The Drum Jobs 24 July 2014 10:10:02 +0000 Head Of Development, Digital and Communications General Information Sound and Music’s Head of Development, Digital and Communications is a high profile post within the senior management team of the organisation.  The role encompasses responsibility for income generation, business development, communications and marketing for Sound and Music, as well as driving our sector-leading work around digital, data and social media. We are looking for applications from candidates with exceptional entrepreneurial skills and mindset, with the ability to spot and create new opportunities and partnerships as well as maintain a strong core of ongoing activity to maximise the value of current projects. The post has a strong external focus as well as leadership responsibility for a small Development and Communications team, and for contributing to Sound and Music’s wider business planning, strategic development and team ethos.   The creative programme for Sound and Music makes a unique and distinctive contribution to the arts in the UK. Our vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators. Our work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education. We champion new music and the work of British composers and artists, and seek to ensure that they are at the heart of cultural life and enjoyed by many.   Our programme aims to be radical in reinvigorating the new music sector, opening... 08 July 2014 18:06:23 +0000 Marketing Manager - great in-house opp, N Manchester Our client is a well established manufacturer and retailer of promotional clothing and accessories based in North Manchester.  Following continued growth, they are seeking a Marketing Manager to join their team.  To be considered for this role you must have 5 years + marketing experience, ideally within the B2B sector and you'll be experienced in managing and developing international distributor relations, supporting distributors with marketing collateral and photography, product development,  attending trade exhibitions, managing PR and all digital platforms too.  Essentially you'll be a marketing communications all-rounder and you will manage a small team to implement the marketing plan.  We're looking for a Marketing Manager who is hugely organised and who will provide structure and process in an extremely busy organisation.  We're also looking for someone who is driven and commercially minded but also very happy to roll up their sleeves and muck in with the day to day running of the marketing team.  Any language skills - particularly French or German would be desirable but are not essential.   Knowledge of the retail sector would also be desirable as our client is working directly with key UK retailers aswell as with trade partners.  Whilst on a day to day basis, digital marketing represents a relatively small part of the role, our client is looking at a major overhaul of their online presence so previous experience of managing a major website development project working with agencies or other suppliers is... 31 July 2014 16:04:26 +0000 Strategic Account Director - leading agency in Manchester Our client is a well established Manchester design & branding agency. Following several new account wins, we are seeking a Strategic Account Director to join the agency. We're looking for an established Account Director with a pedigree agency background. You will have extensive design & branding experience and be used to working at a strategic level with clients and so must have gravitas when dealing with senior people. We're keen to speak to established Account Directors who have strong team management skills and who have worked previously with planning teams. The agency has a terrific reputation and an impressive roster of blue chip clients. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 31 July 2014 15:03:03 +0000 Account Director - top agency in Leeds Our client is a leading integrated agency based in Leeds. They've been winning lots of new business recently and are now keen to recruit an Account Director to join their team. To be considered for this role, we're looking for an established Account Director who has proven experience of leading and developing client accounts and managing a small team. We're looking for an integrated Account Director who has a pedigree agency background and who has branding, design and advertising experience.  You'll head up a key leisure sector account but will also look after a mix of other smaller clients too.  Ideally we're looking for an Account Director with some people management skills as you will be managing a small team but you should also be very hands on in the day to day management of clients and delivery of campaigns. This is a great agency with a lovely roster of blue chip clients. It is a very sociable place to work and it's also possible to maintain a good work life balance here too. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian. 31 July 2014 12:12:16 +0000 Market Integration Manager Phenomenal opportunity to join the global marketing brand team of this iconic business as Market Integration Manager on an initial 6-month contract. It’s an exciting time to join the business, especially as you’d be involved in implementing a range of extremely high profile projects. Key Responsibilities include: - Brand Marketing Plan Project - Supporting the implementation of a new brand led website - Playing a key role in the brand support team - Working in the communications and experiential committee - Supporting the delivery of all brand communications and assisting the integration of activity across global markets. To be considered you’ll need to demonstrate a good background in managing and implementing brand/marketing campaigns and have an acute awareness of the importance of brand consistency across different markets. A truly exciting contract for any brand focussed marketer that could well lead to future opportunities. 