The Drum Jobs 21 August 2014 16:04:35 +0000 Brand Account Director / Senior Account Director Brand Account Director / Senior Account Director - Manchester: 40 - 50K This is a great opportunity for an Account Director with Brand Creation, Strategy and Activation experience, who is looking for an exciting step up in their career. Working for an established Manchester agency with a great tradition for innovative, award winning work, they are looking for someone who will be an integral part of their growth plans. It goes without saying that the Account Director will be used to influencing key decision makers within major clients, preferably within a B2C environment. They will be excellent people-managers able to inspire and get the best out of people and will be used to managing high profile creative campaigns across a range of channels. Additionally they will be able to demonstrate significant experience of strategy planning to maximise ROI for clients. A passion from Brand is essential. This is a highly rewarding role that will offer variety and challenge on a daily basis. For more information contact me for a confidential chat. 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 marketing jobs. Although we try to respond to all applications, the high number we receive means this isn`t always possible. If you have not heard from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has not been successful. For more information, visit... 13 August 2014 16:04:56 +0000 Marketing Manager Our Company WaggFoods is a family owned and managed, petfood manufacturer, with a portfolio of both branded and own label products. With our own, recently expanded factory now fully commissioned, we are in the middle of a period of significant sales growth.   The Position Reporting to the Marketing Director, the successful candidate will act as “marketing champion”, developing, co-ordinating and implementing the strategic marketing plan. Dealing with all outside agencies on both B2B and B2C communications, leading the Social Media function and ensuring our approach is consistent on brand presentation across all touch points (Adverts, Websites, Events, Trade shows and Sponsorship.) Category management skills and the ability to interact at a senior level are essential requirements.   The Candidate Ideally, with a minimum of 5 years in a marketing role, this position will only suit an ambitious person looking to really utilise the FMCG skills gained in their careers’ to date. This is a new position and the successful candidate will develop and build the marketing department in the years to come.   The Package Salary will be between £45k and £55k, commensurate with experience, and further benefits are available. Office based.   Apply  Send your current CV to: Tom Page, WaggFoods Ltd, Dalton Airfield, Topcliffe, Thirsk, YO7 3HE. Tel 01845 578111. Email :   No Agencies             07 August 2014 06:06:31 +0000 Account Manager/Senior Account Manager - Shopper Our client is a leading integrated agency, one of the fastest growing in Yorkshire and they've continued to go from strength to strength over the past 5 years.  To support this growth and a number of new account wins, we're looking for a talented Senior Account Manager/Account Manager who can join the team working on a major retail brand account.  To be considered for this role, we're looking for a Senior Account Manager/Account Manager who has a pedigree integrated agency background with some specific experience in Sales Promotion.  It's essential that you've worked on FMCG and retail accounts.  They key account you will manage is a fashion retail brand.   This is an agency where everybody mucks in so we're looking for a Senior Account Manager/Account Manager who is very hands on and who has excellent organisational skills.  You'll work as part of a close knit team and the pace of campaign turnarounds will be challenging so you must be someone who thrives on the buzz of managing busy accounts.   To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian in the first instance. 04 August 2014 16:04:13 +0000 Trade Marketing Manager - leading sports brand Our client is a leading sports manufacturer based just outside Manchester. Following continued expansion, they are seeking a Trade Marketing Manager to join the team.  To be considered for this role we'd love to speak to candidates who have experience of running trade marketing campaigns for sports or other FMCG brands.  As Trade Marketing Manager you will lead the marketing relationships with retailers across UK & Ireland. You'll have solid retail sector knowledge and will be used to working alongside sales teams to maximise the achievement of business goals.  You will manage a small team so previous management experience is required.   This is a terrific opportunity with a global sports brand.  You'll be out and about much of the time visiting retailers and implementing marketing campaigns so the role comes with a company car too. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.  01 August 2014 14:02:12 +0000 Account Director Brief overview: This is a genuinely rare and credible opportunity for an Account Director to join a first class operation, which has been a proven success story since their inception over five years ago. This company is a market leader in their field, developing innovative marketing initiatives to major high-street retailers through cutting edge online campaigns. The role: In this new and diverse role, you will work with a number of well-known fashion oriented brands who are continually developing their online presence.  It is due to their continuing success and growth that they are now looking to enhance their team with the appointment of an Account Director. In this role, you will be the integral contact for an array of impressive retail clients, advising them of new and innovative campaigns that reflect the different market trends with their target demographic.  