Client Services Manager - Chicago

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Position:    Client Services Manager

Service Area:   Marketing and PR

Location:    Chicago, IL

Position Summary:
Sikich LLP, an integrated professional services firm, is searching for a dynamic and driven Client Services Manager to join and help grow our Marketing and Public Relations practice. This opportunity will be based out of our downtown Chicago, IL location.

The primary focus of this person will be to develop the consumer products /Mom Brands team, and will be an integral part of building the practice. The candidate will be required to work in a creative, client-service driven environment that requires the PR and marketing prowess to identify our client’s most compelling stories, use them to build a higher media profile, and help increase product sales.

This position reports to the Partner in Charge of the practice and contributes as a member of the Sikich Marketing and PR team.

• Successful development, execution, and delivery of PR campaigns
• Develop and execute both traditional and digital PR activities including but not limited to national general interest media, social media, ambassador groups, special events, e-mail and direct mail, thought leadership, etc.
• Develop relationships with mom groups, dad groups, and media
• Produce PowerPoint presentations and proposals
• Ensure quality on every level, from email communications to proposals to proofreading ads
• Develop strong relationships with clients and category partners to maintain positive experience with the firm and its offerings
• Aggressively pursue new clients that compliment (not compete with) current clientele

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 7-10 years of major PR agency experience, especially leading a consumer products (or juvenile products) group that features respected brands; journalism background is a plus
• Proven track record of developing people and accounts
• Willingness to pitch media
• Self-starter who accepts ownership of projects
• Outstanding news writing, editing (AP style) and proofreading abilities
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects
• Excellent project management and oral communication skills
• Stays abreast of new marketing methods, communications platforms, industry research, and industry trends
• Strong Microsoft Office skills

Working for Sikich:
We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset—our employees drive our success. That’s why Sikich believes in empowering our people with real time career development, offering diverse and challenging work, and providing solid growth opportunities. We're always looking for talented people to join our team. If you have a lets get down to business, roll up your sleeves mindset, then Sikich is the place for you.

Benefits include:
• Major Medical and Dental Insurance
• 401k Match
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Paid Exam Costs for Professional Certifications
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Flexible Work Schedule
• Paid Paternal & Adoption Leave
• Business Casual Dress Code
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fitness Reimbursement

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to