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Account Coordinator

Location: Chicago, IL.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. When combined with its strength in performance creative and media, Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. With more than 4,100 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland with 16 additional offices in the US and 8 offices in Europe and Asia. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all. Merkle is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description:

Coordinators are the lifeline of our account management teams. Well organized and flexible, Merkle’s Account Coordinators have the ability to work with all levels of management (client and internal), vendors, and possess strong project coordination ability. 

Coordinators are responsible for tracking jobs, meeting coordination and scheduling, routing work activity through internal and external channels in partnership with account managers, proofreading, and supporting account management needs related to the execution of financial reporting, billing and invoicing. Coordinators also support the project management cycle by keeping and distributing meeting minutes, status reports, organizing project documentation and monitoring project statuses under the direction of account managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Account Management function on the team
  • Prioritize & manage multiple projects simultaneously under direction of Account  Manager(s)
  • Assist in forecast preparation and management
  • Billing and Invoice preparation
  • Produce timely and accurate project and financial reports for internal and external references
  • Attention to detail and proactive in evaluating recommending, and implementing opportunities to improve internal tools and processes
  • Flexible in supporting the account team on a wide variety of administrative duties
  • Strong client relationships at the administrative levels
  • Coordinating, scheduling of meetings; taking notes and distributing; follow up on actions
Qualifications:

Key Skills and Experience

  • Account Management: Novice
  • Client Satisfaction: Novice
  • Account Administration: Core
  • Relationship Management: Novice
  • Financial Management: Novice
  • Project Management: Novice
  • People Management: Novice
  • Leadership: Novice 
  • Solution Development: Novice
  • Business Acumen: Novice 
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a fast-changing environment
  • Written and verbal skills 
  • 0-3 years of course work or experience in client services/account management in a direct marketing agency or a combination of agency/client side 
  • Bachelor's degree required

Some experience or course work in at least one of the following areas
CRM (customer relationship marketing)
Database marketing/Tech background
Direct marketing
Integrated Marketing 
Digital Marketing (Email Marketing) 
Campaign management
Project Management 
Bachelor's degree required

Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected]ntsuaegis.com if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

More Information:

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