Senior Account Manager - PR

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ogilvy PR

Job description

Ogilvy PR is offering an amazing opportunity for an experienced Senior Account Manager who has worked for a PR agency before. This opportunity involves working on one of Ogilvy’s top clients and one of South Africa’s leading brands.

Here are some of the responsibilities:
  • Manages client expectations.
  • Develops and manages projects/programmes, including implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, budgets and timelines.
  • Independently handles several accounts or major projects of a large account, performing much of the day-to-day work with assistance from both more junior and more senior staff as appropriate.
  • Is client’s primary day-to-day contact on projects, or for smaller accounts, is the contact for the full account and has client’s respect, trust and confidence.
  • Develops presentations for clients relative to project management/programme status.
  • Keeps team(s) appropriately informed and involved in projects.
  • Identifies and secures help on emerging account problems.
  • Is able to articulate and apply agency vision, goals, practice areas, products and overall capabilities.


  • Three to five years' experience within an account management or senior account management role within a PR agency
  • A degree or diploma would be an advantage
  • Able to cope with pressure and work in a fast paced environment
  • Contacts within the media industry is essential.
In alignment with our transformation strategy and client needs, preference will be given to EE candidates.

The talent team at Ogilvy appreciates your interest in the agency and thanks you for your application.

However due to high volumes of applications received we will only be able to contact candidates that have met the recruitment criteria.

If you have not heard from the talent team within six weeks of application please note that you were not shortlisted for this particular role.

Posted on 16 May 14:58

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