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Senior Account Manager

Location:Johannesburg, Hyde Park
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

Role 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.
Key Accountabilites:

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
Essential personal attributes
  • Strong communicator across levels (internal and external).
  • Good people management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Numerate and analytical.
  • Organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic.
The DAN Values

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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