Senior Account Executive - Spirits

Marketing | Chicago, IL

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Senior Account Executive – Spirits

Job Description

Legacy Marketing is a Chicago-based, independent event and experiential marketing agency that inspires passion for brands by engaging people through integrated live + digtal campaigns. Perennially listed in both Event Marketer Magazine’s Agency IT List and PROMO Magazine’s Top Shops, our programs have won multiple Ex Awards, Event Technology Awards, and Pro Awards. Legacy was recently named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Best Places to Work.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee national spirits on-premise/off-premise consumer and trade engagement programs
  • Manage a remote field staff of full-time Brand Ambassadors representing a well-known spirits brand
  • Provide leadership for field staff and other departments working on the account; mentor account and field staff, strive to fine tune, develop strengths and address potential areas of concern
  • Assist in concept development, management and implementation of all creative assets, elements, materials and activities in market
  • Coordinate and oversee staff and programs, ensuring smooth, flawless execution
  • Lead project meetings, create/manage timelines, and develop status reports to ensure projects stay on course
  • Develop strategies to increase brand-building activity
  • Proactively approach and anticipate internal and external concerns and maintain level of flexibility to quickly respond to changing client demands
  • Source and manage multiple vendor, supplier relationships required for events
  • Create, manage and track budgets; monitor all expenditures to stay within budget parameters; communicate necessary changes to supervisor/senior management
  • Create and track metrics for measuring success of programs
  • Provide clients with robust, timely post-event reports
  • Communicate daily with multiple clients; respond to and manage client requests and maintain open and frequent communication
  • Work with HR to ensure policies, practices, initiatives, etc. are developed, and communicated effectively and adhered

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years professional, relevant industry experience, preferably working with spirits, beer or wine on-premise, off-premise and Brand Ambassador programs
  • Remote/field staff management experience required
  • Spirits experience required
  • Event/promotion marketing experience preferred
  • Strong ability to develop and create client presentations
  • Experience in a client facing role
  • Prior agency experience with Event Marketing, Sponsorships and Promotions is required
  • Keen attention to detail and extremely organized
  • Ability to work nontraditional evening and weekend hours in a nightlife setting, as needed

Must be available for light travel

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