The Drum Jobs 17 January 2017 10:10:07 +0000 Designer What we are looking for A self-starter looking to make the next step in their career. We’re looking for someone who can manage multiple deadlines at one time, enjoys working as part of a small team, displays creative panache and has outstanding attention to detail. You’ll have a solid design grounding and be willing to apply yourself to a range of projects across a variety of disciplines, always being eager to take on new challenges. As part of a small design team, you will be confident working independently and contributing your own ideas. You’ll use your initiative to help progress projects quickly and efficiently, whilst also taking on board feedback and changes as part of a fluid design process. Key Responsibilities • Producing a high standard of design execution across all work produced • Create work to clients’ expectations, within time and budget • Assisting at all stages of creative projects: through from initial concept to artwork and final production • Communicating clearly and effectively with distributed team Skills & Experience required • Approx 2 years(+) experience • Good understanding of all aspects of design from typography to grids to creating pixel perfect designs • Sound knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience in PowerPoint a plus • Knowledge of printing techniques • Experience of digital design: an understanding of website production and the digital / social landscape • Experience of print design: a good... 17 January 2017 10:10:11 +0000 Marketing Director Marketing Director / Senior Brand Manager £50-70k North Manchester / Lancashire   Have you got what it takes to lead the marketing on two of the fastest growing brands in UK?   Whilst these are two different categories, this is one ridiculously compelling opportunity for a senior marketing manager at the very top of their game.   With 8 -12 years of unrivalled experience, you’ll have no problems thriving in fast-paced environments or handling huge above-the-line budgets.   Working very closely with the managing director and marketing agency, you’ll need to be a dab hand in managing both a small team of people and record-breaking sales for products which are flying off the shelves both here and abroad.   Speaking of which, this is a US company, so you'll need an up-to-date passport and to fly over at least once a year.   Sound like you? You bet it does. These types of jobs are extremely rare – especially outside of London. Sleep on this one and you could regret it for the rest of your life.   15 January 2017 07:07:23 +0000 Account Director (B2C/B2B) One of the UK’s leading brand experience agencies is looking for an experienced Account Director to lead and develop a flagship international account. This is a hands-on role, which requires a track record of managing, motivating and guiding account teams, a real affinity for brands, planning and creativity, and the ability to devise and ensure the effective implementation of marketing communications programs that achieve client and agency objectives in several key areas. Commercial know-how, including the ability to develop accounts profitably, is obviously essential, as are experience of B2B/B2C brands and retail activation via promotions, POS and events (+ digital), the ability to effectively harness internal teams, and proven client leadership skills. This is an exciting and pivotal role working with leading global FMCG and B2B brands at the heart of a leading UK agency. Targets and expectations are high, but will be more of an incentive than a deterrent if you’re the right candidate. And if you are, the prospects are excellent. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   12 January 2017 09:09:18 +0000 Senior Account Manager/Account Director Highly impressive full service Marketing and Design agency based in Cheshire is on the lookout for an experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director to join their incredible team.   Upon entering the agency, you are instantly attracted to the buzz and positive vibe of the place – this agency is exactly what a marketing agency should be; a creative and dynamic place to work with tonnes of ambition, passion and the perfect structure to be able to service your clients to a high standard, with no compromise on quality.     This well-established agency offer the full marketing mix to their clients, who are predominantly B2B, but they are receiving more and more work from B2C clients as well. With strong digital, development and design teams, the Senior Account Manager/Account Director will be taking the brief from the client, working with internal departments to develop the brief and see it through to completion. You will then be responsible for getting under the skin of your clients brand, making sure you are receiving new projects and being at the forefront of their mind.     We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Account Director with a background in B2B and some B2C marketing, strong communication skills and a commercial thinker. You’ll be able to multi-task, manage projects with ease and if you’re a creative thinker and able to think of the big idea – even better!     This is an exceptional opportunity and one not to be missed! If you’d like to be considered for this role, and... 12 January 2017 09:09:00 +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. 