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Full-time
Business Director

at M&C Saatchi Abel in Johannesburg
Sub-Category: Director

When M&C Saatchi was launched in 1995, it was of the belief that “nothing is impossible”. A conviction that an individual can make what seems highly improbable happen. Five years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa’s best advertising agency, with over 180 staff in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.

We are looking for a business director to lead a high-profile, important portfolio of business (including Nando’s) within our Johannesburg agency.
Experience required

  • Eight+ years of experience in the account management function
  • Critical business understanding – achieving and exceeding forecasting, managing client budgets and agency revenue/income reporting
  • Experience in running big blue chip businesses for an agency successfully for a number of years
  • Strong mentoring and coaching instincts, supporting growth for a team from AEs to ADs
  • Has experience in ATL, BTL and digital
  • Would enjoy the responsibility and freedom that comes from reporting directly into the MD of the company

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project management:

• As the most senior consultant on your portfolio of business, you will embed innovative thinking and strategic direction in your client business. You are able to “connect the dots” and actively seek to improve the agency’s role within the client business

Client management:

  • You hold relationships with the most senior clients (marketing director/CEO) and engage meaningfully to drive a partnership model

Creative management:

  • You hold a partner relationship with the ECD and embed innovative thinking into the core of the business

Strategy management:

  • With a clear understanding of the broader business objectives of the client, you are able to act as a strategic consultant on all marketing and communication requirements

Finance management:

  • You manage and steer the financial fitness of the accounts (profitability, staff and income ratios) while driving and identifying additional revenue and business opportunities to increase forecast.

People management:

  • You will build a respected and acknowledged account management team, taking full responsibility for finance, profitability, team structures and operational efficiency on your portfolio of business

We don’t do ego.
We don’t do prudes.
We solve in the positive.

If this opportunity excites you, please apply.
Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.



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