31 July 2014 10:10:44 +0000 Senior Designer - Retail Communications Senior Designer - Retail Communications Our clients are looking to find a talented and innovative Conceptual Senior Designer to join their busy creative team as a result of recent new business wins. The biggest factor is that you MUST have a portfolio which demonstrates your passion and experience for Retail Communications, and showcases your thinking and approach to answering challenging briefs . You’ll be adding strength and depth to an already busy and highly motivated team of creatives who work with a client service team who share their commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations in everything they do. You are likely to have a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience within a busy creative studio environment, and have a portfolio that displays your talents which obviously will include lovingly crafted creative work. Added to this your portfolio of work will show your thinking, your understanding of how brands communicate with consumers and above all that you love your work. The ideal things we’d like to see are : Branding Brand Activation Promotions Packaging In-store Experiential In return you’ll be working with a young, dynamic and client focused team who are all working towards a bright and successful future for the agency and themselves. If this sounds like it could be just up your street, then get in touch with us and send us a CV and some work samples. We’ll get right back to you with further information. 31 July 2014 10:10:26 +0000 Retail Planning Director - Agency Retail Planning Director - Agency     Package is negotiable for the right candidate  c£50k negotiable for the right candidate Background Due to continued expansion our clients are looking to secure the services of a top tier Planner with experience of working on Retail accounts to join their growing Planning team. This is a great role with masses of potential for the right individual. The Role Reporting into the Head of Planning you will be responsible for : Providing valuable insights and strategy to drive winning pitches, and campaigns for existing clients Driving strategic and analytical thinking into clear and inspiring creative briefs Presenting to clients and senior members of the team Drive innovation through the agency Work in conjunction with the team to develop a planning-led approach throughout the agency   The Person You MUST have an agency background, or come from a highly creatively driven clientside planning role You MUST have Retail experience and a passion for brands Must be able to work at all levels and with people from different disciplines Be able to demonstrate your ability to offer up insights that drive strategy Be a thinker and a doer Be relentlessly proactive in your approach 30 July 2014 17:05:56 +0000 Account Director Feeling like you are ready for that Account Director position you've been waiting for but you’re hitting a brick wall at your current agency? This could be an incredible opportunity for the right Senior Account Manager who is ready to take the step up to Account Director at a corporate communications agency. This 25 person strong, independent, corporate communications and branding agency is looking for an Account Director to join their team of highly experienced professionals. They are situated in the heart of London in a buzzing office near London Bridge. The agency has been around for over 15 years and have become real connoisseurs in what they do and how they do it. This is proven by their long standing, unwavering client relationships and their impressive employee retention history. This corporate communications agency have won multiple awards down to the strategically excellent work they perpetually deliver again and again. This Account Director role is a rare opportunity for someone to join an agency where they are really going to make a difference and not be a small cog in a big machine. This Account Director will play a pivotal role in nurturing and developing client relationships to continue the longevity of the relationships they are renowned for. This Account Director will be working on branding, print, digital, employee engagement, annual reports and marcomms making this role really exciting and diverse. This Account Director will be reporting straight to the Client Services Director and will be managing a Senior Account Manager and two Senior... 30 July 2014 15:03:20 +0000 Senior Copywriter Senior Copywriter - Brand Storytelling Agency - 50 - 55k A one of a kind brand storytelling agency is looking for a Senior Conceptual Copywriter to join their creative team. You will be joining the agency at a really exciting time, & get the opportunity to be a part of their continued growth. They are based in Central London & work with well known brands across FMCG, alcohol & confectionery. As a Senior Conceptual Copywriter you will work across multiple platforms from ATL TV advertising to experiential campaigns. Must Haves... • Big ideas person • 6/7 years + in relevant advertising/integrated agency • Ability to work across multiple disciplines • Presentation skills • Evidence of end to end project delivery - From receiving a client brief to project completion If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with full CV & portfolio at or get in touch on 020 3603 4090. 29 July 2014 16:04:24 +0000 Senior Account Manager A strategic corporate communications agency in London is looking for a Senior Account Manager to join their team in a pivotal role to drive their client services team and client relationships forward! The agency's focus is to create fluid dialogue for their clients through the correct channels. Their specialisms are branding, corporate reporting and digital. The team are all hugely supportive, talented and passionate about the work that they do. This Senior Account Manager’s role will entail managing a number of corporate reports over digital and print. This will take up 50% of this Senior Account Manager’s time. The other 50% will encompass print, digital, social media and branding to make this role a varied and challenging Senior Account Manager position. They will be managing their own team and reporting to a Client Services Director. The role is very hands on, so this Senior Account Manager needs to not shy away from project management. This Senior Account Manager absolutely must have experience working on corporate communications, annual reports and corporate branding both in print and digital. This Senior Account Manager must be well versed in managing a team of client services professionals and be comfortable presenting and handling top tier accounts, from FTSE 250 to FTSE 100 clients. If you feel this Senior Account Manager role is for you then get in touch! 