SPAR Vacancies: Advertising Controller - Jobs in South Africa

SPAR Vacancies: Advertising Controller

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14 Nov, 2013

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The Spar Group are searching for an experienced Advertising Controller with excellent communication, time management and creative solutions skills. Ensure promotional products & campaigns are briefed through Integrator in order to promote Spar to all customers and assist with all relevant advertising functions and sponsorships.

As an experienced Advertising Controller you are expected to be hands-on, establish excellent working relationships with all business units and suppliers in order to meet brand needs and develop/ implement cost-effective and creative communications on all Spar promotional and sponsorship events and keep motivated whilst working on several projects simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines.
The suitable candidate will be familiar with the elements that contribute to the production of quality advertising including the advertising, sponsorship, PR and sales promotions for the Spar Group. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is considered crucial.


The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

  • maintain and grow excellent relationships with retailers
  • collate information from all departments for Quarterly Advertising preambles & ensure that they are sent for printing timeously
  • ordering and ensuring that leaflets and P.O.S critical paths are maintained
  • communicate on all promotion and advertising issues
  • articulate clearly and concisely in both the written and spoken form
  • analyse and resolve retailer queries


  • co-ordinating sample photography sessions
  • problem solving
  • ordering point of sale stock, sponsorship products and materials
  • communicating on all levels
  • planning and preparing sponsorship events


  • planning and preparing events (sponsorships, sale promotions, etc.)
  • computer systems/applications
  • integrated marketing material (advertising, sponsorship, PR and sales promotions)

With the 1960’s emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, a group of 8 wholesalers was given the exclusive rights to the SPAR name in 1963, to service 500 small retailers.

Our three friendly store formats, which are, SPAR for neighbourhood shopping, SUPERSPAR for one-stop, competitively priced, bulk shopping and KWIKSPAR for every day convenience, cater more than adequately for all your shopping preferences.

SPAR operates under “voluntary trading” principles which means that while we encourage our retailers to take advantage of SPAR’s trading power, our retailers can source goods from local traders. That is why each store has its own regional personality.Today the SPAR Group Ltd operates 6 distribution centres, supplies goods and services to almost 800 SPAR stores in South Africa. The SPAR Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2005.

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Apply online before 27/11/2013.


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