Freelance AE/AM

Job Function

Business Unit: O&M Agency
Department: Account Management
Location: Johannesburg, GP
Type: Temporary/Freelance
Reports To: Group Account Director

Major Task Headings:

•Responsible for the smooth running of an account and the production of its advertising, as well as for ensuring that work is produced on time and within budget.

•Build strong relationships and to foster good team spirit with both clients and members of the agency team, particularly the creative department, with which they will have almost daily contact.

•Account Managers play a pivotal role in the development of advertising and creative strategies. They are judged on their ability to contribute to the sale of great work.

•It is also key for Account Managers to develop their management skills by coaching and developing their support team, and by demonstrating an ability to effectively delegate both up and down.

•As the Account Manager moves towards promotion to Account Director, he/she will need to show leadership and drive in thinking of innovative solutions to business/strategic problems and in merchandising the agency’s services (particularly Brand Stewardship).
Education & Experience

Marketing knowledge and experience
Financial and budget control ability
People management skills
Team worker
Demonstrates potential leadership qualities
Excellent written/verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Strong service orientation
Integrity, energy and creativity
A thorough working knowledge of all agency systems

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.

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