Brand Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Pereira O’Dell is an independent creative agency that lives for the big swings. We believe that it’s in that pursuit of finding something bigger - something better than what exists - where we discover what really matters to people and brands. At Pereira O'Dell, we bring big ambitions to life. For the past 15 years, we’ve been pioneers at the intersection of technology, advertising and entertainment – and when these cultures collide, incredible things happen.

Founded in 2008 by Andrew O’Dell and PJ Pereira, Pereira O'Dell is a full-service creative agency with offices in San Francisco and New York. Clients include IHOP, Midea, Zelle, Adobe, Empower, Fifth Third Bank, General Mills, ABInBev, and The Nature Conservancy. Pereira O'Dell has amassed over 100 respected Advertising and entertainment awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, One Show, ANDY, Effie, and an Emmy Award.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Brand Management team at Pereira O’Dell sets the vision for how we transform the brands and the businesses we work on. They are the stewards of our multidisciplinary approach and of the process. They keep us driving toward the desired shifts and outcomes we set out to achieve.

The Brand Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of their accounts within the agency. Excellent organizational skills are required to both keep abreast of the current market and to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Effective communication, negotiation and presentation skills are necessary to work effectively with Clients and keep projects “on-track.”


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strong business acumen - Be indoctrinated into the brands that you work on. Curiously pursue information in relevant industries.
  • Brand stewardship - Gate keeper of the details — brand history, previous client feedback/watch outs, needs. Lead competitive tracking and sharing out of industry-related information to foster a more informed team. Know the briefs; be the champion of your project needs for your team and for your client.
  • Client management - Create meaningful relationships with mid-to-junior level clients. Responsible for managing the creative development process with Client. Responsible for the accuracy and clarity of any written document, including conference reports, before distribution to the clients.
  • Account operations - Responsible for working with Finance to open, track and reconcile jobs. Manage all talent-related details. Partner with the media team on media plan needs and creative rotations. Awareness of all project key documents and where to find them.
  • Project & process management - Support Brand Director and apply Project Management skills to drive and lead smaller projects, working with other inter-agency departments. Create and maintain schedules and status reports that clearly outline next steps, overall timing, expectations for upcoming meetings.
  • Talent management - Actively look to your senior leaders to learn their approach to brand management. Seek feedback from managers and opportunities to help demonstrate your growth.
  • Agency culture & vision - Actively engages in agency discussions to create a positive agency environment. Creates space for and champions a diverse, inclusive and equitable agency experience, ensuring a breadth and depth of voices are considered in all stages of the creative process.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 2+ years of Account/Brand Management experience in an Ad Agency
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills; a “people person”
  • Keen interest in the marketing, advertising and communications industry and staying up on industry best practices and campaigns
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Effective communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Proactive, willingness to learn and “go the extra mile”


Physical Demands

  • Ideal candidates are located in NYC or in surrounding areas
  • Expectation is to be in the office 2-3 days per week based on office schedule
  • Must be willing to travel when required


    Additional Information

    The annual salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. The salary an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on factors such as but not limited to: internal compensation of current employees in similar roles, market considerations, budgetary considerations, level of responsibility, background, experience, and qualifications. In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for an incentive bonus structure. 

    Full-time employees enjoy a competitive benefits package for you and your dependents to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Our benefit offering includes: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life & AD&D, 401(k) with company match, short-term and long-term disability, HSA, FSA, and maternity/parental leave.

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Pereira O'Dell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the US Federal E-Verify program. At this time, we are not accepting resumes or candidates from third-party vendors.