Account Executive

Agency (OOH) Outdoor Media Group
ID 2021-4291
Location
US-IL-Chicago
Category
Planning/Strategy
Type
Full Time

Overview

Outdoor Media Group (OMG), the Out-of-home (OOH) media division of Omnicom Media Group, is a leader in the OOH media industry with top tier clients in a leading agency network. We are headquartered in the NY area but have a presence in 19 cities. Managing multi-million-dollar budgets and working with all accounts in our agency’s outstanding roster of clients, we are one of the largest Outdoor Media buying groups in the world. We strive to connect our deep expertise in OOH media & markets with the latest data & technology fueling the continued growth of location-based media.

Qualifications

  • Experience in OOH planning/buying
  • Analytical Thinking 
    • Competency in mathematical concepts 
  • Teamwork
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to teach and delegate work to Assistant Account Executive
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Technical Skills
    • Exhibit proficiency with Microsoft Office 
  • Problem Solving
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, and sometimes involved, written or oral instructions
    • Ability to formulate solutions to media problems
  • Verbal/Written Communication Skills
    • Ability to write clearly and concisely 
    • Ability to effectively and comfortably communicate and interact with clients and vendors

Responsibilities

The Account Executive position requires a combination of account service and media buying and planning skills. The Account Executive is the day-to-day steward on assigned accounts. The following are the responsibilities and duties of the Account Executive, OOH. This is not an all-inclusive list and will vary by account assignment.

 

Management

  • Train and educate Assistant Account Executive (AAE) on OOH industry, planning and buying process, and account service skills
  • Delegate maintenance responsibilities to AAE and oversee workflow 
  • Participate in interviewing process of AAE

Media Strategy

  • Develop, write and present OOH plans and recommendations for existing and prospective clients
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the account service and media buying for clients, which includes planning, negotiating, buying and operations processes
  • Evaluate competitive activity in the marketplace
  • Investigate and evaluate non-traditional and emerging OOH opportunities

Maintenance

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with agencies, clients and other offices 
  • Handle any client requests – i.e. plan changes, budget changes, provide marketplace information
  • Inspect markets and OOH programs with plant operators and clients (when appropriate)
  • Resolve billing discrepancies and provide any other operational support needed to expedite the billing process

Media Expertise

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of OOH opportunities, d-theory, Outdoor Imaging, market developments, trends and media research
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of non-traditional OOH companies and media options
  • Attend internal and external meetings and presentations
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with OOH sales representative

 

Outdoor Media Group is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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