Freelance Account Manager

Western Cape, Full Time

Job Description:
Key responsibilities:
Strategy and client service:

Facilitating client meetings, liaising with third-party suppliers and circulating accurate minutes and contact reports of all client meetings, clearly mapping agreed way forward and objectives and following up on actions
Ensuring communication is kept open across client and teams so that all parties are informed 
Taking accurate, thorough briefs from clients and internal stakeholders
Working closely with editors and editorial teams to ensure that all work is fulfilling client needs  


Drawing up detailed cost estimates for current and new business opportunities with clients, ensuring they are signed off in good time and that the paperwork is accurate  
Tracking POs and billing  
Ensuring that all project costs are calculated according to company guidelines and have been approved by the Client Director or Financial Director 
Sending invoices on a monthly basis to client 
Monthly management and reporting of budgets for each account, including keeping a spendtracker of all costs
Quarterly budget reforecasting for each account
Keeping the Financial Director updated on any changes to the current annual budgets
Anticipating future budget challenges and initiating appropriate action to respond rapidly to meet the demands of a changing business environment


Where necessary, coordinate the production process between third-party and freelance suppliers
Continue to build on existing relationships with clients, making a concerted effort to understand their business needs and to ensure that the team understands these business drivers.


With the support of the campaign managers, contract all influencers, ensuring deliverables are clearly articulated and understood and that all client requirements are considered and documented
Be responsible for the timeous delivery of all influencer projects, including creating accurate timelines and coordinating internal resources, third-party suppliers and the influencers themselves
Project manage the workflow and approval processes
Review plans to drive greater margin and value through innovation and better and different ways of working
Provide accurate plan details and updates to clients

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