Account Manager
Ogilvy
Johannesburg, ZA
3d ago

Overview

Ogilvy S.A requires an Account Manager with Retail or TTL experience to ensure the smooth running of one of their busiest divisions.

The Account Manager will be responsible for the daily running of the account and the production of its advertising, as well as ensuring that work is produced on time and within budget.

Responsibilities

Build strong relationships and to foster good team spirit with both clients and members of the agency team, particularly the creative department, with which they will have almost daily contact.

Account Managers play a pivotal role in the development of advertising and creative strategies. They are judged on their ability to contribute to the sale of great work.

It is also key for Account Managers to develop their management skills by coaching and developing their support team, and by demonstrating an ability to effectively delegate both up and down.

  • Responsible to ensure work is produced within the budget
  • Assist other departments with forward planning on future projects
  • Has thorough understanding of the clients business and major facts / trends shaping their market
  • Is responsible for setting the creative context of the business- knowing what type of advertising the Brand needs, understanding what the client thinks
  • Contributes to good financial management of the business improving profitability wherever possible
  • Ensures that timesheets are always up to date and given to finance timeously
  • Has solid knowledge of all TV, radio and print production issues such that if necessary, cost saving solutions can be proposed.
  • Qualifications

    Min 3 years work experience

  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification or studying towards will be advantageous
  • Marketing knowledge and experience Financial and budget control ability People management skills Team worker Demonstrates potential leadership qualities Excellent written / verbal communication skills Good interpersonal skills Strong service orientation Integrity, energy and creativity A thorough working knowledge of all agency systems

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