You will also be responsible for encouraging and inspiring a talented team of managers and executives and will play a pivotal role in ensuring the account handling team offer the clients the best possible service.   What we’re looking for: For this engaging role, we envisage that you will be working within an agency or in-house retail focused organisation, as well as having a real interest in fashion. It is unlikely that you will have less than five years’ related online marketing experience combined with a genuine understanding of how effective online marketing can enhance a clients’ brand.  On a personal level, you will be intuitive,... 27 August 2014 11:11:42 +0000 Head of Planning Our client is a leading integrated agency based in Manchester. They are currently seeking a Head of Planning to join the agency in a senior & board level appointment. To be considered for this role, we are looking for a Planning heavyweight who has a proven track record in senior planning roles gained agency side over several years. You'll head up a planning team so management skills are essential and you will play a pivotal role in providing strategic brand planning for several blue chip, global client accounts. This is not a role where a strategic AD can side-step into planning, we do need to hear from established senior planners who are keen to make a significant career move and become one of the most instrumental business drivers within this agency. You'll have knowledge of multiple channels - the agency is fully integrated and they have a solid digital offering too. To find out more and to have a confidential chat, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 27 August 2014 07:07:29 +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 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 required. The company has a... 26 August 2014 15:03:26 +0000 Global Real Time Bidding Company - Campaign Manager Global Real Time Bidding Company - Campaign Manager - £25k - £35k The Company My client is one of the most exciting technology companies around.  HQ’s in New York and with London their European head office the business are pioneers in all things RTB.  They offer the most powerful, open and customizable advertising technology platform, serving the largest and most innovative buyers and sellers of online advertising. There is not a more exciting or innovative business in town. The Job My client is looking to hire a highly analytical campaign manager to look after global clients. You will be an expert in optimisation and the “go to” person for clients and partners in terms of campaign delivery. {C}§  {C}Manage and deliver all aspects of client’s campaigns – ensuring high quality of delivery {C}§  {C}Act as the primary point of contact for clients, solving any issues that may arise. Partner with clients to understand their business goals and what can be improved {C}§  {C}Become an expert in my client’s proprietary technology – exceptional training is provided {C}§  {C}Launch campaigns from conception through to post-campaign analyst using internal platform {C}§  {C}Resolve any technical problems that need dealing with {C}§  Deal with clients, offering recommendations and improvements on future campaigns – add value to clients {C}§  {C}Gain an exceptional understanding of the online media ecosystem You... 26 August 2014 15:03:34 +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. 26 August 2014 15:03:44 +0000 Account Manager This is a brand new role for a talented Account Manager to work within this reputable integrated marketing agency, renowned for both quality and innovation. The last 12 months has seen this agency going from strength to strength with significant investment, specifically within the account handling team. Having recently been appointed the leading agency for a global consumer brand, they are looking for a proven Account Manager to join one of their biggest account teams. As a full time member on this account, they are looking for someone to manage and support this worldwide brand and ensure outstanding delivery across a range disciplines. You will be a passionate, dynamic and dedicated individual, with solid integrated through the line experience, with a proven track record of excellent project and financial management and establishing superb client relationships. As an Account Manager you will be required to take new projects on and manage them from start to finish, whilst being the first point of contact for the client on a day to day basis. They are looking for a real self-starter, someone who will be able to hit the ground running, understand the clients needs, and be able demonstrate a good creative eye for this growing account. In return for this role, you be will offered a competitive salary, as well as a number of great benefits, not to mention, working within one of the UK’s leading agencies. 21 August 2014 14:02:19 +0000 Account Manager An event marketing design agency based in Central London is looking for an Account Manager to join their 20-strong team of creative and innovative individuals! This lovely, independent agency are real experts at what they do and are highly respected within their field. This design agency believe in the power of brands and they pride themselves on their emotionally intelligent approach to both strategy and design. Their passion is exploring and defining a luxury drink brands true essence and to express this through multi-sensory brand experiences. The role for this Account Manager will be to manage and take ownership of project delivery for luxury drinks accounts. This Account Manager will be ensuring the projects run smoothly and that the clients are kept informed, their expectations are managed and that they have perpetual confidence in this agency’s abilities. This Account Manager will be trusted to use their own insights to write creative briefs and business rationales. This Account Manager will also be responsible for writing statements for tactical brand activity including trade adverts and to be able to implement these effectively. This Account manager will also be raising estimates, invoices, supplying billing schedules and ensuring all billings are raised appropriately. This Account Manager must have experience within an agency. They will ideally have some sort of print and events experience. This Account Manager must be highly organised and have sharp attention to detail. This Account Manager must have an interest in branding and want to work on luxury... 