Digital Art Director

Position:

Digital Art Director

Description:

Our client, a leading Advertising Agency in Durban, is looking for a Digital Art Director

Must Have:
• 3 - 6 years design experience within a digital advertising agency
• Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Must have experience with After Effects
• Knowledge of Google Web Designer and basic code is advantageous

Responsibilities:
• You must be able to conceptualize and execute work across digital media (rich media banners, websites, social media
• content, UX/ UI design, basic motion content)
• Experience with briefing creative suppliers (Animators, Photographers, Editors, Sound designers) is advantageous
• Must be a team player and be able to work with junior creatives
• Must be able to think independently and work under pressure
• Overtime may be required from time to time

Salary: R 29K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 301 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Art Director

Position:

Art Director

Description:

Our client, a leading Advertising Agency in Durban, is looking for an Art Director

Must Have:
• Design & conceptual skills necessary
• TV & Online experience would be an advantage
• The applicant should have a design diploma or the equivalent thereof
• Experience in a broad spectrum of print-related work, with a grounding in both advertising and design would be an advantage
• Must be able to work with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in industry
• Understanding, Reading, Writing and speaking isiZulu is advantageous

Responsibilities:
• To be a senior member of a dynamic creative team
• Candidate will get the chance to work on TV, press, digital, in-store promotions and activations
• They should be able to produce original concepts as well as art direction in response to creative briefs
• They should demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge
• Need to work closely with account teams, ensuring effective communication
• An understanding of a clients’ brand is important such that projects are managed in a way that will support the delivery of the brand
• Should encourage and facilitate collaboration within the team and other departments

Salary: R 35K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Key Account Manager

Position:

Key Account Manager

Description:

Our client, a leading Print and Point of Sale Company is looking for a Key Account Manager to service their FMCG Clients.

Must Have:
• Sales and Marketing Diploma/Degree
• 5 – 10 years sales experience
• Proven track record of effective management of sales team, meeting and increasing sales budgets

Responsibilities:
Key Account Management
• To manage key accounts from an operational focus to a strategic level
• Negotiate and solve key account issues proactively focusing on opportunities to drive the business and to maximise profitability
• Develop a strategy to mine business from all brands within the key account
• Penetrate all brands within the key account and identify and network with key people within each brand
• Understand the clients’ strategic plans
• Align the Company’s objectives with the client’s strategy and determine how the Company can add value to meet the clients’ strategic objectives
• Apply a client driven and consultative approach to selling and managing key accounts
• Ensure efficient and professional customer service from the front – end between the client and the Company
• To customise solutions to best meet their requirements and those of the end – user
• Conceptualise and document briefs, in an efficient manner so as to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the customer’s specifications
• In conjunction with the Regional Sales Manager submit product proposals to the client initiating new business, closing the deal as well as identifying cross-selling and up-selling opportunities on an ongoing basis

Planning / Forecasting
• Prepare and present plans to achieve Key Account sales objectives by producing effective sales proposals
• Conduct research on inflationary and organic growth of customers and establish their market strategy when developing a sales budget
• Establish and achieve objectives for new/ existing client activity

Innovation
• Provide the customer with dynamic, innovative solutions which will result in cost saving realisation and effective business communication strategies
• Keeping abreast of technology trends, in order to provide innovative advice
• Applying innovative new ideas, value added techniques and on – going strategic maintenance of the account encouraging continued loyalty of clients

Retention of Key Account
• Contribute towards retention strategies by establishing long term relationships
• Reviews and visits top customers and key accounts regularly
• Resolves high level account conflict issues

Reporting
• Monitor account performance and track against objectives
• Manage client orders, providing status report to the client
• Provide the Regional Sales Manager with weekly sales reports or as and when required
• Contribute in management forums as and when required

Communication
• Penetrate all brands within the key account and network with key stakeholders
• Ensure the Company is well informed, at all times, of changes and news worthy events relating to the customers’ business
• Support and solicit input from team members at all levels
• Shares knowledge with all and draw on skills of technical experts where required to fulfil customer requirements

Market Intelligence
• Reports on market indicators based on awareness of target market, customers, and competitors
• Evaluates target markets and sales options

Salary: R 40K – R 45K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Account Executive

Position:

Account Executive

Description:

Our client, a leading Print & Point of Sale Company in Umhlanga area, is looking for an Account Executive

Must Have:
• At least 2-3 years’ experience within advertising/FMCG/retail industry
• Knowledge of printing process and techniques
• Knowledge of plant capability and machine specifications
• Able to take customer through quotes in detail
• Ability to interact at senior management level
• High level relationship building a critical component
• High-level computer skills to enhance support work and interaction with the client and plant and manage workflow through Company systems

