Studio 29

Mid / Senior Account Director

  • Location Bryanston, Gauteng
  • Category Digital
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Ref # 5211

Our client, a global Digital / Ad Agency based in Bryanston, is looking for a smart, creative, optimistic, energetic, curious, and brave Account Director!

What this job entails;

Client & Agency Relationships

· Build and maintain close client relationships, understanding their business challenges and objectives at all levels

· Ambassador for our client’s best interests in dealings with other agencies

· Identifying opportunities to cross sell and upsell services and drive revenue targets

Project Management

· Constant overviewing of projects in the system in brand portfolio

· Working with Operations to ensure resourcing solutions are in place for delivery

· Driving larger projects/work streams

· Acting as a daily escalation point for resolving project issues

· Understanding and questioning legalities on work

· Improving work processes to drive efficiency

Financial Management

· Managing overall client budgets and retainers

· Driving business growth through diligent financial and forecast reporting


· Imparting knowledge of digital/industry developments to drive client aspirations

· Working closely with Planning to drive relevant Digital or TTL strategy

· Developing Digital/TTL plans, aligned with client strategy


· Interpreting reports to advise clients on making informed business decisions

Team Management

· Motivates, coaches and collaborates with own team and brand team to ensure resources are managed effectively and work is delivered

· Leads by example in approach to work and adding to team spirit – knows impact on others, listens to their views and feelings, and includes them

· Conducts performance reviews for junior team members, identifying and escalating problems early

· Assist with recruitment for AM team

· Leading brand teams on client delivery, quality and improving ways of working

· Identifies training required to develop individual team members


· Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in an Account Management role within an agency essential

· Min 2 years people management and extended team building experience preferable

· Real passion for digital marketing

· Ability to think strategically and commercially

· Ability to review campaign results and understand real return on investment, as well as suggest improvements

· Deep understanding of all communication disciplines – BTL, ATL and TTL.

· Understanding of new technology and the application of it to the creative process.

· Related tertiary qualification essential (Marketing degree preferable)

· Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

Who you are;

Radiators - have a passion for learning and digital, an attitude of "enough is never enough", and are smart, creative, optimistic, energetic, curious, and brave!

Excellent customer service skills; analytical with the ability to review campaign results, understand them and identify opportunities for improvement; the ability to judge creative; strategic thinking; ability to work under pressure

Additional Requirements:

Own Driver’s License and vehicle, and ability to work overtime