19 August 2014 13:01:18 +0000 Creative Director - Integrated Digital Creative Director – Integrated Digital   c£45k neg.   Based Hull Our clients are a hugely successful organization now ready for the next stage in their evolution. The strategy and investment are in place, what is required now is a talented, proactive, highly commercial and visionary creative director who can lead the growing creative team and build their offering into more of an agency model, allowing them to compete with the best. The role will service the various departments within the Group, and will also work closely with The Head of Digital on the strategic development of the creative team, which will start from brand, brand identity, creative direction and build from there. Together you will be the ‘face of digital’ for the future of the Group, and as such we’re looking for someone not just with the creative talent; we want someone who is passionate about the role of digital in communications, who can embrace the commercial challenges, and build an exemplary integrated digital proposition for the future. You will : Have an outstanding creative portfolio Be an expert in digital communications Demonstrate your ability to build and manage a multi-disciplinary team Be able to demonstrate a successful track record of delivering creative campaigns that span the full creative spectrum Be an inspiring leader with a collaborative style Be a first class presenter Have excellent communication skills In return you will get the opportunity to work with a team who share a vision of building a brand new proposition... 19 August 2014 12:12:05 +0000 Senior brand strategist- brand & communications agency, 55k A brilliant opportunity for a seasoned brand strategist to lead brand development and communications projects for some of the most inspiring brands in the UK! This integrated branding agency combines branding, fundraising, campaigning and communications to create powerful communications that inspire action for well-known and loved charities as well as iconic consumer and corporate brands. They are now looking for a hands-on Senior brand planner to lead the development and delivery of a brand from strategy through to creative and engagement. They are looking for bright people who can approach a brand with a unique position whilst planning and creating campaigns to engage audiences. As a hands-on Senior brand planner, you will be involved in the creative brand development - briefing and working with creative teams to create a unique visual identity, tone of voice and key messaging. You’ll have a proven track record of developing corporate and consumer brands campaigns with a measurable impact and your business acumen will enable you to win pitches and spot opportunities for growth within existing accounts. Experience in brand development within a creative agency is essential! If this sounds like you then please send on your CV asap. We’d love to hear from you! 17 August 2014 17:05:52 +0000 Senior Planner One of London's most exciting integrated agencies over the last year are continuing their pitch winning form with a great role for Senior Planner who has some booze/alcohol brands already under their belt. They work across shopper marketing, fully integrated campaigns and the odd bit of tv too! Day-to-day you will working on one of the UK's biggest alcoholic drinks brands as well as a globally recognised automotive brand and world famous confectionery brand. You should already be a well established planner / strategist in your present agency and you could come from either an Advertising or integrated agency environment. This agency have a youthful personality and approach and their ethics and ethos reflects that. They are 60 strong and they are looking to bolster their team on all fronts at the moment as they have won their last 2 big pitches. They need experienced planners / strategy specialists who have lot of experience with FMCG brands working from initial brief writing through the whole creative process working closely with the CD's and senior suits ensuring the strategic integrity is maintained through all stages. TWIST have lots of juicy roles on at the moment so if you are looking for a change of scene drop me a line to 12 August 2014 17:05:28 +0000 Product (Brand) Manager, Surrey, 35k A great opportunity has just become available to join an expanding and leading supplier of maintenance, facilities and construction products. In the role of product manager, you would be a key element in the development of the product marketing strategy across this well-established business offices throughout the UK, Europe and the US. In addition, you would be responsible for identifying new trends to increase revenue, as well as: Measuring and analysing existing product platforms and competitors for opportunities to innovate, improve user experience and increase sales. Working with local teams to create online and offline campaigns to effectively merchandise and successfully launch new products. Leading customer insight initiatives to specify market requirements for current and new products through on-going visits to customers and non-customers. Creating, updating, editing and managing product entries across catalogues, promotional materials and websites. Specifying, developing and improving product packaging for existing and new products. If you are the ideal candidate for this role, you will have: A proven track record of product marketing experience gained within a direct marketing, mail order or e-commerce environment. Experience in copywriting with excellent communication skills. Excellent planning, forecasting, reporting and analytical skills. A results driven and proactive approach. Strong interpersonal and influencing skills. Flexibility with an ability to operate in a fast moving entrepreneurial environment. In addition, an IDM/CIM or similar... 