Initiate International

Initiate International is a specialist recruitment agency for Tech, Digital Marketing, Online Gaming, as well as Executive jobs globally. We also supply companies with sought after foreign language speakers, specifically within the Gaming and BPO industries.

Initiate International was established in 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa with the desire to offer a new and dynamic style of recruitment service. Our mission is simple: to deliver the highest standards of recruitment service through a consultative approach. We take the time to find out what you are looking for, whether it be in your next career move or in your next recruitment requirement. We understand how important culture fit is, and make it one of our primary targets to match the job seeker to the culture of a company, not just the job spec.

We have offices in South Africa, Asia, Europe and the UK with planned expansion into the US market in 2019.

Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 16, 2019
Full time
A large asset management, with over 50,000 employees across 35 countries, have a great  job  opportunity for a  Senior Specialist Developer  to join their innovative team in  Johannesburg . This company offers a great working environment at their offices in Sandton, as well as amazing benefits! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Senior Specialist Developer  in  Johannesburg  will include: Perform requirements analysis Provide application design and implementation Perform automated testing Deploy applications Provide Tier 2/3 support of applications Requirements for this  Senior Specialist Developer job  in  Johannesburg : Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering required At least 6 years of hands-on experience with J2EE, RESTful services, and front end technologies Proficiency in advanced JavaScript libraries/frameworks: AngularJS, KnockoutJS, ReactJS required; Angular 4 or 5 required Expertise in Agile SDLC and project management tools (Jira, Trello) Demonstrated ability to write automated unit and integration tests for front-end and back-end code Solid knowledge of relational database design and development, and an understanding of NoSQL databases Experience building applications and microservices from end to end and scaling at an enterprise level Experience with open source tools and frameworks like Spring and Junit required Experience with Git, Maven, and Jenkins
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Are you passionate about  marketing ? Do you have extensive knowledge of digital  marketing  arena? Then apply for this  Digital Client Lead job  in  Cape Town  now! An International award winning  marketing  agency striving on its innovation and creativity in promoting high quality work in the world of advertising is looking for a digital client lead to join their team. As the digital client lead you will be responsible for developing and maintain of client business and market objectives and building and maintaining client relationships and driving digital media Your responsibilities for this  Digital   Client Lead job  in  Cape Town  will include: Developing and defining digital strategy on behalf of clients Demonstrating an understanding of the digital landscape, industry tools and data interpretation Train and support staff on digital strategy Delivering on all client requirements Key Competencies/requirements for this  Digital Client Lead job  in  Cape Town : Must be a team player Highly accurate Strong client relationship management skills Minimum of 5 years’ experience in digital media
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A sales force and marketing business situated in  Johannesburg  is looking for a  Software Analyst  to join their team. This customer centric business is driven by providing unique business solutions to their clients and is looking for a  Software Analyst  to work on a B2B trading platform. If you have 2 years’ experience in software analysis, have exposure to PHP, MySQL and are interested in working within emerging technology, then this  job  could be perfect for you! As the  Software Analyst  in  Johannesburg , you will be responsible for assisting clients to achieve business objectives by preparing scoping, design and project implementation documents and essentially offer a software development outline. This  job  will also require you to develop functional requirements of systems to improve quality and analyse requirements in line with customers’ requests. You will also work in an agile environment and with PHP, MySQL and other technologies Please apply for this  Software Analyst  job in  Johannesburg  if you meet the following requirements: IT Tertiary Qualification 2 years Software Analysis experience Networking /Technical IT experience in service provider environment 2 years’ experience within MySQL and PHP Experience in working in agile environment and knowledge of LAN /WAN
