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Assistant Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Company Description

At Saatchi we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. And we believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible. We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration. We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the Clients we service.

Saatchi & Saatchi currently maintains a hybrid work policy to work in-office three days per week and remotely the other two days each week.

Job Description

The Assistant Account Executive position consists of executing daily tasks in support of the account executive(s), account supervisor(s), and agency management director. The AAE will be part of the DSplus account services team working on the Toyota and Lexus business within the Growth and Retention division.


  • Support in meeting preparation including but not limited to presentation building, analytics and report build out and asset aggregation
  • Manage Tier 3 creative production and internal communication amongst teams
  • Serve as liaison to Project Management and Creative department while coordinating/ executing creative production activities and projects
  • Support the advertising activities (creative, media, budgets, and production) for any markets he or she is assigned
  • Assist the Management Supervisor in budget-management and financials projects
  • Execute various market and media research/statistical projects
  • Assist in processing event Co-op submissions
  • Other duties assigned


  • Some degree of advertising agency experience is preferred as the job requires a high level of understanding of advertising fundamentals and agency functions.
  • The position will require the AAE to build solid relations with other agency departments (Creative, Media, and Finance) to help facilitate efficient day-to-day internal operations.
  • Some client contact will eventually be involved, and an understanding of the Client’s business is essential; the AAE will be required to forge positive relationships with his/her Clients through consistent contact and diligent client service.
  • Knowledge of integrated communications is preferred; prior experience in retail advertising and/or the automotive category is a plus, but not required.
  • The AAE post will require extensive proficiency in the use of computers and specific software.

Additional Information

High degree of professionalism:

  • Strong focus on accuracy, attention-to-detail, and timeliness is a must
  • Must be able to respond well under pressure


  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to keep supervisors properly informed

Exceptional organizational and time-management skills:

  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain productivity while working at an expedient pace


  • Must assume a high level of enthusiasm and an eagerness to establish a foundation for a career in advertising
  • Must be a self-starter: quick learner, intuitive, and proactive
  • Must have an outgoing and positive personality with a “nothing’s impossible” approach to daily tasks
  • Must take a “fresh” approach to the business bringing new ideas to each project and task

Computer Aptitude:

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe software and Keynote is a must