Business Unit Director: Leading Agency (223 views)

Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Jun 2021

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

A highly innovative, proactive and awarded creative agency is on the lookout for a world-class Business Unit Director to join the team at their Johannesburg office. We’re looking for a heavyweight with a proven track record; someone smart with excellent business acumen. In the role, you will work as part of a senior team with a Strategy Partner and Creative Partner to oversee, build and lead respected and admired relationships with key clients. The ideal candidate is a natural leader with strong team management skills and agency experience. This is a great opportunity with a lot of scope for development and career growth. Don’t miss out – get in touch today!


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • 10+ years’ experience in agency client service roles, with at least 3 years as a Business Director
  • Significant business understanding – able to achieve and exceed projections, manage client budgets and agency financial reporting
  • Experience in running large first-class businesses for an agency successfully for a number of years
  • Outstanding financial acumen
  • Strong relationship building skills both internal and external – able to become a trusted partner who is always seeking out new opportunities and synergies
  • Able to hold valuable relationships with the Creative team
  • Solid mentoring and coaching ability, supporting growth for junior staff members
  • Motivational – able to lead by example
  • Inspirational and team culture building
  • Solutions driven
  • Experience across ATL, BTL, PR, Experiential and Digital
  • Smart, sharp thinker – essential.

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


Salary: Negotiable

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