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Business Unit Director

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Company:Viv Gordon Placements

We have a fantastic opening for an experienced business unit director at a superb, international, awarded advertising agency’s Cape Town office. The successful candidate will get the amazing opportunity to take over as BUD on a fast-paced fashion retail account. This exciting role calls for a natural leader with strong team management skills and agency experience. We’re looking for someone sussed who loves fashion and keeps up to date with global trends; someone confident, outgoing and a great communicator (both internally and with clients).

The agency has a very integrated structure so will be ideally looking for a BUD that can carry conversations at a strategic level across channel instead of sitting solely in the traditional ATL space. That said, ATL is a big requirement and the candidate needs to be fully versed in the discipline. And a big requirement is a ‘hands-on’ BUD - one who isn’t afraid to get stuck in. The culture of the agency is such that it doesn’t allow for a ‘hands-off’ approach from business unit leads. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are a strategic thinker, please get in touch before this opportunity is snatched up!

  • To lead, inspire, set direction and drive the account management business unit to provide extraordinary account management service and add real value to the clients’ business.
  • Managing the delivery of exceptional creative product that meets or exceeds the clients’ business targets within the defined integrated strategic approach.
  • To ensure optimum deployment of integrated 360-degree communication, facilitate problem solving, monitor the health of the clients’ business within the agency, deliver bottom line client profitability and grow the clients’ business within the agency.
  • Manage a team of highly professional Account Directors and Account Managers.

The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience working for a big agency
  • BTL, ATL, and digital experience
  • Interest and experience in fashion and retail – a must
  • The ability to lead by example with strong mentoring and coaching instincts
  • Energetic with a go-getter attitude
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Brand awareness
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal/leadership skills
Should you not receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

Viv Gordon Placements (VGP) is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, public relations and publishing industries.

Posted on 14 Jun 17:15

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