The Drum Jobs 16 April 2014 16:04:16 +0000 Designer Our client is a super Nottingham based design and marketing agency, which pride themselves on offering their clients intelligent and creative commercial solutions.   Due to a super start to the year, they are looking to appoint a new Designer/Artworker to join their well established, inspiringly creative, and talented team.  As their Junior Designer/Artworker you will be working on a great variety of projects for both B2B and B2C clients, in particular packaging, retail projects and catalogues. You will work under the direction of the Studio Manager initially, and as you develop and establish yourself, you will have the opportunity to liaise directly with clients and take on further responsibilities.   The ideal candidate will be experienced at producing design for print projects, with excellent art working skills, and be familiar at working on a MAC using Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. You must be able to hit the ground running and be able to contribute from the get go. It is envisaged that you would have 1 or 2 years design experience, ideally gained with a creative agency, though in-house retail Designers will also be considered.   If this role is of interest and you have the creative  experience and a supporting portfolio, please don't delay in sending your CV with a pdf to Debra Bullmore-Dunn , or call me on 0115 955 0984 for more information.  Please note that if you have not received a reply within 72 hours that on this occasion your application hasn't been successful. 14 April 2014 17:05:32 +0000 Account Manager/Campaign Planner - Birmingham Creative and Branding Agency based in North Birmingham are seeking an Account Manager/Campaign Planner to join their client services team. This role role is something of a hybrid role of a cross between an Account Manager and a Campaign Planner.  The agency is ideally looking for someone with around 4 years agency experience, preferably already an Account Manager who is established locally and is looking for a long term career with an agency. Branding experience is a distinct advantage for this role. Someone with food, beverage and/or retail branding experience would be ideal. You do not need to have been involved in high level pitches or strategic planning but will need a good understanding of planning an integrated campaign and managing it through the business. Organisational skills and attention to detail and general account handling skills are key for this role. Internal workshops and training for strategy will be given and will run to build on individuals skills. The candidate needs to be able to work very closely with the studio, understand the creative process and have the ability to manage jobs to deadlines and on budget. A competitive salary in the region of £30k is available, depending on experience along with a profit share scheme and each individual has a personalised performance plan. If you have the skills that fit the bill please get in touch ASAP. 14 April 2014 15:03:21 +0000 Communications & Marketing Manager About Firstport Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We enable early stage social enterprises and highly-motivated individuals to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses.    We incubate new social ventures, from the seed of an idea to start up and growth. We do this by providing a full package of support and resources that includes start up funds, business advice, practical tools and connections to help social entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality.   We are the sole provider of start up support for Just Enterprise, a Scottish Government funded programme providing advice, support and training to social enterprises and third sector organisations.  In partnership with UnLtd we run a joint awards programme that provides seed funding to around 100 new start ups every year focused on delivering real social or environmental benefits to people and communities.   We deliver a range of projects and initiatives to find, encourage and support individuals who want to start something good - Ditto spreads social enterprise ideas by using tried-and-tested business models; Beyond the Finish Line uses the imagination of young people and the momentum of the Commonwealth Games to regenerate Glasgow’s local areas; and LaunchMe is the first accelerator programme for ambitious social enterprises, pioneering new ways of financing a social return.   More information is available at   Job role specification The Communications and Marketing... 11 April 2014 10:10:51 +0000 Digital PR Manager First class opportunity with one of the most decorated and established independent agencies in the Manchester area. Their client base includes some of the most well known brands across the globe and you will be key to enhancing their online presence.     This will be a relatively new role within the company so you will be able to make your mark and grow a team around you. The team is expanding so this is a great opportunity for a digital PR professional who is looking to take on further responsibility, develop their skills, and without doubt, enhance their career. The role sits in a close-knit team of talented marketers and digital pioneers where you will drive cutting edge PR communications to the media through online channels. You will be responsible for social media and related digital campaigns for a whole host of well-known brands in an environment, which is at the cutting edge of online communications. You will be adept at utilising most social media platforms and show the ability to demonstrate how to use these platforms for brands and businesses. You will also be a little bit passionate about working with well-known consumer brands!!     This role will include traditional elements of PR such as developing relationships with key media and devising and sourcing promotional opportunities for your clients.  