Account Manager

Job Function

Business Unit: Ogilvy Public Relations
Department: Account Management
Location: Johannesburg, GP
Type: Permanent
Reports To:


An account manager should be a broadly capable project and account manager who handles a wide range of assignments, projects and/or clients with a high degree of success and independence.

An account manager has demonstrated high-level professional knowledge and skills.  She/he should be able to manage a piece of a large account or a few smaller ones, with top cover from her/his account director, business director, director or and/or managing director.  She/he should have project management, budgeting, counselling, programme, people management and emerging business development skills.  He/she takes responsibility for the projects he/she manages, providing excellent client service, applying the office’s best resources, effectively managing people involved in projects and managing for profitable growth.  As account manager demonstrates the ability and wherewithal to deliver on our vision, performance requirements and growth projections. An account manager has strong client relationships.  There is no time limit on the account manager position.

Job Description

An account manager meets all the responsibilities and expectations of an account executive and:

Professional skills


Initiative and general management

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, colour, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation or because of gender identity or expression.