Account Executive (Brand Manager)

West Coast /
Brand Management /
OPEN TO LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, AND SEATTLE

Who We Are:

We are Mekanism.  

We are a fiercely independent ad agency that blends creativity and performance to build great brands. We call this approach Soul + Science. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners to some of the world’s best brands including Peloton, Ben & Jerry’s, Jose Cuervo, eos, Alaska Airlines, Charles Schwab and OkCupid, among others.

Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a weird, fearless and wonderful person who enjoys birthday cakes, well behaved dogs, and shared sensibility of family, respect and not taking ourselves too seriously.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s A-List and twice to their Best Places to Work list. Most recently, Mekanism was named Independent Agency of the Year by The Drum and a Top 10 Most Effective Independent Agency in the US by the Effie Index. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Our campaign methodologies are studied by Harvard Business School.

The Brand Manager:

The Brand Management Department is made up of creative-minded brand leaders.  

The Mekanism Brand Manager is a self-assured, collaborative, creative-oriented, problem-solver. We are on the front lines of managing and sustaining current agency relationships and projects. 

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

Creative Development

Able to own and manage particular elements of a campaign (digital, print/OOH, radio, and video/TV) from start to finish, partnering daily with creatives and ensuring work aligns with Client’s business objectives and timelines. 

Partner with Project Management and Sr. Brand Manager to develop and maintain all project timelines.

Able to own and run effective internal meetings from beginning to end. 

Production Oversight

Partner with entire internal team (including production, project management, and brand management)  to drive small-medium sized productions. Includes owning key client approvals, budget and schedule mgmt. 

Support Financial Organization & Budgets 

Manage and collate financial reports in partnership with Finance for key clients.

Management and tracking of Client budgets and scope. Request and manage all job numbers for respective accounts.

The Brand Manager is expected to own the detail of all things.   

Account Administration 

Organize meetings and calls internally and externally, to include agenda beforehand and recap within 24 business hours. 

Manage client and internal status reports. 

Arrange travel for agency meetings. 

Help lead competitive analysis decks and keep the team updated with relevant category information.

Provide administrative support for the team as needed.  

Learn to use all creative, presentation, and other programs currently in use by Mekanism 

Qualifications: 

A passion for problem solving, creativity and brands.

We hope you get excited by words like “strategy”, “innovation”, “nimble”, and “Mekanism.”

Project management skills to drive multiple high-profile projects at once. 

2-3 years of experience at an advertising agency. 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.