Advertising Consultant Job

Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 Nov 2016
17 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): MN - Minneapolis
Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.
Position Summary
The Advertising and Brand Consultant serves as the primary or secondary liaison between internal clients and communication consultants, the advertising agency and in-house design team. They are responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with day-to-day clients and internal teams. They are responsible for client program management and will facilitate the development and implementation of advertising materials. They ensure work product is on strategy, on-time and within budget parameters.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Organize and manage assigned programs and projects from inception to finish with minimal support from ad/brand manager
    Program/project brief development - gather, interpret and accurately articulate internal client goals/needs into an actionable brief. Route briefs to internal stakeholders for required approvals prior to agency/internal creative team kick-off
  • Support ad/brand manager in the management of complex, multifaceted advertising programs
  • Works closely with agency and in-house design team to keep assigned projects on track and assure they are delivered on-time and within budget
  • Regularly keeps relevant ad/brand team members and clients aware of project progress and raises concerns quickly
  • Develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of Xcel Energy business, products, markets, trends, and internal organization dynamics
  • Ensures adherence to Xcel Energy Brand standards and guidelines
  • Defends advertising and brand team POV and brand campaign platform. Ensures Group Manager is current and up-to-date on all activities and makes them aware of potential issues/problems
  • Perform other essential duties as assigned from time to time to meet the changing needs of the team and business

Minimum Requirements
  • BA with an emphasis in Advertising, Communications or related field
  • Minimum 3 years advertising agency or related corporate experience
  • Strong working knowledge of advertising and marketing principles
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Corporate Secretary & Exec Svc || 51125:Advertising and Brand Strategy || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 6230
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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