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Account Manager, Beauty

Job title: Account Manager, Beauty
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline:
Remote: No
Reference: 414829
Contact name: Rachel Feinbloom
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Role Overview:
This position is a mid-level management role within the growing beauty division of leading international public relations firm. The Account Manager, Beauty will work in partnership with the Directors on the US beauty team and clients in the US market to execute strategies, programs and initiatives that support client’s overall business objectives. An individual in this role will possess a minimum of 6 years’ experience in beauty public relations, substantive industry knowledge, strong mid-level relationships with beauty media (print and digital) and the ability to work with senior brand leadership across multiple beauty categories (i.e., haircare, skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance.) Requirements include ability to multi-task and think strategically. Highly developed written and verbal skills and a passion for the beauty industry are also critical success factors in this role.

The ideal candidate will have a very positive, pro-active and problem-solving nature. They will also be eager to learn from a beauty colleagues across the US and Europe. A true team player this individual will be collaborative and eager to share ideas and information with all offices and teams.

Responsibilities:
• Under the guidance of the Directors execute compelling PR programs that drive brand awareness and purchase behavior.
• Contribute to execution of events.
• Maintain ongoing, mid-level contact with key beauty editors at major long and short-lead publications, websites, blogs, etc.
• Very strong focus on media pitching and engagement.
• Contribute to pitch calendar and regularly pitch relevant story ideas that support client brand strategy.
• Direct efforts of assistants and interns and assist in training new staff as needed.
• Draft PR materials for internal review and obtain client sign-off as appropriate.
• Manage and track delivery of press kits and other PR tools necessary to communicate brand image and product information.
• Track expenses and assist in managing budgets.
• Ensure proper management of sample ordering and replenishment.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 6 years’ beauty PR experience, ideally with prestige brands
• Bachelor’s degree
• Social media savvy and actively engaged in multiple social media platforms with a special focus on Instagram
• Strong communications skills, strong writer with ability to learn and grow as a presenter
• Highly organizational with ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously

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