Account Executive

H&L Partners

H&L Partners is an independent advertising agency dedicated to moving people, quite literally. We’re nimble and proactive, adjusting to real-time sales data, social trends, media events, and even the weather to help our clients build energy and business momentum.

We believe in Transactional Branding, which is about striking the balance between driving customer purchase decisions in the immediate term with long term brand building initiatives. And we understand the nuances between delivering efficiencies at a global level and building deeper human connections at a local level.

A fully-integrated agency, H&L Partners handles everything from Strategy, Creative, Media, Insights, Production, Digital, PR and Social. For over 33 years, leading global marketers including Toyota and McDonald’s have trusted H&L Partners to drive their business.

Position Details

Account Executive
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

At H&L, we believe in order to create the best work, it’s important to bring out the best in each other and ourselves. To do that, we’re always looking for people who can match our passion for innovative and collaborative thinking as well as dedication to always going the extra mile.

H&L Partners is looking for an Account Executive to join our account service team in our Chicago office.

As an Account Executive, you will be an integral part of a dynamic account service team responsible for local retail merchandising and assist with the development and execution of fully integrated marketing communications plans for McDonald’s in the Chicagoland region.

If you are endlessly curious and have a passion for a fast-paced, team-player and love-for-food environment, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.


  • Assist the account team in developing and executing strategies and tactics spanning the full marketing mix 
  • Forge and cultivate relationships with clients, vendors, and promotional partners 
  • Lead the planning, production, and execution of retail point-of-purchase merchandising 
  • Lead the development of local broadcast, digital and out-of-home creative assets on time and under budget, including writing creative briefs, managing production jobs with the Project Management and Creative teams, and presenting and reviewing creative with clients and other stakeholders 
  • Manage the client budget in partnership with the Account team, Accounting, and clients, with duties including planning, reconciliation, and invoice processing 
  • Compose and distribute communications covering relevant local marketing news and updates to franchisees and restaurant managers 
  • Manage broadcast and digital trafficking for all local campaigns 
  • Manage team and client jobs using Webvantage software 
  • Administer the upkeep and organization of files on the internal online server, including client contact lists, local creative assets, and presentation decks 
  • Capture meeting minutes and action items during internal and client meetings, as well as coordinate meeting materials 
  • Provide administrative support 
  • May travel one to two days per month, mostly to local destinations for in-person meetings


  • 2+ years of experience in account service or brand management, preferably within an agency or marketing department 
  • A background in advertising or marketing, ideally with business-to-consumer marketing, field marketing, retail, or QSR experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field 
  • Passion for collaboration and an intellectual curiosity of business challenges 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite—create, edit, and format Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations


  • Experience in professional client/customer relationship management 
  • Experience in project management 
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking 
  • Experience in successfully working with multiple teams and stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with the geography and diverse culture of the Chicagoland region

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