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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
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    The Shoprite Group of Companies, Africa's largest food retailer, operates 2,653 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands and reported turnover of R71.297 billion for the six months ended December 2016. The Company's headquarters are situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Ltd is a public company li...
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    Media Managing Director

    Job Objectives    

    • The purpose of the role is to build, lead and operate a new standalone media business
    • Accountability over commercial planning and performance of the media business
    • Own the roadmap to develop cutting-edge digital capabilities to establish a future-fit media platform
    • Responsible for the strategic formulation and smooth running of the full media team – operationally, creatively, and commercially.
    • Strong level of partnership and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and vendors, seeks to deepen client relationships and prepare the marketing organisation for the future.
    • Expand the client portfolio through new business and strategic partnerships including new solutions aimed at new clients or current clients with untapped, diversifying needs.
    • Leading a large, cross-functional digitally savvy team with multiple activities underway in an agile format, including all web, app, and social media collateral through all development and production stages.
    • Leading a cross-functional team, living and breathing the Media-venture values and traits in all stakeholder communications.
    • Leading development of people to build the most advanced media team benchmarked against global standards
    • Remain up-to-date with the latest global digital marketing strategies, techniques, and technologies to act as a thought leader and expert in Media
    • Developing Social Media & Mobile strategies, building on best practice learnings and country-specific objectives.


    • Minimum of a National Diploma, B.Degree or equivalent in Communications, Management Sciences or related (essential)


    • At least 8-10years relevant experience in a media agency at Exco/Board level
    • Presentation of strategies and performance, with a deep understanding of the evolving media business, of which 3-5years should be in a senior leadership capacity and 2-4years should be with digital media (essential)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Self-motivated, driven, strong integrity, accountable
    • Inspirational leadership
    • Commercial and financial acumen
    • Strategic mindset
    • Collaborative partnering
    • Operational efficiency
    • Time management
    • Innovative and solution-orientated
    • Exceptional communication

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Shoprite Group of Companies on to apply

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