Project Manager (Temp)

Posted on :

5 Sep, 2013

Category :

Project Management Jobs in South Africa

Job Function

Business Unit: OgilvyAction
Department: Corporate
Location: Cape Town, WC
Type: Temporary/Freelance
Ogilvy Action is part of the largest Brand Activation agency in the World with 82 offices across 55 countries. Working across the 4 pillars of Shopper , Trade , Experiential & Promotional Marketing – we create brand experiences throughout the Omni-channel consumer journey that engages, excites & influences shoppers.

We are currently looking for a Project Manager (temp). We require an experienced individual who is able to work within a team of established Project Managers whilst maintaining a strong sense of individuality. Events Project Management experience essential.


Daily responsibilities include but not limited to:
Daily liaison with clients and Account Management Teams
Supplier research
Development of pitch presentations
Interpretation of briefs in terms of logistical execution
Development and management of budgets
Implementation and execution of event concepts
Management of third party suppliers
Management of supplier administration and disbursements
Onsite event management
Project financial reconciliation and generation of client post project reports


Requirements include but not limited to:
Minimum of three years previous events project management experience working on large scale events
Ability to manage different projects across multiple brands simultaneously
Excellent communication skills
Ability to confidently manage suppliers and interface with clients
Strong financial acumen, i.e. setting up of budgets at any scale and effective management thereof
Good administrative skills – tracking of job bags, reconciliations, etc
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work within an agency structure and adhere to agency and client processes and protocols
Good attention to detail and multitasking skills are essential
Possess a knowledge of contemporary event ideas


Essential pre-requisites:
Experience on brand Launch’s, road shows, exhibitions, live events, outdoor festivals and retail activations
FMCG/Tobacco/Alcohol activation experience
Client service experience
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
A valid driver’s licence
Be willing to travel nationally for projects


How to Apply

Send email to: [email protected]

Please include the job title (Project Manager- Temp) in the subject line of your email when submitting through your application.

Please note that correspondence will only be made with short- listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of applying, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Thanks.

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, colour, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation or because of gender identity or expression.


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