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Account Manager

Location:Johannesburg, Dunkeld West, Sandton
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Type: 1 year
Reference:##JHB AM
Company:Urban Striker


Job description

Purpose of the role:                    
To effectively manage national event/activations by ensuring that each project has been set up correctly and completely before preparing project coordinators in each region to implement.

The AM is to remain at a supervisory level throughout each project and to observe and find ways to improve the service offering to clients.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
  • Manage a team working together on a client account 
  • Manage client's expectations, budgets and briefs
  • Present project concept and implementation plans to client
  • Event/activation management from concept through to implementation
  • Ensure that the agency’s actions are in line with agreements, procedures and budgets, and reflect a unified and agreed point of view
  • Write contact reports and forward these to the client within 48 hours after every meeting
  • Write creative briefs, timing plans, production schedules, status reports and event/activation briefs and use these to brief suppliers accordingly
  • Work with suppliers to ascertain timing plans, pursue estimate approval and follow the project through from production to final implementation
  • Source quotes against jobs and ensuring that they are within budget
  • Onsite event management, logistics planning and supplier coordination and ensure timeous execution
  • Organise and coordinate national and regional activity according to the brief; ensuring clear R&R are defined with relevant parties
  • Act as a central point of communication with respect to the national activity 
  • Be directly accountable for the quality of implementation and professional outputs
  • Ensure prompt and meaningful evaluation (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Ensure that client’s accounts are up-to-date, delivered on time and that payment is effected timeously
  • Continuously provide inputs and ideas into activation development
Inherent requirements:
  • Must have own vehicle
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally
  • Must understand the after hours requirements of this industry. Most events and activations take place outside of business operating hours
  • Computer literacy: All Microsoft products, example: MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook
  • Strong Excel skills a must 

Valued qualities for a AM
  • Good interpersonal skills (team player) within the agency and with client interaction
  • Good planning ability with impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong implementation skills
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Problem Solver


Functional requirements:
  • The ability to write comprehensive and insightful briefs to design team as well as event suppliers
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Minimum five years' events and activation experience with a proven track record
  • Experience in dealing with city council approvals, events permits, liquor licences, etc. 
  • Thorough understanding of production specs and processes, both manufacturing of event assets and printing
  • Thorough understanding of risk analysis for health and safety requirements
  • First aid or health and safety qualification beneficia


Posted on 22 Jun 11:37, Closing date 15 Jul

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michelle@urbanstriker.biz

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