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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 3, 2020
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    BDO helps a diverse range of clients with different needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides transaction, risk, wealth advisory, company secretarial, and HR services to clients navigating a range of challenges, changes, and opportunities. Our professionals are from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to del...
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    Marketing and Communications Specialist

    Marketing and Communications Specialist

    BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards. 

    At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.  BDO Johannesburg has a vacancy for a Marketing and Communications Specialist in our Marketing Division.  The Marketing and Communications Specialist will be working with the Marketing team to market the BDO brand and more specifically the BDO industry sectors to help the firm achieve its growth objectives.

    Reporting to the Brand Manager, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will inter alia be responsible for:

    • Marketing – sectors: managing and driving all aspects of Marketing for selected BDO sectors. This will include the development of marketing plans that encompass PR/media, advertising, events, sponsorships and exhibitions, content development for various channels, briefing social media campaigns, video content.
    • Business development: occasional assistance with large business pitches
    • Brand – playing a key role in managing the BDO brand in South Africa, ensuring alignment and consistency with the service lines and sectors you will manage
    • Be prepared to pitch in to help the team with other internal and external campaigns 


    • BA/BCom in Marketing Communications/Public Relations/Corporate Communication


    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a corporate marketing department or marketing agency
    • Experience in a professional services environment and/or PR agency would be a plus


    • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken
    • Must be skilled in client service management and content management
    • Must be able to work on your own, with attention to detail, think out of the box, work with small budgets to be creative
    • Comfortable working with and presenting to senior members of the business, including EXCO
    • Socially aware, team player and prepared to pitch in on all aspects of Marketing as required
    • Budget management


    • Must have own car and driver’s licence
    • Occasional travel to the regions in South Africa to oversee implementation of marketing plans for the above

    The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BDO South Africa on to apply

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