10 January 2017 14:02:27 +0000 Digital & Social Media Account Manager; Liverpool Digital & Social Media Account Manager; Liverpool, 27 - 32K   This is a newly created role for a Digital & Social Media Account Manager within an established integrated agency in Liverpool. This agency punch well above their weight in terms of the clients they work with - they enjoy established relationships with a large number of major global businesses across a range of sectors. Boasting impressive Creative and Technical teams and a highly experienced management team, they undertake an interesting range of projects and have impressive growth plans.     Having seen a substantial increase in Digital work in recent years they've created this exciting new role for a Digital & Social Media Account Manager. Its an exciting role that will involve:     Building relationships with clients to understand their businesses and challenges. Clients will include senior stakeholders within major PLC's so you must be credible and confident working with people at this level. Managing Digital and Social Media campaigns for clients ensuring work is completed on time within budget. Identifying the best strategy for communicating the clients message and presenting this idea to stakeholders to gain their buy-in. Briefing Creative and Technical teams. Various ad hoc duties.       Applicants for the Digital & Social Media Account Manager role must be able to demonstrate:     A good understanding of Digital and Social Media, preferably gained within an agency environment. Experience... 10 January 2017 10:10:53 +0000 Senior Developer/Technologist One of the region's leading agencies is looking for a senior developer/technologist, who will be responsible for helping to shape and develop its digital technologies, working closely with the leadership team, liaising with clients, and becoming a key figure within the agency. This is a demanding and challenging role, requiring the following knowledge, skills and experience: - A strong set of front-end skills (core JavaScript, CSS, HTML5) - Experience of building responsive, device-agnostic websites (not just adaptive) - Knowledge of best practice and experience of developing HTML emails, as well as testing techniques - A good understanding of object-oriented programming and software design patterns (MVC, etc.) - Experience with one or more PHP-based Content Management Systems, such as WordPress and Drupal, and eCommerce platforms, such as Magento and Shopify - Familiarity with version control, particularly Git - Familiarity with browser testing and device de-bugging - Experience in navigating Photoshop and the ability to optimise and save assets for web - Experience of using front-end task runners, such as Grunt or gulp, for asset compilation (SASS, Compass, LESS) - Some experience in writing technical specification documents - A firm grasp of SEO/SEM best practices - Knowledge of configuring servers and deploying code to staging and production environments - Experience in one or more web frameworks (Zend, Symphony or Laravel would be advantageous) You will be expected to help continually improve internal processes and systems, devise creative... 10 January 2017 10:10:08 +0000 Senior Account Manager Passionate about brands and creativity? Experienced in ALL 'mainstream' media (incl. TV, ideally), and with a solid grounding in digital/social in an integrated environment? And also seriously ambitious?  If so, one of the region’s most successful agencies wants to hear from you… They’re growing fast, extremely busy, and in need of additional strategic input on a number of high-profile accounts (though you’ll also need to be very 'hands-on'). The range of work is extensive, the work itself outstanding, and the environment you’ll be working in, fast-moving, dynamic and creative. You’ll be an accomplished AM/SAM with a track-record of brand-building success in a known and recognised agency (recognised for its strategic and creative excellence, that is). And you’ll be skilled in interpreting briefs, inspiring creatives and clients, developing relationships, and also managing processes smoothly and efficiently (and, of course, profitably) through to completion.FS experience would be helpful. A can-do attitude is essential.  The agency in question is going from strength to strength and is highly regarded by both its clients and peers. And this is an excellent opportunity for a tip-top AM/SAM seeking genuine progression. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 09 January 2017 17:05:06 +0000 Art Director How do you represent visually the impact of a drug that is going to change someone’s life? How do you illustrate to a doctor the way in which this drug is going to target the cause of their patient’s disease? How do you offer support to a patient, or their carer? These are challenges that we face every day and they are challenges that are met through the application of fantastic ideas, and collaboration with strategists to find the insight that will give you the hook that you work from. We utilise the most relevant and appropriate media for the task in hand and we are not frightened to make suggestions to our clients based on what we believe to be the right creative response to their need. We are looking for an Art Director to join us. We’re looking for a creative who is able to utilise their talent to generate meaningful responses to the most challenging briefs. Through the experience that you have gained, we would hope that you have confidence taking a brief and working through the creative process, right the way through to presenting internally and to clients. Are you able to get to grips with what your client is looking for? Are you able to ask the right