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Middleweight Project/Account Manager

Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Hyde Park Area
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Sigil Design Bureau

Job description

Boutique investor and stakeholder communications agency in Hyde Park is seeking a middleweight project/account manager with experience in integrated annual reports and results projects.
This individual will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:
  • Project and production management from content received to final sign-off of all integrated annual report and results-related material;
  • Client liaison and meeting clients to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job;
  • Forming strong relationships with clients, with regular communication regarding costs, timelines and scope;
  • Receiving client briefs;
  • Interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
  • Estimating the time required to complete the work;
  • Managing, scheduling and monitoring the team of internal and external project resources to optimise capacity;
  • Being the interface between the client, the studio team and the supplier team/s;
  • Producing, managing and controlling all project documentation, and monitoring scope creep;
  • Obtaining quotes and costing projects;
  • Monitoring and tracking production projects to ensure proper and timely completion works with outside vendors to meet production deadlines;
  • Ensuring that timely and informative communication takes place between the creative function and the partners, account management team and clients;
  • Creating a schedule for new jobs, and assigning tasks to the team, as required by the managing director;
  • Reviewing current and future timelines and job statuses with the individuals working on those jobs and management;
  • Rescheduling projects according to new or changing priorities, as can happen when the studio takes on new clients and/or “rush jobs”;
  • Reporting back to management about the Company’s current workflow and related issues, such as too much or too little work coming into the studio at any given time;
  • Working with the managing director on invoicing, and/or changing costs due to ad-hoc/rush jobs or unexpected deadlines;
  • Assisting with new business development; 
  • Contributing to the strategic and creative development of the Company’s marketing and branding efforts for new business development;
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
  • Working with the design team to implement client brief;
  • Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to clients and account managers;
  • Interacting with freelancers or outside contractors and getting them up to speed on jobs they will assist with;
  • Performing quality control, proof checking and proofreading of copy for clients’ corporate and stakeholder communications before delivery to client; 
  • Learning clients’ communications conventions and brand preferences;
  • Researching clients to keeping up-to-date with their businesses, competitors, sectors and related subject matter;
  • Assisting with quality control of marked-up, hard or soft copy changes and author’s corrections; 
  • Scrutinising design elements for errors or inconsistencies to maintain quality – these include infographics, iconography, typography, charts and graphs, among others;
  • Commissioning illustrators and photographers;
  • Working as part of a team with printers, freelancers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists;
  • Adding value to the customer experience by exceeding their expectations;
  • Media liaison and working with a wide range of media, including photography;
  • Managing client electronic marketing campaigns;
  • Assisting with website content management and electronic communications;
  • Driving constant improvement in the Company’s creative quality and capabilities; 
  • Continually learning, evaluating and implementing new marketing communications technologies within the Company and for client campaigns;
  • Maintaining equipment and supply inventory; maintains accurate files and records;
  • Working collaboratively with the partners, participating in Company strategising, and make recommendations for changes to the creative function to meet market changes, competitive threats or to support strategic plans.

Company Description

We are a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated experts, offering comprehensive authorship, communications and design services from our studio in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.


  • Valid drivers licence, with own reliable vehicle — is a must
  • Tertiary qualification (diploma/degree)
  • References to be provided
  • High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Exceptional organisational and project management skills
  • Chase software experience will be advantageous
  • Previous account manager work experience in an agency environment (at least five years)
  • BTL agency experience would be advantageous
  • Numeracy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Highly analytical and able to work in a high volume/complex environment
To apply – please submit the following: 

1. Your CV indicating current account/sectors previously worked 
2. A cover letter indicating your notice period, if applicable
3. Salary expectation

Start date: from mid-January 2020
  • Important: Send your CV application via email only to:
  • Please do not cc anyone else in the company and please do not contact us telephonically.
  • Should you not receive a response within seven days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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