Brand Manager

SPARK is looking for a Brand Manager who will be responsible for managing key client relationships, contributing to brand and marketing strategy and leading collaboration between agency and client teams. Your objective is to keep the agency and client headed in the right direction, together. You do this by managing the details around each project and staying focused on the reasons why we are doing them. Part detective and part translator, you are passionate about uncovering insights and using them to create context so your team can succeed.

The Basics

4-5 years of agency experience
Strong communicator
Detail-oriented and organized

Project Management

  • Own and drive your projects forward strategically
  • Ensure consistent progress toward milestones and that deadlines are met
  • Create project schedules and estimates, leveraging internal resources
  • Schedule and assist with project briefings, internal reviews, and all client meetings
  • Flag potential project issues and provide proactive solutions for them
  • Align deliverables to contracts and estimates and flag concerns and up-sell opportunities
  • Utilize project management systems to facilitate milestones (kick-offs, phases, billing, etc.)

Ensure Development of Strategic Foundation

  • Gather insights and key client intel to inform creative briefs and surface opportunities
  • Write creative briefs in collaboration with brand directors, creative directors and your clients
  • Review creative work internally to ensure it’s on-brief and will meet client expectations
  • Share your POV and knowledge of the client and category to improve the work
  • Consistently work toward clarity of client goals, project objectives, and KPIs

Establish Strong Internal/External Relationships

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with your clients and colleagues
  • Ensure everyone is clear on expectations for their role, timing and deliverables in a project
  • Provide context on client business needs and goals
  • Keep your supervisor informed of potential scope and timeline deviations
  • Contribute ideas and engage in the development of agency projects
  • Confidently present to clients alongside creative team as needed
  • Engage and inspire your creative teams

Client Business Management

  • Look for opportunities to grow your client’s business with SPARK by increasing our scope

Experience & Qualities:

  • 4-5 years of agency experience
  • Strong communicator
  • Inspired by insights
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Relentlessly resourceful
  • Curious and inquisitive

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