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Account Manager

Benefits:Great offices, amazing company culture and growth opportunities.
Location:Cape Town, Foreshore
Education level:Degree
Job level:MidSenior

Job description

The business manager (account manager) is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operational management of clients. This role is responsible for ensuring a consistent level of service delivery and that clients receive value from Incubeta solutions and services. They are also responsible for supporting the account team including junior account managers and account executives and will report into the account director or business director.

So what is a business/account manager?

The purpose of the role is to ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of the account – operationally, creatively and financially against approved solutions and is answerable on these points to the client and to the account director or business director. The business manager will oversee multiple accounts across multi-disciplined digital media, creative and technology projects whilst being responsible for client communications. This role requires a strong level of partnership and collaboration with external and internal stakeholders.

Place within the organisation
  • The bridge between the client, business director and the global operations team (consultants and media managers)
  • Reporting into the Account Director or Business Director


  •  Four + years of digital agency experience with a minimum of two years as an account manager is absolutely essential
  • Experience with Google marketing platform technology
  • Proven approach to cross-functional, cross-agency and partnership collaboration
  • Comprehensive understanding of online, including social media, content marketing, search marketing, digital media, and emerging technologies is essential
  • Brilliant multitasker
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to review campaign results and identify opportunities for improvement
  • A self-motivated go-getter who always strives to deliver the best possible results
  • Flexible approach and independent attitude
  • Ability to develop relationships – internally, with your team and externally, with our clients
  • Ability to work under intense pressure
  • Own transport and driver’s license
  • Google Certified - Google Fundamentals certifications are valid
  • Knowledge of digital transformation projects
  • Experience on Podio, Basecamp and Slack
  • Mobile experience
  • Day-to-day management of the USAP client relationship - Is the initial client ‘go-to’ to manage most requests or issues
  • Working with the USAP client on new and existing briefs to ensure delivery of efficient and contractually agreed solutions
  • Scoping projects and managing delivery against Always-On/ Monthly budgets or projects
  • Invoicing & administration incl creating and issuing CEs, receipting of PO’s, monthly client billing and invoicing
  • Administration when applicable incl contact reports, status meeting minutes
  • Disseminate information to the internal client service team and operation teams using tools such as Podio and Basecamp
  • Daily management of projects, both internally and externally, within budgets and timelines
  • Drive and coordinate plans and projects with consultants, media managers and other staff members working on the same accounts
  • Working with partner agencies to deliver cohesive campaigns/strategies
  • Ensuring the completion of all weekly and monthly reporting
  • Present insightful client reports with learnings in Weekly and or Monthly reviews with clients
  • Proactively research industry trends and brand knowledge to increase strategic understanding of client brands
  • Effectively manages and coaches the more junior members of the account management team
  • Delegates effectively and appropriately – upwards to the Business Director, as well as downwards, and to other departments
Key competencies and work ethic
  • Positive influence – a positive team member who keeps the other team members motivated. Demonstrates understanding of the importance of team morale and a healthy happy culture
  • Operational efficiency – someone who can spread themselves across multiple tasks simultaneously by working smartly, efficiently and effectively
  • Meticulous – while we want someone who is efficient, they also need to pay attention to all the details and ensure all they dot the I’s and cross the T’s. This requires a strong sense of pride in their work and ensuring that all output goes through rigorous quality control. Organisation is key on these portfolios
  • Time management - identify the urgent & important tasks and priorities to ensure delivery to client and other stakeholders
  • Interpersonal skills – we want someone who can build relationships both internally and externally. As the day-to-day point of contact between Incubeta, client and partners, this person would need to have strong leadership qualities
  • Solutions driven – we need someone who can think on their feet and come up with quick solutions to everyday problems. They should see all problems as a challenge for them to overcome
  • Financial acumen – this includes but is not limited to management of invoices, POs, managing project budgets
  • Strategic mindset – these portfolios have a strong focus on media, creative and technology and it is critical to ensure understanding of the client strategy to formulatea solution offering to achieve client’s business goals
If you believe you fit the criteria for this role, please email your CV together with your cover letter to Natasha at moc.atebucni@astnelat. Take note that if you do not receive feedback on your application within two weeks of submission, your application has been unsuccessful

Posted on 07 Jun 12:25

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