The Drum Jobs 21 July 2016 15:03:59 +0000 Freelance PR Director We’re looking for an experienced PR Director to help with the launch of an exciting new start-up brand that is part of a global billion dollar company. Initially you’ll be responsible for activating the brand launch through a series of creative experiential events and stunts, and building media traction for these big creative ideas.  You’ll be responsible for building strong media relations across print and digital, both regional and national, for both campaigns and on an ongoing basis spotting media opportunities to gain publicity for the brand. It’s important you have B2C experience and a track record in any of the following sectors would be advantageous – Home Furnishings, Lifestyle, E-Commerce or within Disruptor brands.  You’ll work closely with the creative agency to bring ideas to life, oversee partnership campaigns, and have an eye for crafting an engaging news story or brand activation. Ideally to start 15th August for 3 weeks initially, followed by minimum of 2-3 days per week until the end of the year. 21 July 2016 15:03:44 +0000 Freelance PR Director We’re looking for an experienced PR Director to help with the launch of an exciting new start-up brand that is part of a global billion dollar company. Initially you’ll be responsible for activating the brand launch through a series of creative experiential events and stunts, and building media traction for these big creative ideas.  You’ll be responsible for building strong media relations across print and digital, both regional and national, for both campaigns and on an ongoing basis spotting media opportunities to gain publicity for the brand. It’s important you have B2C experience and a track record in any of the following sectors would be advantageous – Home Furnishings, Lifestyle, E-Commerce or within Disruptor brands.  You’ll work closely with the creative agency to bring ideas to life, oversee partnership campaigns, and have an eye for crafting an engaging news story or brand activation. Ideally to start 15th August for 3 weeks initially, followed by minimum of 2-3 days per week until the end of the year. 07 July 2016 21:09:06 +0000 Brand Manager A dynamic, fast-growing FS Co. is looking for a Brand Manager to take responsibility for all aspects of its company brand, especially strategies for brand development and improving customer experience. Through collaboration with the Marketing Director, this key individual will work to ensure the overall efficiency and success of the marketing department and will be essential to the continued rapid growth of the business. Working with the marketing team to develop the brand’s strategic direction, you will be specifically responsible for establishing brand guidelines, acting as a brand guardian and champion within the business, and establishing consistency across all channels, whilst also ensuring compliance with the company’s brand and regulatory guidelines and managing external agencies and the regional PR plan. At least 5 years’ corporate experience within brand management is required for this demanding, multi-faceted role, together with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the full marketing mix, experience of identifying target audiences and devising campaigns that engage, inform and motivate, and a passion for protecting and enhancing brand image. The ability to lead and motivate is essential, as are strong organisational and planning skills, the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and an innovative and analytical approach. This is a great opportunity for a talented marketer who is skilled in brand development (and has a track-record that proves it) and is seeking a fresh challenge in a fast-moving, results-driven... 24 July 2016 09:09:49 +0000 Senior Account Manager (Integrated) An exciting opportunity in a prestigious agency… As part of their strategy for 2016, one of the region’s most highly-rated agencies is looking to recruit a high-calibre SAM, in order to help them manage existing workloads and stimulate further growth. You’ll be working with one of the best teams in the business on high-profile brand-building (and brand response!) campaigns and should already be an established, fully-integrated and well-rounded SAM with a wide range of TTL experience and proven strategic know-how. You’ll be hands-on, creative, a born leader, with the ability to motivate and inspire others, and highly commercial in approach (with a keen eye for the bottom line). Sounds like you, right? Of course it does! So please get in touch ASAP. This is a rare opportunity, and there are real prospects for a top performer. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 22 July 2016 16:04:25 +0000 Social Media Manager - German Speaking (6 month Contract) We’re looking for a junior to midweight Social Media Manager to take a 6 month fixed term contract with a top creative agency to work on an exciting start-up brand which is part of a billion dollar global company. You’ll be responsible for managing the brand’s social media across multiple platforms both in the UK and Germany, as such it’s important you speak fluent English and German and have a good understanding of both countries social media landscapes and trends.   You will be supported by the creative agency, who will help with ideas, and creative executions for social. You will support the creative, PR, and sales team in promoting launch events through social media in the UK and Germany.  