Senior Account Manager: Experiential Agency (181 views)

Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Mar 2020

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

We have a fantastic job opportunity for a Senior Account Manager at a superb experiential agency in Johannesburg. The Senior Account Manager is responsible for leading integrated campaigns, assisting the Business Unit Manager and integrated Client Service team to manage all through-the-line campaigns. As Senior Account Manager you will be responsible for managing the agency relationship, workflow, budgets, profitability and effectiveness of a specific client or group of accounts across cross functional teams. The successful applicant will also ensure that the agency delivers cutting-edge strategic and creative solutions aligned to their vision and values. The agency has a vibrant and creative spirit, a self-led attitude and a growing desire to constantly improve and evolve. With key values like growth and development, not only of the company, but of each team and individual, too, you are bound to succeed. If you love to break convention and challenge the norms whilst embracing and enriching our agile learning and leadership culture whilst doing great work, this is the job for you!


  • Manage a portfolio of accounts from client relationships to delivery of end product – writing briefs, reviewing costs and creative presentations, assessing credibility and strength of ideas/strategy against client needs
  • Build strong client, inter-agency and partner agency relationships
  • Project manage and lead all campaigns and jobs in the workflow system to ensure accurate and efficient delivery against client expectation
  • Ensure that the Integrated Eco System of the internal team has everything at its disposal to respond accurately to a client brief and manage outputs
  • Responsible for all administrative elements of running the accounts – including status documents, setting up and taking contact reports for all meetings, financial tracking deadline management and campaign performance tracking
  • Tracking of all work through the system in order to provide support for the leadership team with the purpose to drive efficiency and achieve profitability
  • Initiate a flexible, solutions driven and lateral approach to the demands of the client
  • Track campaign performance and the ongoing management of project debriefs
  • Manage the client budget as to accurately resource the inter-agency team to deliver on all KPI’s
  • Ensure adherence to all client, regulatory and advertising standards
  • Maintain close contact with the Business unit manager and Client at all stages of the campaign.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Tertiary qualification in related communications field
  • Previous Advertising/Marketing Agency experience – essential
  • Minimum 4 years client service experience
  • Well-developed self-awareness & evidence of ongoing personal growth and development
  • Apple MacBook, Google Drive, MS Office, Chase – advantageous
  • Excellent verbal & written English skills
  • 2nd & 3rd South African language – advantageous
  • An innovative, out of the box, lateral thinker with a unique” x factor sparkle”
  • Strategic agility & thinking
  • Logical reasoning & analytical capability
  • Adaptive, always learning and problem solving
  • An effective decision maker
  • Brings new Ideas & concepts
  • Business acumen & numeracy skills
  • Future focused
  • Collaborative
  • Nimble, tenacious & empathetic
  • Excellent communicator
  • Driven to deliver excellence
  • Exercises discernment, good judgement & common sense
  • Independent & entrepreneurial
  • Leadership potential
  • Organisational skills
  • Motivated
  • Modest, reliable, consistent
  • Positive & optimistic
  • Creative.

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



Salary: Negotiable