Group Account Director
Publicis Groupe
Cape Town, Western Cape
1d ago
source : findojobs-za

Full-timeCompany DescriptionFounded in , Digitas Liquorice is the connected experience agency with a focus on data-led insights to enhance the Customer Experience.

We specialise in 5 core digital capabilities to deliver Data & Analysis, Strategy, Creative, Media and Technology.In , Liquorice was acquired by Digitas, the worlds largest digital network employing over people across our 3 offices in South Africa, with affiliate partners in 34 countries across Africa.

At Digitas Liquorice we believe in creating Magic and Meaning. Purposefully connecting people and brands through digital innovation in everything we do.

We are a group of unicorns; uniquely capable in skillset and all-around awesomeness! Digitas Liquorice prides itself on a culture of experiential learning, encouraging our unicorns to be curious, to seek out new opportunities to learn and experience in order to drive growth, both in a personal and professional capacity.

It is our vision to drive transformation within our teams to allow for a diversity of voices, and as such, a rich creative product.

Similarly, we partner with clients to support their digital transformation, providing the technology and expertise to accelerate their journey.

  • Digitas Liquorice has some of Africas largest brands as clients including, Unilever, Santam, Sanlam, Nedgroup Investments, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, HAVAL motors and more!Job DescriptionScope of the roleTo lead a particular part of the business within a constructive and creative operating environment in accordance with industry best practiceResponsibilities (include but not limited to) : Responsible for the smooth running of the account and execution of campaignsOpen communication with the Business Unit Director at all timesBuild strong and long-lasting relationships with clientsInterpret the clients business needs into clear creative / digital briefs;
  • deep understanding of the clients business and the key factors and trends shaping the marketAble to present the agencys work to client professionallyAbility to lead a team, including external agencies, in both work-from-home or office environmentMentor, train and guide team members where and when necessaryWork alongside creative, strategy, media, digital development and dataContribute to the good financial management of the business and improve profitability where possible (this includes forecasting, scope and recons)Ability to think commercially and understand real return on investmentEnsure timesheets are always up to date and submitted to Finance timeouslyInterpret digital trends, unlocking new and relevant opportunities across digital and social platformsConstantly seeks new ways to add value to the client / agency relationshipKeep abreast of Advertising trends in accordance with industry best practiceQualificationsQualifications / Experience / SkillsRelevant tertiary qualificationProficient in MS Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint)8 years working experience in Client Service / Account Management with 1 year as a Group Account Director in a Digital Advertising AgencyTTL experience advantageousA good command of the English language (both written and verbal)Strong digital skills with a strong understanding of social and digital platformsStrong leadership and managerial skillsStrong numerical skillsUnderstand digital channel requirements, ad units and digital best practiceAdditional InformationPersonality AttributesTeam player with the ability to lead a teamAbility to remain calm in a highly pressurized environmentAbility to take ownership and work in an autonomous mannerMeticulous with attention to detailAdaptableResilientConfidentOther : Flexible to work beyond normal working hours (overtime if and when required)Comfortable and willing to work on alcohol brandsInterested candidates must please submit a concise CV.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks after submitting your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Publics Groupe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any forms of Discrimination or Harassment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

    All appointments will be based on qualifications, experience and best fit but preference will be given to candidates from designated groups.

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