You should have strong experience in social media management, content creation and be able to build strong relationships with online influencers, bloggers, and able to build online traction for big creative ideas. You will be a strong writer, able to monitor and report on social media performance, and you’ll work in partnership with a media agency to enhance social presence through paid media. This is a role you’ll very much make for yourself. As such, it will evolve and change over time. Whilst it’s only a 6 month contract, if the role is successful it has the possibility to develop into a longer opportunity with career growth. 20 July 2016 10:10:04 +0000 Account Manager - Top Branding Agency Account Manager, Leicestershire, Branding and Design Agency 30 000- 40 000 + car allowance depending on experience Im currently working on a fantastic opportunity with one of Leicestershires leading independent design agencies. They have a great history, amazing reputation and create some outstanding work for very reputable brands within the FMCG, Retail, Construction sectors plus many more. This is a great opportunity for an established Account Manager to work across a broad range of clients within FMCG, Retail, Hospitality and the construction sectors. The work is an exciting mix of high-end print work, such as packaging, bespoke brochures, POS, printed comms as well as some digital exhibitions. Key Responsibilities: - As an Account Manager you will be working with an Account Director and have day to day management responsibility of an Account Executive. - They have a great creative Studio in-house so as an Account Manager you will be working very closely with the creative department and studio on the creation and delivery of high-end work. - This is a hands on Account Manager Role that will oversee campaigns right from conception through to delivery, including all aspect of project management. - You will be responsible for the financial management and budgeting of the campaign They are looking for an Account Manager who: - Has a good understanding of print channels, including the production process - Can manage work-flow with studio - Is competent in managing and nurturing key client relationships as well as internal relationships with creatives and... 20 July 2016 09:09:57 +0000 Senior Account Director- Top Design/Branding Agency Senior Account Director, Design and Branding Agency, Leicestershire, 65 000 - 75 000 depending on experience One of Leicestershires leading design and branding agencies are seeking a credible and ambitious Senior Account Director to come on board and lead the client services team in the strategy, execution and growth of the existing client accounts. You will be expected to motivate your team to ensure that theyre exceeding client expectations and you will play a pivotal role whilst working with other more senior colleagues to generate new business. Ultimately, you will represent the client services team to the board of directors. This agency are truly creative and have created brand identities and positioning for some of the UKs biggest companies. This role will definitely maintain your interest due to their varied client and project base. You will be working with some of the UK's biggest companies on a variety of interesting branding / design projects. Key Responsibilities: - Get inside your clients brain and truly become an extension of their company, you should have the ability to consult effectively at board level - Work alongside the account, creative and artwork teams to organise and co-ordinate information for multiple projects - Run key client presentations and nurture key relationships in order to maximise the accounts and create new business opportunities - Ensure regular contact with past, existing and new clients to explore new opportunities - Deliver a high standard of client service - Be able to implement a design across varying formats -... 19 July 2016 15:03:07 +0000 Account Director - brand activation & sponsorship Our client is a very well established agency in Manchester. With an eclectic and exciting client mix, they offer something a bit different to the usual agency roles that we see.  Here, you won't be working on endless retail print campaigns or in-store marketing. You will be working through the line and on extremely creative campaigns for clients who are predominantly in the sports and music sectors.  There is quite a lot of brand activation, experiential, events and sponsorship work and we can guarantee that no client or project is ever the same.  We're looking for an Account Director to join the agency and to be considered, we're looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, driven and who is very focused on results.  Ideally you'll have a pedigree agency background and we'd love to see some quite high level sponsorship and brand activation experience.  The opportunities here are endless and if you're someone who is happy to get your hands dirty but lead and motivate a team and drive growth within the agency, this could be the perfect role for you.