Hlabisa - Marketing Professional - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Mandla Hlabisa

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Marketing Professional

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I am self motivated, meticulous and hard working individual with experience in Marketing and Media, including branded Television content and Digital. I am able to use my own initiative and work well individually and as part of a team. I am an effective communicator at all levels within an organisation with good problem solving and analytical skills.

Work History

Account Director

Date of Service

March 2011 - September 2013

Account Portfolio: Woolworths, Premier Foods, Sea Harvest
Duties: Implementation of systems and control, annual brand plans, managing a team of 10 staff members, writing of briefs for creative and working closely with strategist and agency MD, business development, client service, development of strategies & monitoring, budget management, PR, market research and development of Social Media strategies

Reason for leaving: Contract Ended

I have attended numerous Marketing &branding conferences, the recent one being Integrated Marketing Conference this year.
I have also attended MIPTV Conference in Cannes, France: Television and branded content market

Account Manager

Date of Service

February 2009 - February 2011

Accounts portfolio: Woolworths, Premier Foods
Duties: Client service, compiling reports, budget Management, planning, implementation of strategies, concept development, events, managing regional teams ( 8 staff members ), growing existing business and also identifying new business opportunities, implementing systems and controls

Sponsorship Manager for Hectic Nine

Date of Service

October 2007 - January 2009

Duties: Identifying and securing brands to advertise on Hectic Nine - 9 TV show, writing of proposals and briefs, pitching, budget management, working closely with SABC airtime sales

National Events Manager

Okuhle Media

August 2006 - September 2007

Duties: Woolworths events coordination and planning, venue recce's, development of briefs for stakeholders, compiling feedback reports to client, measuring event successes, budget management & recons and staff recruitment

Senior Account Executive

Hotstuff Marketing and Promotions

January 2004 - July 2006

Account Portfolios: Simba, ABSA, Woolworths, McCains, Illovo and OLA
Duties: Overseeing strategy and creative, staff training, brand activations, equipment sourcing and production, media launch events, PR and budget management, staff management

Admin consultant / Councillor

SA High - Commission Zambia

March 2002 - December 2002

Date of Service: 01 March 2002 - 15 December 2002
Position: Admin consultant / Councillor
Duties: Processing of SA visa applications, counselling and general admin
Reason for leaving: Contract ended

Account Executive

3rd Millennium Solutions Advertising Studios

March 2002 - December 2003

Duties: Client service, creative briefings, execution of marketing campaigns, writing of briefs and proposals, budget management and market research
Reason for leaving: Company liquidated

Field Marketing Executive

IDCS - Vodacom Group Field Marketers

December 2001 - February 2002

Responsibilities: Branding the Vodacom stores in the Northern KZN region, Stock taking, repairs and attending to network queries
Reason for leaving: Better opportunity in Zambia

Qualifications & Certifications

John Ross College


Damelin College Empangeni


John Ross College Richards Bay

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