Macupe - Account Manager - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Keneoe Macupe

Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Services

Account Manager

Summary:

I have more than 6 years of expirience in Advertising. I have worked on Major Corporate Identities and major Brands, I have also been involved in strategy, sponsorship and Basic administration.

I have a solid track record of successfully managing and implementing key strategic projects in and out of South Africa.
I have been described as a brand innovator, a strong leader with excellent communication and management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and learn quickly.

Work History

New Business Development

Brand

From April 2013

* Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
* Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
* Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals.
* Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
* Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Agency Client service
* Social Media Management
* Co-ordinating Sponsorship proposals
* Attending client Briefing sessions and writing briefs to the creative studio
* Drafting proposals and NDA agreements
* Assist in compiling Tender Documents
* Responsible for all production
* Preparing Cost Estimates for clients
* Responsible for billing instructions
* Signing off artwork to be sent to the printers
* Monitor Competitor Brand Activity.
* Trafficking Jobs in studio(opening live jobs, checking Time Sheet management
* Co-ordinating suppliers on various projects
* Doing Cost Estimates, purchase orders and invoices
* Art buying
* Travel Bookings
* Invoicing clients
* Making sure that suppliers are being paid on time
* Media bookings and Media buying
* Budget Control
* Job Trafficking into studio
* Writing Contact reports
* Monthly Projections
* Sourcing Production Materials
* Corporate gifting
Office Administration

Receptionist
* Meet, greet and seat clients, Arranging catering
* Answering calls and taking messages
* Booking meetings and travel bookings
* Manage couriers
* Setting up conference calls

Office Maintenance
* Co-ordinating IT suppliers for repairs of technical equipment
* Ordering...

Temp Assistant to Legal CR and Security

Brandhouse

July 2011 - June 2012

These are some of the duties but not limited to:

* Providing full financial administration support e.g. purchase orders, expense claims etc
* Drafting Service level agreements for the suppliers
* Dealing with business and personal information of a confidential nature.
* Maintaining the contracts filing system in terms of expired and new contracts.
* Managing the diary of the Legal Team
* Screen telephone calls and emails, answer routine queries and/or refer to alternate.

* Organising and arrange travel itineraries for the FD & HRD, including: Flights, Vehicles, Accommodation, and Visa administration (including foreign visitors to business).
* Managing the itinerary of local & international guests visiting the Legal team.
* Providing full financial administration support e.g. raising purchase orders, expense claims, medical aid reconciliation etc
* Dealing with business and personal information of a confidential nature.
* Coordination and administration of legal team meetings, conferences, workshops etc (internal and external).
* Supporting the team with respective leadership team meetings including: agenda, pre-read, invitations, logistics, event management, updating member list, admin support.
* Support new legal leadership team members coming into the business.(access tags, business cards etc)
* Managing daily administration e.g. filing, report generation, document signing etc
* Assist with Brandhouse Marketing Code Approvals

Temp Marketing Co-ordinator

Brandhouse

January 2011 - June 2011

These were some of the responsibilities but not limited to:
* Ensure timeous delivery of promotional and cycle activity
* Work closely with the Brand Ambassador and non-traditional channel teams to ensure delivery against key projects
* Arrange workshops, conferences and events related to brand activity
* Manage identified brand projects
* Raise Purchase Order's for brand related activity
* Raise ISM's for brand related activity
* Manage travel budgets for Brand Office
* File and maintain brand archives
* Manage travel bookings and travel itineraries for team members
* Manage leave schedules for Brand Office
* Ensure all monthly reports are completed by team members within deadlines (BPM report, budget recons)
* Ensure full knowledge of SAP guidelines and adherence
* A&P Budgetary control and cost control management
* Adhering to advertising agency procedures
* Co-ordinating promotional measurement and evaluation