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 19 July 2016 09:09:39 +0000 Senior Account Manager - Large retail clients Senior Account Manager  South Manchester / Cheshire £32,000 - £36,000 Consumer / Retail focussed  Forward Role are very proud to be working with a brand new client; A large, national full service marketing agency based in South Manchester / North East Cheshire that work on some of the UK's and the worlds largest retail clients. This is a really exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Manager to join a leading agency in a time of growth. They've won numerous awards over the years for their creative and innovative work and offer a great work environment.  The agency are looking for someone who can progress towards an Account Director role within 12 - 18 months, working on two high profile new clients, making this a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to take that next step in their career.  The Senior Account Manager will: -          Maintain strong working relationships with clients -          Develop new clients into established ongoing clients -          Actively seek out opportunities with your clients to deliver solutions you can provide -          Financial control of all client jobs ensuring profitability is maximised -          Keep all client projects on track to ensure timely delivery and the highest quality result -          Motivate and... 16 July 2016 01:01:27 +0000 E-commerce Solution Architect - London Job Title: Ecommerce Solution Architect Job Type: Permanent Job Location: London Salary: £60 - £100k basic salary (depending on experience) Our Client, one of the world's leading e-commerce platform providers, is looking to recruit a Solution Architect to join their team based in Central London. The successful candidate will have experience designing and implementing complex enterprise applications in B2C eCommerce, ERP, CRM or similar, direct customer facing and implementation delivery experience. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have experience with the following: Java SOA Application servers Middleware Ecommerce Enterprise application integration This is a great role for the right candidate, so if you meet all the criteria above, please apply now! 15 July 2016 16:04:09 +0000 FMCG Brand Planner - top agency in Manchester Our client is a leading agency in Manchester. One of the longest established and with a very strong reputation in consumer driven promotional marketing. We're currently looking for an FMCG Brand Planner to join their team.  To be considered for this role, you will currently be working in a brand planning role, agency side and with extensive experience working on FMCG brands. You'll be very well equipped with understanding consumer behaviour and all aspects of shopper marketing.  This is a terrific opportunity to join an agency with a very strong track record in working with global brands and to develop your strategic brand planning skill-set with some of the best planners in the region.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 15 July 2016 14:02:51 +0000 Account Director - Creative Agency We are looking for an Account Director to join one of the most Creative agencies in the region. This agency works with some of the UK’s biggest brands spanning retail, sports, entertainment and FMCG. There are lots of opportunities for growth within these accounts, and the Account Director will be responsible for not only the successful retention of these client relationships, but also spotting opportunities to grow these accounts further. You will be managing a team of Account Managers and Account Executives and ensuring that all campaigns are managed from start to completion. This is a great role for someone looking to work in a very agile agency, with a very strong team of creatives. We are looking for an Account Director or an experienced Senior Account Manager with strong agency experience, ideally from a creative or design agency. You will be a creative thinker, able to shape solutions for your clients as well as being able to deliver high quality creative solutions for them. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to build strong relationships quickly, both with your clients, but also internal departments. This is a fantastic role and one not to be overlooked! Please apply now to be considered for this opportunity.  14 July 2016 17:05:47 +0000 Account Director - Creative agency, retail specialist Account Director: Leeds city centre - leading marketing agency £35,000 - £45,000 This agency has been the source of a large number of impactful, award winning campaigns in recent years for an impressive range of retail brands. They have built an outstanding reputation for the quality of their creative output and as a result have attracted a number of major new clients in the last 12 months. A new position has been created within the agency for an Account Director with big brand experience who can manage a number of these clients, developing the accounts and overseeing the completion of more award-winning campaigns. The Account Director will take responsibility for several major clients across the mainly Retail sectors, with full P&L responsibility for these clients. Duties will include: - Managing a small team of Account Executives and Account Managers, delegating responsibilities and providing training and development to retain and progress them. - Develop the client relationships and network within the clients business to secure new opportunities for the agency. - Management of print and digital projects devising effective strategies and