Senior Associate, New Business

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Senior Associate – New Business

  

We’re searching for a Senior Associate of New Business who will assist in the research, development, and execution of all new business activities including prospecing efforts, proposal development and pitch presentations. This position will directly report into the VP/Director of New Business in Chicago and will be part of the wider, Digitas North American New Business team.

 

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Supports pitch team in all strategic endeavors
  • Works closely with pitch lead and executive sponsor to ensure that all documents presented to potential client contain the newest and most relevant material
  • Attends, participates and recaps the meetings leading up to pitch
  • Manages the satisfactory preparation and timely delivery of all pitch materials
  • Distributes all key documents to internal team
  • Develops a basic knowledge of Digitas’ overall departments and capabilities, as well as the past pitches and cases, and the assets that correspond to them
  • Assists with compiling weekly status reports detailing both active and approaching opportunities in the pipeline
  • Creates and maintains teamsites and job codes for pitches as needed
  • Liaison for Finance, IT, Legal, and Proofing & Presentations
  • Maintains and contributes to various archiving databases for case studies, boilerplate language, assets, and content from past pitches, including all submitted written response documents and presentation materials
  • Secure most relevant and up-to-date agency content on an ongoing basis
  • Is a strong and collaborative team player within the new business team and at Digitas
  • Represents Digitas appropriately with clients, community, personal network

 

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree
  • 2-4 years new business, account management or project management experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Outstanding organizational, communication/presentation skills
  • Proactive and eager go-getter, ability to work on a semi-autonomous basis
  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to demonstrate interpretation capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to prepare clear and concise strategic documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrates empathy and commitment to the pitch team, proven ability to manage expectations
  • Unafraid to get into the weeds with the team and solve challenges
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; knowledge of Apple Keynote

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

 

About Digitas

 

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300

employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in

more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,500 employees across 18 countries and 32 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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