However, the primary focus of this role will be to identify new areas of online exposure for your clients. You will also contribute to knowledge sharing activities within business and work with these other disciplines to ensure... 10 April 2014 09:09:04 +0000 Store Development Project Manager- Near Manchester Due to the further expansion and development this highly successful Midland’s based Creative Agency are seeking a Store Development Project Manager to work on-site within a major retail client near Manchester. Reporting to Senior Account Manager you will be based on-site with the customer in their HQ near Manchester. The successful candidate will need to be highly customer service focused with extensive knowledge of Print/POS within a retail environment. Typical projects you will be managing would be shop re-fits, new store roll outs, new POS, fixtures, bespoke units, vinyl’s, graphics and all printed material. You will need strong Excel skills and experience to some extent, admin, auditing and stock management. Key Responsibilities: • Provide excellent customer service Build and maintain strong relationships with key decision makers in the client, identify their needs, maintain and develop all operational requirements and ensure quality delivery of service and products in order to provide excellent customer service. • Provide operational excellence, ensure all processes and systems best practices are always professionally adhered to and maintained up to date • Take and manage accurate information from the customer • QC of data; ensuring that new store order instructions are accurate and in the correct format • POS stock management and replenishment in line with the store development schedule • Formulate full production and project briefs, producing detailed print specifications to suppliers • Manage requests... 08 April 2014 16:04:44 +0000 New Business Executive - Branding This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-positioned and growing team of brand implementation consultants and designers with an extremely impressive client portfolio.   Due to expansion, this is a new role supporting the business development and marketing team offering.  It’s a pivotal position covering research, producing proposals and pitches and assisting with developing new business across local and global markets.  This will involve tracking and identifying pitch opportunities, developing and ensuring continuity of client relationships, attending relevant events and conferences, writing and producing proposals and proposal materials and produce weekly reports on lead generation.  You must have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to work closely with clients, brand agencies, architects & suppliers, building and developing relations and networking.  You’ll also need a strong knowledge and understanding of branding and previous experience within the industry or a relevant creative sector.  Indesign is on the list as well.    Think this could be the role for you?  Send in your CV today to 08 April 2014 16:04:10 +0000 Marketing Manager - Branding Looking to lead the way in Branding?  This could the marketing role for you.  Branding agency looking for an industry experienced Marketing Manager to head up the marketing offering.   It’s a unique opportunity due to expansion for a seasoned marketer to work closely with the Business Development Director and deliver the companies international marketing strategy.  As the Marketing Manager you will write and manage the content for all external communications such as press releases, the website, social media and marketing materials; arrange, coordinate and attend relevant events and manage the corporate identity across all platforms as well as developing relationships with journalists and clients.  You’ll need to know the design industry, in particular branding with a real passion and talent for what you do as well as being a natural writer, the ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects.  You’ll also need to understand the intricacies of business and marketing practices in different international market places, such as the Middle East.    If this sounds like the challenge for you and you have the industry knowledge then send in your CV today to 04 April 2014 15:03:49 +0000 Digital Creative Director Our client is a leading innovative design agency with big ideas.  They're looking for a Digital Creative Director to join their growing team in Nottingham and lead the growth of digital projects from this studio. This agency works with huge names on  global campaigns and deliver only top quality creative to their clients.   In this purely digital role you'll be working closely with the Account Director, Creative Director and design team, as well as their Head of Digital in London.  In this exciting and fast paced role you will be the bridge between the creative and the technical. This is very much a client facing Creative Director role where you will attend client meetings and take briefs, relate to the client on the technical side of things, present to clients and be the main point of contact for clients as well as third party suppliers.  Although you have a strong understanding of the technical side of things, above all you’re a creative through and through.   The ideal candidate will show a real mix of creative skills, leadership and client relationship-building, to help develop the digital creative offering. We're looking for an experienced creative, predominantly digitally minded with senior  digital agency experience where you have worked with high profile brands, and understand long term projects. You understand multi-platform, integrated creative and have a strong portfolio of work across web, mobile and social - with motion and branding skills a real bonus. You can demonstrate strategic thought, attention... 