Snr Account Executive/Marketing Coordinator

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Marketing

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Senior Account Executive / Marketing Coordinator 

This is a Full-time role in WPP/Wunderman Thompson dedicated to one of our largest Accounts in the IT industry. The team is part of a corporate program to execute and land global, regional and local communications in a compliant, standardized and effective manner in South Africa. All this, leveraging global communication programs and sophisticated Modern Marketing engines. The team is comprised of highly skilled Subject Matter Experts on all marketing services / execution / operations and act as the right hand of the field marketers; They are consultants, trusted advisors, and experts on the services they land.


What is this role, and how does it positively impact the business?

The Senior AE supports and enables local “last mile” marketing execution through centralized marketing services and provides expertise in marketing tools, engines, and campaigns – including support of the client’s Marketing Managers to create and/or refine Marketing Communication plans. They provide end-to-end planning, execution, and analysis services, with tangible positive results for key performance indicators. They also ensure that campaigns are running seamlessly across different systems and tools, so they provide a great experience for our customers and partners. The Senior AE is also expected to nurture their relationship with the client, set expectations on service delivery and collaborate on campaigns to achieve the KPI targets. They will also provide consultative support and recommendations when necessary.



The Senior AE must deliver across the following competency areas:

  1. Enable Integrated and Consistent Marketing Execution from MEA HQ to the subsidiary
  2. Drive Efficient Localization
  3. Provide Project Management and Extensible Service Coverage
  4. Support a Cross-Engine Approach (Events, Digital, Data, Email etc.)
  5. Provide Knowledge of Marketing Tools and Services
  6. Be a Consultant and a Trusted Advisor
  7. Privacy and Brand guidelines Gatekeeper



  • Understanding of Marketing Operations
  • Knowledge of project management strategies and tools
  • Conflict resolution and cross-group collaboration
  • Ability to articulate and evangelize within the local marketing organization
  • Fluent in English with proven skills in written and verbal communications


Desired Characteristics:

  • Client service-oriented
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude
  • Team player who focuses on winning as a team rather than individually
  • Individual contributor able to work effectively across different teams
  • Analytical aptitude
  • An interest in marketing and campaign operations
  • Detail-oriented – Treat the work as your own and can analyze.
  • Drive for results – Be tough and persistent and know when to research vs. when to make a quick decision.


Required Experience:

  • University degree
  • 3-5 years of solid marketing communications (agency is a must, client side is a plus), with experience in Events
  • B2B Experience preferably in a multinational company


At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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