29 July 2014 15:03:37 +0000 Senior Strategist If you have had exposure to global brands within the retail sector and have led strategy and the development of strategic insights across many touchpoints always starting with the brand then this could be an interesting opportunity for you. You will be the strategic lead on 2 of the bigger brands within their client portfolio which range from a global tobacco brand through to one of the coolest sports brands out there. You should have worked within either a brand consultancy, advertising agency, or in-house in a strategy, planner or brand consultancy role. This role is within one of the big networks and it is working for one of the leading design and brand consultancies out there, so if you are looking to focus your career within the FMCG/retail brand space then this could be a good next step. TWIST are really busy at the moment so if you are interested in making a switch and want to have a confidential chat about your next move contact me on today 24 July 2014 16:04:43 +0000 Planner Planner, Full Service Agency, Oxfordshire, 35k-50k , Perm, Blue Skies Recruitment is looking for a Planner for an award winning top fifty integrated marketing agency based near Oxford with an impressive list of clients and a talented team that have very exciting plans for the future! With a background in agency planning, you'll have extensive experience of developing brand and marketing strategies to deliver robust outbound and inbound integrated marketing communications implemented across direct, print media, digital, mobile and social channels. Using your marketing experience and commercial knowledge, you will ensure your ideas are innovative, credible and relevant. You won't be afraid to challenge a client brief where appropriate with thinking that leads to a better, more powerful and effective solution. Role & Responsibilities Work with our clients to establish their aims and objectives, and develop an in-depth understanding of their business, products, competitors, challenges and opportunities Drive the development of digital strategies and integrated marketing plans that integrate with client's other marketing activities across both online and off-line channels Generate insights from multiple diverse data sources to help formulate effective strategies that lead to engaging communications. Monitor the success of campaigns as they run, analysing results and suggesting changes and improvements where necessary Presenting strategic plans and conclusions to the client Technical Skills & Experience Proven in-depth integrated planning experience with large clients... 24 July 2014 07:07:54 +0000 Account Manager - leading agency in Manchester This leading city centre agency in Manchester is on the hunt for a new Account Manager.  We're looking for someone who has a pedigree agency background and a proven track record in managing a wide range of through the line campaigns. The agency is ideally looking for an Account Manager who has experience in managing clients in the retail sector, however, this is desirable rather than essential.  You'll have experience across Press, DM, Leaflets, SP and Events too.  As Account Manager you should be able to run accounts autonomously although you will be part of a larger team with strategic support too. This agency has an enviable client list and they have an excellent reputation. It's also one of the few agencies where you can have a decent work/life balance.  We're keen to talk to candidates ASAP so if you'd like to know more, please get in touch. 23 July 2014 17:05:06 +0000 Account Manager An integrated communications agency located in the heart of London is looking for an Account Manager to join their bustling, established team. The agency prides itself on being boutique and fiercely independent. They have been around for 15 years and have kept some of their clients for that long due to their outstanding work and unyielding client relationships. This agency believes in the power of brands. They have an emotionally intelligent approach to strategy and design in bringing brands to life. This Account Manager will be working and taking the lead on a variety of luxury brands and being the main point of contact for the client. The role will be managing their integrated communications including events, print, digital and retail. This Account Manager must not be adverse to project management within their role and really getting stuck in. They will be reporting to an Account Director and will be helping to manage an Account Executive on the team. This role is for someone who wants to be able to work autonomously and have a large creative and strategic input. If you are looking for a large processed agency then this won't be right for you. This Account Manager must have experience working within an integrated or brand experience agency. They must be confident in their demeanour and to not be afraid to challenge their clients and colleagues in an assertive and considered manner. This Junior Account Manager must be passionate about brands and have a desire to bring them to life in innovative and effective ways. They must have experience presenting to clients... 20 July 2014 15:03:42 +0000 Account Executive A lovely boutique design agency are looking to add to their burgeoning team with the addition of an ambitious AE who has at least a years experience within an agency environment. You will be doing everything from day-to-day project and account management of key clients as well as selling in creative work to clients to clearly articulating the ins and outs of the client brief. This 25 strong agency who works with a selection of the FTSE 100 businesses in the UK work across all their corporate communications are looking for a switched on individual to add to their already talented account handling and creative team. The account handling team are 8 strong and earmark the most talented for quick promotion through the ranks, so if you are looking to be fastracked in a meritocratic environment then this agency with reward that. TWIST are very busy at the moment so if you are looking to further your career or are just interested in having a confidential chat with a specialist in your area then contact me on 18 July 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Account Director - Design Agency An established, small but beautifully formed central London Design Agency is looking for an experienced and ambitious Account Director to join the team. The agency is a highly creative design agency focused on Brand Strategy and Identity work often for corporate clients, with over 20 years in the market . A focused and fun agency that punches well above its weight.  