Account Executive

Remuneration:Market related 
Job level:Junior

Job description

Ninety9cents is a full-service, integrated advertising agency with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Zambia, and is one of South Africa’s largest independently owned agencies. Led by founder and Managing Director Andrew Brand, the agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA, Spur Group, Capitec and Distell, to name but a few. Our Johannesburg office is looking for a dynamic Account Executive to join our Account Management team.


Summary of duties include, but are not limited to:

·       Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the client through excellent work quality and professional conduct

·       Participate and assist in new business development pitches

·       Schedule and arrange client meetings with all relevant parties, including the management of related logistics

·       Ensure that the team, as well as yourself, are well prepared for client meetings

·       Produce accurate and timely contact reports after each client meeting

·       Support office management by drafting effective and timely job briefs and amendments

·       Liaise with colleagues in DTP, creative, production, traffic and other departments to ensure job is actioned

·       Act as supporting point of contact for clients in the absence of other team members

·       Brief in, check and ensure understanding of cost estimates before presenting to client

·       Monitor and follow up on all outstanding cost estimates with clients

·       Ensure that cost estimates are approved upfront and billed timeously

·       Manage and compile accurate and detailed weekly status reports for internal and external status meetings

Minimum relevant experience and skills/attributes required:

·       2+ years’ relevant experience

·       Strong admin skills

·       Enthusiastic/confident/professional/diplomatic

    • Team player with initiative and excellent interpersonal skills

    • Ability to cope with pressure, meet tight deadlines and handle a wide range of tasks

    • Reliable, organised and attentive

    • Have a solution-driven attitude

    • Passion for client delivery and service

    • Accountable with good follow-through

    • Hard-working and proactive

    • Ability to research and self-study

    • Exceptional time management skills

Minimum education requirements:

    • Relevant tertiary qualification in marketing/advertising and/or communications

Technical skills/knowledge:

    • MS Office (MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

    • CHASE advantageous

Interested candidates must please submit a concise CV and salary expectation.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Should you not hear from us within three weeks after submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  We remain committed to the principles of employment equity.

Posted on 16 Apr 12:03

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