Purple Cow Communications is on the cusp of entering a new era and is seeking a new Managing Director to lead the business into the future. The person chosen for the role will be responsible for managing this medium-sized digital agency. Other responsibilities will include: full responsibility for profitability, growth in both clients and revenue, and serving the marketing and product development needs of Trudon (the majority shareholder of Purple Cow and publisher of the Yellow Pages) as they arise.
The position is permanent and based in Cape Town, Western Cape.
Manage a team of internal and external resources
Drive client acquisition and extension
Create a full suite of digital product and service offerings suitable for the market
Deliver cutting edge services and advise to Trudon
Re-focus the agency for key areas of specialisation and expertise
Facilitate client management
Develop products for delivery to Trudon's client base
The position requires a diverse set of skills including but not limited to:
Extensive knowledge of digital marketing trends, techniques and technologies
Ability to sell at the highest level
Proven track record of defending and growing revenue aggressively
Reputation for integrity and delivery
Prior agency experience in either a client services or account directorship role
Ability to lead, inspire and manage a team of creatives
Ability to strategise, push and grow creative ideas that improve sales figures
Ability to interact at board level
Five years' experience in the digital realm at senior management level, as well as a degree/diploma in media/advertising or marketing
An MBA would be an added advantage
The closing date for submissions of CVs is 14 May 2012.