Small team now and looking to double in size this year so the hiring of an Account Director is a very important addition to them. You should have experience working on strategy projects for a brand design agency, have a very good eye for detail and be highly organised and prepared to develop and implement new relevant processes to help focus and organise the team and the work that is delivered. Approaches from Account Directors currently at networked Brand Agencies who are looking for more responsibility and opportunity to make a real impact would be very well received. Excellent rewards including quarterly bonuses for all within the agency and for you there’s an opportunity to be an integral and senior part of the company with the remuneration and equity that an elevated role would command as your role develops and the agency grows this year. Desired Skills & Experience Passion and commitment to great creative work Exceptional relationship builder with the ability to operate at a senior and strategic level with key clients Proven success at driving business/income growth Commercial focus and entrepreneurial drive Strong communication skills – both written and verbal... 18 July 2014 16:04:55 +0000 Mid-weight Brand Strategist - Greater London Mid-weight Brand Strategist - Greater London   Outstanding opportunity to join a very highly regarded Brand Stretgey and Creative Design agency which works with Consumer / FMCG clients.  Do you tick these boxes? A lover and leader of focus groups Running and facilitation of workshops Qualitative evaluation of workshops Excellent in qualitative research Full understanding and experience in Branding and the Brand strategy process Great client-facing person with excellent client management/relationship skills Excellent at translating qualitative results/insights into brand strategy and creative interpretation - Great at defining brand platforms and writing up concepts Really nice midsize agency and an opportunity to work with excellent interesting clients : a varety of consumer brands - food, drink, household, pharma & beauty. Innovative design work and interesting brand strategy work.  email and take a look at please CALL Ian Johnston for more details on 07532 308125 or 01285     18 July 2014 08:08:07 +0000 Account Manager X2 Account Manager X2 - Manchester - Circa 25K We are working with a rapidly expanding creative agency in Greater Manchester that has an enviable client base and whom are looking for 2 Account Managers as a result of recent growth. This is a great time to join them if you are an Account Manager looking to work on a range of innovative campaigns, and progress within an ambitious growing agency. The Account Managers will work on a range of clients (several of which are well known international brands). You will be responsible for developing client briefs and working with the creative team to deliver campaigns on time within budget. The individual will be required to meet with clients regularly to maintain a healthy relationship so please note that travel will be required. The Account Manager will be expected to demonstrate first class relationship building skills and must have significant experience within a Creative agency. A strong academic background would be an advantage and candidates will be required to demonstrate the ability to come up with innovative ideas. In return you will be joining an agency going through a really exciting period of growth, with the opportunity to work on a number of varied campaigns for high profile clients. Contact me at your earliest convenience for more information. Blue Skies specialise in Marketing Recruitment covering Clientside, Account Handling, PR and Executive. We also have a specialist Creative Recruitment team. We offer unrivalled opportunities across all specialisms and industry sectors, presenting you with only the best... 16 July 2014 17:05:50 +0000 Account Manager - with FMCG brand experience Our client is a well known integrated agency based in Leeds. Following a period of continued growth, they are seeking an Account Manager with an established background agency side, ideally who has worked on retail & FMCG accounts. The work is varied but includes a lot of Shopper marketing and POS campaigns so previous experience of managing these projects is desirable. Fundamentally, the client is interested in Account Managers with pedigree agency backgrounds who can apply themselves to a diverse range of marketing campaigns. They are starting to do more digital work too so skills across the digital mix would be beneficial too. The agency has a great culture and as Account Manager you'll be responsible for the day to day management of some big blue chip FMCG brands. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. Interviews are taking place now! If you're a little more experienced at SAM level, it's still worth getting in touch as there may be flexibility! 07 July 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Account Manager A global, independent, award winning, UK, FMCG packaging design agency is looking for an Account Manager with packaging experience to join their team in the London office! This packaging design agency is part of a larger group but still have that independent feel. They have 45 people in the office and are looking to expand. They are pioneers of structural 3D packaging and have brilliant workshop facilities with the ability to finish the article in house. They have been constantly delivering innovative packaging work for the past 35 years and are beyond any doubt leaders in their field! They have long lasting relationships with their clients down to their great work and excellent client relationships. The role will be managing a number of FMCG packaging accounts including drinks, healthcare, beauty and pharmaceutical. This Account Manager will be working in a team of client services professionals reporting to an Account Director. This Account Manager will also be expected to think strategically and have a considered, conceptual input. They must also not be afraid to get their hands dirty and help out with project management type duties when needed. This Account Manager will ideally have packaging experience and ideally be from a top 20 design agency. This Account Manager must be hardworking, driven, creative and ambitious. They will also consider Senior Account Managers with the same experience. If you feel you are this packaging Account Manager then get in touch! 