Ag Client Service Manager (HS-7975) - Chicago, Illinois United States - 21803


Job #: 21803
Title: Ag Client Service Manager (HS-7975)
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Ag Client Service Manager position - Illinois



Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is assisting an established business communications firm in their search for an Ag Industry Public Relations Client Service Manager.
RESPONSIBILITIES for this position will include:

  • Lead strategy development and implementation of business communication programs

  • Provide senior counsel for accounts, including serving as primary liaison for client contacts

  • Participate, as appropriate, as an active, engaged staff member in agency management activities supporting day-to-day management of agency as well as long-term strategic planning

  • Lead, manage and develop staff

  • Manage and grow client relationships

  • Write strategic programs and range of other marketing / public relations materials, as well as overseeing writing quality and editing of materials developed by team members

  • Cultivate key media contacts/influencers; securing high-level coverage as appropriate for client accounts

  • Driving digital/social media strategy for client accounts

  • Oversee all executional responsibilities and administrative tasks associated with client accounts making sure agency reporting requirements are adhered to

  • Direct and motivate staff/team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.


  • Bachelor’s degree with approximately 7-10 years’ experience in public relations (agency and/or client side) + experience in agribusiness.

  • Proven account leadership skills, with “big picture” understanding of each client’s industry, issues and operating environment

  • Confident and effective speaker and presenter, as well as an active listener open to feedback

  • Sophisticated writing skills with experience developing high-level strategic documents (e.g., proposals, programs, strategy documents)

  • Demonstrated experience in all media strategy including digital / social media strategy; clear investment in staying hands-on with key technologies and platforms

  • Experience in working across multiple industry sectors

  • Proven ability to retain and build client relationships, including managing through challenges

  • High levels of accountability relative to financial stewardship of client accounts and agency as a whole

  • Proven ability to manage teams that generate results, and treat one another with care and respect

  • Thoughtful and effective coach for junior staff; invested in the development and retention of high-potential staff members

  • Innovative and creative thinker


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