Account Director: Creative Agency: FMCG (323 views)

Durban, South Africa
Feb 7, 2018

We have a stunning opportunity for an Account Director at a top, creative, multidisciplinary agency in Durban. Can you negotiate, manage and create clear, directional briefs? Do you have previous experience with FMCG clients? Think you have what it takes to wow clients? We are looking for an experienced Account Director to guide the strategic direction of projects and campaigns on a portfolio of market-leading FMCG brands. The ideal candidate has a hands-on approach and is a strategic thinker with great interpersonal skills.



  • Be the client’s first point of contact on all main strategic, creative and resource issues
  • Build strong relationships with clients
  • Set the creative context for the brands: know what type of communication the brand needs and understand client requirements
  • Oversee all projects against delivery, strategy and brief; keeping them on track and resolving any challenges where necessary
  • Seek opportunities to encourage new ideas and drive proactive work
  • Develop clear and directional creative briefs
  • Present and sell agency work brilliantly
  • Improve profitability wherever possible, monitor all billing procedures and ensure that financial and forecast reporting is accurate

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • A tertiary qualification in Advertising / Marketing – a strong advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Account Director from a reputable Advertising / Digital Agency (ideal)
  • Experience working with FMCG brands
  • Strategic thinker who possesses strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and planning capabilities
  • Ability to develop strong relationships internally which are based on teamwork
  • A hands-on approach – essential
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail together with an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Salary: Negotiable