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Mid-Senior Account Manager - TTL

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

Ninety9cents is a full-service, integrated advertising agency located in Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s largest independently owned agencies. Led by founder and Managing Director Andrew Brand, the agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA, Spur Group, and Capitec to name but a few. 

We are looking for a professional and passionate TTL mid-weight to senior Account Manager to manage one of our top retail accounts. In addition, we want someone who takes the initiative and enjoys a challenge.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the client through excellent work quality and professional conduct
  • Manage a portfolio of numerous TTL campaigns from concept through to final roll-out
  • Work alongside your digital client service team to ensure all campaigns are fully integrated from TTL onto all digital platforms
  • Compile detailed/informative briefs for creative and strategic departments
  • Schedule and arrange client meetings with all relevant parties, including the management of related logistics
  • Ensure that you and the team are well prepared for client meetings
  • Produce accurate and timely contact reports after each client meeting
  • Liaise with colleagues in Traffic, Creative team, DTP and other departments to ensure a job is actioned
  • Act as supporting point of contact for clients in the absence of other team members
  • Brief-in, check and ensure understanding of cost estimates before presenting to client
  • Monitor and follow-up on all outstanding cost estimates with clients
  • Ensure that cost estimates are approved upfront and billed timeously
  • Manage and compile accurate and detailed weekly status reports for internal and external status meetings


  • Diploma/Degree in marketing/advertising and/or communications
  • Three+ years’ relevant experience in a similiar position
  • Experience with retail accounts essential
  • Experience in Digital is advantageous
  • Strong client service and admin skills
  • Enthusiastic/confident/professional/diplomatic
  • Team player with initiative and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and handle diverse activities
  • Reliable, organised with strong attention to detail
  • Have a solutions-driven attitude
  • Passion for client delivery and service
  • Accountable with good follow-through
  • Hard-working and proactive
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Valid driver's license and own transport

Technical skills/knowledge: 
  • MS Office (MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • CHASE - advantageous

Personal attributes:
  • Able to multitask
  • Detail-orientated
  • Highly organised and must have good time management

If you have not received a response to your application within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Applications from EE candidates will be considered with preference in compliance with the EE Act.

Posted on 12 Mar 16:57

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