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General Manager

Location:Johannesburg, Hyde Park
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Management Snr
Company:Dentsu Aegis Network

Job description

Background to Posterscope

Posterscope is the world's leading Out-of-Home Communications agency.

With billings, more than $2.2bn, we have over 700 people in 48 offices located in 27 countries worldwide. We aim to continually build understanding of the role of Out-of-Home in the connected economy and make Out-of-Home campaigns easy and accountable for our customers to execute. Traditionally the past drove the present. In today’s world, the future drives the present. Our point of difference is that we better understand emerging technology and consumer behaviour when Out-of-Home and how the two combines to create new opportunities for advertisers.

Role Purpose:

  • Manage business operations of Posterscope SA in line with Dentsu Aegis Network group objectives, including delivering on budgeted P&L
  • Financial understanding and support to Posterscope FM and DAN SSA Group Finance team
  • Drive new business growth opportunities through new and organic growth
  • Continue to drive the Location Expert promise through the optimisation and diversification of the Posterscope business and revenues, in line with global brand positioning.
  • Manage the full P&L of the business across both offices with the support of the General Manager Cape Town.
  • Support and grow Posterscope SA staff, with the focus on Johannesburg staff
  • Support DAN SSA Group on pitches in conjunction with the General Manager Cape Town
  • Understanding of SSA function and in conjunction with the General Manager Cape Town
  • Ensure that all OOH strategies and media plans are data led and developed using Posterscope’s bespoke tools and methodologies
  • Ensure that all OOH strategies and media plans are strategic and insight driven and meet the client’s business challenge
  • Liaise and build relationships with media owners, print and data partners to ensure clients receive the best opportunities, rates and strategic OOH solutions
  • Liaise and build client relationships to drive business growth
  • Ensure all clients relationships are strategically led
  • Contribute to driving sector Innovation and Thought-Leadership
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of new tools, systems and partnerships to ensure that Posterscope remains relevant in the digital economy
  • Liaise with International offices when required – Posterscope and DAN SS
Key Performance Areas (KPAs) and responsibilities
  • Consistent operational support to DAN SA CEO
  • Delivery against annual budgeted P&L
  • Consistent development and management of staff and capabilities
  • Accurate Financial understanding and reporting
  • Accurate overview and control of new business targets and achievements
  • Develop and manage new business pipeline
  • Develop and manage diversified revenue streams
  • Able to provide clients with effective OOH strategies and recommendations
  • Work is done timeously and accurately
  • Relationships with clients and agencies are strong
  • Relationships with staff are strong
  • Relationships with media owners are strong
  • Able to work well in a team (DAN group management, PS employee, clients, agencies and media planners from outside the company) – alignment with Group Values and Culture
The DAN Values

The candidate will need to demonstrate the Dentsu Aegis values of:

  • Acting with freedom
  • Deciding with speed
  • Keeping it simple
  • Being constantly curious
  • Taking risks to succeed
  • Passionate about thought leadership
  • Going the extra mile
  • Not afraid to make decisions
  • Rapid and ruthless focus
  • Taking ownership of work/ decisions
  • Being good citizens
  • Being transparent
  • Collaborating across the network
  • Sharing success models
  • Attraction, development and mobilisation of the best talent
Applications close: 22 May 2019

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Please indicate in your application that you are applying for the above-mentioned position:

Preference will be given to EE candidates.


  • Preferably tertiary education with post-graduate degree or diploma in field of Marketing, Business and/or Sales Management
  • Minimum five years of OOH media industry experience, with a track record of new business and staff development.
  • Experience in managing key client relationships
  • Experience in managing diverse teams across multiple locations
  • Experience in driving and delivery of new business within the media industry
  • Understanding of location data and location based mobile applications
  • Understanding of digital and print production process
  • Experience in management of media owner relationships

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