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  • 15 Nov \ Cape Town

    Account Director

    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 world class Cape Town based Account Director to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver who has the following qualities:
    The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

    •    Previous advertising agency experience is essential working on TTL accounts
    •    Five+ years of experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    •    Experienced in working with multiple senior clients across various stakeholders
    •    A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client
    •    Has strong organisation, admin and time management skills, able to take the lead on projects
    •    Confident in presentation skills. Enjoys presenting strategic & creative work to clients
    •    Pays attention to the detail and worries about the little things
    •    Has strong integrated marketing skills
    •    Is energetic with a go-getter attitude 
    •    Ability to understand and interpret data
    •    An interest in financial services and telecommunication is preferable
    •    Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional & digital)
    •    Strong strategic thinking ability
    •    Solutions driven 

    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. 

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

    Account 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 world class Cape Town based Account Manager to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver who has the following qualities:

    •    Demonstrate a passion for creativity and ideas and seeks to grow his/her business portfolio through enviable creative solutions
    •    Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion
    •    Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner
    •    High level of EQ
    •    Three to five years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    •    Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders
    •    A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client
    •    Has strong organisation, admin and time management skills, able to take the lead on projects
    •    Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things
    •    Has strong integrated marketing skills
    •    Is energetic with a go-getter attitude
     
    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply!

    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. 

     

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 12 Nov \ Cape Town

    Creative Partner

    M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town is looking for a highly experienced CD level Creative Partner with a proven track record of producing both talked about and award winning work.

    In this role, you will work as part of a senior leadership team with a Business Partner and Strategy Partner to oversee and build respected and admired relationships with key clients,  including Takealot.com, Superbalist, MR D, Weylandts, Yardley & Lancewood


    The ideal candidate will have industry cred and be able to:
    •    Inspire a team, gain the confidence of clients and push thinking to a better space.
    •    Have a good grasp of all aspects of the agency process – from strategy to final production.
    •    Digital experience will be a huge plus and experience in fashion and online retailer would be an added bonus.
    •    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 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.

    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. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 5 Oct \ Cape Town

    Social Media Manager

    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.

    We are looking for a dynamic social media manager who is a self-starter, multi-talented, brave and bright that will be responsible for the management and strategic implementation of social media activities for a variety of our clients. 

    You will have a proven track record of successfully delivering social media activity in a B2C environment. You will have a high-level proficiency on social media platforms with an in-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube (including paid campaigns). You will need to be team-focused, a logical thinker and quick learner with initiative, excellent English communication skills (written and verbal) and have strong management and influencing skills.

    Responsibilities and duties:

    • Build and manage the company's social media profiles and presence through the delivery of a social media plan
    • Liaising with media agencies regarding paid media campaigns and campaign results and delivery.
    • Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about our brands and industry
    • Monitor and respond/organise response to questions and comments received on our social media channels
    • Live tweeting from events (after hours when required)
    • Executing social media competitions and collating entries
    • The ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions/optimise campaigns
    • Proven track record of delivering social media campaigns, growing communities and engagement (including delivery of paid campaigns)
    • Monitor, review and report on social media performance weekly/monthly/quarterly. Analyse, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximise results
    • Help provide ongoing consultancy and best practice advice on the use of social media for our employees
    • Keep up to date with the latest social media trends and share your knowledge with the broader agency team.

     

    Experience & Skills:

    • 1-2 years of social media management experience with community management responsibilities
    • Experience working in social media/digital communications or marketing 
    • Time management and multitasking skills – ability to prioritise and manage your own time.
    • Proficient in social media reporting tools e.g. BrandsEye, Sprout Social, Crimson Hexagon etc.
    • Critical analysis of social media data in order to pull out key learnings to client
    • Professional demeanour internally and externally when dealing with clients
    • Effective communication skills coupled with good presentation skills
    • Maintains excellent writing and language skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Understanding of design principles

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

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply!

    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. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 5 Oct \ Cape Town

    Strategy Partner

    M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town is looking for a highly experienced Strategy Partner with a proven track record. Smart, sharp thinkers need only apply.

    In this role, you will work as part of a senior leadership team with a Business Partner and Creative Partner to oversee, build and lead respected and admired relationships with key clients,  including Takealot.com, Superbalist and MR D


    The ideal candidate will have industry cred and meet the following criteria:

    •    Eight+ years in a strategy role (preferably in an advertising agency environment)
    •    The ability to be an all-around strategic thinker across channels and disciplines
    •    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
    •    Experience in fashion and online retailer would be an added bonus.
    •    A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow
    •    A strong agency pedigree and will add to the culture of the agency 
    •    Highly positive, interesting, and effortless to work with

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

    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. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za