Account Executive

Charleston Orwig

At C|O we change thinking and drive sales by connecting people, passion and food. We’re a full-service marketing and communications agency making a difference across the food system—seeds in the ground to entrée on a plate. As an Account Executive you will help solve problems for dynamic clients ranging from scrappy start-ups to global brands that you and your neighbors already know. At C|O we value ideas, collaboration and results. Our culture is positive, flexible and dog friendly. And since we are a 100% employee-owned ESOP, every staff member truly shares in our success.

Position Details

Account Executive
Southeast Wisconsin
Hartland, WI

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work with a cross-functional team to build plans and projects that align with client strategy and budget 
  • Collaborate with agency teams to brainstorm strategies, tactics and campaign elements— including creative, digital, media and PR—to develop communications plans 
  • Execute marketing communications initiatives, including but not limited to events, social and digital efforts, sales support, collateral development and other marcomm related activities
  • Meet and build relationships with clients to understand their current and future needs Learn the client’s business and gain an understanding of key issues, competitive situation and industry trends 
  • Manage multiple projects and clients in a fast-paced environment, consistently meeting deadlines 
  • Solve problems and negotiate resolutions
  • Monitor client budgets and invoicing, address and resolve invoice concerns 
  • Follow agency process and best practices
  • Stay current on new marketing trends and bring new ideas to internal team and client

Position Description

  • As an Account Executive, you will assist in executing all aspects of client service.
  • You are detail-oriented and budget savvy.
  • As the link between the agency and clients your mission will be to understand your client’s goals and anticipate future needs.
  • You will utilize the agency’s resources to meet agency and client needs.

What Makes This a Great Opportunity?

  • You will be challenged and have an opportunity to grow at a mission-focused agency that is a strategic marketing and communications consultant for leading brands spanning food and agriculture
  • Culture of positive core values used to guide interaction with clients and each other
  • Continuous learning environment valuing ideas, collaboration and results
  • Casual, friendly work environment with flexible work options
  • Dogs every day—employees can bring their dogs to work with them any day of the week.
  • 2 – 5 years of integrated marketing experience
  • Understand or have worked in an agency environment 
  • Exposure to and/or expertise in the food industry
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to write tactical plans
  • Highly organized with good project and budget management skills
  • Professional manner and ability to gain trust and respect of clients and co-workers
  • Strong business sense and the ability to make decisions for the benefit of the client and agency
  • Advanced MS Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and Outlook® skills 
  • Ability to travel occasionally 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

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