Senior Account Director - Cape Town

VMLY & R Cape Town is looking to hire someone who will be an accountable strategic partner with our clients.


  • Business management, including revenue, overall business growth
  • Team development (with a concentration on the account management team)
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with key accounts and senior-level clients,
  • Managing expectations with the agency senior management team.
  • Work with other functions in the tribe to develop, craft and refine strategies to achieve client goals and execution of strategies
  • Must be team-oriented and possess excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Set the vision for all partnerships on his or her clients and ensures seamless delivery across the account management team
  • Must be prepared for a fast-paced, collaborative, creative and high-performance environment and be comfortable making decisions


  • Six years experience, including large agency, digital agency and/or client side experience
  • At least two years of experience working on a retail account
  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills
  • Experience with digital marketing and/or managing the design and development of websites; traditional marketing experience is a plus
  • Responsible for overall revenue and agency profitability for accounts
  • Experience with paid search campaigns, major online media and emerging media
  • CRM/direct experience is beneficial
  • Distinct understanding of the strategic process
  • Experience in large scale project management or enterprise site building
  • Proven approach to cross-functional, cross-agency and partnership collaboration
  • Experience managing employees
  • Ability to craft creative briefs and provide clear, persuasive briefings to Creative teams and remain an active contributor throughout the creative development process
  • Ability to lead and grow multiple clients

We are always looking for the best talent to join our team of passionate thinkers. If you're ready to make work that lives in people's lives, we might be the place for you. Details of all advertised jobs are available on our Linkedin page. Email CV to

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