Publicis Groupe Africa Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Publicis Groupe Africa Recruitment 2021.

Publicis Groupe Africa is the fastest-growing network of communication agencies in Africa. It is a part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest communications holding companies, and consists of companies that specialize in all aspects of the modern communication mix. Publicis Groupe Africa encompasses Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Arc, Starcom MediaVest, Zenith Optimedia, and Digitas, and serves a wide range of multi-national and local clients companies across the continent.

Job Description

  • Company: Publicis Groupe Africa
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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Job Title: Creative Director

Job Description

Purpose of Position

The Creative Director oversees and develops the creative output of the creative team. Reporting to the Executive Creative Director of the agency, you will take an integrated communications approach. Having a strong handle on the role of digital and experiential communications is an essential requirement in developing modern creative solutions. You will assist with the daily operations of the team together with the Executive Creative Director and Traffic Head.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Direct, review and influence integrated concept development
  • Generate and pursue innovative ideas
  • Create a collaborative work environment amongst creative, strategic and client service departments
  • Lead the creative development on clients/brands/projects assigned to the creative team
  • Discuss and understand client business objectives and provide strategic creative solutions
  • Inspire and improve the level of integrated creative thinking within the team, and also contribute to raising the creative bar at the agency by working closely with the Executive Creative Director, Strategy Lead and Head of Office
  • Oversee the development of campaigns and prepare detailed, effective presentation of the work
  • Keep abreast of the latest advancement in technologies used in creative direction and understand the progress in marketing technologies
  • Collaborate with agency partners to organize cohesive brand messaging across platforms (with specific importance on Digital)
  • Direct activities for professional development of organizational team members, conducting creative workshops for staff members, implementing corrective strategies, and recommending promotion of team members based on their productivity
  • Make important decisions that ensure the organizational profitability without compromising the creative quality of the project
  • Build productive client relationships to guide the agency and brands in a positive, intelligent direction
  • Protect the agency’s reputation by maintaining a high level of creative output
  • Protect brand properties by ensuring all production meets brand standards and accurately represents brand guidelines
  • Raise the agency profile by challenging the status quo of current work and raising the bar
  • Manage the creative development of work for new business pitches to benefit the growth of the agency
  • Share information, ideas and opinions in a way that contributes to solutions

Publics Groupe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any forms of Discrimination or Harassment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees in line with our Employment Equity Plan. All appointments will be based on qualifications, experience and best fit but preference will be given to all affirmative action candidates or designated groups.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks after submitting your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification is Art Direction / Design
  • At least 10 years’ experience as an Associate Creative Director or Creative Director
  • Familiar with the advertising industry and an understanding of production procedures
  • (advertising agency experience is essential)
  • Proficient in Apple products (i.e. Mac)
  • Knowledge of applicable design, presentation, and word document software (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • A good command of the English language (both verbal and written)
  • Strong leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • An in-depth knowledge of current platforms and keep abreast of current and evolving trends

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click HERE to apply.

Job Title: Financial Manager

Responsibilities 

Day-to-day

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  • Raise POs and run regular reports to see where supplier invoices are o/s
  • Oversee billing process – run reports to check unbilled CEs and follow up with CS
  • Manage cash flow and work in progress on a weekly basis
  • Trail Balance: check balance sheet and income statement accounts weekly and resolve issues
  • Prepare and submit payment schedules as per cash flow
  • Debtors and creditors: manage sub-ledgers according to payment terms and cash flow allowances

Month-end

  • Run revenue report at month-end, check against forecast and comment on variances
  • Accruals: accrue revenue and expenses accordingly
  • Work in progress: run report on revenue closing and identify DR WIP balances
  • Open PO’s: run report on revenue closing and identify open PO accruals on Chase and NAV
  • Check trial balance: identify and rectify any issues
  • Balance sheet: run report at month-end and provide commentary on variances
  • Resfin reporting/PICT: update reports with commentary | Assist FC with reporting

Taxes

  • WHT: run reports and manage certification process for write-offs
  • Levies: run reports and manage certification process for write-off

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 10th August 2021.

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