Senior Account Director at Oliver Africa

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Oliver Africa Recruitment 2021

Oliver Africa – Many companies talk about having a unique and thriving business model but OLIVER (Part of the Inside Ideas Group) truly does. What OLIVER does is provide clients with dedicated, on-site creative solutions that are built from the ground up. These agencies live and work right at the very heart of our client’s organisation. Providing the relationship to deliver precisely the skills and capacity they require, complemented by brand talent from our whole business on everything from planning to execution.This business model creates a truly entrepreneurial, fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment to work in!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Account Director

Location: Lagos, Nigeria – Remote
Contract Length: 12 Months

Role Mission

  • We are looking for a Senior Account Director. You would ideally be based on-site in our client’s HQ office in Ikeja, Nigeria or comfortable in a WFH (Work from Home) environment, with sufficient internet speed and space to work.
  • You will be part of a team that creates as well adapts a variety of work for one of our major international beverage clients, based in Nigeria.

What You Will Be Doing In Your Role

  • Work in true collaboration with your client and be responsible for Brand Guardianship on the projects to ensure that the client experience is as positive as possible.
  • Management of and running of creative and production team. Work with the your Creative Studio Manager to find solutions on day-to-day resource decisions
  • A deep understanding of the business; their needs, expectations and requirements in order to provide the best service and solution through close partnership in the key market. .
  • Feed into milestone project plans and ensure that this is communicated internally and externally
  • Supporting the BUD with handling issues of escalation/resolutions, pre-emptying these, managing all resource requirements, escalating potential issues + bottlenecks where necessary
  • KPI monitoring of the account for your local market
  • Work with your BUD on producing the market monthly MI reports, providing insight alongside the data
  • The ability to drive and motivate a team and project through to successful completion
  • Run account meetings and take responsibility for service levels and KPIs
  • Work closely with clients to create strong concepts from initial briefing
  • You ideally need to come from a background in production with a strong delivery background.
  • You should already understand the process and nuances for delivery high volumes of adaptation work.
  • Growing strong relationships with the different agencies, including their creative origination agencies, media agencies.

What Skills Will Help You Be Successful:

  • Excellent client engagement skills with the ability to proactively organise and influence clients and build strong and effective working relationships.
  • Strong team player and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal/communication skills with a pro-active approach.
  • Strong client facing and presentation skills, ability to inspire and lead others.
  • A commitment to high-quality output and service, with an eye for detail.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task a must.
  • Good analytical and numerical/financial skills.
  • Able to handle challenging situations and act appropriately.
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to close deals quickly.
  • Team player with strong work ethic and ability to adapt to and drive change.
  • Strategic thinker and able to think analytically at a detailed level.
  • Ability to strongly influence those outside direct control for positive results.
  • Displays respect to all colleagues and encourages this behaviour in own team.
  • Manages conflict in a positive and assertive manner for the best outcome.
  • The ability to manage and develop junior team members.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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