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Posted May 1st

Associate Field Director, Spirits

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted May 1st

Associate Field Director, Spirits

Chicago, Illinois




Senior Level


Full Time

About The Position
The AFD, Spirits, will oversee a field-based activation platform across a leading spirits portfolio.
Position Title: Associate Field Director/Spirits

Location: Chicago, NY, or Los Angeles

Department: Experiential

Reports to: VP, Field Director

Position Summary
The Associate Field Director/Spirits, under general supervision of the VP, Field Director will oversee a field-based activation platform and ensure the achievement of client objectives and agency business goals across a leading spirits portfolio.

The Associate Field Director will have a proven & deep understanding of the essential dynamics, strategies and drivers of experiential programming & field activation

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Motivate and manage a territory-based field team consisting of territory & field market managers overseeing sampling and experiential programming across 30 U.S markets
  • Coach, involve, and inspire professional growth and development of field team
  • Promote constructive team dynamic and efficient communication between field team(s) and HQ-based account-services personnel
  • Shape and drive direction and activity on a given piece of business; recognizes and advances developmental growth opportunities
  • Demonstrate accountability for programming performance and flawless execution
  • Monitor and communicate POV on current marketing and industry issues
  • Use agency resources creatively to support client’s business
  • Recognize, work through and resolve conflict situations (internally and externally)
  • Build and maintain senior-level relationships at the client and within the agency
  • Maintain regular travel to ensure programming excellence & integrity
  • Manage detailed labor, operational and programming budgets/revenue

  • BA degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 7-10 yrs. relevant experience within of field marketing management supervising national teams of field representatives
  • Experience overseeing spirits based programming preferred
  • Successful track record of leading teams
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, with advanced presentation skills
  • Team player and leader who is results-oriented, proactive and demonstrates a strong work ethic
  • High level of maturity and judgment to represent the agency and client in a polished, intelligent manner
  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to integrate analytics into successful marketing actions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to motivate staff and clients
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
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Chicago, Illinois
Function Details
  • Reports To VP, Field Director