Senior Freelance Account Manager: Alcohol Brands (202 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
19 Jan 2022

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference.

We have an exciting freelance job opportunity for a senior 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 – essential
  • 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.


Salary: Negotiable