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Senior Account Director

Job level:Senior
Reference:#Senior Acc Director
Company:TBWA South Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Group: Region Overseas Content Studio

Report to: Content studio lead

Team X is Omnicom’s newly created integrated worldwide agency for Mercedes-Benz. Our mission is to make ‘The best, or nothing’ a reality for Mercedes-Benz and its customers.

We are on the lookout for talent with the X-factor to bolster our newly built Content Studio in South Africa. The studio will be responsible for creating and delivering the world's most advanced luxury automotive creative campaigns, fuelling the world’s most valuable luxury car maker as it shifts gears to lead the industry in electric mobility and build the world’s most desirable cars.

About the role

You will provide inspiration and be a driving force for the account alongside the content studio lead. You will be expected to gain respect and trust through your phenomenal interpersonal skills, creative thinking, and leadership to ensure projects and campaigns run smoothly and achieve their creative and commercial potential.

Reporting to the content studio lead, this is a fast-paced environment that is demanding, fulfilling, and fun, requiring daily coordination of internal and external stakeholders. The agency will depend on you to give your projects direction and maintain a clear strategy to achieve the very best outcomes and work.

Your responsibilities
  • Day-to-day management of creative campaigns production
  • Regular communication and liaison with clients at a senior level
  • Leading end-to-end projects working with your colleagues
  • Appreciating creativity and its interpretation and communicating this, both internally and externally
  • Challenging the client and pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation
  • Writing and contributing to briefs and developing insights to assist the planning and creative process
  • Working with results, using Excel, and understanding the typical marketing metrics to evaluate campaign performance
Skills and experience
  • 5-6 years of client service experience, currently in an account director role
  • Strong understanding of the automotive industry
  • Global experience would be a plus
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with a demonstrable eye for detail
  • Commercial understanding of the ‘bigger picture effect’ of creative on results and sales
  • Ability to work on large, fast-paced accounts and be excited to work across multiple brands with multiple project deliveries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative, curious, innovative, adventurous, and ambitious. Personality counts, and we want to see your individuality shine through at the interview stage.
  • Can-do attitude
  • Process and performance-driven
  • Team player
  • Empathetic
  • Enthusiastic
You will be part of an international Team X across multiple markets and hubs, including a support network of team members and training to develop your skillsets, with opportunities to participate in training across all Team X marketing disciplines.

Regions overseas

Region Overseas (RO) is an incredibly diverse region, spanning LATAM, Australia, Turkey, Russia, South East Asia, Japan, South Korea, and beyond.

Posted on 23 May 09:29, Closing date 21 Jun

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