08 August 2014 08:08:43 +0000 Account Manager X2 Account Manager X2 - Manchester - Circa 23 - 28K 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... 07 August 2014 07:07:50 +0000 Account Manager - Shopper agency in Manchester Our client is one of the North West's leading sales promotion agencies and following a new client win, they are seeking an Account Manager to join the team. The account you'll be working on is a top FMCG brand and to secure an interview, you will need to demonstrate a proven track record in agency account handling and have worked on a variety of Shopper Marketing campaigns.  Whilst not a pre-requisite, if you've got the ISP Diploma, you'll have an advantage. This agency has a work hard, play hard culture and has a fantastic roster of big name accounts. You should be an established Account Manager with strong client facing communication skills who thrives in a creative environment.  You'll love all aspects of consumer marketing and you'll have plenty of customer journey experience.  We're looking for both in-store and digital exposure so it's essential that you are an all-rounder. The agency is also looking at the SAM and AD level so if you are a bit more experienced, do get in touch with Fiona Christian. 07 August 2014 06:06:23 +0000 Senior Account Director Our client is a leading integrated agency based in Leeds. We're searching for a Senior Account Director to join them and to head up a large retail account. To be considered for this role, we need a well established Account Director, someone with a pedigree agency background and someone who has previously worked on retail accounts, ideally a grocery client. The role is predominantly managing a range of in-store campaigns and we're looking for someone who can demonstrate strategic nous, a proven ability in growing and developing accounts, and strong team management experience. You'll be working with senior level clients so it's essential that you are credible and have gravitas operating at this level. To find out more and to have a confidential chat, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 05 August 2014 18:06:26 +0000 Senior Account Executive Birmingham City Centre This creatively led Retail/fmcg specialist agency is looking for a Senior Account Executive to work with a busy team of account handlers looking after major brands. They are looking for someone with is fully up to speed with all aspects of the creative/print/production process, works well with clients and who can handle a demanding workload. Great up and coming agency working with some lovely clients. They are looking for someone who : Is an excpetional project manager Is meticulous Is a problem solver capable of lateral thinking to get the job done Can multi-task, and manage multiple projects through their natural organisational ability supported by their admin and IT skills Is good at building and maintaining strong relationships Is happy to go the extra mile to get things done 05 August 2014 18:06:16 +0000 Senior Account Executive Retail/fmcg This creatively led Retail/fmcg specialist agency is looking for a Senior Account Executive to work with a busy team of account handlers looking after major brands. They are looking for someone with is fully up to speed with all aspects of the creative/print/production process, works well with clients and who can handle a demanding workload. They are looking for someone who : Is an excpetional project manager Is meticulous Is a problem solver capable of lateral thinking to get the job done Can multi-task, and manage multiple projects through their natural organisational ability supported by their admin and IT skills Is good at building and maintaining strong relationships Is happy to go the extra mile to get things done 05 August 2014 18:06:44 +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 05 August 2014 18:06:57 +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 05 August 2014 18:06:44 +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. 05 August 2014 18:06:29 +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 05 August 2014 18:06:27 +0000 Senior Designer Brands Senior Designer Based Leeds Salary c£30-35k neg   Great location, rewarding work, lovely colleagues, challenging clients all combine in this role within a creative brand-led agency looking to find a talented, innovative Senior Designer who is sees their work as their craft. The role requires: A talented conceptually-led designer, someone who can tell a story, who is able to visualise and take a job from brief to implementation. Someone who “gets” brands. A thinker who is proud of their craft. Someone who can help to develop more junior members of the creative team. Someone with a good mix of experience in design projects. Flexibility, you will be working on a variety of client projects from Retail to fmcg, Branding to Corporate. A portfolio of work that demonstrates how you think about and approach your work, so we’d like to see how you generate your ideas.