Promotions Manager

Young and Rubicam South Africa

August 2009 - March 2010

* Promotional Strategy Development
* Regional BTL activities
* Art buying and Authorisation of Purchase orders
* Adhere to promotions standards, policies and procedures
* Design and implement the operational strategy
* Implement distribution logistics
* Prepare a marketing activity plan
* Prepare critical part analysis for promotions
* Management of budgets
* Organize and co-ordinate the implementation of promotions in a local market
* Report and evaluate promotions activities
* Post promotion report
* Review performance against strategy
* Forecast requirements and make recommendations where appropriate
* Coordinating all procurement of prizes
* Review policies/guidelines/standards
* Collate information on, consumers, competitors
* Draw insights and conclusions on trends
* Keep abreast of industry trends
* Keep abreast of the target market profile
* Generate new ideas and proactive client opportunities
* Help guide client thinking on execution of projects and programs
* Keep abreast of latest developments in the BTL and promotional environments
* Maintain client credibility for presenting and selling work to client
* Maintain status and project reports (monthly, quarterly, by project)
* Work with creative and production teams to develop project timelines
* Maintain administrative track of project progress
* Manage suppliers (delivery and timeline expectations) to best manage project deliverables for client
* Being alert to business growth opportunities
* Set deadlines for all activities and adhere to them

Account Manager

CODE

June 2006 - February 2008

* Attending client Briefing sessions and writing briefs to the creative studio
* Strategy development
* Adhering to the budgeted figure allocated
* Preparing Cost Estimates for clients
* Responsible for billing instructions
* Signing off artwork to be sent to the printers
* Doing Promotions with different concepts
* Updating status (Concept status and daily status)
* Proof read and check artwork before going to production
* Approve lasers before going for final print production
* Monitor Competitor Brand Activity.
* Working on the Code System (opening live jobs, checking deadlines, opening concept jobs, sending jobs for approval to client and rectifying any discrepancies)
* Time Sheet management and Client Birthdays
* Dealing with Suppliers (and doing all the production work)
* Doing Cost Estimates, purchase orders and invoices
* Art buying
* Travel Bookings
* Invoicing clients
* Media bookings and Media buying
* Budget Control
* Job Trafficking into studio
* Writing Contact reports
* Monthly Projections
* Sourcing Corporate Gifts

Reason for Leaving: I relocated to Johannesburg and came back last year back to Cape Town and working for Y&R

Account Executive

BBDO Cape Town

January 2005 - June 2006

* Attending client Briefing sessions and feed back to the creatives
* Writing briefs (creative, production and media)
* Taking responsibility for Run of press themes (Valentines day, Fathers day, Mothers day, Pet care, Spring day and Health and Beauty)
* Billing instructions/ Cost estimates approvals and working on budgets
* Updating status (Concept status and daily status)
* Doing proactive work (Implementing new concepts)
* Doing flighting plans for the stores
* Presenting and selling new work to client
* Proof read and check artwork to be presented to client
* Collate information for yearly competitor review.
* Working on the Checkers Tracker system (opening live jobs, checking deadlines, opening concept jobs, sending jobs for approval to client and rectifying any discrepancies)
* Attending radio recordings with Copywriters
* Event Management


Reason for leaving: I got a better offer to work as an Account Manager on Multiple Accounts at Code.

Metcash Limited

April 2003 - June 2004

Learnership programme in the following departments:
* Buying (negotiating deals with suppliers, managing stock turnover and profits, managing store promotions)
* Receiving
* Cash office
* Admin Management
* Daily Management chores

Reason for Leaving: I finished my learnership programme and got at an offer to work in the ad industry which I always dreamt of.

Telemarketing Consultant

Home Choice

January 2003 - March 2003

(Selling Home Choice products over the phone)

Reason for Leaving: I got a better offer with Metcash on a learneship program

Office Administrator

Ryland fisher Communications

March 2002 - July 2002

Answering phone
* Petty Cash Management
* Ordering of office Stationery
* Diary Management
* Minute taking
* Arranging meetings
* Release press releases
* Assist Events Manager

Reason for leaving: Company was declared insolvent

I got a better offer as an Office Administrator

Foschini Group

March 2001 - February 2002

Qualifications & Certifications

Marketing and Sales Management

Cape University of Technology

English

Flagstaff Senior Secondary School

Marketing

UNISA

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