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Account Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Company:M&C Saatchi Abel

We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company that want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond. 

We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a world-class Cape Town-based account manager to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver.

Six core qualities that we are looking for:
  • Passion for creativity - Fights for brilliant creative work and actively seeks to drive enviable creative solutions and opportunities on every brief.
  • Connector of dots – Someone who can work across a complex client business and drive cohesion by bringing the right people together to solve problems quickly.
  • Operational smarts – Ability to get work out in an efficient and effective manner
  • Relationship builder –  A natural leader who is able to work with multiple stakeholders both within the agency environment and when dealing with client.
  • Passionate about admin and the detail: Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things and has strong organisation, admin and time management skills.
  • Drives positivity - Is energetic with a go-getter attitude and injects this into the team
Four simple ways you will be measured:
  • Happy people: Build relationships of trust, respect and partnership within our culture that allows people to be and do their best. 
  • Happy clients: Responsible for day-to-day client integration on active projects and ensure client is up to speed wrt status on jobs. Able to lead conversations and meetings regarding specific projects. The client must have a strong sense of confidence in you and must be able to depend on you for all the detail on projects.
  • Happy money: With an understanding of how the agency makes money and how the account should be charged, you confidently manage the financial administration on your portfolio.
  • Happy work: You have a trusted relationship with your creative and production teams and is able to conduct creative meetings and assess the work against the clarity of a well-written brief.  
Three things you must have:
  • Three to five years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
  • Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders
  • A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client
We don't do ego. We solve in the positive.

While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Posted on 25 Mar 11:28

Frances Skelton

+27 21 421 1024
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