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Senior Account Manager
|Location:||Johannesburg, Hyde Park|
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Job descriptionRole purpose:
The core purpose of the Account Manager is to:
- Support the Account Director within the client service team.
- Account Management, Media Planning and Implementation.
- Develop strong relationships with key clients.
- Develop strong relationships with other team members within Vizeum, the broader DAN group and other client agencies.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Understand fee structures and commercial terms for media used in client contract.
- Support AD / Strategist to challenge and probe client brief and ensure complete clarity and agreement on client objectives
- Work with AD / Strategist to deliver Convergent strategy
- Present confidently and with impact
- Be accountable for excellent plan execution:
- Analyse relevant data e.g. Post campaign reports and recommend and action required
- Be accountable for delivering accurate and timely plans - relentlessly aiming for excellence
- Participate/ensure feedback in regular status updates to keep abreast of developments on your accounts
- Know how to maximise use of Vizeum, DAN and industry tools
- Be eyes and ears for client relationship escalate issues as they arise / as required
- Connect credibly with client and industry stakeholders to build strong relationships and deliver excellent client service
- Attend and engage in meetings.
- Know and understand the client, their business/brand, their customer, their industry, target customers and who their competitors are - use to deliver innovative, ambitious client plans andservice
- Strong communicator across levels (internal and external).
- Good people management.
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Numerate and analytical.
- Organised with strong attention to detail.
The candidate will need to demonstrate the Dentsu Aegis values of:
- Acting with freedom
- Deciding with speed
- Keeping it simple
- Being constantly curious
- Taking risks to succeed
- Passionate about thought leadership
- Going the extra mile
- Not afraid to make decisions
- Rapid and ruthless focus
- Taking ownership of work/decisions
- Being good citizens
- Being transparent
- Collaborating across the network
- Sharing success models
- Attraction, development and mobilisation of the best talent
- Media agency background
- Through The Line experience
- Lots of Above The Line experience
- Four to six years of experience as an account manager
- Media strategy experience
Posted on 14 Mar 15:28
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