Manager, Client Strategy

Posted: 2/5/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Reporting to the Director, Client Strategy; the Client Strategy Manager will be part of a team responsible for developing deep knowledge of assigned industries/clients and translating that knowledge into innovative client-focused NBCU portfolio solutions. The position will support the day-to-day activities and partnership between the Client Partnerships, sales, and marketing teams to drive revenue and grow our clients’ businesses.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as part of the go-to, expert team for key category research inclusive of CPG, Beverage and Alcohol across NBCUniversal Ad Sales
  • Develop and deliver compelling stories around the relevant categories, including trends and insights in support of the Client Partnerships team and the NBCU Portfolio positioning
  • Research, analyze and report on changing consumer behaviors & media industry trends
  • Apply a client-centric and consultative approach to turning insights and trends into compelling narratives reflecting how Comcast/NBCU platforms and assets can turn a client’s brand positioning into a fully realized marketing and media investment at scale
  • Identify areas for growth on existing accounts and work with sales to capitalize on those opportunities
  • Expert level knowledge/insight of assigned target accounts
  • Provide strategic sales positioning to differentiate the NBCU portfolio in the marketplace
  • Participate in projects involving creative insights and new revenue opportunities across NBCUniversal
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of the NBCUniversal portfolio

  • • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 5+ years in relevant experience (agency planning, management consulting)
    • Successful candidate must be a strategic thinker with a strong interest in advertising/media, consumer insights, and business.
    • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Focused on cultivating and growing strong internal and external relationships
    • Capable of handling multiple projects in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
    • Act proactively to anticipate and deliver on sales requests and client needs
    • Ability to work efficiently and accurately with excellent attention to detail
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    • Strong organizational skills – ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Interest in advertising/media, consumer insights, and business
    • Strong writing and presentation skills
    • Comfort working with qualitative and quantitative data
    • Understanding of the creative development process
    • Passionate about the television and digital media space

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