Account Executive (Field, Remote)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Client Services

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking an Account Executive in a field marketing role supporting one of our largest clients. The Account Executive will be part of a district team, working from a home office and reporting virtually to the Atlanta office. We are open to candidates located in Texas, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, or Arizona who are open to eventual travel in this district.

The individual will manage daily client contact and integration with both Wunderman Thompson teams as well as corresponding agency district team counterparts. The Account Executive provides coordination between all departments of Wunderman Thompson and all partner agencies, effectively delivering full agency capabilities and solutions to local clients, establishing local marketing priorities, assisting in the development and execution of yearly district plans, and implementing steps to achieve deliverables for the agency and the client, both on time and on budget. Overall, the Account Executive’s role is to provide support to the local client in order to meet business challenges and goals. 

*This position is a permanent remote, work-from-home role based in Texas or a neighboring state. Our client's main field office is located in Dallas, TX and will require some travel onsite as well as periodic travel to neighboring states (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona). Candidates living in any of these states will be considered.*

What you’ll do: 

  • Collaborate | Participate in client activities, both on an as-required basis and in conjunction with agency-recommended or pro-active opportunities to increase brand knowledge, client culture immersion or business development. Act as the primary client, agency and partner contact for field & local level operations at the District level.
  • See the Big Picture | Track and assess the budget allocated to the local District for all marketing and advertising efforts. Maintain awareness and knowledge of national level programs and initiatives in order to educate local District clients of all brand activity.
  • Bridge the Gap | Provide data/measurement reports with analysis to help our client identify trends and opportunities. Conduct training sessions with both small and large groups of clients as requested.
  • Translate Ideas into Action | Maintain accuracy and clarity of any written document, including creative and production briefs, conference reports, and marketing plans before submission to agency leadership and the client.
  • Track Growth | Directly involved in the development of the annual recruitment marketing planning process at the District level and assessing local marketing challenges.

Who you are:

  • A Strong Communicator | Capable of creating and delivering presentations (written and verbal), both internally to agency leadership, peers, and colleagues across departments, and to clients.
  • Detail Oriented | Oversees completion of all projects and assignments, ensuring strategic and brand integrity, while partnering with all necessary agency disciplines to ensure optimal distribution of resources, timeliness, accuracy, budget and government compliance.
  • Innovator | Conversant in all media types, including the ability to understand and integrate diverse media vehicles to deliver a brand message to the client’s consumer base.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing- it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you'll need:

  • Minimum of 3 years of advertising experience or related marketing/account management activities.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated pattern of initiative and independent thought.
  • Proactive in dealing with challenges head on and in compliance with company policy.
  • Excellent people and management skills, team-oriented with a strong attitude to succeed.
  • Understands all the steps necessary to complete each stage of a job through all agency departments in order to deliver all aspects of projects on time and successfully.
  • Detail-oriented and well organized, able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience working remotely across various time zones without in-person daily supervision.
    • Position requires approximately 50% travel.
    • Writing samples may be requested after initial interview.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
When you click the "Submit Application" button above, this will send all the information you have added above to Wunderman Thompson. Before you do this, we think it's a good idea to read through our Privacy Policy. This explains what we do with your personal data when you apply for a role with us, and, how you can update the information you have provided us with or how to remove it.