• Senior Account Executive

    Job ID
    US-NY-New York
    Account Services
    Harrison & Star
  • Overview


    The SAE supports the Account Supervisor in managing the day-to-day activity of the account, including managing client deadlines, maintaining the integrity of the client’s budget and developing creative briefs. The SAE must be a proactive person who can multi-task, foster a positive team atmosphere, and be a leader.


    Primary Job Responsibilities

    • Manage account independently on a day-to-day basis
    • Develop creative and strategic thinking skills
    • Develop creative briefs
    • Manage client expectations at all times to foster effectiveness/productivity
    • Provide input to and draft sections of the agency tactical plan
    • Maintain regular client contact at product manager level and become integral part of client team ensuring that the client is updated and briefed on all relevant account activity
    • Meet/manage all client deadlines
    • Monitor fee hours and proactively alert agency management and/or clients of projects are heading out of scope
    • Effectively lead internal meetings (e.g. status meetings, job start-ups, etc.), making important, relevant contributions, and generate workable conclusions
    • Evaluate creative work for consistency and accuracy
    • Keep senior management briefed on account activities
    • Demonstrate strong knowledge of scientific category and brand


    Additional Responsibilities

    • Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally
    • Demonstrate good problem-solving and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects and to delegate work appropriatel
    • Remain calm despite high pressure situations
    • Project a professional, positive attitude toward peers and clients within the department and the agency
    • Uphold Agency quality standards in servicing the Client
    • Maintain accurate time sheets
    • Foster a positive team environment demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors
    • Assist other members of department/team as needed when workload allows
    • Establish credibility and maintain leadership image both internally and externally; convey confidence without over promising
    • Understand when it’s appropriate to make decisions independently and when to escalate

    issues/decisions to manager

    • Uphold the Company Values  in all decisions and interactions

    Management Responsibilities

    • Generate performance reviews for AEs, AAEs, and support staff, when applicable
    • Provide constructive and direct on-going feedback to team members
    • Delegate work effectively, where appropriate


    • College degree, preferably in marketing, advertising, communications or science/medicine
    • 3 years agency or comparable experience
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Well-developed knowledge of business practices/vendor relations
    • Professional image


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