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Are you looking for a digital marketing  job ? Do you have a strong passion for the  digital marketing  and media industry? Are you a good planner and enjoy the intricacies of digital advertising? Have working knowledge of  digital media  channels and contacts within this industry? An award winning international agency is looking for a  Digital Media Buyer/Planner  to join their offices in  Johannesburg . This is your opportunity to do what you love and simultaneously develop a wide range of skills across all platforms Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Digital Media Planner/ Buyer  in  Johannesburg  will include: Planning, cross platform digital advertising campaigns a portfolio of clients Ensuring the most effective and latest routes to market via digital media Working with the full suite of  digital media  options including real time bidding, exchanges, networks, site specific, mobile, tablet and new and emerging  digital media  channels Work in a fast-paced environment, have the ability to multi-task and prioritize across multiple projects Ensure that all other channels are connected and plans are completely integrated Work closely with the strategist and client teams to ensure all objectives are met Deal with Media owners and partners on a daily basis Keep up to speed with international trends as we work in global markets Follow up and keep all plans up to date at all times Work with the finance team to ensure a streamlined process Requirements for this  Digital Media Planner/Buyer job  in  Johannesburg : Passionate and knowledgeable about  digital media Have at least 3 years’ experience within a digital or integrated media agency Working knowledge of  digital media  channels and contacts within this industry Knowledge of mobile and tablet landscape opportunities and social and search advertising platforms Experience of planning and delivering campaigns Detail orientated Can-do attitude
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Have you ever considered working for a company that is one of the market leaders in the professional test and measurement instrumentation supply? If you are based in  Johannesburg  and currently have or studying towards a Credit Management Diploma, with 5+ years working experience, then stop considering and send your CV over for this amazing  Credit Controller job  opportunity The  job  of  the  Credit Controller  in  Johannesburg  is responsible for the full credit control function including: the collection and follow up of outstanding amounts, the reconciling accounts, allocating of payments and processing of credit notes The extensive product range of this company is backed up by their professional support services and technical support. If you can match the above requirements then they look forward to welcoming you onto their team For this  Credit Controller job  in  Johannesburg , you will require the following: Fully computer literate Knowledge of Excel/Word Experience on accounting package Study towards Credit Managed Diploma Sage X3 advantageous
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Are you an Assistant looking for an exciting opportunity in a fun, fast paced environment? Keep reading! A global boutique PR and Marketing company based in  Cape Town , who are all about passion and creativity are looking for an  Assistant to CEO  to join their team. If you have excellent copywriting skills and a great sense of humour, this  job could be perfect for you! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Assistant to CEO  in  Cape Town  will include: Arranging travel, visas and accommodation Screening phone calls, inquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments Dealing with incoming calls, emails, texts and post, often corresponding on behalf of the employer Taking minutes; producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations Organizing and attending meetings and ensuring the employer is well prepared for meetings Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff Requirements for this  Assistant to CEO job  in  Cape Town : 2 years’ experience minimum Not live further than Milnerton Must be extremely well organized, presentable, flexible, proactive, warm, resourceful and efficient A high level of professionalism and confidentiality/discretion is crucial for this role Excellent copywriting abilities Strong decision-making ability and good sense of humour are equally important
Initiate International Brussels, Belgium
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A rapidly expanding digital marketing agency working in the automotive sector have a great  job  opportunity for a  Full Stack Developer  to join their team in  Brussels, Belgium . Due to new business wins and growth from existing clients they are looking to strengthen their development team with the addition of you! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Full Stack Developer  in  Brussels, Belgium  will include: Write and maintain clean code Fix bugs and troubleshoot Designing overall architecture of the web applications Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications Understanding and implementation of security and data protection Provide support for the development team, as our requirements grow Contact and liaise with internal clients where necessary to help with technical issues Collaborate with team members as well as work with own initiatives Learn and keep up to date on new database technologies Ensure adherence to database best practices Requirements for this  Full Stack Developer job  in  Brussels, Belgium : Must have an EU work permit Good understanding of the Role of a Full Stack Developer, 3+ years’ experience Good understanding of C# and PHP Good understanding of HTML, CSS, SASS Good understanding of Entity Framework, Kendo, ASP.net MVC Good understanding of JavaScript Fair understanding of SQL Fair understanding of relational databases and their design Good understanding of Security and Permission principles Ability to learn technical aspects of the role Good communications skills Have a basic understanding of programming methodologies Proactive and well organised Ability to prioritise workload Able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A global investment management company have an exciting  job  opportunity for a talented and highly motivated  Client Reporting Associate  to join