Senior Account Manager: Trade/Shopper Marketing (395 views)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 2, 2019

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

A fabulous independent advertising agency focused on shopper marketing & BTL activities, has an exciting opportunity for a strong Senior Account Manager at their Johannesburg office. The successful candidate will be required to manage client accounts, an AE/AM and work closely with and provide support to the Account Director. Shopper/Trade Marketing experience is essential.



  • Managing the agency work processes in order to deliver against timelines.
  • Ensuring maximum in- and output into studio to meet the needs of the campaign you are assigned to
  • Be the driver of timing plan within the team, ensure status reports are completed on time, drive status meetings with traffic, creative, external parties and clients
  • Responsible for all Critical Path Schedules to ensure timeous launch of all projects
  • Assist AD with media liaison and ensure media schedules and suggestions are correct in terms of brand target market
  • Assist AD with client presentations
  • Planning and coordinating all project-implementation related activities
  • Understanding and developing mechanics to suit classes of trade or retail channels
  • Assist your AD in establishing a strong relationship built on respect and trust that promotes partnering both internal and external
  • Take an active approach to chairing client review meetings and creative presentations
  • Ensure you have an informed opinion to share that is representative of the agency view
  • Deliver high standards of client satisfaction, measured through feedback, surveys, response to campaigns.
  • Strive to deliver on time, every time
  • Control budgets and monthly billings
  • Have a base level understanding of account fee structures and the corresponding scope of
  • Assist your AD by establishing billing principles and ensure timely invoicing as well as incoming/outgoing payments.


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Industry relevant tertiary qualification
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience (does not need to be specific to agency)
  • Shopper/Trade Marketing experience is essential to qualify
  • Strong brief-writing skills
  • Knowledge of the relevant structures and processes in the agency
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. MS Office)
  • Strong communication skills.

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


Salary: Negotiable