Account Executive Cape Town

Job Function

Business Unit: O&M Agency
Department: Client Services
Location: Cape Town, WC
Type: Permanent
Reports To:

As the Account Executive you will be responsible for  routine running of the client account and day-to-day contact with the clients, ensuring that the Agency staff and the client are kept informed of any developments on the account at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Preparation of call reports, status reports and job bags after Client contact.
  • Organises regular internal status meetings and 澳门足球博彩_2016奥运会外围赌球最新官方网站【赔率最高】 external client meetings.
  • Records all client meetings in accurate contact reports, distributed within 24 hours.
  • Maintains a central filing system for all documents and then discussed with the Account Director prior to presenting for Client approval.
  • Reconciles monthly statements against Client’s media and production budgets.
  • This must include checking tear sheets.
  • Responsible for budget control over account(s).
  • Ensures that all WIP can be billed as soon as possible.
  • Checks Clients monthly statement and invoices, and writes the appropriate covering explanatory letter.
  • Chases Client for payment of invoices and clears up invoice queries promptly.
  • Ensures that time sheets are always up to date and
    given to Finance timeously.

Traffic / Production:

  • Ensures that the work in progress will meet with the set deadlines.  Controls work in progress through meetings with Traffic together with the Account Director, and prepares a progress report for Client and Agency circulation.
  • Assists the Account Manager in the production of all campaigns.
  • Updates the Traffic Controller as soon as any changes happen to the status of the job.
  • Reviews status of all jobs with Traffic on a weekly basis.
  • Starts jobs as soon as required.
  • Regularly closes jobs that are no longer required.
  • Submits timing plans / estimates to client for approval.
  • Gives clear indication of dates by which work is required.
  • Where possible, gives sufficient time for brief to be worked on to standard timings.
  • Immediately informs client of revisions to timing plans/estimates, supplying and gaining approval of supplementary estimates where necessary.
  • Informs Production Manager of media plan for each job.
  • Gains approval of print advertising from concept to final proof stage.
  • Checks quality of all advertising produced on his/her account (e.g. checks spelling and grammatical accuracy of print advertising).


  • Has an understanding of the principles of qualitative/quantitative research.
  • Makes a contribution to the writing of insightful, single-minded briefs.
  • In conjunction with the Planner, oversees the production of stimulus material (mood boards, narrative tapes etc) for research.
  • Makes an active contribution to the promotion of Brand Stewardship amongst clients.
  • Can read and interpret quantitative sales/distribution information.


  •  Liaise with the Media department in preparing media plans for the Client.
  • Understands the basic terminology and application of media planning and buying (e.g. TVR, OTS, etc).
  • Keeps Media team informed of developments with creative work, clients budgets, etc.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in all areas of media.


  • Responsible for the execution and implementation of approved campaigns.
  • Delegates effectively to members of their team/other departments.


At Ogilvy & Mather, we celebrate diversity for the benefit of both our clients and employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate because of race, colour, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.