their team in  Cape Town . The  Client Reporting Associate  will assist with the preparation of regular reporting and presentations alongside implementing tactical and strategic process improvements. You will be able to show examples of creativity, be encouraged to use their initiative and be eager to learn about the business and the wider industry Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Client Reporting Associate  in  Cape Town  will include: Develop and produce reports on performance and risk metrics Develop customised documents and presentations to answer client specific requests, liaising with and forming effective relationships with other business units where appropriate Act as contact within Investment Solutions for quantitative data associated with products Address client queries by providing timely, accurate and relevant information Conduct internal market research and provide regular management information where appropriate Work closely with technology to develop and integrate the latest technologies that facilitate process improvements and ensure material is produced to the highest standard Take a lead role in projects within the function, team or wider business, presenting to senior management where appropriate Active use of CRM and the development of business intelligence dashboards Requirements for this  Client Reporting Associate job  in  Cape Town : Relevant qualification – degree in finance preferred Understanding of risk management techniques, derivative instruments and quantitative methods 2+ years’ relevant experience Capable of managing multiple time sensitive tasks whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail and accuracy Strong communication skills Excellent organisation skills demonstrating the ability to handle pressure and work in a fast-paced environment Advanced Microsoft Office is essential
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A leading media company in  Cape Town  have an exciting  job  opportunity for a  Media Coordinator  to join their team. If you like implementing strategies to get marketing messages seen and heard to create the most impact, then this  Media Coordinator job  may be the perfect fit for you Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Media Coordinator  in  Cape Town  will include: Assist with  media  and market research to find new  media  placement opportunities Collaborate, brainstorm on and propose new  media  placement ideas and recommendations for effective marketing Assist with building media placement strategy and presenting recommendations to clients Manage accounts and communication with  media  partners, on behalf of agency’s clients, including requesting and negotiating proposals Contract  media  buys, maximizing effectiveness and efficiency based on campaign budget and goals Create orders for all types of  media  including digital, social, broadcast TV, radio, and print Create and communicate traffic instructions to internal teams and  media  partners Measure performance, provide recommendations and help optimize existing  media  campaigns Additional duties as assigned Requirements for this  Media Coordinator job  in  Cape Town : Degree is required and Prior professional experience in marketing Experience with Microsoft Office tools Social  media  experience Experience in paid  media
Initiate International Sudan
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Would you like to work for a company that implements the transformational planning that brings about significant strategic changes, and modernizes rural communities around the globe? This amazing team have an exciting  job opportunity for a  Marketing and Sales Manager  to join their team in  Juba, South Sudan . If you have relevant sales and marketing experience in entrepreneurship, agriculture or a similar industry, this  job  could be perfect for you! Relocation assistance will be provided. Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Marketing and Sales Manager  in  Juba, South Sudan  will include: Achieve marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews Preparing and completing action plans Implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements Accomplish marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs Identify marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share Requirements for this  Marketing and Sales Manager   job  in  Juba, South Sudan : Relevant sales and marketing experience in entrepreneurship, agriculture or similar industry Experience in different African countries Ability to build reports and manage budgets Operational knowledge Ability to negotiate Ability to adapt to complicated market and complicated surrounding Able to identify opportunities in the market Economic background Trade experience Ability to manage local sales team + recruitment
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A leading tech company have a great  job  opportunity for a  Development Application Specialist  to join their team in  Johannesburg . The  Development Application Specialist  will play a key role in securing all software built and/or used with application development teams as well as 3rd party organizations to ensure that security, privacy, and compliance constraints are built into the applications The  Development Application Specialist  in  Johannesburg  will help develop tools and scripts to enhance the security processes and systems. Drive security initiatives from brainstorming session to deployment. This  job  will also require you to drive security automation in a Security Develop Operations type role Requirements for this  Development Application Specialist job  in  Johannesburg : Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field Relevant certifications are a plus 5+ years of work experience as source code reviewer or code analyser 5+ years of security or DevOps, in an Application Risk Analysis role (true SecDevOps experience will be a plus) Experience with Infrastructure Code – Terraform Experience with MS SQL, Nginx, HAProxy Experience with CI/CD platforms such as Jenkins Experience with Version Control systems – Git
