Senior Account Executive (Hybrid Dallas or Bentonville)

Dallas, TX 75201

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Account Executive Job Number: 26147

Job Description

Freeman+Leonard is looking for a Senior Account Executive for an advertising agency on a CPG account

This is a hybrid role in either Dallas, TX or Bentonville, AR


The Senior Account Executive serves as liaison between client and creative; develops relationships with clients and acts as a resource for them; helps clients to plan, develop and execute strategic, business/brand-building initiatives; supports client contact/communication; ensures flawless execution of project work and owns delegated projects with minimal assistance needed from Account Supervisor; develops and coaches Assistant Account Executives and Account Executives; manages account finances; maintains knowledge of industry trends.


Core Accountabilities

  • Provides accurate and complete direction to creative, production and planning via standard forms (job starts, change orders, mechanical orders) 

  • Coordinates accurate and efficient collaboration by bringing all groups together to form smart, strategic programming, creative, etc. 

  • Understands available and appropriate retail marketing tools and tactics

  • Knowledge of technical aspects and techniques related to creative and production 

  • Plays an active role in developing/maintaining client relationships 

  • Develops, manages and executes client programs including, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Initiating projects with clients and gathering appropriate information

  • Preparation of and leading brainstorms

  • Written communications (change orders, conference reports, client communication, etc.)

  • Delegation and management of larger projects within the team

  • Timeline and budget development/maintenance

  • Vendor meetings and management

  • On-time delivery of materials and meeting in-store dates

  • Supports Manager in development/application of objectives, strategies, background, competitive activity of client work

  • Develops decks and client presentations

  • Financial management (estimating time and costs, written estimates, cost-to-dates/tracking, invoices)

  • Develops Assistant Account Executives and Account Executives 

  • Provides account-specific training to Account Coordinator

  • Assists with new business pitches when requested

  • Assists Manager in recognizing and acquiring new business and organic growth

  • Provide insightful and constructive input on creative 


Core Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Communicates thoughts, ideas, information and messages in writing and orally completely and accurately and to appropriate people

  • Strong interpersonal and team communication skills

  • Builds internal/external relationships

  • Relates to others in an open and accepting manner

  • Develops relationships with others as a key priority

  • Treats others with respect

  • Shows consistency with principles, values and behaviors

  • Follows through on commitments

  • Develops a give and take attitude

  • Strives for win-win solutions

  • Time management

  • Ability to manage own time effectively, setting priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize work and materials for appropriate action

  • Attention to detail

  • Applies appropriate attention to detail

  • Work can be relied upon for thoroughness and accuracy

  • Presentation skills

  • Shows confidence in front of an audience

  • Able to deliver the message clearly and concisely

  • Understands their audience and delivers message appropriately

  • People management/development

  • Ability to establish clear performance expectations

  • Provide clear and balanced performance feedback

  • Able to develop and coach team, when needed

  • Recognizes talent

  • Promotes excellence throughout the organization

  • Problem solving

  • Able to use logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

  • Grasps complex issues

  • Is excellent at honest analysis

  • Looks beyond obvious and does not stop at first answer

  • Involves appropriate resources in identifying and solving issues

  • Proactively surfaces problems and presents them to appropriate people in an honest, nonjudgmental manner

  • Sound business and professional ethics



  • Year’s Experience: 3-5 years in an agency environment

  • Education: Four-Year Degree

  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

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