17 April 2014 15:03:02 +0000 Senior Account Manager A multi award winning communications agency seeks a Senior Account Manager to join their expanding creative team. This is without question one of the most well known agencies in the North West region so an opportunity not to be missed! In this fast paced and exciting role you will work closely with your Account Director and digital and PR teams to develop and formulate integrated campaign strategies from conception through to delivery.  The work is predominantly consumer orientated with an enviable client list to boot! You will oversee the status of each campaign, present individual projects to clients for approval or modification and lead clients through challenging briefs to agree propositions.   To be considered for the role, you will have at least five years experience of working in a solid integrated agency working with a mix of well know brands and have experience of managing a team, you will be commercially minded with a proven track record of growing new business from existing clients but also have experience of pitching for new business.  Additionally, you will be tenacious and confident in leading senior and mid level clients and be experienced across a range of media formats including press, outdoor and digital, wider digital projects including web and have experience of direct marketing - ECRM is favourable.   This agency will take your career to the next level, so if you’re ticking all the boxes, don’t hesitate to send your CV to Sara Akkad at or call 0161 425 7352 for a better insight into... 17 April 2014 10:10:12 +0000 PPC & Display Specialist, Maternity Cover Leading Digital Marketing Software The Company A multi-award winning provider of Cloud-based digital messaging solutions via email, social and mobile with offices across Europe and clients across the globe. This leading digital technology companies Digital Marketing Products & Integrated Marketing Management applications, enables marketers to deliver highly targeted, consistent and personalised digital marketing campaigns that are integrated across all channels. Due to expansion of their PPC & Display Media team they are looking to speak to exceptional digital marketing candidates looking for a new challenge.  Day-to-day, you’ll be the driving force behind multiple digital campaigns, with a focus on PPC & Display activity.  The Media team is currently at the forefront of the digital media industry and you will be a part of a small team where you will be responsible for running our PPC, Display and Retargeting client activity.  Having the start-up mentality, means that this role is wide open for promotions, expansion and the opportunity to grow your own digital team. They are also keen for this person to develop their knowledge across the company’s other areas of digital marketing expertise in order to enable them to deliver truly synchronised multi-channel campaign delivery and deliver great results to excite and inspire clients. The Job   Hands-on management of PPC, Display and Retargeting tools to ensure client’s aims are met Setting up and optimising accounts and campaigns, including keyword research, writing copy and budget and bid... 15 April 2014 22:10:04 +0000 Midweight Packaging Designer This highly creative packaging and branding agency are looking for a Mid Weight Designer to join their team. The company has partners across the water in the US to gain a truly global perspective, but working in a relatively small team on this side of the Atlantic, the creative team get fully involved all the way through, from concept to print. Working alongside the Creative Director and another 2 designers, this mid weight designer will be part of an innovative team, passionate about giving their clients the best ideas and service alongside beautiful design. Working across the agency’s large mix of retail clients. You will also be involved in branding projects as well as the day to day design. This Mid Weight designer will be passionate about design and coming up with new ideas and concepts for a wide range of packaging. You will be innovative when it comes to branding and how a company can reflect their branding in packaging. You will have experience in either a packaging or retail agency and be keen to progress your career in design. This is a great opportunity for a junior-mid weight or mid weight-senior designer looking for a new challenge. 15 April 2014 16:04:34 +0000 Rebrand Project Manager Scotia Gas Networks ( is the UK’s second largest gas distribution company, operating two gas distribution networks across Scotland, and south and south-east of England delivering gas safely, reliably and efficiently to 5.8 million customers.   We're going through an exciting period of change and are aiming to signal a step change within the business and position ourselves as leaders within the gas industry.   Working with a specialist brand agency we aim to use brand design to help people better understand who we are and what we do in a way that reflects our vision and values, and create a brand we can be proud of. Our rebranding project is nearing design sign off and we need an experienced brand project manager to lead the development of the implementation plan, deliver the rebranding plan by working with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and across multiple sites and departments.   