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Esrock Partners is the premier food agency. Based in the suburbs of Chicago, the firm has 45 years of experience developing, nurturing, and growing food and foodservice brands. Our expansive knowledge of the food and foodservice industry landscape, best practices, and emerging trends make us an ideal partner for foodservice brands. We are a high-paced entrepreneurial environment where independent thinkers thrive and are successful. We’re a curious collection of artists, storytellers, brand fanatics, and number nerds who take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Learn more about our team and how we work on our Culture Page.
Esrock is searching for an experienced B2B account director to add to our growing team. The primary role of an account director is to lead and manage the account management, planning, growth, and agency profitability of an assigned set of client accounts. In addition to the primary function, there are several other areas of responsibility that an account director needs to be comfortable with.
Account management: Ability to manage the day-to-day communications and account management efforts, and responsible for the overall health, financial, brand management, and strategy for assigned client accounts. Reviews major media and public relations plans, and creative strategies and campaigns, and oversees the implementation of approved plans and strategies.
Team management: Ability to manage and direct the assigned team, processes and procedures, and how the account machine works, leading by example of expertise, in best practices and guide ethical decisions. Ensures that all assigned accounts remain profitable and continue to grow, bearing final responsibility for account growth and profitability.
Relationships: Ability to cultivate strong strategic relationships with internal stakeholders, clients, and outside strategic partners. Ensures client relations are positive and stable, collaborating and communicating regularly to ensure their goals, wants, and needs are met while coming to the table with effective business-impacting ideas, strategies, and plans.
Expertise: Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the industry landscape including marketing, branding, segment, sales, and distribution dynamics. Understands the nuances of the segments – their challenges, opportunities, and roles within the channels.
Talk khaki: Ability to speak business, financials, strategy, sales, and not just marketing speak. You need to know the client’s business, brands, products, services, their industry and competitive landscape ensuring all our work strategically aligns.
Entrepreneurial: Ability to align client needs with agency services that provide results to clients and profitable business opportunities to the agency. Actively providing new solutions and ideas for additional new business from clients.
Presenting and selling: Ability to prepare winning proposals, SOWs, and presentations that display strong communication skills, integrating strategy with viable execution. Present, guide, and defend the agency's ideas and work. Be a master of meetings – read the room, own the room, and have a presence.
Relevant curator: Ability to understand and speak in an educated way about current trends in marketing, industry, and digital technologies. Have an understanding of what’s new, on-trend, and relevant in our world and how it might be applied to our client’s work.
Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance
401(k) program with employer match
Flexible spending account (FSA) and dependent care FSA
Agency bonus program
Flexible scheduling and remote working days
Paid time off
Fridays close early all year
We are always eager to meet unique talent or expertise that can help grow our agency and our client's brands.