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Account Manager

at Creative Spark in Johannesburg
Sub-Category: Account manager

Creative Spark is a fast-growing, young, ambitious 40-person digital agency and online publishing business. Now part of the M&C Saatchi Group with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we are looking for an Account Manager to be part of our ambitious growth plans in Johannesburg.
We run five award-winning online brands, including, that are locally and internationally reputable, and our digital agency services clients like ETV, Philips, Heineken and Kimberly Clark.

We’re a fast-paced business that employs ambitious and committed people that want to go places, grow with the company and make an impact on the world. We work on a number of exciting and high-profile local and international corporate and media projects.
The ideal candidate would be someone who would want to be part of a growth story, is happy multi-tasking, is pro-active, entrepreneurial, a problem-solver and wants to make an impact. They should not be afraid to get their hands dirty and grow out a team as the company grows.

Job description

A sound working knowledge of everything related to Digital Marketing:

  • Social Media – Strategy & Execution per platform
  • Search Engine Strategies
  • Leading the implementation of campaigns
  • Campaign analysis and reporting

Reporting to the Group Account Director, the role will extend to all aspects of the client relationship on your portfolio: client liaison, relationship management and the management of projects:

  • Take briefs and present creative work / strategies that result in a client brief
  • Compile status documents and run/participate in status meetings and creative reviews
  • Compile CEs / Quotes and manage budgets
  • Understand client business, objectives and requirements
  • Be able to think on your feet and partake in on-the-spot solutions, communicating ideas clearly
  • Co-ordinate and execute activities and tasks required to meet all objectives with your team / studio
  • Identify and recommend the best possible solutions in terms of implementation and or end product
  • Have a keen eye for business development and be able to spot new opportunities
  • Have an exceptional eye for detail. Structured and organised
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of Web technologies, drawing on Agency technical expertise when required
  • Manage a team of Account Managers and Account Executives on your clients ensuring output and servicing efficiencies


  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Confidence, tact and persuasive manner
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Willingness to work long hours within a team and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong analytic skills and knowledge of Excel a must.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Knowledge of Design and Web Technologies
  • At least 2 years digital agency Account Management experience

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Well-developed sense of humour and enjoys being part of a team
  • Independent & self-motivated
  • Proactive and professional mannered
  • Solution and deadline driven
  • Ability to adapt (any environment, systems, processes and procedures)

Please submit your CV and covering letter to

Only applicants with industry, agency and role experience need apply

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Published at 09-02-2017
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