overseeing the project through to completion. - Taking effective briefs for the creative and technical teams. - Pitching new ideas to clients and assisting with new business opportunities. - Reporting back to clients on the performance of projects. They are looking for an Account Director with experience of managing projects on behalf of retail brands. Experience of both online and offline is... 14 July 2016 13:01:41 +0000 Creative Art Director We're looking for a talented, hands-on Art Director with a strong portfolio and bags of creative flair to join our busy studio team. The role Following recent wins, we're able to offer this exciting opportunity to showcase your creativity in a friendly and professional environment. You will work collaboratively with the Creative Director alongside the digital and artwork teams, transforming client briefs into dazzling concepts and fully integrated campaigns across a range of sectors. The requirements You have excellent industry knowledge and sharp, innovative ideas gained through extensive agency experience. You are highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator), a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and able to work to tight deadlines with a keen eye for detail. The rewards Competitive Salary A fantastic opportunity to join a highly ambitious full service agency 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) Fair working hours, finishing at 4pm on Fridays Pension & healthcare schemes A friendly team with regular social events Free parking Interested? If you're looking for a fresh challenge or ready for a step up in your career, send your CV along with your portfolio. 07 July 2016 11:11:43 +0000 Account Manager - Full Service Creative Agency Account Manager  South Manchester  £27k - £31K: Full Service Marketing Agency Forward Role are excited to be working with a brand new client, an ever expanding and successful creative marketing communications agency in South Manchester. We are looking for an Account Manager or Senior Account Executive looking for the next step in their career to manage huge global clients across pharma, healthcare and consumer sectors. This is a new role within the agency created due to expansion after a period of success and client wins.  The accounts come with a huge budget which allows creative freedom to work on Virtual Reality, Exhibition Design, Mobile App, Print and Web Design projects.  The role is ideal for an Account Manager who takes a creative approach to marketing and is interested in pushing boundaries but who also shows incredible attention to detail. It would also suit a Senior Account Executive who is ready to take the next step to Account Manager or a Marketing Executive / Marketing Manager from a pharma, financial services or healthcare background.  The Account Manager will be hands-on in terms of delivery and willing to drive and develop strategies so it offers plenty of variety on a day to day basis. Working under the Account Director you will be the clients main point of contact within the agency and so will be expected to build relationships with stakeholders across the business to understand their own individual requirements of the agency. Working closely with the agencies creative and digital teams you will... 29 June 2016 17:05:23 +0000 Senior Account Executive - Retail, BTL Senior Account Executive - Full Service Agency  South Manchester: £20k - £26K   Forward Role are proud to be working with one of Manchester's leading full service agencies in their search for a Senior Account Executive or experienced Account Executive looking to further their agency career with one of the biggest and best full service agencies in the North and progress within a supportive environment, this is an opportunity not to be missed! This agency has been established for many years but has seen accelerated growth over the last three years. They work with a wide range of clients across the Retail, Leisure, Financial Services, Healthcare and Fashion sectors and the Account Executive / Senior Account Executive however this role will be dedicated purely to their key client, a very well known retailer.  The agency provides below the line, experiential and brand engagement marketing campaigns for this huge blue chip retail client so retail experience is preferred as is BTL experience.  Under the guidance of an experienced Account Director you will increasingly take more responsibility for clients as you develop within the agency. With regular performance appraisals and SMART targets this is easily achievable making at agency that offers tons of opportunity for progression. The Senior Account Executive will:  Play an important role within the account team, directly reporting to your designated Account Manager and acting as line manager to your Account Executive(s) or graduate placement Will consider budgeting and... 28 June 2016 13:01:34 +0000 Account Manager An exciting Branding and Digital agency are looking for a new Account Manager to take client services to the next level. The clients you will be working with range from well-known brand names to cash-rich start-ups. The range of projects are diverse and exciting across the integrated mix. You will be incredibly passionate about creativity. You will be bright, confident and have a good sense of humour! 24,000 - 26,000 plus Xmas bonus, training and development and annual pay reviews.