Senior Account Executive

Bellmont Partners

Bellmont Partners helps innovative, growth-focused organizations leverage communications strategy to solve their most complex business challenges. We align strategic counsel with flawless execution, traditional media relations with digital outreach, actionable content with deep context, B2B with B2C, external with internal, and much more. We partner with clients across numerous industries, including technology and manufacturing.

https://bellmontpartners.com/


Position Details

Senior Account Executive
Job
Full-time
3/31/2022
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities public relations agency Bellmont Partners, winner of multiple “Best Places to Work” awards, is seeking a new Senior Account Executive to add to our growing team. We’re looking for a strong B2B communicator with approximately four to eight years of experience who is passionate about partnering with clients in the technology, manufacturing, professional services sectors and/or healthcare sectors to tell their stories in a variety of ways.

At Bellmont Partners, we believe that driving exceptional results for clients starts with an exceptional team of people, supported by an exceptional work environment. As an agency, we believe our best work is done by a team with a diverse array of ideas, backgrounds, talents and opinions. Our team strives to uphold the agency’s five core values – collaborative, connected, invested, transparent, flexible – in day-to-day interactions and responsibilities.

The Senior Account Executive position at Bellmont Partners is a key role in the areas of implementation, strategic planning, client communications. Senior Account Executives are critical implementers at the agency, working closely with account leads to help turn strategy into reality by confidently developing materials and recommendations. Senior Account Executives may also take an account lead role on small to mid-sized clients or co-lead large client accounts, and they also contribute to business development efforts.

Bellmont Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We encourage those from historically underserved communities, such as people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities, to apply for this job.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Day-to-day responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Client and Account Team Support and Leadership – 75%

  • Serve as the right-hand person to account leads on two to three large B2B accounts and several small to mid-size clients in industries including technology, manufacturing, professional services and/or healthcare, helping drive the implementation of deliverables in a timely, strategic manner 
  • Develop and implement deliverables that are high-quality and on-strategy for accounts of all sizes; draft and finalize materials in areas including earned media (e.g., media pitches, news releases, media kit materials, etc.), thought leadership (e.g., bylined articles, award and speaking nominations, etc.), owned media (e.g., social media posts, website copy, blog posts, newsletter copy, marketing collateral, etc.) and occasionally paid media (e.g., ad copy or scripts, paid social media posts, sponsored articles, etc.); help lead and coordinate special events (e.g., trade shows, client events, etc.) 
  • With support and coaching from senior team members, develop account leadership skills by co-leading select accounts and/or by leading one or more small to mid-size accounts; develop strategy, lead/co-lead internal and external meetings as needed, make assignments to internal teams, communicate progress and ideas to clients, offer day-to-day support to clients and internal teams, help troubleshoot any challenges and drive results that align with client objectives 
  • Help coach junior team members on their activities and deliverables 

Business Development – 10%

  • Help identify opportunities for organic client growth by understanding clients’ strategies and needs, and working with account leads and senior leadership to recommend additional activities accordingly 
  • Help identify and nurture new leads from prospect to proposal to a closed deal 
  • Assist in new business efforts, including helping maintain information in internal files and databases, conducting research on new prospects, drafting case studies, and participating in internal new business brainstorms 
  • With support and coaching from senior team members, contribute to or lead efforts to develop new business proposals and decks Participate in new business meetings or presentations with prospects Work to establish, maintain and expand professional network

Professional Development/Operations/Administrative/Paid Volunteer Time – 15%

  • Work with manager to establish individual professional development goals that align with the agency’s overall annual goals and objectives and your areas of interest; make consistent progress toward goals through professional development events and resources, seeking out additional projects to flex new skills 
  • Participate in staff meetings, one-on-one check-ins with manager, and other agency meetings and events 
  • Complete personal administrative tasks in a timely manner, including weekly time entry, monthly expense reports, etc. 
  • If interested, seek out volunteer opportunities that align with personal and professional goals and areas of interest, using Bellmont Gives Back hours (paid volunteer time)
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Approximately four to eight years of experience, ideally with B2B communications experience in the technology, manufacturing, professional services and/or healthcare industries 
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to translate technical language to easily digestible copy
  • Based in or able to relocate to Minnesota 
  • If you don’t exactly meet these criteria but are interested in this role or a future opening at Bellmont Partners, we encourage you to apply regardless.
  • A flexible, hybrid “office/work-from-home” policy that has been a core part of our culture for years. This longstanding policy made the shift to working remotely during the early days of COVID-19 almost seamless. In the current environment, our office is open to those who wish to work from there occasionally or on a regular basis, and we are following local health recommendations for COVID-19 protocols. We continue to support working remotely and strive to create inclusive virtual meetings, gatherings and communications, whether individuals are remote or in the office at any given time. 
  • Annual stipends for personal health and wellness activities and home office technology Employee-led agency initiatives, such as our Diversity, Inclusion & Antiracism Initiative; Health & Wellness Committee; and Sustainability Initiative 
  • Free access to the on-site fitness center and on-site bike commuting facilities 
  • Paid volunteer hours through our Bellmont Gives Back program 
  • Professional development and leadership development opportunities 
  • Access to Hope Works Here, a service of Faith’s Lodge 
  • Competitive traditional benefits, including health insurance (employer-paid premiums), flexible spending accounts, 401(k), long- and short-term disability (employer-paid premiums), vacation time and paid holidays 
  • Strategic, collaborative and fun colleagues, as well as clients who are doing amazing work in their fields 
  • Annual salary range: $65,000 - $72,000


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