You will project manage the rebrand implementation plan, aligning project stakeholders and communicating our brand vision clearly and concisely to ensure our employees are knowledgeable and passionate about the new branding, and the value it adds to our business. Formulating and managing the rebrand budget you will ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget. Working with our Corporate Communications team and our external brand specialist you will further develop the planning, implementation, and establish KPIs for the project. Other areas of responsibility will include brand audits across the business, and working with... 14 April 2014 17:05:06 +0000 Senior Designer (Retail Branding) - Birmingham This leading branding design agency based on the outskirts of central Birmingham, is looking for a Senior Designer with strong branding experience to strengthen their team. Due to continued success and new client wins this leading branding design agency need a star player to fill the role of Senior Designer who has previous design experience in the retail leisure and food & beverage sectors. The ideal Senior Designer candidate will have worked in the agency environment for some time and be familiar with all the studio processes and managing client briefs alongside the account handling teams. They will be looking for a portfolio full of strong branding, corporate ID's and retail campaigns. Great attention to detail is a must along with an appreciation of branding and the ability to produce innovative conceptual designs that tactically run across various media. The Senior Designer will also be a strong team leader and be able to drive the creative product of the agency to the highest standard. This is a great role for someone who is looking to work as part of a collaborative team, where the focus of the business is on creative quality and design that delivers real return for their clients. The agency is well established and has an enviable client list, working with enviable list of high profile retail brands. In return they offer a great working environment where everyone in the team is respected and valued. There are no glass ceilings. Everyone has a Personal Development Plan and is on an inspiring journey of career development. Salaries are... 10 April 2014 12:12:36 +0000 Account Manager An ambitious and rapidly growing integrated agency boasting an international presence are now looking for a confident Account Manager to join their Birmingham team. This agency specialises in the luxury sector and if successful you’d be working on an iconic automotive brand, covering a wide mix of activity including; advertising, brand development, brochures, content and digital. They are now looking for a motivated Account Manager who can offer impeccable client services skills, winning a client’s trust and respect with the desire to immerse themselves in the client’s brand to ensure all work is delivered to an exceptional standard. You’ll enjoy working closely with all internal teams, will be uber organised and able to deliver on-time within a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment. Ideally you will come from an integrated background and be used to working on a mix of marketing services as you will be focused on working with clients to ensure activity creates intrigue and demand in their target audience. The most important thing is your ability to ensure activity runs like clockwork and you that you have excellent communication skills, enabling you to liaise with a range of client audiences, so it could be that you’ve been specialised in another area of marketing and looking for a change. Agency and consumer sector experience are both essential and an interest in the luxury car market is highly desirable. You will be self-starter but also a good team player and be able to assist and delegate work to others when needed.... 09 April 2014 13:01:04 +0000 Group Brand Manager Activate Learning is a group which brings together secondary, further and higher education, along with workforce training, management consultancy, commercial businesses and social enterprise. At Activate Learning, we believe that education should inspire and develop the change-makers of the future. And to succeed we know that it must lead by example. Our purpose is to empower people to go further in learning and in life, by recognising their unique qualities and by providing an environment which builds confidence, raises aspirations and equips them to succeed.   As Group Brand Manager for the Activate Learning group, you will play a leading role in creating and strengthening our group brands and so raise our profile and improve student and staff recruitment.   You will use your creativity to deliver high impact campaigns and strong verbal and visual messages across the full marketing mix that make a lasting impression and increase the number and range of people who engage with the organisation. You will be adept at using a range of methods to understand our customers, express our proposition and create appealing and relevant communications delivered across web and traditional media.   In addition you will assume the account manager role for the College where you are based, leading a team responsible for the marketing and communication operations and outcomes.   This role would suit someone wishing to move from an agency setting to working client side. We are looking for a creative person with excellent copywriting skills and solid management... 09 April 2014 09:09:24 +0000 Senior Account Manager A multi award winning communications agency seeks a Senior Account Manager to join their expanding creative team. This is without question one of the most well known agencies in the North West region so an opportunity not to be missed! In this fast paced and exciting role you will work closely with your Account Director and digital and PR teams to develop and formulate integrated campaign strategies from conception through to delivery.  The work is predominantly consumer orientated with an enviable client list to boot! You will oversee the status of each campaign, present individual projects to clients for approval or modification and lead clients through challenging briefs to agree propositions.   To be considered for the role, you will have at least five years experience of working in a solid integrated agency working with a mix of well know brands and have experience of managing a team, you will be commercially minded with a proven track record of growing new business from existing clients but also have experience of pitching for new business.  