CareersSeptember 28, 2021

Designer – Tanzania

ROLE: Designer
REPORTING: Creative Director
DEPARTMENT: Creative
LOCATION: Tanzania
SCOPE: Regional

OGILVY AFRICA – COMPANY OVERVIEW

Ogilvy Africa is the largest network agency on the continent catering to 39 countries with a team of ~900 people across Central, East and West Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi – Kenya, Ogilvy Africa manages a portfolio of over 100 brands for clients such as AB Inbev, Airtel, Africa CDC, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Distell, Equity Bank, Exxon Mobil, Kenya Airways, Mondelez, NCBA, Nestle, Philips, PWC, SAB Miller, Sanlam, Total, UNICEF, Unilever and WWF amongst others.

It offers services across the full spectrum of marketing domains including Communication (Advertising, branding and content), Consumer Experience (Technology & e-Commerce), Growth Consulting (incl. Digital Transformation), PR & Influence and Media; all under one unified setup. The agency has also created proprietary marketing products in areas such as real-time marketing, social intelligence, virtual experiences, influencer management, e-commerce enablement and content hubs. It’s unique operating model, One Ogilvy, allows clients and brands to cut the complexity of agency structures and create seamless omni-channel experiences for their consumers, across touchpoints. Fuelled by the holy trinity of content, data and technology; Ogilvy Africa strives to be the best-practice agency model, for Developing & Emerging markets.

With 20+ years in Africa, Ogilvy Africa has won the highest number of regional and global awards for the region including Cannes Lions, Clio awards, Dubai Lynx Festival, SABRE Awards (Global and Africa); to name a few.

Ogilvy is a leading global creative network of WPP, founded by David Ogilvy in 1948.

JOB PURPOSE – SUMMARY

Ogilvy FEED is a real-time social intelligence and content unit connecting brands to popular culture. Listening and analysing real-world signals and turning them into insights and ideas that are tailored to the new digital audience. Working at the speed of culture: moving fast and breaking things.
As a Designer at the agency, you will be responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions. You will work to briefs agreed with the client, creative director, or account manager. They develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client’s objectives. Designers work within our client based, multi-disciplined teams, working closely with both Senior Designers, Art Directors and the account team and producers. Utilizing design and typographic skills, our designers

are versed in all the main design and animation packages and have usually completed a comprehensive education in the design/multimedia field.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge Areas:
• On assigned projects: Design layouts and comps, supervise the development and preparation of mechanicals (and with experience and under supervision, help develop creative concepts and begin participating in client meetings and presentations)
• Review work routinely with supervisor keeping him/her fully appraised of all relevant issues and development
• In conjunction with supervisor, attend meetings with outside suppliers, photographers, illustrators etc.
• Demonstrate ability to evaluate the quality of work offered and be capable of monitoring costs
• Show keen attention to detail and develop organizational skills
• Actively participate when assigned to help on special projects
• When appropriate, participate with supervisor in brainstorming sessions, share ideas with brand team.
• Meeting clients or account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job
• Interpreting the client’s business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose
• Estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients
• Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research
• Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
• Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
• Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to clients or account managers
• Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD)
• Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work
• Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief
• Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches
• Developing interactive design; commissioning illustrators and photographers
• Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.

Talent Management & Internal Relationships:
• Ensuring effective communication with all team members.
• Demonstrating an ability to effectively manage upwards.
• Demonstrates strong listening skills and can translate the information from Account teams in to work to be done.

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

Required Behaviours:
• Degree from respected advertising/design program.
• Proven highly versatile creative concepting, design, and art direction skills.
• Exceptional portfolio necessary.
• Well-versed in the history of design, art direction, and advertising.
• Passion to eat, sleep and breathe all things advertising.

LOCATION
• FEED works as a combination of ON and OFFSITE work-frame. So, you will be required to work from client office locations and Ogilvy offices from time to time.

OGILVY VALUES

• Courage: Shows bravery in making decisions and stands by values and beliefs.
• Idealism: Strives for achievements; dares to raise our sights and blaze new trails.
• Curiosity: Has a desire to know more and is open to all possibilities.
• Playfulness: Has fun and knows when not to take him or herself too seriously.
• Candour: Encourages openness and honesty with colleagues and with clients.
• Intuition: Trusting and listening to our unconscious or “inner guru”, to find unique solutions.
• Free-spiritedness: Permission to practice magic, encourage and promote flexibility.
• Persistence: Shows determination to achieve the right results

HOW TO APPLY

Ogilvy Africa is an equal opportunity employer that believes in diversity as a competitive advantage. We are committed to a fair and inclusive hiring process. To minimise unconscious-biases from our hiring process, we’ve taken on an initiative to #RightTheCV (find out more by clicking here)

We encourage candidates to apply using this free, downloadable template, available here https://bit.ly/2OtLnYH

Kindly forward your application to Human.Resources@wpp-scangroup.com indicating the job title as the subject. Please also share your motivation for the role along with your updated CV.

Closing Date: 20th October 2021

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