Google South Africa: Account Manager – Johannesburg

Posted on :

24 Mar, 2011

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa, IT Jobs in South Africa

At Google, we organize and change around our users and customers. Google’s Advertising Sales team embodies that pursuit: We’re devoted to finding relevant solutions that meet our clients’ changing advertising needs. In that regard, Advertising Sales does more than simply make money for our company. Our efforts focus on the ways that Google technology enables the world’s biggest advertisers to enjoy immediate and accountable communication with the consumer.

The role: Account Manager

You’ll be developing and managing relationships with direct clients in a specific vertical industry, which means you need to be a focused, proactive self-starter, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you’re an advisor and consultant, as well as a client advocate within Google. You’ll use your analytical skills to develop and close new business, grow existing business, and support your team with research, market analysis and other collateral. Above all, you’ll be responsible for hitting your revenue targets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the bookings, upselling and management of your direct clients
  • Report on sales figures internally and take ownership with the leader of your vertical
  • Serve as a liaison with clients regarding new product launches and advertising opportunities
  • Provide campaign updates and ensure that our advertisers are satisfied with their ROI
  • Manage ongoing customer training in all AdWords-related tools

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent with an excellent academic record
  • Proven track record in advertising sales and media account management
  • Strong knowledge of the search industry
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to deliver results under pressure

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