Leani van Tonder

Marketer, Brand Manager, Media Planner, Strategic Planner
Location:Johannesburg, Maldives


I am extremely passionate about marketing and enjoy thinking out of the box. I am willing to work from the bottom up and would love to hold the position of VP of Marketing in the years to come.

Current employment

Maketing and Communications Manager
Dusit Thani Maldives - www.dusit.com/dtmd


Account Manager
1 Mar 2013 - 1 Jun 2015 - Johannesburg
Positions Held: Account Manager (August 2013 - May 2015) Account Executive (March - July 2013) Accounts Managed: Standard Bank Group, Kellogg’s, Beechies, Distell (Savanna, Hunters, Three Ships) Largest Accounts: Standard Bank - R 7 500 000 Distell - R 6 500 000 Staff Compliment: 2 Direct reports (Client Service) Responsibilities: • Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their merchandising or point-of-sale requirements • Working with agency colleagues to devise a marketing campaign that meets the client's brief and budget • Brief traffic, creative and research staff • Negotiating with clients and agency staff about the details of campaigns • Presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification - this includes presentations and pitches to clients. • Undertaking administration tasks • Plan, forecast, report on costs and business performance, according to company requirements. • Manage customer service activities and staff competence in these areas to optimise and sustain performance, profitability and customer satisfaction. • Liaise with and utilise support from shared services, suppliers and other partners as required. • Seek and continuously develop knowledge and information about competitor activity and communicate this to the relevant departments in the company. • Recruit, train, manage, motivate & develop staff according to company policies and employment laws, and ensure relevant HR procedures are followed (appraisals, discipline, grievances, etc.) • Develop personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere subject to company approval. • Attend meetings and contribute to client strategies as required. • Proof reading copy and obtaining sign-off on marketing material. • Continuous relationship building with clients, partners agencies and colleagues. • Write effective, creative proposals taking into consideration budget, requirements and holistic solutions to deliver upon objectives. • Work closely and provide support to the Business Director. • Handle weekly status meetings, write contact reports and entrench and grow client loyalty. • Cross selling and liaising with any other services and departments to meet clients need. • Actively engaging in the creative and strategic process, adding value to agency input and output.
Marketing/Sales Assistant
Mauritz Neuhoff Brokers Cc
1 Jan 2012 - 1 Dec 2012 - Pretoria
• New business generation • Following up on sales and client queries • General office administration • Brand development • Assisting with the design of the Website • Provide status reports and updates as necessary
Assistant Administrator
Silburn Drake Staff Connection
1 Nov 2010 - 1 Dec 2011 - Pretoria
• Handling Petty Cash • Ordering of Stationary • General office administration • Electronic and Manual Filing • Managing of Tender Documents


MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Market research & analysis, Excellent people management, Project Planning & Management, Brand management, Print Media, Advert Design and Layout


BCom Marketing Management
Year completed:2012
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Cum Laude

- Marketing of Services
- Research Methodology*
- Marketing in Practice*
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Marketing Management*

*Passed with a distinction
Institution:University of Pretoria
BCom Marketing Management
Year completed:2011
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:- Marketing Management*
- Communication Management*
- Business Management
- Tourism Management
- Integrated Practical Marketing Project
- Business Ethics
- Economics*
- Statistics
- Informatics
- Academic Literacy (Write & communication)
- Accounting

*Passed with a distinction
Institution:University of Pretoria
Year completed:2008
Education level:High school
Final year subjects:- English First Additional Language
- Afrikaans Home Language
- Mathematics
- Economics
- Business Studies
- Consumer Sciences
- Life Orientation
Institution:Hoerskool Roodepoort