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Account Supervisor (Chicago)

Want to be part of the team revolutionizing the out-of-home (OOH) industry?

Billups is the largest independent OOH AdTech company in the country, blending the power of a large company with the freedom of a small one.

We’re looking for someone to join our team as a Media Account Supervisor and deliver incredible results. Whether it’s traditional OOH, DOOH or experiential, you’ll be working directly with clients at the forefront of a company dedicated to changing the OOH industry.

As a Billups Media Account Supervisor, you’ll be part of a team that’s delivering innovative planning, direction and oversight for out-of-home executions. You’ll be tasked with not just planning but helping to create targeted OOH strategies using modern tools. You’ll work directly with clients to nurture long-term relationships as their partner, helping them with strategy, planning, purchasing and sometimes pitching OOH options.

When you get right down to it, we’re looking for someone who fits our core values. You should be inspired, collaborative, relentless, innovative, authentic and empowered. If this sounds like you, if you know the OOH industry cold and if you’re looking for a new adventure, then you might be a good fit for the Billups team. You will also be happy to know we offer a flexible work arrangement.


Client Role

  • Supervise and manage the daily workload of several OOH media clients with a focus on strategic and efficient OOH planning
  • Manage all programs from inception to completion to ensure the highest level of quality assurance, performance and innovation
  • Maintain and master an understanding of Billups planning and buying processes
  • Steward client interest in the areas of delivering strategic media recommendations, market knowledge and audience insights
  • Sustain strong market knowledge and understanding of the OOH media landscape
  • Remain well versed in new technologies and marketplace trends in order to strategically apply ideas to client business as well as to proactively construct new ideas/opportunities

Planning / Buying Role

  • Seeks innovation and integration with all formats of OOH including but not limited to traditional, non-traditional, experiential, digital and events
  • Responsible for composing, proofing and ensuring high quality deliverables of media plans.
  • Works closely with all members of the team to ensure all aspects of day-to-day projects are being met
  • Collaborates with production and buying teams to ensure smooth implementation of the execution of the plan
  • Maintain accuracy across all necessary financial documents (plans, decks, media authorizations)
  • Produce and distribute all client media authorizations
  • Maintain basic knowledge of the Billups billing process in order to avoid/resolve any discrepancies
  • Work with Account Director and Regional Director to drive the negotiation process across multiple markets and media vendor buys to maximize client budgets
  • Work with Account Director and Regional Director to maintain accurate budget trackers and forecasting for assigned accounts, agencies and brands

Communication & Relationship Development

  • Seeks out new opportunities to apply to client needs as well as future client needs
  • Shares new ideas and opinions on industry (news, media, vehicles, etc.)
  • Inspires and encourages team to recommend organic opportunities within the team and accounts
  • Exhibit good listening skills and comprehension
  • Select and use appropriate communication methods to meet needs that apply to the current situation.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities and contributing to a positive team culture
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays and/or unexpected events
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities
  • Manage up to Account Director and/or Regional Director level to escalate client issues or concerns
  • Embody Billups’ values and cultivate them among your team
  • Work collaboratively in planning sessions/discussions with media agency counterparts regarding strategy and approach; providing leadership, consultation and acting as a voice for OOH media
  • Work with agency cross functional teams to deliver cohesive ideas and strategies and to monitor programs from start to finish
  • Establish and maintain client, agency and vendor relationships with an emphasis on gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating critical thinking and composure in stressful situations
  • Mentor media planners & coordinators on strategic planning principles and processes
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
  • Respectfully take direction from manager


  • 5+ years experience in media planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing or related media field
  • Experience in planning across the out-of-home landscape
  • Agency and/or vendor experience preferred
  • Knowledge of media planning across all forms of media and industry
  • Media plan development skills and fine-tuning logical writing
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal, relationship skills; proficient use and understanding of English language
  • Excellent knowledge in all media systems and resources including MRI, Adviews, Scarborough, IMS (R/F), SRDS, Nielsen, Arbitron, Map Point and Telmar
  • Mastery in advanced media math
  • Understanding of media terminology and can apply it to media math
  • Develops presentation presence and negotiating skills
  • Independent and self-motivated, yet also team-oriented
  • Must be organized with the ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-moving culture
  • Demonstrates core values, desired competencies and behaviors at all times

Billups believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job posting. Therefore, this job posting is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each team member will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and to pursue individual career growth.

Billups is an equal opportunity employer offering a dynamic, fast-paced work environment and a team-focused culture.

For more information about this job, please forward your resume to apply@billups.com.