Marketing Account Manager, USA (Chicago)

Dropit is seeking an experienced Marketing Account Manager to lead our co-marketing relationships with shopping mall and retail brand partners across the United States.

Our service is offered to shoppers at hundreds of stores within a rapidly expanding number of premium shopping malls and outlets. We develop co-marketing programs with each mall partner, as well as corporate and local level programs with retail brand partners. Each relationship requires the development of customised marketing campaigns and activities, balanced against Dropit brand consistency. You will work closely with our head office in London, UK and data colleagues in Tel Aviv, Israel, to understand each account and coordinate resources, but you will be capable of managing your marketing accounts with a high degree of independence.

The ideal candidate will have a background in consumer marketing (experience of retail is preferable) and a strong appreciation for the commercial drivers that matter to a fast-growing startup business (experience in a sales environment may be helpful, although this is not a sales role). This role will suit someone who is self-motivated, with excellent organisational skills, and the ability to combine programmatic and creative thinking to tune marketing campaigns based on data insights, local variables, and available opportunities. Creative skills, such as copywriting and basic graphic design, are useful but not essential.

You will need to be able to travel to meetings and events across the United States, sometimes for several days to a week and sometimes, although not usually, at short notice. The role is expected to grow as Dropit activates more partners and eventually will become more regionally focused, giving scope to progress into a leadership position based on opportunity and performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • - Developing and managing multiple co-marketing programs and project management of launches and campaigns.
  • - Taking brief, adapting template marketing programs to local opportunities and needs, while maintaining brand consistency.
  • - Liaising with colleagues (management, creative, data, operations) in multiple time zones.
  • - Maintaining consistent, high quality records of account and project progress, with more detailed reporting as required.
  • - Account and user research, including use of internal and external data insights, plus telephone and internet research.
  • - Liaising with external suppliers and managing internal work such as creative copywriting, graphic and digital design.
  • - Brainstorming in meetings and contributing ideas.

Skills / Attributes Required

- Degree in Marketing or equivalent professional qualification
- Proven experience managing client accounts
- Ability to multi-task
- Excellent writing skills
- Proven marketing experience
- Exceptional communication skills
- Outstanding organisational skills