing communications solutions consistently achieve established client goals and expectations
  • Mentor/Train other project team members
  • Collaborate with the Client Services Manager to develop customized strategies and solutions that will meet the client’s business needs and expand our relationship
  • Track profitability against client budget to ensure expectations are met 
  • Conduct internal and external business reviews to make recommendations to optimize the creative strategies for both the client and Quad
  • Establish a strong understanding of our client’s products and their positioning in the marketplace as well as their business and industry as a whole
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, communications, marketing (or equivalent)
  • 7-10 years of experience in an in-house creative or agency environment
  • Solid understanding of the entire creative and production process
  • Ability to maintain effective ongoing discussions and relationships with clients
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse creative team members
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Ability to analyze challenges and make good judgments given multiple considerations
  • Proactive and disciplined time management approach
  • Basic understanding of business accounting; experience with standard software programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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