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  • 10 Mar \ Johannesburg

    Strategist

    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.

    We are regarded as one of South Africa’s most strategic agencies. The bar is high, and we are looking for an exceptionally smart, bright and brave thinker (and do-er) who wants to push the boundaries and deliver remarkable work.

    Smart, sharp thinkers need only apply

    We are looking for the following qualities: 

    • Four years 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 your 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 round strategic thinker across channels and disciplines
    • In addition you must have outstanding presentation skills

    Ours is an entrepreneurial agency, where people are hands on.

    We don't do ego.

    We don't do prudes.

    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
  • 7 Mar \ Johannesburg

    Business 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 an experienced business director to lead an important, strategic portfolio 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 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.

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 23 Feb \ Johannesburg

    Art Director and Copywriter

    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 is looking to hire a mid-weight creative team (art director and copywriter). You will be working across channels (but mostly BTL) for a very recognisable, blue-chip South African brand.

    Candidates can apply as a team or individuals.
    The ideal team/candidates will be able to demonstrate:

    • An exciting portfolio (real work on real clients) - please submit this with your application
    • Advertising agency experience of at least two to four years in the industry, having worked in a reputable advertising agency.
    • A varied book which contains a mix of real work and a strong conceptual ability
    • Presentation skills and client facing experience required
    • Preference will be given to candidates with a vast portfolio and experience in BTL, Activations and Digital
    • A strong agency pedigree and will add to the culture of the agency with an interesting sense of humour
    • Experience conceptualising and implementing large campaigns - particular in the BTL/Activations space

    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
  • 3 Feb \ Cape Town

    Junior 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 junior digital designer with 1-2 years experience, having worked in an advertising agency

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

    • Preferably 1-2 Years Experience (in an advertising agency)
    • Strong understanding of design principles
    • Broad understanding of internet related technologies and standards
    • Experience in using the Adobe Suite (proficiency in Photoshop & Illustrator is a must)
    • Strong conceptual skills
    • Willingness to actively contribute to brainstorming sessions
    • 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