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  • 15 Jun \ Cape Town

    Payroll Administrator

    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. Six 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.

    Our Cape Town agency is looking to hire an experienced Payroll Administrator with at least 2-3 years’ experience on a payroll software package

    The ideal candidate will be able required to do:

    • Payroll administration, adding New employees, terminations , tax calculations, leave pay calculations
    • Reconciliations for employee Benefits
    • Emp201 Reconciliations
    • Maintaining employee personal files
    • Managing employee queries
    • Employee Benefit Sign ups and submitting to third parties

    The below skills will be advantageous to the candidate:

    • Good excel skills
    • A strong financial background
    • Excellent communications skills
    • The ability to multitask and to work across multiple companies
    • Excellent administrative and organisational skills

    This is a great opportunity

    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply!

    Applicants are requested to submit a CV in their application.

    Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 15 Jun \ Cape Town

    Strategist - Dalmatian

    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. 

    Six years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa's best advertising agency and opened Dalmatian as part of the M&C Saatchi Group in South Africa.

    Dalmatian is a full-service advertising agency focused on producing beautiful, effective work. They are looking for an experienced Strategist to work on an exciting blue-chip portfolio in the Agency.
    Smart, sharp thinkers need only apply. 

    We are looking for the following qualities: 

    • Three-Four years of experience in a strategy role (preferably in an advertising agency environment)
    • Highly positive, interesting and effortless to work with
    • Self-starter, with relentless energy and tenacity
    • Highly creative thinker who comes to the table with an informed point of view
    • Thrive in an entrepreneurially orientated environment with fast turn-around times

    Your CV must demonstrate:

    • The tangible impact you have had in your career to date
    • That you can ‘do’ as well as ‘think’: Account management/project management experience preferred
    • Your ability to be an all-around strategic thinker across channels and disciplines
    • In addition, you must have outstanding presentation skills

    Visit the Dalmatian website (http://www.dalmatianadvertising.com) for further information about their offering, clients and team.

    We don't do ego
    We solve in the positive.

    Please note: If you don't receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 11 Jun \ Johannesburg

    Media Thinker

    CONNECT is a dynamic media company, which operates as part of the M&C Saatchi Group of companies in South Africa.

    We employ brave and bright individuals with an entrepreneurial attitude to build and evolve our offering in a fast-changing, competitive landscape.

    We are looking for someone that can step outside of the traditional box of being a pure planner or a media strategist – instead we are looking for someone who is culturally savvy, apply innovative thinking and are interested to solve clients’ business problems.  

    Someone able to "connect the dots" and willing to get stuck into all parts of our client’s business.

    We are a small business, so this person will need to be involved doing a basic media plan to client presentations. We want to be as useful to you as you will be to us!


    Requirements:

    • Solid understanding of touchpoint principles; including digital
    • Grounded in media planning basics and experienced in particularly TV and Radio planning
    • Confident to write and present media strategies
    • Excellent project manager – able to prioritise and work calmly under pressure
    • Attention to detail and organised to work in an efficient way
    • Genuine interest in people and how they consume media and content
    • Excellent knowledge of standard media tools in order to plan effectively:  incl Amps, Arianna, Adex and ability to draw insights from data

    We don’t do egos.
    We don’t do drama.
    We solve in the positive.

    Excited? Then please submit your CV.

    Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 7 Jun \ Johannesburg

    Art 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. Six 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.

    Our Johannesburg agency has the recognizable
    , blue-chip brands, who need everything from ATL, BTL,to  experiential and digital. 
    What we need, is another talented and driven art director with around 5 – 7 years experience

    The ideal candidate(s) will have:

    • A great and varied book
    • Strong conceptual ability
    • Presentation skills and be good with clients
    • A love for art direction, design and the ability to craft
    • A strong agency pedigree

    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply! Applicants are requested to submit a CV and portfolio of work in their application.

    Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 5 Jun \ Johannesburg

    Business Director

    Freelance or permanent.


    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 an experienced business director to lead an important blue-chip brand in our JHB 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, Activations 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. Happy people. Happy clients. Happy work.

    We don't do ego.
    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.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 26 May \ Cape Town

    Copywriter - Dalmatian

    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. 

    Six years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa's best advertising agency and opened Dalmatian as part of the M&C Saatchi Group in South Africa.

    Dalmatian is a full service advertising agency focused on producing beautiful, effective work. They are looking to hire a copywriter with three to five years experience, having worked in an advertising agency. You will be working across channels for recognisable, blue-chip brands, covering everything from ATL, digital, BTL and a bit of experiential/activations thrown into the mix as well.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

    • A varied (and award-winning) portfolio book which contains a mix of real work and a strong conceptual ability
    • A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow
    • A proven track record in reputable advertising agencies with a portfolio of work
    • A strong agency pedigree and will add to the culture of the agency 

    This is a great opportunity with a lot of scope for development and career growth.

    Visit the Dalmatian website (http://www.dalmatianadvertising.com) for further information about their offering, clients and team.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply! Applicants are requested to submit a CV and portfolio of work in their application.
    Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 26 Apr \ Cape Town

    Digital Designer

    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. Six 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.


    Our Cape Town agency is looking to hire an experienced digital designer with at least 3 years experience, having worked in an advertising agency

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

    • A digital advertising portfolio, including design for across platforms (websites, social media, emailers & newsletters etc)
    • Preferably at least 3 years experience (in an advertising agency)
    • Strong understanding of design principles, specifically in the digital space
    • Broad understanding of internet related technologies and standards
    • Experience in using the Adobe Suite (proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator is a must)
    • Strong conceptual skills
    • Desire to stay up to date with innovation and technical developments in the creative and digital media industries
    • Constant drive to question the status quo - strive for fresh new ideas

    This is a great opportunity with a lot of scope for development and fame.

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

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply! Applicants are requested to submit a CV and portfolio of work in their application.

    Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za