Creative Group Head

We’re looking for an experienced Creative Group Head to join our Johannesburg team to lead the digital and social business on one of South Africa’s biggest brands.

Our creative team is super-talented, and in need of a strong leader who can inspire, guide, push and grow them. If you’re it, and you have a mild disdain for traditional advertising and want to create unconventional work that matters, then get in touch.

You at VMLY&R SA

  • Be passionate about all things digital and social-first ideas, tapping into culture, and creating relevant and tactical content pieces that inspire and engage across all social and digital channels.
  • Have excellent leadership skills, able to oversee and develop a team, while continually reviewing and optimize the work the team produces.
  • Have a serious interest and passion for Social Media, disrupting, hacking, and challenging all channels, leading to measurable business results


  • Leading the development and delivery of social creative solutions, from content work to larger campaign initiatives for a variety of clients and industries. This includes both executing work on your own as well as managing and approving the work of your assigned creative team
  • Review and optimize the work your team produces, while making sure they are developing as creative problem solvers
  • Mentoring team leads, including designers, writers and content managers
  • Providing high-level concept guidance and approvals
  • Working with client service on internal team relationships and process
  • Working with leadership to properly get projects and process off the ground
  • Ability to creatively guide content workshops, briefing sessions, high-priority brainstorms, emerging technology and social opportunities, and innovating on campaign work
  • Always give constructive feedback, building a team of social first thinkers and makers
  • Support ECD and CCO and leadership in planning, hiring and conducting performance reviews
  • Continually learning and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to carry out a concept from start to completion, on your own AND as a manager, understanding then balance between the two and delegating as needed
  • Use your ability to write and design to make sure the creative delivery presentations will knock the socks off the most senior of clients.
  • Gain client confidence as a leader who can manage work while successfully interpreting their brands
  • Be flexible with and open to new processes, platform changes, and emerging technologies
  • Stay up to date on emerging tech and the industry
  • Have a strong creative vision and understanding of client/ agency business needs and objectives


  • Minimum of four years of experience as a creative leader in a digital environment
  • A killer portfolio of award-winning work
  • Relevant degree/diploma

Should you be keen on applying kindly forward your CV to Subject: Position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will receive communication. If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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