Johannesburg - An extremely reputable PR agency seeks to hire a savvy account franchisee PR account nanager. This is the best chance to take on real responsibility and be recognised for your contribution and to work on some of the biggest names in this growing sector.
Duties : Relate with senior clients of the organization and gain their trust Work with high level relationship and organizational skills Provide the client-service philosophy point of service To manage large local and multinational accounts To build strong client relationships and be considered a potential company leader To meet performance requirements and growth projections Ensure team members provide top quality work that meet up to expectation of the clients Understand and relay business need of clients to the organization and other members of the team in an easily understandable manner Guarantee account profitability Handle all issues relating to budget, including budget management Make available to clients strategic PR counsel Develop and implement strategies for integrated marketing, reputation management, and branding.
Think creatively about client account management towards developing creative ideas and relay such creative ideas and thoughts to the client Get informed about latest PR technology in preparation for opportunities to apply such in fulfilling goals of the organization and its clients Show full commitment to clients, agencies, and industries Have good mastery of industry trends and knowledge, along with full understanding of clients’ needs.
Other responsibilities of the role : To set and manage clients expectations To act as the primary clients contact for all the accounts and grows and consolidate client contacts To provide leadership in growing existing accounts and anticipate and lead in the resolution of emerging account problems To identify and pursue opportunities for developing new business within and across company offices and practice areas To deliver strong analyses, strategy and concepts to new programme development and ensure that the team contributes quality ideas and recommendations for new / expanded programmes and proposals To develop and manage projects / programmes and the production of materials by the account team To ensure team is informed about, and involved in, projects and has knowledge of cases, products, services and the application of resources and technology to client work To be an effective planner of media relations strategies, large-scale events and other elements of account / project activity To contribute to forecasting / projections done by regional managers To develop accurate project budgets and monitor them effectively To oversee timely development and distribution of bills and activity reports To gain awareness and understanding of our contractual agreements and their impact on agency procedures To ensure that staff complete and submit their timesheets on time To participate with senior managers in hiring, assessment and career development activities To work with senior managers to identify and address supervisory training, leadership and career development needs and opportunities within the team or practice group and help to ensure that those needs are met To manage staff to maximise productivity and individual, team and financial performance To delegate effectively Should have established media, professional, industry, consumer and other relevant contacts.
agency or similar PR experience