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Advantage Solutions Senior Account Executive Agency in Chicago, Illinois


Senior Account Executive

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!Are you a creative thinker and self-starter who is able to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects?We are seeking asuccessful Sr. Account Executive (SAE) to serve as the agency relationship manager with prospective clients as part of the Business Development Team. The SAE works closely with the business development leadership team to listen for needs and objectives that can be achieved through execution of strategically grounded marketing & culinary programs. A successful Senior Account Executive will manage business communications that showcase the agency services, activities and proposals. As part of our winning team, you’ll receive top-tier training, competitive base salary, and a comprehensive benefits package all with the opportunity for career growth.

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!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off


  • Project Management duties: Track and manage programs and timelines, maintain budget accuracy, conduct post promotional analyses for reporting throughout the business.

  • Develop stellar interdepartmental, cross-functional relationships with leaders throughout the company.

  • Determine project components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs.

  • Research and party vendors and negotiate services to augment project objectives.

  • Collaborate with the company’s sales force, broker organization and/or marketing team throughout program development, execution, and post analysis.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degreeor equivalent experiencerequired

  • 2-3 years of experience in consumer the product goods industry, brand management, or agency

  • Must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven track record of developing and utilizing cross-functional relationships with stakeholders throughout the business development process

  • Ability to balance multiple projects with conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office


The Company 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. The Company 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.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Duty

Personal Accountability

Develop and own assigned relationships that build a trust-based partnership with client teams, agency partners and third-party vendors

Demonstrate working knowledge of consumer/shopper marketing landscapes and the client’s own industry to develop new business opportunities and potential revenue streams within existing client

Design and lead proposal and program development presentations with support and guidance from Director

Supervise and/or directly manage program execution, budgets, tracking, and post promotional reporting in accordance with company systems and processes

Contribute to recruiting, hiring, training, and development of direct reports with support of Director.

Other related duties as assigned

Cross-Functional Accountability

Partner with Planning team members to develop category, channel, customer and competitive brand marketplace insights, identify most value consumer targets, communication strategy, innovation opportunities, promotion program objectives, strategies and tactical recommendations for programs, leveraging key consumer/ shopper insights that drive purchase behavior change

When relevant, demonstrate thought leadership, channel expertise and strategic integration with client agency partners

Communicate and interact effectively with internal teams for all departments and/or clients to deliver timely client decisions and approvals

Identify cross-company Marketing Svs revenue-driving opportunities

Successfully manage and develop Agency cross-functional team members

Other related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

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

Field of Study/Area of Experience: 2-4 years of experience in the role of leader/manager in agency, brand management and/or media production preferred

5+ years of experience in consumer product, brand management, media or agency experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

Ability to make oral presentations

Good interpersonal skills

Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Strong prioritization skills

Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law.

As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : City Chicago

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 60612

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-425635

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing