Account Director: Creative Agency: FMCG – Durban

We have a stunning opportunity for a mid to senior Account Director at a top, creative, multidisciplinary agency in Durban. We are looking for an experienced individual to lead a portfolio of market-leading FMCG brands. The ideal candidate has a hands-on approach and is a strategic thinker with great interpersonal skills.



  • Be the client’s first point of contact on all main strategic, creative and resource issues
  • Builds strong relationships with clients
  • Sets the creative context for the brands: knows what type of communication the brand needs and understand client requirements
  • Develops clear and directional creative briefs
  • Can present and sell agency work effectively
  • Continually monitors and measures project status to ensure on time delivery
  • Improves profitability wherever possible, monitoring all billing procedures to ensure accuracy


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Account Director from a reputable Advertising Agency
  • Experience working with a FMCG portfolio – ideal
  • A tertiary qualification in Advertising / Marketing – a strong advantage
  • Strategic thinker who possesses strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and planning capabilities
  • Ability to develop strong relationships internally which are based on teamwork
  • A hands on approach – essential
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail together with an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines


*Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates.


City: Durban
Country: South Africa
Level: Mid-Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Mich1161
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