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Thursday, May 10, 2012

SCHERMER - Account Director

SCHERMER, one of the nation’s top B2B agencies, is seeking an Account Director to lead and manage the branding and marcom programs for a number of our national/global accounts.

An Account Director at SCHERMER is the primary client relationship manager, constantly learning, pushing and guiding their integrated marcom efforts. You consult with clients about their brand, digital and communications strategies, plus drive revenue, strategy and service. You must be able to recognize opportunity, define the solution, wrap it in a bow and ensure delivery. You are always, always delivering exceptional ideas and service that lead to growth for the client and the agency.

You will define and lead our clients’ brand, demand and digital initiatives, responsible for uncovering opportunities, defining scope, translating strategy, presenting plans, creating messaging and managing budgets. You will direct ad campaigns, social programs and digital initiatives, as well as collateral design, direct marketing efforts, content marketing and digital projects like social media, websites, apps and UX design.

As importantly, you will work with the Director of Account Services to actively grow accounts, cultivate relationships across organizations, develop sellable ideas and opportunities, forecast revenue, and advocate agency’s viewpoints and capabilities to clients. Revenue management, not project management, is the key component to success in this position. You may be involved in new business pitches.

Desired Skills & Experience
You are motivated and want to take both your career and agency to the next level. You have 8+ years of agency and marketing experience, and are expert in B2B marketing. So expert, in fact, that you can talk business with VPs, strategy with directors, and tactics with managers. You are a leader, from strategy, meetings and outcomes, to growing the revenue stream and relationships with clients. You are a modern marketer, able to show an expertise in managing web, mobile, social, and traditional marketing channels.

  • 8+ years experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • B2B experience is required. Agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership, sound strategic mind, collaborative style.
  • Demonstrated ability to create new business or grow accounts.
  • Salary competitive with performance bonus and great benefits.
  • Mac, Excel experience desired.
  • Only high performers with great work ethic, smart, good service skills, and hungry need apply.
Interested? Send a digital résumé and cover letter (PDFs work best) to Please put “Account Director” in the subject line.
Please note: This is a full-time position at the Schermer office in downtown Minneapolis. No phone calls. No recruiters.