Account Executive - Janssen Pharma

FCB Chicago

We are the industry’s largest startup – the oldest and newest advertising agency in Chicago. Founded in 1873 as Lord & Thomas and reintroduced as Foote, Cone and Belding, we create big transformative ideas that drive change. With over 700 employees, we have an entrepreneurial spirit, with scale and best-in-class capabilities all under one roof.

Position Details

Account Executive - Janssen Pharma
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

At FCB Chicago, the Account Executive is the omniscient leader. We’re looking for someone to be the source of all information, from logistical project details to strategic insights to all things related to the client’s business. The Account Executive understands the client’s situation and challenges and leverages this knowledge to think strategically about the business. This person will generate big ideas that are not only creative but that move our client’s products off the shelves. We’re looking for a juggler who can have a million balls in the air but still has the capacity to stop and tell you the time.

the position:

  • Participates in the development of relevant marketing strategies 
  • Acts as a day-to-day resource for clients on program management 
  • Reviews creative execution to ensure creative product remains on-strategy and adheres to client identity/corporate guidelines 
  • Helps sell the creative product 
  • Accountable for quality control on all assignments 
  • Keeps in-depth insights of the client’s business, specific product/service and competition top of mind and makes adjustments accordingly during campaigns


  • 1-2+ years of assistant account executive/account executive experience -Update status reports and hot sheets 
  • Take call notes and create recape of call reports 
  • Needs to be proactive to learn the account inside and out 
  • Pharma side that works directly with patients 
  • Needs to understand why they're taking direction 
  • Needs to have the drive to be a part of this pharma team 
  • Needs to be a sponge, no hand holding, gets it and WANTS to do it 
  • Will need to know how the drug works in the body, what it's used for, and why it's used

the personality:

  • Strong relationship builder 
  • Lives for fast-paced environments 
  • Thrives on the responsibility and excitement of multi-tasking 
  • Is a pleaser without being a pushover 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Organized and strategic thinker 
  • Has earned a bachelor’s degree 
  • 1+ years of relevant industry experience

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