Job purpose

The Account Executive (AE) directs and facilitates the day-to-day Agency efforts in developing Integrated Marketing Communications on behalf of the Client’s brands through communication of direction and information within the Agency Team. Manages client projects and takes an active role in all disciplines (marketing, creative, media, digital, research, and database) from planning to completion. The AE collaborates with key leaders within the Agency Team to contribute to the excellence of Agency’s output in all areas: marketing counselling/planning, integration across all spheres of brand’s communication (digital, video, print, mobile, social, public relations etc.) creative, and production. The AE is responsible for the on-time completion of assignments and plays an active role in gaining Client approval of Agency work, particularly the creative product.

Competencies required

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to marketing, communication and business management
  • Knowledge of full range of marketing communications media (video, print, web, mobile, retail, social, etc.).
Technical competencies
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid Driver’s licence

Personal competencies

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Team building skills; ability to energize and inspire.
  • Fluent verbal and written English essential; other languages desirable.
  • Interest in digital marketing practices (search, display, digital ecosystem, etc.).
  • Strong relationship management, organizational and project management skills.
  • Superior communication skills, both internal and client facing.
  • Time management skills (prioritising is important).
  • The ability to negotiate and network within a multi-cultural, multi-functional team environment
  • Conflict management ability – plays an integration role across various functional areas that may have conflicting interests.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the African world-view.
  • Demonstrated customer/client insight – particularly of relevant country customers & corporations.
  • Basic business acumen
  • Able to perform well under pressure.
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • High energy levels are needed in an environment governed by tight deadlines.

Problem solving, planning and decision making

Problem solving
  • High work volumes and pressure
  • Contribution to the Integrated Marketing Communications strategies for clients
  • Dealing with difficult customers/clients
  • Required to use initiative within limits of authority, and investigate to obtain additional information
  • Refer matters to Head of Department and Managing Director when in doubt and before situations escalate into crisis
  • Clear, structured and deliberate approach to work tasks and client requests

WIRED to make a difference?

Show us your worth by contacting:
Plot 144, Unit 2, Mountain View Office Park, Kgale
All submissions due before Friday 16th of June 2017 @ 1700hrs

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