Brand Manager

New York, United States Full-time

 

Who We Are

We are Mekanism.  

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we are collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling” - communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

What is a Mekanista you ask? 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 “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline.

The Role

This person will work in partnership with the Brand Director on various brands including but not limited Peloton. This position within Mekanism is a key member in our (New York) office playing an integral role in driving brand initiatives forward.

The Department:

The Brand Management Team is made up of creative-minded brand leaders. We are part account managers, part brand builders, part project managers and part creative strategists.  

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be The Go-To Person For The Brand  
    • Understand the fitness category- keeping the team informed on industry and competitive trends
    • Show great enthusiasm for product updates & details
  • Production Exposure
    • Manage campaign timelines from concept dev - production
    • Lead small scale productions for digital & print
    • Support Manager with larger scale productions - managing the logistics with great attention to detail
  • Maintain Strong Internal Relationships
    • Establish trust and credibility with client counterparts  
    • Provide scheduling and admin support for client teams
    • Develop strong collaborative, working relationships with the Mekanism creative, social media & production teams.  
  • Effectively Support the Brand Team  
    • In every meeting: foster teamwork & productivity; bring something unique.
    • Learn the various departments at Mekanism, being able to represent each division to our clients.
    • Act as the liaison between Creative Resources, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Studio, Production, and Business Affairs/Traffic in driving workflows.
  • Lead the Financial Organization and Tracking
    • Develop an understanding of project scopes, production budgets & overall financial health including the Client billing process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years account experience in a creative advertising agency.
  • A proven track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations.
  • Ability to earn internal team and clients’ trust and confidence through responsiveness, reliability and know-how.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Follow through – ability to accept responsibilities and deliver on all assignments.
  • Proven ability to change direction flawlessly on a dime and adjust quickly to shifting priorities and short timelines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • A “roll up your sleeves” attitude and a sense of humor.
  • You must be self-assured, self-starting, charismatic, and quick on your feet.

Just Some of Our Great Mekanista Perks and Benefits

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • Dog Friendly offices (SF/Chicago/Seattle)
  • Discounts at local gyms and cell phone carriers
  • Social and community outings, including volunteer opportunities
  • A well stocked kitchen: breakfast goodies, snacks and free lunch Fridays
  • Online and in person training classes for professional and personal development
  • Annual Mekanism Summit, usually in another country

Apply for this opening at http://mekanism.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j3b9?apply=true