Account Manager: Alcohol Brands (80 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
21 Jul 2021

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Account Manager to work on alcohol brands at an admired boutique agency based in Cape Town. We’re looking for a driven Account Manager who has a good understanding of Digital and previous ad agency experience.  In this role you will act as key client liaison, managing the day-to-day deliverables of brand’s communication plan internally, with partners and with client. You will report into the Account Director and BUD. 


  • Assisting in managing the strategic, creative development and production of creative campaigns
  • Assisting in managing marketing and/or strategic projects
  • Assisting in the management of day-to-day account situations/miscellaneous requests from clients
  • Coordinating efforts with media, activation, digital, PR agencies that your client/brand uses
  • Issuing contact reports and/or meeting recaps via e-mail
  • Setting up meetings internally and with the client
  • Managing and organising files in a way that’s easily accessible
  • Manage the status of a job or project. Not traffic it, but manage it
  • Informing agency of deadlines (air dates, presentation dates, etc.)
  • Issuing a status report to the client with all relevant information, deadlines, and costs pertaining to all projects/jobs in the system
  • Sometimes may include leading internal status meetings with the agency to make sure everyone’s on the same page
  • Be an expert on new happenings related to advertising within your client’s categories
  • Provide competitive analysis on new advertising and implications for your client
  • Present competitive analysis to your internal team and/or the client on a periodic basis
  • Keep abreast of evolving advertising trends, and how they may affect your work
  • Suggest potential brand/business building ideas for the agency and/or client based on industry updates
  • Maintaining budgets, estimates
  • Issuing and gaining client approval on project estimates
  • Alerting client of any changes in costs, budget, spending, etc.
  • Sending client invoices (& when requested a summary statement)
  • Following up with clients on payments
  • Managing your client’s advertising budget
  • Tracking Scope of Work documents for clients and forecasting internally
  • Good understanding of positioning and strategy
  • Help brand teams make informed decisions regarding the brand
  • Ensure creative work is on brand
  • Understand and interpret strategy
  • Manage client relationships
  • Identifying and realising new opportunities for clients’ brands, as well as the agency
  • Continuous and consistent quality of work through planning,
    co-ordination and problem solving
  • Good understanding of client, industry and business
  • Good understanding of agency business model and processes
  • Maintaining brand objectives and meeting deadlines and guiding the agency to meet deadlines
  • Manage client and agency expectation in terms of job deliverables and deadlines. 

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Industry relevant qualification
  • Previous advertising agency experience
  • Understanding of Digital
  • Ability to grasp strategy
  • Good communicator – written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and eager to learn
  • Ambitious
  • Proactive
  • Excellent attention to detail and budgetary restraints
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to build strong and enduring client relationships
  • Persuasive and good negotiator
  • Effective team management capabilities
  • Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinker with ability to understand creative work
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong project driver and management.

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


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Salary: Negotiable