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  • 11 May \ Johannesburg

    HR Manager

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond. We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic & detail orientated JHB based HR Manager.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Recruitment Support: You will operationally support Group HR and the HR Co-ordinator who are based in CPT, with any of the JHB recruitment needs. 
    • General HR Administration: You will be the custodian for managing all the administrative details across HR for our JHB office: New Starters/ Onboarding / End of Probation/ Exits / Freelancer contracts etc. Making sure all I’s are dotted, and T’s, crossed at all times.  
    • Company annual appraisal management: You will assist and support with Performance appraisals, to facilitate 360 feedback and summary reviews for managers.
    • General Support: You will provide general support to staff on any matters of concern, and will be able to guide and steer them on the matter in an approachable and trustworthy manner. 

    Core qualities we are looking for:

    • Passionate about admin & the detail: You have a simple, effective and structured way of managing admin and multiple tasks simultaneously and with military precision.
    • Approachable and open personality: You establish meaningful relationships with your colleagues; instil a sense of trust; and manage confidential information with the necessary discretion
    • Pro-active problem solver: Your ability to solve in the positive makes all the difference, because you not only find solutions, but you do so by consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure you manage expectations accordingly.
    • Ability to work across all levels: You have a way of working and managing people, problems and tasks across all levels be it with upper management / interns, and you do so with a consistent level of respect, ownership & accountability for whatever it is that are tackling. 

    Three things you must have:

    • Able to work in Excel , TEAMS and Google docs
    • Relevant Industry experience is preferable; however this does not have to be limited to an HR department.
    • A proven ability to multi task and work across levels within a company/companies.

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Please submit CV and application to: tracy@mcsaatchigroup.co.za

    tracy@mcsaatchigroup.co.za
  • 11 May \ Cape Town

    Senior UI Designer

    An exciting career opportunity for a meticulous UI designer. 

    Creative Spark is a close-knit team of driven individuals that work with well-known South African and global brands, corporates and startups, and no two projects are ever the same. We form part of the M&C Saatchi Group of Companies, with our specialization being medium-large enterprise product development. 

    We thrive on creativity and collaborative relationships with our clients and we’re passionate about results-driven, conceptual thinking and pixel-perfect design. What sets us apart from many agencies is that we work in a lean and agile environment, and we like to move fast!

    We are looking for a talented senior UI designer with 4+ years relevant work experience to join our team. Candidates must have the ability to create simple solutions to complex problems. A basic understanding of development principles would also be advantageous. If you’re a strong team player and you operate best where people, design and business meet, we’d like to hear from you.

    You should love what you do and thrive in a team environment. You get excited about user interface design and constantly research for the latest, fresh, interface designs. 
    You are proficient in Sketch and Invision, as well as up to date with tech & design trends across web, mobile & iOS. You should be a good communicator and possess the ability to sell your designs to clients and your team members alike.

    Your responsibilities will include:

    • Conceptualize interface designs for both mobile apps, and responsive websites
    • Development of detailed style guides consisting of custom iconography, fonts styles, button styles, etc.
    • Establish and promote interface design guidelines and best practices
    • Lead the visual development of the Client’s brand in a digital language


    Skills and experience required:

    • Relevant tertiary education
    • 4+ years of experience working as a product /UI designer 
    • High crafting standards, superior attention to detail
    • Good understanding of UX best practices 
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Comfortable dealing directly with clients
    • Good project & time management skills
    • Ability to take initiative, good at problem solving
    • Willing to learn continuously
    • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques and technologies
    • Proficient in Sketch, Invision and Adobe Creative Suite 
    • Self-motivated towards the achievement of established goals
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines


    If you are a suitable candidate, please forward your updated CV and UI portfolio to: design@creativespark.co.za

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration.

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

    Visit the Creative Spark website (http://www.creativespark.co.za) for further information about their offering, clients and team.

    design@creativespark.co.za
  • 11 May \ Cape Town

    Social Media Motion Designer

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond.
     
    We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a dynamic Cape Town based Social Media Motion Designer to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. If you are brave, bright and an optimistic problem solver, then you might just be who we are looking for. 

