Our vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. To create big ideas that make a significant contribution to the planet, society, and the bottom line. We believe in today’s world this is the best way for our clients to achieve sustainable growth.
We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas, we call this Borderless Creativity.
Which is why our teams work fluidly across 5 capabilities Advertising, Experience, PR, Consulting and Health . This allows us to not only operate but innovate at the intersection of capabilities and talent. We believe impact and magic lies at this intersection. Ogilvy scales this by seamlessly connecting and accessing the deep cultural expertise of 132 offices in 83 countries.
Our mission: We inspire brands and people to impact the world
How we do it : We innovate and operate at the intersection of people and capabilities
What we do: Borderless creativity
Today, Ogilvy is recognized as the world’s leading creative agency. We are also one of the most effective networks globally.
About Memac Ogilvy:
Memac Ogilvy is one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa. It is part of the formidable worldwide WPP & Ogilvy network. It’s the only truly integrated comms network – with Consulting, Advertising- Brand & Content, PR, Experience & Health under 1 P&L and under single leadership. Memac Ogilvy is the most integrated modern creative and effective partner for client growth in MENA. We inspire brands and people to impact the world. We deliver on this by combining expert and new capabilities for modern marketing solutions, with solid project management expertise for agile and effective delivery as well as a thorough and passionate People agenda.
The agency is the most awarded Middle Eastern agency in Cannes as well as a big winner at the local award show Lynx. It counts around 500 staff members.
What we’re looking for:
We’re on the hunt for an Omani National Account Manager who will run, alongside the rest of the team, one of our largest brands. You will be providing insights-driven campaigns, strengthening client & partner agency relationships, collaborating with cross-departmental teams, while managing a team.
You should understand the power of creative, digital and social media and can think creatively to solve problems. We require that you have a forward-thinking ability to identify creative, digital and social trends and put these into practice for our clients.
The ideal candidate brings an entrepreneurial spirit to client work and develops new, creative solutions to transform their clients’ creative, digital & social practices with passion in a fast-paced environment.
To Succeed in This Role, You Need To:
To be responsible for the smooth running of one large or multiple mid size accounts and the production of its creative, digital & social advertising/ marketing.
To build strong relationships and foster good team spirit with both clients and members of the agency team
To play a pivotal role in the development of advertising and creative strategies
To show leadership and drive in thinking of innovative solutions to business/strategic problems and in merchandising the Agency’s services (particularly Brand Stewardship)
To be ultimately responsible for ensuring work is produced on time and within budget
To assist other departments with forward planning on future projects
To have a thorough working knowledge of all agency systems
To have a thorough understanding of the client’s business and the major factor/s trends shaping their market(s)
To be the client’s port of call for all administrative issues
To be the agency team’s first port of call for all questions relating to client issues
To build relationships with clients based upon trust/mutual understanding
To foresee any client issues/questions or internal resourcing issues before they arise.
To be the creative teams’ main day to day contact, providing direction on creative briefs and generating enthusiasm/trust from the team with which they work
To be a sound judge of creative work and is able to coherently argue the case for working being on or off brief inappropriate
To oversee the production of all campaigns produced
Should master a range of presentation techniques and considers the most appropriate and inspiring way to sell each piece of work
Should keep abreast of the latest and best creative work across the industry
To manage the agency’s billing system, helping the account executive and SAE’s to overcome any problems that may arise
To help to improve profitability by thinking of ways to cut down on costs incurred running accounts
To ensure the agency responds to any financial queries within 48 hours
To overcome any difficulties in getting creative work out on time
Should have a solid knowledge of all digital, social, TV/Print production issues such that, if necessary, cost saving solutions can be proposed
To ensure that creative team/traffic manager/production manager/media are all on the same wavelength throughout a project and are aware of each other’s deadlines
Should have a deep understanding of consumer motivations/behaviour patterns in the marketplace
To help the Account Director and Planner to develop a rigorous and insightful advertising strategy
Should have the ability to contribute to well thought out, single-minded, inspiring creative briefs.
To make an active contribution to the promotion of Brand Stewardship amongst clients
To delegate effectively and appropriately to their reports/other departments/ their Account Director
Regular client contact – call before called
Successful relationships with Client middle management
Creation and Management of project timelines
Writing simple briefs on communication projects
Assisting Account Director in briefing creative
Managing Internal Creative presentation sessions
Ongoing direction for creative and managing creative enthusiasm
360 process management
Estimate generation & invoice management
Profitability improvement through estimate and invoice management
Monthly brand updates for Sr. Management
Career management of juniors – Appraisals
Generating and presenting category environment reviews
Monthly interpretation of sales and distribution information
Demonstration of clear TTL communications knowledge through cross channel recommendations
Memac Ogilvy inspires brands and people to impact the world. We exist to create iconic, culture-changing, value-driven ideas for our clients.
Borderless Creativity is our lifeblood. We operate, innovate, and create at the intersection of our talented people, across advertising disciplines such as strategic thinking and distinctive idea creation, through a social-first approach — alongside our wider Memac Ogilvy family of Advertising, Experience, Health, Consulting and PR. Never have there been more opportunities available to communicate incredible ideas, impact culture, and influence consumer behavior. Paid advertising is a consistent, regular and controllable way of getting a business and brand’s core message in front of consumers in a way that no other medium can. Creativity is our greatest differentiator as we transcend the status quo and shift culture.
How We’ll Support You
Memac Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We’ll empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. We’ll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We’ll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you’ll be proud, with people you’ll be proud to call your teammates.
Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.
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