Senior Associate, New Business

OVERVIEW

We’re searching for a Senior Associate of New Business who will assist in all new business activities, which includes (but most certainly not limited to) supporting in the creation of new business proposals, client research, proposal development, and execution of pitches. The Senior Associate supports the team on day-to-day new business activities, including pipeline reporting, proactive company research, and content management and archiving.

 

The ideal candidate is ready for anything – a curious go-getter and natural self-starter with a penchant for people and an eye for detail.

 

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Supports New Business team on day-to-day new business activities
  • 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
  • Prepares weekly status reports detailing both active and approaching opportunities in the pipeline
  • Supports upper level 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 and participates in meetings leading up to pitch
  • Manages the satisfactory preparation and timely delivery of all pitch materials
  • Distributes all key documents to internal team
  • Creates and maintains teamsites and job codes for pitches as needed
  • Liaison for Finance, IT, Legal, and Proofing & Presentations
  • Maintains 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
  • Participates as a collaborative team player within the capability, at Digitas and with internal clients and peers
  • Represents Digitas appropriately with clients, community, personal network

 

 

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree
  • 2-4 years' account management experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Outstanding organizational, communication/presentation skills
  • Proactive and eager, 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; knowledge of Apple Keynote is a plus
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

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 3,500 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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