Responsibilities:
Achieving Sales and Business Development Objectives
• Actively seek out new and potential business
• Proactive in converting client’s occasional business to long term contractual business for the business unit
• Ensure the maintenance of contracts for the business unit
• Ensure the maximum extraction value from clients
• Achieve and Exceed budgets
• Comply with sales plan
• Contribute to weekly sales report meetings
• Develop strategic business plans
• Conduct market research of business opportunities/ use of technology
• Develop and maintain relationships with key clients
• Formulation and implementation of account development plans
• Prepare and present plan to achieve objectives (key account plan)
• Establishing and achieving objectives for new / existing call activity
• Credit management
• Identify new potential products and new market niches

Maintain Effective Communication
• Share knowledge with other sales persons and draw on skills of experts where required to fulfil customer requirements
• Effective communication with production, internal sales support, estimating and branch manager
• Advise management about market conditions, brand / product performance and competition affecting targeted industries
• Provide manager with weekly sales report
• Track and report on key sales indicators to Sales manager
• Resolving production and product issues with customers

Develop Knowledge and Skills
• Study the operations and performance of accounts and analyse competitive activity
• Maintain industry and account database
• Establish (with senior management) job development objectives and carry out plans to achieve them

Salary: R 25K – R 30K CTC + Travel

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Account Manager

Position:

Account Manager

Description:

Our client, a well-established Advertising Agency in Pinetown, is looking for an experienced Account Manager.

Must Have:
• Marketing degree would be ideal but is not essential
• A minimum of 4 years’ experience in client service in an advertising agency environment
• Professional in conduct
• Results driven
• Analytical
• The ability to think creatively and quickly when required
• The ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
• Demonstrate good English skills (good business writing skills included)
• Demonstrate proactive thinking skills and ability to make decisions
• Ability to build relationships and customer service orientated
• Strong administrative and organisational skills
• Performs well as part of a team and is good at motivating team work
• Well presented
• The ability to work well under pressure

Salary: Salary up to R 30K neg depending on experience

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Senior Account Manager (Shield Account)

Position:

Senior Account Manager (Shield Account)

Description:

Our client, a leading Digital Marketing Agency In Durban is looking for a Senior Account Manager

Must Have:
• 2-5 years client service experience in an agency environment with experience in managing/ working with teams.
• Experience in marketing to consumers inclusive of the digital context
• Relevant tertiary qualification, aligned to Marketing, Media, Communications
• Project Management and Digital training a plus
• Comprehensive understanding of BTL/ATL/TTL
• Understand digital technologies and their application, including search, websites, social media and mobile
• Full understanding of the strengths of different media
• In-Depth knowledge of marketing intelligence, budgeting and financial processes

Responsibilities:
Client & Agency Relationships
• Builds and maintains close client relationships, understanding their business objectives at all levels
• Ambassador for Company’s best interests in dealings with other agencies
• Identifying opportunities to cross sell and upsell services and drive revenue targets
• Proactive approach to growing the client and driving best practice in all that we do

Project Management
• Accountable for the compilation and delivery of clear briefs to internal departments, aligned to client's needs
• Constant overviewing of projects in the system in brand portfolio
• Driving larger projects/work streams
• Acting as a daily escalation point for resolving project issues
• Understanding and questioning legalities on work and assisting with resolution thereof
• Improving work processes to drive efficiency
• Managing consistent job health on Magnetic,
• Opening, managing, and closing tasks / jobs on Magnetic
• Allocating of tasks in line with Cost Estimates on Magnetic
• Ensuring all teams are tracking time on Magnetic for any active job on a weekly basis
• Oversees the central filing system

Financial Management
• Managing overall client budgets and retainers
• Driving business growth through diligent financial and forecast reporting
• Stringent management of Age Analysis and ensuring all invoices are within terms
• Driving resolution any invoices out of terms proactively
• Preparation for monthly WIP meetings
• Attendance of WIP meetings and driving resolution of any issues arising in WIP meetings

Strategy
• Translating knowledge of digital/industry developments to drive client aspirations into strategies
• Working closely with internal team to drive relevant strategy
• Ultimately responsible for the delivery of any strategy in collaboration with internal team and under supervision of AD / CSD / BUD
• Developing Digital/TTL plans, aligned with client strategy

Reporting
• Interpreting insight tools (e.g. BrandsEye, Facebook Insights, Social Bakers and Google Analytics)
• Completion of all monthly and campaign reporting and ensuring internal team has completed.
• Liaising and driving third party agencies to ensure timeous submission of reporting to client
• Ensuring necessary reports are complete, checked and approved before being sent to client

Salary: R 25K – R 35K

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

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