Digital Account Executive: Retail/FMCG Accounts (384 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
Jul 11, 2018

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.  

A leading full-service, integrated advertising agency in Cape Town is looking for a passionate Digital Account Executive to join their close-knit team to help them deliver EPIC digital campaigns to be proud of. The successful candidate will be your run-of-the-mill hero at running Digital Marketing campaigns. Alongside the online & offline client service teams, and supervised by the Digital Account Director, you will be allocated a portfolio of accounts to manage and maintain. If you are good at making complex Digital jargon easy on the ears, a bit obsessive when it comes to organisation, enjoy working with a team (who always has your back), gets a kick out of troubleshooting and has a knack for making your clients happy… then we want to meet you!


  • To build and sustain a strong and long-lasting relationship with clients
  • Ensuring constant and effective flow of communication between agency, client and suppliers as well as arranging, attending and documenting meetings
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of top-quality briefs and proposals
  • Coordinate internal strategic, creative, media and production teams to deliver work that effectively answers client briefs
  • Handling status documents, job bags, campaign costs and invoicing
  • Manage effective and accurate delivery of final elements to internal and external suppliers and ensure meticulous activation
  • Assist with monitoring effectiveness of campaigns to ensure client campaigns are properly planned and reported on against campaign objectives, KPIs and metrics
  • Maintain an active knowledge of industry and digital marketing trends to assist with proactively advising clients about digital marketing landscape developments
  • Deliver jobs on time, on budget and continuously exceed client expectations

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Degree in Marketing or related studies.  Ideally studies or courses in Digital Marketing specifically will be preferable.
  • 2-3 years’ proven experience in Digital Marketing – a must
  • Basic understanding of online technologies is required across the following channels: Website, Social Media, Content Marketing, Paid Media, Direct Marketing and Mobile
  • Digital Agency and/or Marketing Agency experience – ideal
  • Experience in a client service and/or project management role is ideal
  • Experience in running/managing campaigns and/or projects – ideal
  • A good understanding of process, process and did we mention process?
  • Experience with some of the following platforms/programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Social Channel insights, Brands Eye and Chase.
  • A positive attitude towards tight deadlines and needs to work well under pressure
  • Passion for communication, creative & digital marketing industry
  • Ability to problem solve and think outside the box
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard working and have an eager to learn attitude
  • Exceptional writing, communication and confident presentation skills
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • An advocate for team work but also able to work and think independently
  • Valid, driver’s licence and own transport.

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


Salary: Negotiable