Additionally, you will be tenacious and confident in leading senior and mid level clients and be experienced across a range of media formats including press, outdoor and digital, wider digital projects including web and have experience of direct marketing - ECRM is favourable.   This agency will take your career to the next level, so if you’re ticking all the boxes, don’t hesitate to send your CV to Sara Akkad at or call 0161 425 7352 for a better insight into... 09 April 2014 09:09:00 +0000 Artworker A role has arisen for an Artworker to join a national marketing services agency that is currently enjoying phenomenal success.   We have worked with this agency for a number of years, and understand that when it comes to hiring, they are always seeking out the ‘cream of the crop’ to join in their success. As an Artworker, you will be based on-site with one of their clients, a national financial services company, and will be working alongside a talented team which consists of Artworker and Print Account Managers. On a daily basis, you’ll be working in a fast-paced, fun, environment and will be producing print-ready artwork for a number of platforms, ensuring all work adheres to client guidelines and meets the brand requirements.   Needless to say, for this role, we are looking for someone with an exceptional eye for detail, excellent technical knowledge (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite) and the ability to work well under pressure. Ideally we are looking for someone with at least two years’ in-house or agency experience, preferably with a background in repro or print production, although this is not essential.   This is a brilliant role that will really add value to your career, so if you think that this could be the role for you, please send your CV and portfolio to us at or for more information, call Debra on 0121 355 0955. 07 April 2014 17:05:33 +0000 Senior Account Manager/Account Director One of the UK’s most successful and creative retail design agencies is looking for Senior Account Manager/Account Director to take the day-to-day lead on a highly prestigious retail brand. In an ideal world you will have an impressive background in retail communications, coupled with a thorough understanding of all marketing channels and an appreciation of how to influence consumer purchase. Given the nature of this fabulous agency, it could be that you’re from either an in-house brand management background, or an agency background. Either way, you’ll be brilliant at building strong relationships both with client contacts at all levels, and within the agency. To be considered you’ll ideally need an interest in the fast moving fashion/retail sector and will need to demonstrate a clear commercial acumen, with an ability to develop coherent, well reasoned strategy. You’ll also have a knack at getting the best out of more junior team members and for working closely with creative teams to ensure the best possible creative solutions are achieved. You’ll not only be able to spot opportunities to develop new opportunities but you’ll also be able to see through campaigns/projects from brief to delivery – all with a meticulous attention to detail. An excellent opportunity to further your retail design experience within a highly respected, down to earth and fun agency. Plenty more information is available on request but this role won’t be around for long so we’d urge you to apply ASAP in confidence for... 04 April 2014 16:04:33 +0000 Strategic Planner, top agency in Manchester We're on the lookout for a Strategic Planner to join this small but perfectly formed design & branding agency in Manchester.  We're on the lookout for someone who has solid marketing communications experience across a variety of sectors and whilst ideally we're looking for someone from an agency background, we're also open to having conversations with clientside candidates.  You'll effectively be the Scientist within the agency - involved with each and every clients to unlock their marketing strategy and to drive forward recommendations for marketing planning and subsequently implementation.  As Strategic Planner, you'll have an excellent understanding of consumer behaviour and you'll be able to utilise both qual and quant research to develop workable strategies for your clients.  You'll be hugely creative and will be able to write superb creative briefs, it's essential that you have excellent writing skills, are credible operating with senior level clients and that you can visualise the big picture. To find out a little more and to have a confidential chat, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.  31 March 2014 17:05:59 +0000 Head of Creative Services Head of Creative Services role has just opened up for a well-loved charity in London. As Head of Creative Services, you'll have experience ideally both in-house and from a creative agency. You're there to provide leadership, optimise their brand and play a key role in activating the fundraising potential for this charity brand, working closely with other key team players. You'll also ensure your team of fab designers and copywriters/content developers are inspired, focused and delivering amazing ideas and work. As Head of Creative Services, you'll be a visionary, a big picture thinker, with proven experience in brand optimisation, creative development and execution, ideally some art direction too, and really strong team leadership and management. This is a fantastic opportunity to shine! And be part of this progressive, and well-loved charity who have been going for over 50 years and provide an invaluable service to those affected by this condition. If you think you've got what it takes and have relevant experience, please get in contact. Thanks. 