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Account Manager - Full-Time

CornerPost Marketing, an agriculture industry marketing and PR agency based in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is looking for a talented and driven Account Manager to join their growing team and direct the creative marketing strategy and programs for industry leading agribusiness clients.

The Account Manager leads the development and oversees the strategic direction, vision and management of programs and vision for clients. The Account Manager has proven expertise in all account management responsibilities and is focused on providing strategic leadership for assigned accounts, ensuring overarching client needs are being met and looking for opportunities to build the business with existing or new clients. They must be able to finesse delicate client relationships while driving the agency to produce its best results.

The ideal Account Manager must thrive in a high energy, fast-paced environment, have exceptional organizational skills, a proactive attitude, excellent people skills and a sincere interest in marketing/PR and agriculture. To succeed in this role, the right person must have exceptional relationship building skills, be able to anticipate obstacles and have a problem-solving mentality.

We are looking for an exceptionally creative and dedicated leader in this role as Account Manager with strong professional networks and ag industry knowledge. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of creating notable marketing strategies that not only move the needle but foster long-term trusted client partnerships. The ideal candidate will be a strong/high-level strategic thinker as well as a natural leader and team player - unafraid of rolling up their own sleeves and collaborating for success. 

We creatively solve challenges.
We never stop learning.
We are passionate about agriculture.

Duties & Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)
  • Foster trusted client partnerships and ensure satisfaction is not only met but exceeded on a daily basis.
  • Steer the team to ensure all projects are always delivered on time, on budget and at the highest quality with an indispensable brand strategy.
  • Drive value through highly strategic and trusted client relationships - acting as the internal team’s catalyst for award-winning creative, innovative solutions, and client services.
  • Define client strategy and vision for new and existing projects, including writing briefs and facilitating planning meetings when applicable.
  • Drive and support clear communication between internal account management & creative teams (content, design, digital, etc) to ensure overall efficiency.
  • Continually evaluate current strategies and scope of services for client accounts to seek where growth and/or improvements can be made, while also recognizing new opportunities to grow client accounts.
  • Executes client brand strategy and extends guidance to internal account and creative teams to fulfill the programs and campaigns that support it.
  • Cultivates and maintains a unique wide network of valuable relationships (clients, thought leaders, industry reps) that can significantly help strengthen the agency's network.
  • Conducts themselves as an ambassador of CornerPost value and culture 
Client Relations:
  • Builds solid relationships with clients to ensure transparent feedback and successful partnerships
  • Ensures and owns client satisfaction and actively works on solutions and improvements to better business
  • Works with project managers and creative managers to ensure appropriate resource allocation for team
Client Management:
  • Provides routine and valuable communication- including meetings, emails, calls and reporting- with clients to ensure up
  • Supports internal teams in daily management and execution of multiple clients’ marketing and communication programs and projects
  • May include onsite visits and travel to clients or industry events
  • Coordinates the creative strategy, implementation, planning of client projects and brand strategies
  • May include leading internal teams and outside services or contractors
  • Facilitate and schedule meetings internally and with clients
  • Administrative duties such as reports, project documentation, client billing, emails and phone calls
  • Remain detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to support internal teams, delegate tasks, manage production, and assist with general account administration including budgeting and billing
  • Effectively execute marketing and public relations skills and tasks to complete projects which may include, but not limited to: writing, designing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, event planning and website management
  • Proactively develops and owns forecast, revenue, overages, profitability, and growth of client business/accounts
  • Provide oversight and management of project fulfillment via project management software
  • Travel: Some travel will be necessary for projects, client meetings and events. Mileage will be reimbursed at the regulated rate. Other travel costs are normally covered by the employer.
Compensation & Benefits:
+ competitive salary
+ group health insurance
+ dental and vision insurance coverage
+ 401(k) program with up to 4% employer contribution
+ cell phone stipend
+ flexible PTO/paid holidays
+ Team-oriented & purpose driven team culture 
Submit Resume to:
Afton Holt, President

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CornerPost Marketing is a creative agriculture-centered marketing and communications agency based in Fort Dodge, Iowa that works with some of the best clients in the ag & food industry and is backed by a talented team of professionals working together to break the status quo.

We creatively solve challenges.
We never stop learning.
We are passionate about agriculture.

Continual improvement and an ever-seeking drive for bringing new solutions to the table is found on across the CP Team.

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