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A leading financial services firm has a great  job  opportunity for a  Finance Executive  to join their team in  Johannesburg The successful  Finance Executive  in  Johannesburg  will also be required to perform valuations and be involved with JSE advisory services on a secondary basis. Significant growth opportunities exist within the department, with the ability to gain exposure to other Corporate Finance service lines Requirements for this  Finance Executive job  in  Johannesburg : CA(SA) qualification or similar qualification Strong academic results and professional competency preferred Working within a professional environment Understanding client systems, accounting records and financial information Experience in an audit/ assurance environment Commercial experience not compulsory, but will be looked upon favourably Practical experience of business analytical review and risk evaluation Excellent computer literacy, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint Strong analytical ability and understanding of key financial ratios A good understanding of IFRS and the ability to identify key IFRS issues within a business Understanding of the basic principles of mergers and acquisitions
Initiate International Durban, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
An amazing start-up digital marketing company in  Durban  has an exciting  job  opportunity for a  SEO Copywriter . The  SEO Copywriter  will contribute to search engine optimization campaigns for clients Your key  job  responsibilities as the  SEO Copywriter  in  Durban  will include conceptualize and produce high quality engaging content; conducting keyword research in order to assist content strategy, as well as communicate, interact and build relationships with external bloggers/website owners Requirements for this  SEO Copywriter job  in  Durban : Experience writing marketing copy, blogging, or otherwise writing for the web or news sources Must have a relevant diploma. Digital Marketing courses will also be advantageous A basic understanding of WordPress and similar CMS systems Experience and great understanding of SEO and internet marketing A confident and clear communicator, both in writing and person Able to quickly build excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders Aggressive and enthusiastic learning: Learn fast, be proactive and contribute enthusiastically Has a positive can do attitude
Initiate International Marseille, France
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
If you are an  Account Manager  who wants to push on in your career by working with a world renowned IT company based in  Marseille, France , then we want to hear from you! This team has a great  job  opportunity for an  Account Manager  who will be given the opportunity to forge a career in an international and continuously growing company Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Account Manager   in  Marseille, France  will include: Maintaining close contact and building lasting relationships with key decision makers Regularly informing businesses of current marketing campaigns and promotions Acting as the key point of contact for all your clients’ needs Helping your accounts to identify new business opportunities Requirements for this  Account Manager job  in  Marseille, France : Must be an EU candidate Fluency in Swedish or Danish will be highly advantageous A strong sales background with experience of managing your on clients and accounts A strategic approach to business The ability to communicate with business contacts at all levels
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A leading media company have an exciting  job  opportunity for a  Digital Media Content Specialist  to join their team in  Cape Town . The  Digital Media Content Specialist  will be responsible for designing, constructing, and implementing HTML based content for various  digital  channels including web pages, email templates and digital ads Your key responsibilities as the  Digital Media Content Specialist  in  Cape Town  will include: Development of email designs and design templates Testing and maintenance of email templates for online email campaigns Designs, constructs, publishes and maintains landing pages Assist with email set-up and testing Understand target audience and apply design strategy to layouts Understand brand and retail strategies Other tasks as assigned by the  Digital  Media Team Leader; Print Advertising/Circulation/ Digital  Media Manager; or Marketing Manager Requirements for this  Digital Media Content Specialist job  in  Cape Town : Degree required Experience with PC and MAC computers required Experience with HTML, CSS and other web technologies required Experience with Adobe CS5 Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver is preferred Experience using software as a service (SaaS) such as an email service provider or content management system is preferred Understanding of best practices related to search engine optimization Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written Must have strong work ethic and be able to take direction, be open-minded to change and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A leading