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Account Director - PR

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ogilvy South Africa

Job description

Ogilvy South Africa is offering an amazing opportunity for an experienced Account Director who has experience working for a PR agency. This is to work on one of South Africa's most loved brands and is an exciting new initiative that this agency has embarked on. 

An account director should be an experienced, broadly capable project and account manager who handles a wide range of assignments, projects and/or clients with a high degree of success and independence. She/he has strong client relationships and is considered a potential company leader. 

She/he is able to manage a piece of a large account or a few smaller ones, with little top cover from her/his business director, director and/or managing director, as well as the staff assigned to the business. She/he should have strong project management, budgeting, counselling, programme, people management and business development skills with increased emphasis and demonstrated success in building business and people.

She/he has the confidence and support of client contacts and strong relationships with the client organisation. An Account Director demonstrates the ability and wherewithal to deliver on our vision, performance requirements and growth projections. An Account Director has strong relationships with the client and ensures to have the confidence of the client.


  • Minimum 5 years' in a PR agency
  • Experience in consumer brands
  • Must be a driver personality and be able to stand up to difficult clients
  • Punctuality for meetings both internally and externally
  • Understands business trends in the industries to which he/she consults 
  • Responsible for overall development of strategies and programmes based on team input
  • Directs the development of a range of materials developed by account team including client memos, press releases, speeches, articles, brochures, presentation and collateral materials
  • Efficiently and effectively plans and manages large-scale events
  • Develops and guides media relations strategy
  • Applies specialised industry expertise to client work
  • Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment community, professional and/or third-party group contacts
  • Has strong presentation skills and demonstrated ability to play a leadership role in a wide range of presentation settings
  • Anticipates and develops solutions to client needs and problems
  • Provides strong leadership in building effective, productive account teams
  • Has intimate knowledge of an integration process and has worked on fully integrated campaigns in the past. Compiles and creates a comprehensive PR plan and links into a 360 campaign
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 22 Jan 12:55

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