Account Management

Freelance Group Account Director

Retainer: R45 600 (freelancer take-home). Location: JHB - Hybrid. In-office X2 days per week. Contract duration: September- December 2023.


About this position

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leads the team including strategic planning and creative, considering all communication disciplines of which they must have a good working knowledge (following correct processes and procedures)
  • Leads the resolution of issues and generating ideas to business planning process
  • Develops and drives key account plan to build and maintain effective working relationships with others to deliver effective client service
  • Manages Client business from a business building approach vs Client Servicing
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the client’s business, including competitive activity, local and global industry, and consumer trends
  • Leads meetings and delivers presentations
  • Leads integrated communication strategy development process – contributes, participates, and implements strategy
  • Leads communication research process
  • Leads creative development process, writes creative briefs and briefs creative, evaluates creative concepts
  • Challenges brief where necessary
  • Leads implementation of production and delivery of communication activities
  • Leads brand office administration and communication – call reports, weekly status
  • Responsible for Client profitability, and entire financial process on Accounts incl. monthly reporting
  • Delivers Creative Excellence
  • Ultimately responsible for overall team delivery, HR responsibilities training, mentorship, performance management, disciplinary etc.
  • Ultimately responsible for Client/Agency relationship
  • Leads the identification of proactive opportunities with future financial reward
  • Open to and active in sharing knowledge/intelligence
  • Contribute by effecting innovation that builds a positive agency culture, and actively foster or participate in fostering a positive work environment
  • Project forecasting and budget management / oversight


  • Brand management or marketing communications diploma or degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 – 10 years in marketing communications client services role – strategy, research, or marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Experience (including strong Digital skills)
  • Full-time freelancers only
  • Candidate is required to have strong digital and ATL experience.

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