Account Director - 8 Month Contract

Senior Account Director – 8 month contract

Location: Durban North, KZN
Salary: Market Related

About the Role:
Opportunity available for a Senior Account Director for a contract opportunity based in Durban. This is an integrated role, involving the ownership, management, planning, delivery and oversight across an e-commerce project specific to digital and artwork design, creative and production. Experience in producing engaging creative content and digital advertising across e-commerce platforms is a must as well as having experience working for FMCG clients producing both local and global content. You should be a strong strategic thinker, with agency experience. You will be working closely with the client as a lead partner, steering the development of their brands' needs and building relationships with Brand teams and the e-commerce team in JHB.

Requirements:
5 years’ experience as an Account Director with FMCG clients
Excellent client engagement skills and liaising with senior client stakeholders.
Experience working with offshore third parties - financially and operationally.
The ability to manage and filter workflow and oganise and prioritise workloads
Assertive and influential; ability to lead with the skills and aptitude to develop and motivate a team.
Ability to think on your feet and make decisions; someone who finds solutions
Proactive and adaptable, able to effectively work under pressure.
Experienced in working as part of a team to deliver high-quality work
Experience in prioritising and effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Highly adaptable to new procedures and systems and ensuring that these systems are adhered to.
Strong attention to detail and a passion to make sure quality control procedures are adhered to.

Duties:
Management and Facilitation of project setup and reporting
Managing and documenting the triage process for the project.
Decision maker of how work is funnelled through the studio and offshore agency.
Leading and partnering with 2x project managers and 2x copywriters.
Manage and advise on kick-off meetings for deliverables.
Collaborating with PM’s to create weekly reports on team utilisation
Managing daily/weekly WIP meetings with the on-site team.
Managing key brands when required.
Managing brand partner agencies, setting expectations of what is required from them for this project and ensuring a good working relationship.
Responsible for the financial process of the project, ensure billing is done on time and tracked.
Workflow and resourcing
Managing workflow for the project team assigned for the project.
Working with creative and design director to build/review the studio team structure and skill requirements.
Managing resource utilisation and liaising with Hub teams for peaks in volume of work/utilising skillsets not available onsite.
Ensure that the onsite team have all required resources and equipment.
Responsible for onboarding any new team members.
Ensuring all team members (including on-site, near-site and offshore) adhere to the client's processes and guidelines.
Weekly tracking of the project, ensuring we hit deadlines and raise concerns to the Business Director early with possible solutions.

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