Creative Group Head needed at TBWA South Africa

Job title : Creative Group Head

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : May 22, 2024

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Reporting Line:

  • Chief Creative Officer: Carl Willoughby
  • Executive Creative Director: Keith Manning


  •  Assist their CDs in building the creative reputation of Hunt Lascaris.
  • Take accountability in ensuring all their creative output consistently meets the highest quality standards.
  • Present creative work internally and externally in a clear, professional and impactful manner.
  • Produce and craft original and great concepts, art direction and or copywriting proactively and in response to creative briefs on existing clients or potential clients.
  • Work with Strategy & Account Management to understand the clients’ brand and manage projects in a way that will support the delivery of iconic work for the brand.
  • Actively encourage and facilitate collaboration within the creative department and other departments within Hunt Lascaris.
  • Stay aware of current trends, popular culture, ideas, work in order to confidently stay ahead of the curve and stay relevant and contemporary.
  • Consistently develop and refine their craft in a way that demonstrates a real passion for the work they do.
  • Contribute to the shop window (local and international awards).

Business Management

  • Maintain good relations with senior members of the various client teams.
  • Develop a client relationship to support the delivery of iconic creative work.
  • Help manage the scheduling of work efficiently so as to maximize your creative resource by prioritizing workload within your creative teams to ensure client expectations are met and managed.
  • Actively participate in new business pitches and business development when required.
  • Responsibility to spread positive sentiment and not to add fuel any negative sentiments in a way that is destructive to Hunt Lascaris’ reputation both internally and externally.
  • Be an inspiration and role model.


  • Help develop the creative department to anticipate and reflect the changing needs of Hunt Lascaris and its’ clients.
  • Communicate business goals to your teams and identify and articulate the creative contribution to these goals to the CCO/ECD/CD’s.
  • Inspire, coach and guide your creative teams for continuous improvement of individual and collective performance.
  • Create clear and measurable development plans for yourself and support the development plans of your teams.
  • Support the pro-active recruitment and development of staff.
  • Lead the accurate recording of work time for yourself and your teams.


Knowledge and Experience required:

  • 3 years plus as a Senior Creative in a leading creative agency/company that has curated or can curate (generate, guide, sell and produce) world-class ideas for Hunt Lascaris and their clients or potential clients.

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • World-class creative ability.
  • Ability to lead.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Strategically minded.
  • Creatively diverse (art & copy & other)
  • Decisive.
  • Ability to articulate themselves in a simple way.
  • Technical understanding of tv & content production, edits, sound, music, voice and direction.

Optional extras:

  • Influencer, opinion leader, lecturer, blog site, editorial experience, poetry, After Effects, 3D rendering, illustration, editing, design, songwriter, sound production, artist.

Behavioral attributes:

  • Inspirational, ambitious, determined, courageous, collaborative, creatively expressive, something to prove, chip on their shoulder, adaptable, can and does embrace change.

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