The Drum Jobs 25 April 2017 15:03:19 +0000 Insights Manager South Manchester We’re working for a leading market research and insights company who work with some of the biggest food and drinks brands in the world.  They work closely with clients insight teams, brand managers, category managers, etc, advising on understanding their marketplaces and consumers, and ultimately help to improve the performance of brands across different markets. You’ll manage a small but motivated insights team, working across their US based clients, and this may include some travel to the US as part of the role. The Insight Manager is crucial to ensuring client success, and ultimately the success and growth of the agency, you’ll work closely with the head of their US operation. You should be able to run multiple projects with ambitious targets and tight deadlines, and should have several years’ experience working in a market research, insights or business intelligence role, and be commercially aware enough to turn insights into something valuable for clients which ultimately they can use to their advantage. Experience and/or an interest in food & drink brands, restaurants & bars, etc, would be very useful, but not essential.   20 April 2017 11:11:05 +0000 Senior Client Manager - top retail agency in Manchester Our client is a leading integrated agency with a strong creative offering and a specific emphasis on shopper and consumer marketing.  They currently work with several top retail brands across the UK and we are looking for a Senior Client Manager to join the team. You will be based in Manchester and on-site with a key retail client for much of the time. You will work alongside the Business Director in driving growth and revenue across this client account and we're looking for someone who is a relationship builder, someone who can develop partnerships and who is happy working with partner FMCG brands to pitch and propose campaigns which will maximise revenue. Whilst you will work alongside the delivery team and be involved in campaigns, this role does err more towards someone who enjoys developing client relationships proactively - it is essential that you come from a creative agency background. We're looking for someone who is commercially focused and credible operating at a senior level.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 10 April 2017 10:10:20 +0000 Senior Designer Senior Designer FMCG Packaging Packaging / Brand Agency London We are seeking a motivated, talented Senior Designer who is passionate about all things branding and FMCG packaging design. This role will involve working with some of the UK’s leading FMCG brands and retailers, as well as a bunch of startups and boutique brands. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a bigger global team through interaction with our international studios, as well as being part of a London office who have a vast depth of experience and knowledge within the senior team. The role will require you to work closely with the ACD and DD to deliver outstanding creative work, as well as mentoring the junior members of the team. The ideal candidate: • 5+ years of experience, with a folio that demonstrates a high level of conceptual and strategic thinking. • Articulate and inspiring presentation skills. • Enjoy mentoring junior team members. • Passionate about design, and push design in new directions. • Confidently interpret and challenge design briefs. Day-to-day role: • You will have strong conceptual thinking and an eye for exquisite detail. • At the outset of every project ensure you are armed with clear and tangible deliverables, or take steps to ensure that these are forthcoming. • Inspire creativity in others and well as tangibly creating concepts of your own. • A thinker and a do-er in equal measure. • Push the creative boundaries to deliver above expectation. • Ensure all creative... 10 April 2017 09:09:04 +0000 Senior Account Manager Senior Account Manager - Branding & Packaging Agency West London Up to £45k (FMCG / Brand & Pack)  Are you an Account Manager wanting to make the step up? Or a Senior Account Manager looking for an exciting new role??  My client is an amazing team and their passion, from the old school who have been there since the early days to the newbies who bring a fresh perspective.  You’ll lead a number of branding & design / packaging projects on major FMCG brands with the dedicated UK teams You’ll work collaboratively with designers, strategists, visualisers and artworkers to create the best solutions for the client Lead projects by providing trusted partnership to day to day client contacts, and assisting in resourcing needs to deliver great work  Bring your marketing expertise to the table to help drive opportunity and outcome for both the client and the internal team  Create schedules, estimates, and proposals; presenting proposals to clients directly  Identify new business opportunities with new and existing clients and grow relationships  Take overall responsibility for profitability and revenue of assigned accounts  Be trusted by the internal team as anambassador for great work  Identify potential challenges within projects and proactively provide solutions to avoid or quickly remedy issues  PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE RELEVANT AGENCY EXPERIENCE.  **Due to the high number of applications only releavnt applicants will be contacted** 21 April 2017 13:01:29 +0000 Account Director -Shopper marketing Skills & experience Educated to graduate level or equivalent Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal PC literate You will have worked agency side on Shopper or Customer marketing accounts, or client-side within a Shopper or Customer marketing role Essential As well as being a Shopper Marketing expert, we’re looking for someone who understands the role these channels play in delivering best-in-class brand experience Well versed in Shopper and Consumer insights Familiarity with the Big 4 UK grocers, with experience in landing brand campaigns within their owned channels Digital and Experiential skills also advantageous Strong collaboration and client management skills Understand channel mix and how to implement highly successful, integrated campaigns 21 April 2017 13:01:06 +0000 Account Manager Account Manager Role Overview This outstanding branding and design agency are looking for  an energetic Account Manager who thrives in a fast paced environment. The Account Manager will be responsible for managing FMCG off-pack design projects from concept through to delivery, liaising with various stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on schedule, at cost and within tight brand guidelines. The role entails: Managing the design process of in-store POS and marketing promotional materials for the FMCG client. Ensuring all work is processed to the client satisfaction, on budget, and in a timely and accurate manner. Delivering regular reports on projects status to both clients and line manager. Collect briefs from clients. Coordinate with the design studio. Ensure all assets are compliant with client brand values and regulations. Administrate project financial invoicing. Manage all the workflow through the company internal database systems. Account Manager essential attributes ·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels of communication. Understanding of briefing, artwork, reprographics, print and a knowledge of the FMCG customer service industry. 3-5 years’ experience in project management or account management. Client and service orientated. Good command of English language, both written and spoken. Flexible and self-motivated team-player. Proactive thinker and problem solver. ·        Excellent organisational... 21 April 2017 12:12:20 +0000 Marketing Manager -Automotive This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great automotive brand, you will ideally have a strong background within the automotive industry this role is highly confidential so get in touch asap for a confidential chat. 10 April 2017 13:01:06 +0000 Account Director The Account Director position is key to maintain and develop a major client for the agency. It will be heavily client facing, with delivery, strategic and commercial responsibilities. The role sits as part of a larger client service team, and will have line management responsibilities for Senior Account Managers, and indirect management of a team of c.15. It will be all FMCG experience, and more specifically, withing the drinks sector. Please ensure you have the below experience before applying: A minimum of 5 years agency experience Ideally from FMCG and more specifically, drinks brands Minimum Senior Account Manager level, ideally Account Director level Most recent role in a Shopper Marketing position Experience in delivery, strategy and financial management Passionate about growing and developing a team A genuine interest in the FMCG and Retail markets Comfortable pitching new business and extending opportunities with existing clients 04 April 2017 11:11:10 +0000 Account Manager - Full Service Marketing Agency Account Manager: Knutsford Full Service Marketing Agency £27,000 - £35,000 Fantastic opportunity to work with a range of major B2C and B2B clients within one of the North West's fastest growing full service marketing agencies. Based in South Manchester / Cheshire this established agency have grown consistently year on year and are now looking for an Account Manager after an impressive start to 2017 which has seen them pick up a number of new clients already, in addition to a number of interesting projects from some of their established clients. You will be joining an agency that enjoys a high level of staff retention due to their commitment to being an employer of choice and they have a great record of developing people internally. With further ambitious growth plans this will create exciting opportunities for all their people including the successful applicant for this role. The Account Manager will inherit a number of key accounts and will be responsible for developing relationships with senior stakeholders including VP's and Heads of Marketing. You will ensure the agencies position on the clients roster's is maintained and assist on pitches for projects working closely with the in-house design and technical teams. It's an exciting time to join the agency as they continue to grow and increase their client portfolio. Applicants for the Account Manager role must have experience within a reputable full service or design agency, working with recognisable brands. They are looking for someone who can adapt their style and approach to suit... 04 April 2017 08:08:20 +0000 Head of Strategy, top Manchester agency Our client is a well established integrated agency based in Manchester. Following continued growth, they are seeking a Head of Strategy to join their team. The agency has a high proportion of clients in the retail and FMCG sectors and their work is through the line. We're seeking a pedigree Brand Planner/Strategy Director who has solid agency experience providing the 'science' for blue chip clients. You'll be an expert in strategy and insight but you'll also be hands on with qual and quant research and running workshops both internally and externally. This is a terrific role with a very well thought of agency. There is potential for there to be some flexibility in the role with the possibility of a reduced working week. As Head of Strategy you will work alongside both the client services and creative teams and we're looking for someone who can add value to the creative briefing process. You will be engaged with both existing clients and new business activity for prospects too so you should have experience of contributing to the pitch process. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.