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Senior Account Director, Marketing Activation

at Mirum
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Who we are looking for:

Mirum, a Wunderman Thompson company, is seeking a Senior Account Director, Marketing Activation in Chicago, IL. As a Senior Account Director of Marketing Activation for Mirum, you will be a key member of Team Unilever Shopper, a WPP solution that was customized for Unilever. You will lead a group responsible for collaborating within a specialized, multi-agency environment to deliver best in class shopper marketing solutions that drive sales for Unilever. Additional responsibilities will include revenue and profit growth, program/project delivery, planning, P&L management, client delivery and team development. This role will require approximately 20% travel to outer offices and for client needs.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with agency partners within Team Unilever Shopper to deliver best in class solutions for the client.
  • Educate others and evangelize digital throughout the organization (Mirum & Team Unilever Shopper).
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing client relationships and expectations.
  • Deliver against new revenue and profit targets. Provide financial updates in monthly forecasting meeting.
  • Create a business team culture that inspires and motivates your cross-functional team to perform at the highest level.
  • Collaborate on digital strategy within the confines of overall shopper marketing plans and with other subject matter experts.
  • Prepare and present proposals, concepts, POVs, creative and other written client communications.
  • Manage team of marketing services professionals and oversee all deliverables.
  • Act as liaison between internal departments while fostering good working relationships.
  • Maintain an extensive base of industry, retailer, brand, and competitor knowledge.
  • Evaluate program performance and provide recommendations on program results.
  • Ensure all conceptual and creative ideas meet objectives and key brand strategies.
  • Provide internal feedback on all materials and work developed for the client.
  • Responsible for developing, managing and meeting set program budgets and timelines.
  • Provide proactive thought leadership to client and internal staff on a regular basis.

What you'll need:

  • Deep retailer knowledge, especially in the digital environment.
  • Digital activation expertise.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • People management experience.
  • Financial P&L management skills.
  • Strong marketing skills and campaign development including go-to-Market strategy, activation and post-campaign analytics.
  • Ability to establish clear performance expectations, provide clear and balanced feedback, and promote excellence throughout the organization.
  • Prioritize internal and external relationships by treating others with respect and relating to others in an open and accepting manner.
  • Show consistency with principles, values and behaviors.
  • Follow through on commitments.
  • A give and take attitude.
  • Desire to strive for win-win solutions. 
  • Presentation Skills:
    • Show confidence in front of an audience.
    • Be able to deliver the message clearly and concisely.
    • Understand the audience and deliver the message appropriately.
    • Display sound business and professional ethics.

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

About Mirum:

We create experiences that shoppers want, and brands and retailers need. We represent the next generation of shopper marketing solutions for engaging the digitally savvy consumer. Mirum Agency’s new commerce activation platform is designed to change the way brands engage with consumers and shoppers. The platform combines tech, analytics, data, campaign planning, and creative services with social shopper, shopper engagement services, and the creation of original content – from branded videos to events, mobile and in-store platforms – to influence shoppers in new ways. And we’re looking for passionate people who want to help us make what’s next.

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
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Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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