Account Manager- WC

Client Services & Business Dev

Positions
1
Location
WC-Office

Who We Are

InVision Communications is an engagement solutions agency that helps clients translate business objectives into action and results-oriented campaigns. We accomplish this by designing and delivering world-class campaigns that draw upon a broad service offering consisting of Communication and Engagement Strategy, Experience and Creative Design, and Production.  
JOB TITLE: ACCOUNT MANAGER
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: CLIENT SERVICE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP EXECUTIVE
EXEMPTION STATUS: EXEMPT
JOB SUMMARY:  The Account Manager is responsible for acquiring new Clients as directed and for developing and growing the business within existing accounts.  The Account Manager develops and maintains ongoing Client relationships gaining a deep knowledge of Client’s business needs and works with the Client to develop and implement communication solutions using internal production and partner resources to meet those needs.  
New Business Development
• Find and secure business within new accounts 
• Work with Director of Sales to develop prospect list
• Research prospects and prospect’s industry to understand business objectives, challenges and opportunities with assistance of Director of Sales
• Work with Director of Sales to develop and drive plan of action for each prospect
• Cold call prospects to secure meetings and presentation opportunities
• Engage and lead internal teams in preparation for meetings and/or presentations
• Create and deliver capabilities presentations
Existing Account Relationships
• Grow business and expand reach within existing accounts
• Build and expand trusting, professional relationships with Clients
• Capitalize on every opportunity to understand Client’s products and services, business objectives, challenges and opportunities
• Work with Director of Sales to develop account plans
• Create and maintain Account Profile Document
• Engage and lead internal teams in preparation for meetings and/or presentations
• Continuously update Client by performing capabilities presentations
• Meet on a regular basis with Clients to discuss business plans and opportunities
• Collaborate with management, production, creative services and partners in the development of plans and programs to help Clients meet their business objectives
Proposal Process
• Direct the proposal process and team as defined in the proposal process document 
• Collaborate with the Producer and Creative Director on Client background, project requirements and Client budget expectations and margin targets
• Collaborate with Producer and Creative Director on Client messaging, creative development and pitch design
• Collaborate with Producer and Creative Director on staffing requirements and selection
• Set up input session and follow up meetings with the Client
• Provide the proposal team with all pertinent Client and project information
• Participate in proposal budget review prior to obtaining approval of COO or General Manager
• Manage all pitch meeting logistics including scheduling and confirmation of all pitch attendees
• Participate in pitch to the Client
• Follow up with Client on decision and communicate outcome to team
Production Process
• Support Producer in their management of the production process
• Collaborate with Producer and Creative Director to ensure complete understanding of project requirements, budget expectations, resource requests and deliverables
• Review internal budget with Producer and create Client budget  
• Review budget with Producer and Client and secure written approval
• Communicate with Client as needed regarding the progress of their project
• Offer creative input to Producer and/or Creative Director where appropriate
• Assist Producer in gaining Client approval for any overages if requested by Producer
• During event production participate in on-site rehearsals, serve as the Client liaison and meet daily with production team to review progress and discuss on-site needs
• During media and video production ensure that all deliverables are checked for quality prior to delivery to Client
Post Production Process 
• Collaborate with Producer on actualizing of budgets
• Conduct final budget review with Producer and Client
• Participate in post-project review with production and creative teams
• Participate in post-project review with Client
Office Responsibilities
• Ensure that accurate prospect, forecast, project and Client information including Account Profiles are entered and maintained in Project database.
• Create, update and distribute Project Overview to project teams throughout process and after Post Project Meeting
• Obtain signed master agreements and budgets, POs and/or SOWs for each project
• Ensure that Clients are invoiced in accordance with internal policies and Client agreements
• Ensure all Client invoices are paid in a timely manner
• Ensure all proposal and project elements are archived in Project database as described in the archiving checklist
• Enter all activities in ERP database throughout process
• Create and present case studies at staff meetings periodically
• Special projects as requested by Client Service & Business Development Group Executive
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
• Strong knowledge of production industry 
• Strategic planning and creative problem solving skills
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management 
• Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
• Ability to effectively manage teams as well as work effectively as part of a team
• Passion for providing excellent service and quality
HOURS:  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (40 hours per week).  However, due to the nature and scope of the position days and hours may fluctuate. 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to perform job duties that may include an average amount of lifting (+ or – 25lbs.), sitting, bending, stooping and standing is required.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Heavy travel is associated with this position.  Travel for InVision related business is reimbursable at the amount allotted under state & federal guidelines.  
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  This position requires a minimum of five years experience in a corporate communications or related field as well as a proven sales track record.