Manager - Chicago - Kinetic
Careers
Manager - Chicago
Role

The Manager will be responsible for day-to-day client and account management, internal financial reporting as well as team development and oversight.  This role is responsible for creating and implementing Out-of-Home media recommendations. Heavy emphasis on account and client services, with opportunities to incorporate unique creative executions, production and non-traditional media.

Ideal candidates are proactive strategic thinkers, detail-oriented and creative minds! Excellent communications skills (both written and oral) are a must.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure team is adhering to planning process, policies and procedures for assigned accounts
  • Ensure all Media Authorization forms are signed and filed
  • Disseminate internal rates to use for leverage and efficiencies
  • Ensure team is adhering to buying process, policies and procedures for assigned accounts
  • Manage and implement approved media plan ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Ensure vendor discrepancies are resolved, escalate as needed
  • Conduct in-depth negotiations and manage/participate as necessary in rate negotiation process for direct reports
  • Review case studies & prepare campaign profile questionnaire
  • Develop and maintain effective day-to-day relationships with assigned agencies, clients, Kinetic and Kinetic SBUs
  • Thorough understanding of clients’ business and important facets of clients’ industries and sectors
  • Identify and track client issues and resolve/escalate as needed
  • Review all client documents and ensure accuracy
  • Thorough understanding of client business issues, industry trends, consumer trends, promotional resources, and competitive landscape
  • Engage Kinetic & SBUs to ensure growth/profitability within these sectors
  • Assist with business development activities
  • Prepare monthly billings (compare to client budgets as needed), changes in client estimates, and forecasts

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

 

Our Offering

Kinetic offers a dynamic and diverse workplace with excellent benefits that include: generous vacation policy, medical, dental and vision health insurance, 401(k) Plan participation, flexible spending accounts, and other competitive employee benefits.

We are a people-first team and invest in our employee’s rich career development with a defined talent structure, timelines for growth and corporate-supported educational programing, such as KEEP, our Kinetic Employee Enrichment Program, and unlimited Lynda.com access.

 

Our DNA: Agility – Integrity – Focus – Innovation – Passion

We never stand still—we’re always reaching higher, and we’re always exploring and shaping what’s next. We have youthful energy, finding possibilities and solutions where others see obstacles. We are realistic optimists—our head is in the clouds, but our feet are on the ground. We are insightful and strategic in our thinking, while always being approachable and accessible. 

 

Skills

Relevant Industry Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration or communication
  • 4+  years’ experience with an advertising organization
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative, with strong focus on teamwork

About
Kinetic uses intelligence, technology and creativity to help brands communicate with valuable audiences on the move.
As the world’s largest planner and digital innovator in Out-of-Home advertising, we understand the customer’s physical journey better than anyone. Through the application of dynamic data and tech, we turn that journey into an Active Journey, driving people to take action in context. Whether it’s through mobile and social, location-based experiences or in-transit, we are committed to delivering new ways to make OOH interactive and amplifiable – driving efficiency and measurable transactions and bringing forward the future of OOH communications for brands.

A global agency network within WPP, Kinetic has offices in 34 countries and an operating network of affiliates worldwide serving hundreds of agencies and brands. For more information, please visit our website or follow us @KineticUSA.

If you’re interested in joining our vibrant team, please send your resume and a cover letter clearly indicating why you would like to be a part of Kinetic to: HR@kineticww.com

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