PURPOSE OF THE POSITION :
Full accountability and management for the accounts assigned as well as its staff in the execution of all client campaigns’, achieve section sales and profitability targets.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :
Plan and implement annual strategy for your section.
Plan and manage client sales & growth retention
Manage and control campaign expenditure within agreed budgets
Manage customer service activities and staff competence, so as to optimise and sustain performance, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Liaise with and utilise support from shared services, suppliers and other partners as required.
Seek and continuously develop knowledge and information about competitor activity, pricing and tactics, and communicate this to relevant departments in the Company.
Recruit, train, manage, motivate & develop staff according to company policies and employment laws, and ensure relevant HR procedures are followed (appraisals, discipline, grievance, etc).
Create a talent pool for all positions within your section to minimise disruption to business in the event of resignations.
Develop personal skills and capability through on-going training, as
An understanding of how to set up and run an account / client
An understanding of how to set up and run a project plan and SLA
An understanding of how to report back to our clients on Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Knowledge and understanding of FMCG industry
Background in Advertising, Marketing and Activations essential
Good geographical knowledge of South Africa
Understanding of Retail Merchandising
Understanding Brand Marketing
Knowledge of the Basic Conditions Employment (BCEA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA)
MS Excel Intermediate
MS PowerPoint Intermediate
Demonstrated use of Task in Outlook
Extremely strong planning ability
Solid numerical aptitude
GENERAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES
Good verbal and written English
Able to use own initiative
Able to multitask
Work well under pressure
Acute attention to detail
Ability to meet tight deadlines
Thinker (logically & laterally)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to manage a team of diverse people
Minimum of 3 years work experience on projects / campaigns
Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory capacity with a staff compliment of + / - 5 personnel
Thorough understanding and experience in executing against Job Briefs or SLA’s
Experience in dealing with clients at a management level
Evidence of being able to effectively prioritize and meet tough deadlines
Experience in working in a high pressure, fast paced environment
Minimum of 1 year operational work experience in FMCG or trade marketing capacity a prerequisite.
Minimum Matric Senior Grade (English / Maths a must) or experience requirement is met. A tertiary diploma or degree in marketing would be advantageous.
Please note applicants who do not meet the criteria will not be considered.