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Account Manager Creative Team

Company: CU Direct
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented Account Manager, Creative Team!
In this role, you'll support our creative leadership team and work with our internal marketing department to manage stakeholder relationships and projects. Projects include traditional and digital campaigns, branding and corporate identity, advertising, video, web marketing, social media, sales material, event marketing, and content. Duties include meeting with stakeholders, project intake, pipeline management, and communicating project requirements with creative team.
The Account Manager requires a genuine service-oriented professional with excellent communications skills and can adapt their demeanor to serve a wide variety of personalities and competencies. This person naturally excels at relationship-building and earning people's trust. Candidates will be very detail-oriented, creative, able to learn quickly and effectively collaborate with peers to solve problems.
What You'll Be Doing:
Internal stakeholder relationship management and project intake

  • Serves as lead point of contact for internal projects
  • Meets with stakeholder groups regularly, serving as contact between stakeholders and creative team
  • Discusses strategy and planning with internal stakeholders, working closely with marketing strategy team, to facilitate project intake, capturing goals, personas, segmentation, product information, and other relevant data
  • In collaboration with creative team, reviews stakeholder project performance and clearly delivers improvement recommendations as needed
  • Communicates accurate timelines, calendars, project scope, status notifications, changes, and project budgets
  • Presents and pitches creative strategy/projects to stakeholders, in collaboration with creative team
  • Works to ensure stakeholder project requests are met, including securing approvals and feedback
    Creative project management
    • Initiates project launches with creative, communications and digital teams, setting Creative Studio up for performance success and stakeholder satisfaction
    • Facilitates the day-to-day management of marketing and advertising requests/campaigns
    • Addresses project issues or delays, as well as organizes feedback for Creative Studio team to provide clarity
    • Proofs all materials for accuracy, brand compliance and fulfillment of creative brief/marketing strategy
    • Works with creative team to ensure projects are completed within specific schedule and agreed budget
      Assists with annual Brand & Communications plan execution
      • Works with creative team to execute tasks related to annual Brand & Communications plan
      • Manages creative projects related to corporate communications initiatives including annual report, brand awareness campaigns, national advertising, and national trade shows
      • Communicates accurate timelines, calendars, project scope, status notifications, changes, and project budgets
        Living the Values. Value Team Members and Commit to their Growth
        • With the right tools and opportunities, we cultivate a respectful environment where people can thrive.Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.
          • We innovate with passion, take measured risk, embrace diversity of thought and champion necessary change.Optimize the Experience
            • We collaborate to create best-possible experiences for our team members and customers.Achieve Exceptional Results
              • We align on desired outcomes and take responsibility for achieving our goals.
                The Ideal Candidate:
                • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism, advertising, or other relevant field.Experience:
                  • 5+ years of creative project management, marketing or advertising agency experience a must
                  • Experience with multi-channel environment: print, digital, presentation, video, content
                  • Experience with project management platforms such as Asana, Workamijig, or other marketing platformsSpecialized Skills:
                    • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage a high volume of projects, set objectives, and manage to results
                    • Strong communication and presentation skills
                    • Ability to create and maintain a strong sense of urgency both for self and team
                    • Requires an understanding of all areas of marketing communications including creative, event promotion, advertising, web and digital, public relations, and content
                    • Understanding of lending and/or automotive industries
                    • Ability to travel
                      About CU Direct CU Direct helps credit unions, dealers and affinity groups succeed.Since 1994, CU Direct has been the leading advocate for credit unions. We are credit union owned, credit union focused, and CUSO driven. Through exceptional products and services, we create exponential value for credit unions. Our broad range of innovative, industry leading lending solutions and technology help them achieve their lending goals and to be more successful.If you've got the skills, we'd love to talk to you!
                      CU Direct is an equal opportunity employer. All recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and other terms and conditions of employment will be based upon an individuals' qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, military service, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: CU Direct, Irvine , Account Manager Creative Team, Advertising , Irvine, California

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