Account Strategist

Job Posted: 6/20/24

Full Time, In Person

Blaze is seeking a senior level Account Strategist, to be based in their new Falmouth, Maine location. The Account Strategist is responsible for managing the day-to-day communications and relationship with Blaze clients and overseeing the work of internal teams who are executing projects on behalf of the client. This is a client-facing role, so the account strategist requires exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) and an ability to work with diverse groups of people as well as a proven ability to think strategically and proactively while managing multiple projects.

About Blaze

At Blaze, we’re active participants in our community, so we seek partnerships with a positive, lasting impact. We’re proactive stewards of our environment, so we partner with eco-conscious clients. We’re all committed to our agency’s long-term success, and to a culture that attracts top talent. We know that behind every logo, every commercial, and every campaign are people. That’s why we each have a personal stake in our clients’ success. If that sounds like a mission you can get behind, then we want to hear from you.

Requirements of the Account Strategist:

  • BA or BS with 5-7 years of business experience, preferably in marketing, advertising or agency environments OR master’s degree with 3+ years of experience.
  • Highly developed working knowledge of advertising production: print, direct mail, digital and video, so that strong solutions and accurate timelines can be developed.
  • Prior ad agency experience required (or has managed an agency relationship on the client side).
  • A healthy right/left brain balance, understanding and appreciating both the analytical and creative.
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: ability to motivate teams, resolve conflicts and adjust communication style depending on the audience.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple clients and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong project management and time management skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to remain current on industry trends.
  • Ability to commute to Falmouth, ME Monday to Thursday and work remotely Friday.

Benefits of the Job:

  • Annual pay in the range of $60,000 – $80,000
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement plan with match
  • Medical, Dental, Short and Long-term Disability
  • Annual bonus
  • Use of company electric scooters and stand-up paddle boards

Responsibilities of the Account Strategist:

  • Independently manage the day-to-day relationship between the agency and larger clients with responsiveness and professionalism.
  • Lead the integration of creative and media strategies into the development of an overarching client strategy. Model proactive and innovative thinking in the development of client strategies.
  • Lead the development of client-facing strategy, media and creative presentations, building strong cases and compelling arguments using data, research, creativity and industry trends. Collaboratively or independently present information to clients.
  • Generate project briefs to ensure all stakeholders understand project requirements, goals, budgets and schedules. Lead internal kickoff and meetings to ensure agency partners have the information they need to be successful.
  • Independently manage the day-to-day progress of client projects within the agency, ensuring the work is on schedule, on budget and in support of the overall client strategy. Maintain status reports as needed. Proactively address risk of budget overages and resolve conflicts if they arise.
  • Proactively seek out ways to grow current client relationships and overall scopes of work. This includes identifying key moments in client relationships when it is important to pull in leadership support.
  • Play a leadership role in new business development proposals and pitches, both written and verbal. Independently develop SOWs for new and existing clients.
  • Support, train and mentor Project Managers and Account Managers on clients. Be a leader on the Account team.
Blaze is a local, innovative agency that seeks to hire smart, curious and creative thinkers to work with a diverse group of clients – from global to local – who can rise to the challenge and guide brands with courage.  Blaze fosters growth, education and diversity in their workforce and is a certified B-Corp.

KMA Human Resources Consulting has been engaged to manage this search. NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, familial status, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.