31 March 2014 17:05:40 +0000 Senior Account Manager Senior Account Manager – 6-12 month contract for integrated branding + communications agency in Farringdon, London. This is a great creative team, about 25 strong, part of a larger group but very independent in their creative thinking. As a Senior Account Manager, the agency is looking for someone with experience in branding, brand positioning, identity, to multi-channelled rollouts. But also experience in more content-focused projects, be that branded content, to digital, TV, film, video, websites, apps. Are you a senior account manager who loves to get to the heard of a complex brand comms problem, work with a seriously talented team of creatives and thinkers who set out to achieve clear objectives and turning these into creative solutions. Their client base ranges from the more corporate, to retail, travel and consumer. A great opportunity to be part of a vibrandt team, with amazing studios and views over East London, in the heart of trendy Farringdon. This role could well go permanent after 12 months too. Salary 35-40k + benefits 31 March 2014 12:12:13 +0000 Account Manager Entrepreneurial agency based in the heart of the city seeks a driven Account manager to join their expanding team. This well established agency is having a growth spirit and is therefore in need of an experienced account handler to support their expansion. With a range of impressive brands on board the agency pride themselves on their consultative full service offering and ability to act ad more than just an agency but support brands with their hands on partnership approach. If successful you’ll work across a range of activity from traditional offline print campaigns to interactive digital projects, events and more. Not a role for the inexperienced the account handler they’re looking for is savvy tenacious and seeks out opportunities for develop and grow accounts. One of the few roles in the region that can offer you the works; progression, training, reward and a great team to support you in the challenges you’ll face. Keen to find out more? Then send your CV today for immediate consideration. 28 March 2014 10:10:10 +0000 Account Coordinator This exciting international brand design agency, whose clients include some of the UK’s biggest FMCG & retail brands are looking for an Account Coordinator to assist the Account Managers. Experts in brand strategy and packaging design this award winning agency has a reputation for providing a world class service. With offices around the globe including New York and Singapore, this global consultancy are seeing growth year on year, and working with some of the most famous and established FMCG and retail brands. Under the supervision of the Account Manager, the Account Coordinator will take the charge of design projects and client briefs from an administrative, organisational and financial stand point. This client focused position will require an understanding of client business, market and products as well as ensuring the client is more than satisfied with the finished result. The perfect Account Coordinator would have strong experience in design and marketing along with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a variety of situations. An excellent communicator and team player is essential for this role with the passion, knowledge and hunger to excel.   Sound like you? Call us on 0113 397 9130! 28 March 2014 10:10:39 +0000 Junior Designer An exciting and cool design agency are looking for a talented Junior Designer to join their Creative Team A deign agency based in Leeds City Centre operating out of a trendy converted mill are looking a fresh Junior Designer to join their ever growing team. Working with experienced designers you will be fully immersed into the design process from start to finish. Currently working with the biggest clients in the FMCG, Home and Leisure sectors the creative flare is never in short supply with these guys. As the Junior Designer you will have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest clients in an ever changing and interesting market sector. You will work closely with a strong creative team and produce a wide range of packaging designs in a super cool environment that could only encourage growth and creativity. The perfect Junior Designer would have the ambition to learn, be involved in all aspects of the creative process, the ability learn and the hunger to become a strong team player. A fun loving attitude along with a strong work ethic is perfect for this role.     24 March 2014 15:03:13 +0000 Senior Account Director This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Account Director to join this leading full service advertising agency with a network of offices across the UK. As part of its continued relationship with a long standing client they now require a proven AD to work on site at their offices. Reporting into the MD, you will head up a group within the client services team working across this instantly recognisable brand. You will facilitate and lead client service activity across your group and build, develop and strengthen client relationships. You will also support your team and focus on the strategic development of the group and its service provision as a whole. Your key responsibilities will include: Ultimate responsibility for allocated client accounts Day to day management of the team Provide strategic context for all client work produced Efficient leadership, management and strategic contribution to the new business process You will need to have a strong strategic background and be a natural business developer with clients as new business pitches are essential to the role. You must have previous agency experience, and get a kick out of creating work that will deliver creative innovation and return on investment for the agencies high profile clients. Retail or FMCG is essential.