global communications organization who work with the world’s biggest brands, helping them creatively engage with their audiences 24/7, have an amazing  job opportunity  for a  Senior Media and Content Strategist  in  Johannesburg . If you want to be part of the conversations that are shaping the world we live and work in, you’ll want to be part of this team! Your key responsibilities as the  Senior Media and Content Strategist  in  Johannesburg  will include: Develop and execute proactive and news-driven media relations programs/project. Develop and implement creative story-telling programs for earned media that produce superior results Develop and/or oversee content, including press releases, marketing collateral, social media content, op-eds, website copy, e-books and whitepapers Define and drive content creation goals, strategy, and tactics Interface with lead internal and external client spokespeople and communications contacts in the management of media and content assignments Leverage traditional media as well as digital/emerging technologies for PR programming and influencer outreach Cultivate ongoing relationships with key journalists In collaboration with account managers, help monitor projects to ensure that deadlines and quality standards are met Assist in identifying the media relations and content talent needed for successful programs Help set accurate campaign budgets and brings projects in on budget Set and meet campaign measurement and evaluation criteria Identify and assist in the training and development needs of junior staff on the media relations and content track, and spotlight opportunities which enable staff members to reach their full potential Requirements for this  Senior Media and Content Strategist job opportunity  in  Johannesburg : Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing Communications, English or other related subject 6+ years’ experience in public relations at an agency or corporate in-house High creativity coupled with strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a rapid, deadline driven environment Solid relationships and working knowledge of key online/offline media influencers/journalists Firm knowledge of key issues and trends in health and/or technology industry sectors Fluency and/or familiarity with digital and social media required Strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media Experience working on multi-disciplinary (holistic) communication initiatives Familiarity and compliance with regulatory guidelines in regulated health communications is a plus
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
A dynamic fast growing international company offering private healthcare across 12 countries have an amazing  job opportunity  for a  Senior Financial Controller  to join their team in  Johannesburg . You will be responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of the activities relating to financial accounting & reporting (IFRS, multi-currency) including internal controls, external audit, policies and procedures. You will work with the overall Group Controller and be able to deputise and fill in for the Group Controller. This includes leading initiatives and driving improvement processes Your key responsibilities as the  Senior Financial Controller  in  Johannesburg  will include: Oversight of public financial reporting Deliver financial reporting (IFRS), general accounting, annual statuary account activities Support the external audit process Maintain and develop policies, business processes and internal controls Eventually deputise for the Group Controller Requirements for this  Senior Financial Controller job opportunity  in  Johannesburg : Audit, accounting and finance background – 7 to 8 years’ experience Relevant IFRS accounting skills Experience in working in multi-currency, multi-country environment Multi-tasking, attention to detail Well organized and delivery on time & quality of agreed priorities Showcasing a high sense of responsibility, autonomy and strong analytical skills Can work under pressure
Initiate International Malta
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
We have an exciting  job  opportunity for an  Insight Analyst  who is looking to join a global business in  Sliema, Malta . If you have an EU wok permit and experience working with data visualization tools, this  job  could be perfect for you Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Insight Analyst  in  Sliema, Malta  will include: Creating and distributing daily, weekly and monthly reports Querying relational databases and data manipulation using SQL Providing adhoc data requests and analysis Optimising existing reports and procedures Working closely with analytics team to have full insight into business requirements, dependencies and impacts Strong presentation skills to effectively display data to the business Proactively identifying areas for improvement with existing tools Ability to work to timelines under own initiative Embracing a strong information security culture ensuring full adherence to all information security policies, practices and procedures Requirements for this  Insight Analyst job  in  Sliema, Malta : Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Maths, Statistics, Economics or equivalent quantitative field Experience of working in an online gaming environment Experience working with data visualization tools such as Tableau Experience in other programming languages such as R or Python High level of SQL working with large datasets Experienced Microsoft Excel user Previous analytical experience Strong Maths, statistical, analytical background Self-managed strategic thinker with ability to be a strong team player