Advertising Account Executive

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Department: Advertising Sales

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About PerkSpot

We work with many of America’s top employers to bring the best perks and discounts to millions of employees. These exclusive savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows their employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about their company.  We help employees from over 600 companies like Starbucks, Walgreens, Reddit, Southwest Airlines, McDonald’s and Abbott to save on everything from gym memberships and tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

About the Role

In this role, you will delight millions of hardworking people across the country by helping them save money on vacations, tickets, apparel, electronics, groceries and other shopping. You will work directly with merchants to provide exclusive discounts and great local offers – savings the general public never sees – for our clients and their employees. You will work with our newest partners to help them be successful, and update our client websites with the details of their offers. This role requires exceptional communication and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced and high energy environment.

A Month in the Role

In the past month in this role, you probably would have:

Scoured our feeds and databases of deals to find a great new discount for our clients and their employees.
For a new client that joined PerkSpot, reached out to local merchants they currently work with, and added their discount to the client’s program.
Collaborated with our customer service team and merchants to resolve an issue for a client’s employee who contacted us.
Collaborated with our account management team to identify new savings our clients’ employees would like to have, then executed on those requests. 
Used Excel and other MS-Office tools to analyze marketing performance for a merchant, looking for ways they can improve their efforts. 
Assisted the senior negotiating team in identifying merchants with potential to benefit from increased promotional efforts. 
Stayed abreast of our discount offerings to ensure they meet the high standards necessary to be presented to millions of users across the Fortune 500.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal) 
  • Expert-level organization and task management skills
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Basic Photoshop desirable
  • Prior online advertising experience preferred
  • Affiliate marketing (CJ, etc…) knowledge helpful, but not mandatory
  • 1+ year of account management. client relations, or sales, working directly with clients

More About PerkSpot

Our company was founded by good people with great vision, and we carry on the work they started. As we enter our eleventh year, we’re proud that our company has never grown this fast, operated this well, or had this much to look forward to. We take risks and we don’t always get it right, but we win a lot. Winning together feels great.

We’re proud of our leadership position in the industry, but we’re committed to doing more – developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. 

We’re a team of thirty people working out of our office in Chicago’s downtown River North neighborhood. We dress how we like, stock a good beer selection, boast unlimited vacation days, and house a crazy collection of vintage vinyl. Most of all, we dig good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm. We’re always on the lookout for people that mesh well with the way we work, particularly those who possess the rare blend of being smart, hungry, and humble.

 

The Interview Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter; don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality. A cover letter is important to us. Expect to hear back from us within five days if we feel you’re a good fit. We’ll schedule an initial phone call or in-person meeting. There will be an in-office interview with the team and various employees of PerkSpot. References will be contacted, and if you and our team feel you’re a good fit, an offer will follow shortly. We are dedicated to continuing the growth of PerkSpot, and if we’re both happy with expectations then we’d love for you to join the team!   

 

Benefits

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company.  We offer complete health and dental insurance, and a 401(k) program, as well as fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and a shower on-site. We offer an open time-off policy. The beer is usually free, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee.

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