Digital Specialist/Media Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Dentsu Zambia Limited

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The core function of a Digital Specialist/ Media Buyer is “to book and negotiate media, ensuring that Dentsu Zambia Limited (dentsu) delivers on the financial targets set for its clients, maximising income through accurate billing between dentsu and all relevant parties while ensuring or other objectives set by the client are met.

Please email your CV to [email protected] with the subject line “Job Application: Digital Specialist/ Media Buyer”.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop digital communication strategies
  • Manage client social media pages & digital campaigns and ensure timely content is provided.
  • Runs the day-to-day planning of tasks for key accounts
  • Process buying on approved campaigns
  • Effective negotiation to improve campaign deliverables and added value
  • Liaising with media suppliers to get contracts and ensure that CI’s sent
  • Liaising with strategists, clients and planners providing relevant documentation for
  • reporting purposes
  • Provide accurate and clear instructions to the planning team on any changes to the campaign.
  • Develop innovative media strategies to ensure to client receives a healthy ROI
  • Provide recommendations and adjustments based on analytics, data, market trends and insights
  • To sought after new information regarding media
  • Accurate checking of contracts vs. the costing schedules / Media flow plan
  • Accurate uploading of approved campaigns onto the financial system
  • Generating material chase lists and liaising with the creative agency
  • Chasing of material (if necessary) / flighting codes / key numbers from creative agency / client
  • Managing flighting codes / key numbers and clearly instructing the media suppliers accordingly
  • Handling of financial/media and material queries
  • Ensure that the client is billed correctly
  • Track dentsu Trading commitment performances
  • Accurate filing and record keeping of campaign information

Essential skills

  • Fully aware of social media mechanics on various platforms
  • Has a keen understanding of the digital landscape in Zambia and a strong strategic capability
  •  Shows demonstrable capability in Media Buying
  • Understanding of how to plan media schedule for implementation
  • Highly developed ability in Negotiation
  • Shows Confidence and assertiveness in applying Company processes and systems whilst meeting client demands
  • Strong administrative and reporting skills
  • Systematic, process-oriented and accurate
  • Effective verbal and written communication ability
  • Relationship builder
  • Strong numeracy skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite
  •  Can manage change in a fast-paced industry
  •  Drive hi-performance culture through efficiency

To exemplify Our values and behaviours in dealing with colleagues and clients alike:

1. Agile – We need to be nimble, quick and flexible; thinking and acting differently

2. Pioneering – Being constantly curious, Taking risks to succeed, Passionate about thought leadership and growing your career

3. Ambitious – Going the extra mile, eyes on the prize, Rapid and ruthless focus

4. Responsible – Taking ownership, Promoting good citizenship, Being transparent

5. Collaborative – Working together globally to deliver a consistent brand experience; partnering together locally to provide the best client solution


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