07 July 2014 18:06:18 +0000 Account Manager The agency's focus is to create fluid dialogue for their clients through the correct channels. Their specialisms are branding, corporate reporting and digital. The team are all hugely supportive, talented and passionate about the work that they do. This Account Manager's role will entail managing a number of corporate reports over digital and print. This will take up 50% of this Account Manager's time. The other 50% will encompass print, digital, social media and branding to make this role a varied and challenging Account Manager position. They will be helping to manage an Account Executive and will be reporting to the Account Director. The role is very hands on so this Account Manager needs to not shy away from project management. This Account Manager absolutely must have experience working on corporate communications, annual reports and corporate branding both in print and digital. This Account Manager must be well versed in managing a team of client services professionals and be comfortable presenting and handling top tier accounts, from FTSE 250 to FTSE 100 clients. If you feel this Account Manager role is for you then get in touch! 07 July 2014 16:04:28 +0000 Senior Account Manager Senior Account Manager c£28-30k neg Fabulous creative agency with great clients is looking for a Senior Account Manager, or AM looking  to make the move into the next step up. You will be looking after one of their major Retail clients with the support of an Account Manager.  The emphasis is on brand, creative communications and in-store support; therefore they are looking for someone who is excited by the work, the brand, and its possibilities.  The brand is relatively new so there is masses of potential. They need: A brilliant organiser Experience of working on photoshoots An interest in fashion would be ideal Someone who can write an excellent creative brief A diplomat Someone who can manage a project with many threads A great relationship  builder A strong and persuasive presenter 07 July 2014 15:03:09 +0000 Senior Account Director - Retail In-store Account Director – Retail Based Leeds   c£40-50k + This is a great role for someone looking to run thier own prestigious account and through hard work, excellent client service and inspired creative campaigns, grow it to even more successful heights. Our clients are looking for an experienced Account Director who has in-depth understanding, and strong abilities with the production/process in order to support the effective running of a major Retail Account. We're looking for someone with a cool, calm and organised approach who can make things happen, guide others and lead by example, and of course have the commercial understanding to be able to maintain the balance between client service and commercial imperatives. The 'right candidate' will have: Agency experience Excellent client service skills Good leadership skills Strong commercial skils An understanding of what it takes to build an account The ability to exploit opportunties Excellent creative instincts A desire to offer the highest stands The ability to manage a team. 07 July 2014 15:03:38 +0000 Account Manager - fmcg clients Brilliant opportunity to join up and coming agency attracting fabulous clients. Due to rapid expansion after some tremendous new business wins our clients are looking for an established brand savvy Account Manager to join their team dedicated to managing the needs of a major FMCG brand. In order to meet the needs of the team and the client the right person for the role would bring: Confidence of their own abilities to handle people at all levels Understanding of brand activation and shopper marketing Be a creative force on the account, bringing your own brand of creativity and creative thinking Be willing and able to make decisions and shoulder responsibility Bring marketing savvy from a Retail, FMCG, Brand or Design background A problem solver, able to take responsibility, and make things happen Excellent commercial skills, able to keep a tight reign on budgets A great collaborative attitude to getting the job done, working well with internal colleagues and clients alike Brand Savvy, and have an enquring mind Great presentation skills Work in total harmony with the SAD, and be comfortable dealing with remote communication 07 July 2014 15:03:05 +0000 Art Director Retail/fmcg Art Director - based Leeds We are searching for a highly talented and passionate individual who loves working on Consumer Brands . We don’t just want somebody who can do the great creative, we want a thinker and an inspirer, someone who speaks with authority and knowledge about their work, and fires up their colleagues and clients with enthusiasm. You will be required to create brand activation campaigns and ideas that will ultimately either drive sales or footfall into store. You will have a good grasp of the shopper journey and how to communicate during each stage, as well as an understanding of retail brands. You will also be able to scamp ideas as we often need to present ideas in this way. In addition, you will need to be fully mac conversant (CS Suite) with an eye for type and layout / design. The nature of the work requires fast turn-around – therefore we require someone who can turn jobs around fast and under pressure. This is a friendly, fun and fast paced studio that will not only provide the successful candidate with an enjoyable working environment but also the ability to progress and develop If the role sounds good to you please make contact and let us have your CV and work samples.