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Senior Account Executive: Supply chain/Logistics/Transportation (PR/Media Relations/Communications/Marketing)

Location: Chicago, Detroit, or remote considered
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Senior Account Executive: Supply chain/Logistics/Transportation (PR/Media Relations/Communications/Marketing)

Job Summary: Supply chain, logistics, and transportation are more complex and important than ever. They can create a competitive advantage, raise brand perception, and impact overall business performance — and they’re connected to pressing global issues, such as fair working practices and environmental responsibility. 

That means organizations in the industry must juggle competing priorities while solving old and new challenges. FINN Partners guides them through it. We’re the supply chain communications agency that brings decades of experience and unmatched domain knowledge to each of our clients, who range from the supply chain organizations of Fortune 50 brands to leaders, challengers and start-ups in the technology and services provider community.

We’re looking for someone with three-four years of work experience to join our team focusing on our supply chain, logistics, and transportation clients. If you don’t have experience with these types of clients, but are interested in diving into this practice area, we’re happy to speak with you. Our clients range from super innovative start-ups/challenger brands to Fortune 500 clients looking to continually grow in their market. The clients for this position are flexible depending on immediate needs, new business wins and personal interests. We’re happy to talk with you more specifically about clients and responsibilities.

 

About FINN: Founded in 2011, FINN Partners is one of the fastest-growing, independent PR and integrated marketing communications agencies in the world. We have 1300+ employees in 32 offices around the globe and an extensive network of global affiliates and partners in key markets.

We are smart, passionate, communications advocates on a mission to make a difference in the world. We change the way the brands relate to their markets. The way companies are positioned and perceived. The way causes become movements. How great stories are shared to earn attention. Our work reflects our values.

 

Why work for us? More than an agency, we are a bold collective of communications advocates, stewarding brands, protecting reputations, influencing public policy, and leveraging data and analytics to shape the most important conversations of our day.

Most great achievements in science, medicine, the arts, politics, and business are achieved as a result of a group of dedicated individuals coming together with a collaborative spirit. Without every team member, FINN is nothing more than an idea. Together we are special. By working together we are stronger, and it is only by striving together as one team—working hard, playing nice, creating a best-place-to-work environment, taking risks, making the world a better place, and amazing those around us—we can make FINN Partners a truly unique agency. Come be a part of the journey.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Compose creative and thoughtful traditional and social media plans to secure earned media
  • Develop comprehensive, targeted media lists, influencer lists, tailored pitches, content calendars, client content, media materials, social content
  • Demonstrate knowledge of top-tier traditional and social media outlets important to clients’ business
  • Demonstrate exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication that is clear, concise and direct
  • Generate ideas and unique pitch angles for media outreach, as well as persuasively pitch media and adjust angles, as required to get the best results
  • Lead and oversee client pitch teams and assist to further develop of pitch strategies and approaches
  • Maintain regular client contact and serve as the day-to-day client contact during program execution, as assigned
  • Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure client program success and growth
  • Create error-free media materials that are strong in both structure and AP style and align with clients’ strategic direction
  • Prepare project management communications, including planning timelines, client meeting recaps, etc.
  • Develop initial drafts of client presentations and proof/edit client related documents, as needed
  • Actively participate in client calls, meetings and presentations, taking the lead, as assigned

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-4 years’ of relevant experience in supply chain, logistics, transportation (or an interest to grow in this area)  – ideally in an agency environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to juggle multiple client initiatives, organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Track record of being an effective team member who is proactive, energetic, and takes initiative to meet and exceed our client business goals
  • Passionate about the clients’ business and continually focuses on strengthening client relationships, ensuring they know our agency and team value
  • Strong knowledge of digital and all social media platforms
  • Experience working with Trendkite, Cision, Muckrack and other measurement platforms

 

FINN Partners was launched in late 2011 to realize Peter Finn’s vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. FINN Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital and social media. Specialty areas include technology, consumer, education, travel & lifestyle, CSR, arts, health, and public and corporate affairs.

FINN Partners was named “Best Midsize Agency” in 2020 and in 2015, “Best Agency to Work For” in 2013 and “Best New Agency” in 2012 by the industry’s Holmes Report. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will respond to the applications most closely aligned with the requirements of this position.

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