    Qualifications:

    Successful candidates must have high attention to detail and excellent personal communication skills.
    A degree and a very strong portfolio showcasing digital work and experience across all social media platforms will be required. We also require experience using a variety of design tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite.

    • Experience or qualifications in all or some of the below: 
    • Ability to bring static type, characters and logos to life through motion. 
    • Visual communication & design/Animation/multimedia design degree or 3yrs or more experience
    • Proficient in; Photoshop, Illustrator—as well as Adobe Premiere, Flash, and After Effects
    • Photography (a bonus)
    • Any advertising awards won. 

    Qualities we are looking for:

    • Strong conceptual ability. 
    • Experience with animation across all social media platforms. 
    • Excellent visual communication skills to present ideas and information in a multimedia context combined with excellent technical & design skills
    • Exceptional creative flair and an innovative approach to all design projects
    • Excellent organisational, time and project management skills
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • An understanding of the latest trends (design & digital) and their role in a commercial environment
    • Proven competence in design and image manipulation software
    • Teamwork skills because most projects require input from individuals with different roles within the agency 
    • Self-development skills to keep-up-to-date with fast-changing trends  & a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

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

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

    melody.maker@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 11 May \ Johannesburg

    Digital Conceptual Copywriter

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity-focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond.

    We believe that “the people with the best people win” and as such, are looking for a dynamic Senior Digital Conceptual Copywriter with 5+ year’s experience  to join our Johannesburg agency and be part of this audacious vision.

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and who wants to improve their creative portfolio. Concept teams are most welcome to apply. 


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    You’ll work closely with the creative director in dissecting briefs and discussing creative routes and ideas. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    Creative
    • Monitor the conceptual evolution of each project
    • Ensure that the highest creative standards are met
    • Become a champion of the brands you work on
    • Prepare and present your own creative solutions as well as that of your team’s
    • Build presentations and arguments for your ideas in a clear and logical way
    • Must love and understand big idea, media agnostic, brand building thinking
    • Must love and understand the technical aspects of writing and thinking for a digital first world

    Production
    • Writing persuasive, original copy
    • Assist when needed in pitches and client presentations
    • Assist our team of writers with guidance on tone and output 
    • Assume a mentorship role to grow junior writers
    • Be a champion of language in all forms
    • Be your own proof reader


    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

    You’ll need to be adept in all relevant design software and practices; these are the proficiencies we’re looking for:
    • Excellence in Keynote, Google Slides and PowerPoint
    • Proven copy skills
    • A love for presentation
    • A thorough understanding of digital platforms: Web & Microsites, Digital Media, Social Media, Tech Innovation
    • Positivity and Integrity

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE:

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • Your awards list 
    • Your work history/CV

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

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful

    jackie.roe@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 11 May \ Johannesburg

    Digital Conceptual Art Director / Designer

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity-focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond.

    We believe that “the people with the best people win” and as such, are looking for a dynamic Digital Conceptual Art Director / Designer with 5+ years’ experience to join our Johannesburg agency and be part of this audacious vision.

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them, someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and who wants to improve their creative portfolio. Concept teams are most welcome to apply.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    You’ll work closely with the creative director in determining the art direction of new projects and then make sure that your great ideas are implemented to the highest standards. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning.

    Creative
    • Monitor the conceptual and visual evolution of each project
    • Ensure that the highest creative and design standards are met
    • Become a champion of the brands you work on
    • Prepare and present your own creative solutions as well as that of your team’s

    Production
    • Lead projects from the brainstorming session all the way through to the very last element
    • Assist when needed in pitches and client presentations
    • Assist our team of designers to deliver the best possible work
    • Make sure that design guidelines and consistency standards are met
    • Assume a mentorship role to grow junior designers

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    You’ll need to be adept in all relevant design software and practices; these are the proficiencies we’re looking for:
    • Excellence in Adobe CS
    • Proven Art Direction skills
    • A love for presentation
    • A thorough understanding of digital platforms: Web & Microsites, Digital Media, Social Media, Tech Innovation
    • Positivity and Integrity

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • Your awards list
    • Your work history/CV


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

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.  Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration.  If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

    jackie.roe@mcsaatchiabel.co.za