Assistant Account Executive

Job title: Assistant Account Executive

Company: Publicis Groupe

Job description: Company Description

Arc is the lead shopper and retail agency within Publicis Groupe. In an era of unprecedented disruption, where the customers you seek actively resist brands like never before, everything we do is in service of making your brand irresistible. We call it Irresistible Commerce. And it starts by employing insights and data to uncover what’s standing in the way of growth. Then we deploy irresistible creative solutions to build connected shopping experiences that are personal, valuable and delightful for your customers. The results simultaneously drive brand sales and love. Helping us become WARC’s #1 Specialty Retail Agency with groundbreaking work recognized by Adweek, ANA Reggie Awards and Effies.

Job Description

An Assistant Account Executive is responsible for learning the fundamentals of strategic plan development, flawless project execution and maximizing the clients’ budgets. The AAE should also help to ensure creative product achieves client and agency objectives. They build trust with internal and external clients by consistently providing value-added ideas, operational excellence and demonstrating professionalism. The Assistant Account Executive must understand the roles of other parts of the agency in delivering work efficiently.


Possesses knowledge of client and brand initiatives, also has a good understanding of competitors campaigns and positions in the marketplace

Understands clients’ communication measurement tools and participates in discussions about the results

Builds trust with client by reviewing all client-facing materials, ensuring that they are error free and on deadline

Begins to understand how to balance the role of advocating for the best creative and building positive client relationships

Surfaces new ideas and innovative approaches to solve client business issues

Acts as the internal expert when executional client issues arise

Tracks and analyzes competitive information and assists with

client competitive requests

Schedules, facilitates and contributes to internal and client


Develops comprehensive summary of internal and external

meetings, discussions, agreements and provides weekly status


Contributes to the evaluation of project results


Assists with creative briefings, both internal and client creative


Gathers research (industry and market trends) and assists

Strategy with creative brief development

Coordinates logistics and monitors timing and issues associated

with creative development. Puts systems in place to avoid budget or timing issues. Anticipates issues and flags to appropriate manager

Begins to build relationship with creative team by responding to requests/questions throughout the creative process

Develops a point of view on creative work by thoughtfully considering the brief and the clients’ objectivesProject Management

Maintains constant communication with cross-functional Account

team. Proactively manages obstacles and flags to appropriate

team members

Assists with crafting Account team’s individual project, production

plans and timelines

Tracks in-market results and reports to internal team

Acts as a resource for internal team regarding client brand,

business and project information

Assists in the creation of talent estimates

Coordinates talent issues with Talent Management, Legal and


Assists with production meetings

Creates and proofs production estimates for client’s final review

and approval

Assists with preparing all necessary materials for production and

troubleshoots issues throughout the production process (e.g.

talent, location, cost)

Obtains legal approvals when needed

Builds strong relationships with internal resources and teams

Effectively manage workload, establishes clear objectives and

day-to-day priorities, handles multiple tasks and workflow

Demonstrates common sense when prioritizing problems and seeks help when appropriate


Key Qualities:

Professionalism and positive, can-do attitude throughout all tasks big and small

Organized, detail-oriented, and thorough

Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously

Understands how to prioritize tasks across multiple projects

Meeting preparedness and ability to troubleshoot issues effectively

Eager to learn & take on new responsibilities; looks for opportunities to support team and business wherever possible

Proactively seeks solutions to problems, but knows when to ask for help/guidance

Ability to take feedback well and incorporate it quickly and effectively

Expected salary:

Location: Chicago, IL

Job date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 04:49:55 GMT

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