Digital Account Executive


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Digital Account Executive

Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #DigAEOK21
Company: ninety9cents

Our Cape Town office is looking for a talented d igital account executive to join our team on one of our retail brands.
 
The primary responsibility of an AE is overseeing the effective administration of a piece of the business from all perspectives. 99c account executives must demonstrate proactivity, initiative and a real interest in building a career in the advertising industry.
 
The job scope will include but will not be limited to the following:
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the client through excellent work quality and professional conduct
  • Continue to invest in growing knowledge of your clients’ business and industries in which they operate, actively tracking competitive and other information that will be of value to your teams and clients
  • Assist in the monitoring and compilation of reports on client competitor information and activity
  • Schedule and arrange client meetings with all relevant parties, including the management of related logistics
  • Ensure that the full team, including yourself, are well prepared for client meetings
  • Produce accurate and timely contact reports after each client meeting – to be sent to client within 24 hours of meeting
  • Manage and compile accurate and detailed weekly status reports for internal and external status meetings
  • Support your account managers and account director by drafting effective, single-minded and timely job briefs and amendments
  • Be an integration champion. Liaise effectively with colleagues within the ATL Client Service Team, DTP, creative, production, traffic and other departments as relevant to ensure job is actioned as required
  • Liaise with media partners and 3rd party suppliers
  • Act as supporting point of contact for clients in the absence of other team members
  • Actively and independently manage small to medium campaigns from briefing to delivery, with the support and guidance of the Account Managers / Director
  • Work with account director/manager to set annual goals and take responsibility for your development as an advertising professional
  • Actively manage own performance and career
  • Ensure effective communication internally to full team
  • Provide consistently excellent support for your team, going above and beyond what is required
  • Brief in, check and ensure understanding of cost estimates before presenting on to client
  • Monitor and follow up on all outstanding cost estimates with clients
  • Ensure that cost estimates are approved upfront and billed timeously
  • Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the agency environment and how the work-flow moves through the agency
  • Complete timesheets daily and accurately
Our ideal candidate must:
  • Have worked in a Digital Advertising / Marketing Agency
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (incl. Mail, Word, Powerpoint and Excel) essential
  • Enthusiastic/confident/professional/diplomatic
  • Strong team player with initiative and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope with pressure, work to tight deadlines, large volumes and handle diverse activities
  • Ability to collaborate in a team and work independently
  • Reliable, organised and attention to detail
  • Have a solutions-driven attitude
  • Passion for client delivery and service
  • Passion and good understanding of the digital landscape
  • Strong organisation and administration skills essential
  • Accountable with good follow-through
  • Hard-working and proactive
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to research and self-study
  • Other: Driver’s license with own vehicle / reliable transport means
Minimum requirements include:
  • Prior relevant work experience of at least two years (within a Digital Agency)
  • Administration experience beneficial
  • Working knowledge of Workbook – advantageous
Qualifications:
  • Relevant business or marketing and communications tertiary qualification and/or equivalent work experience essential
  • Digital qualifications beneficial
Interested candidates must please submit a concise CV and salary expectation. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within three weeks after submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We remain committed to the principles of employment equity.
Posted on 22 Nov 14:51, Closing date 21 Dec

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