questions? Are you confident enough to challenge the direction others are taking if you don’t think it’s the best solution for the audience? We’re looking for someone that understands and puts the needs of the end-user first; who can create a strategic campaign which is based on a big idea and who can put this across in a way that brings people together. We’re fortunate to... 09 January 2017 17:05:46 +0000 Account Manager Havas Lynx is one of Manchester’s largest full service creative agencies. Working with clients from the pharmaceutical sector, we offer our Marketers the opportunity to work on the development and roll-out of complex and challenging campaign strategy and execution, often on a global basis. We’re looking for one of Manchester’s best Account Managers to join one of our best teams! Working with a fabulous client business, which is based in Europe, this is an opportunity to take on real responsibility and feel very much part of a growing and successful team. Drawing on your experience of working with clients on a range of integrated campaigns, for which you can discuss suitable ROI and successful achievement of KPIs, this role will combine delivery focused activity with input to strategy development.  We’re looking for someone who is growing in confidence with each success, and excited about the next stage of their career.  On a day to day basis, you'll take a driving role in a small team. You’ll input to pitch activity, you’ll manage significant budgets, brief talented creatives and developers and brainstorm with clever planners! You’ll take some share of responsibility for financial management, from quoting and forecasting through to billing. As well as a proven track record and experience of the above, and an appropriate undergraduate degree, your soft skills are also important.  We’re looking for someone who loves to drive business forward, you should be keen to take full ownership of your accounts... 09 January 2017 17:05:00 +0000 Account Director This is an opportunity for an experienced Account Director to join a thriving team within a successful business. This role brings with it a high level of responsibility, autonomy, global travel and the support of an exceptional team to deliver impactful and award winning work. Havas Lynx is a global communications group, with offices in Manchester, London and New York. We operate within the healthcare and wellness sectors - our campaign activity sees us enhancing people’s lives via a variety of means, for example, by helping patients to understand their treatment options, by providing support to carers, or helping Healthcare Professionals and others within healthcare systems to make appropriate treatment decisions. Our sector is a challenging market place, but the potential for reward is unrivalled – the sense of genuinely making a difference is hugely motivating. Our Head Office is in the centre of Manchester and due to the team’s impact and their subsequent success, we’re pleased to be seeking an experienced Account Director or Senior Account Director to join us. This role will combine strategy development and tactical delivery; we have a culture of being hands on and taking ownership and responsibility as part of a team so it’s important that you can draw on your previous Agency experience in order to deliver results and exceptional service levels to your clients. This role will see you work with clients across the Pharmaceutical sector, although prior experience in this industry isn’t essential – what’s key is that... 08 January 2017 13:01:45 +0000 Account Manager / Senior Account Manager: Marketing Account Manager / Senior Account Manager: Lancashire   Our client is a full service Marketing agency in Lancashire currently recruiting for an Account Manager / Senior Account Manager. Based within easy reach of Manchester, Bolton and Preston, they work with an impressive range of clients including major B2C, B2B and non-for-profit organisations across the UK and have had several major client wins this year.     They are now looking for an Account Manager / Senior Account Manager to support an experienced Director, taking responsibility for:     Overseeing the delivery of online and offline Marketing campaigns including; Advertising, Brand, POS, Print, Sales Promotion and Digital (Web, SEO, PPC, Social and Content). Acting as the main point of contact for clients and meeting with them regularly to take briefs for the Digital and Creative teams. Playing a key role in pitches for new business. Supervising a junior member of staff.       Applicants for the Account Manager / Senior Account Manager role should be able to demonstrate:     Experience at a similar level within a full service Marketing agency. Experience of both online and offline campaigns. Excellent interpersonal and client facing skills.       Its an exciting role with plenty of variety and you will benefit from the agencies commitment to training and development. For more information on this great new role in Lancashire, apply quickly!   07 January 2017 10:10:41 +0000 SEO Account Manager - leading agency Our client, a Manchester based digital media agency is an award-winning agency with global clients and one of the fastest growing search teams in the North. Specialising in multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO), content management, conversion optimisation and social media and they are now on the lookout for a SEO Account Manager/Senior Account Executive to join the team. Responsible for the planning, delivery and implementation of clients’ SEO strategy, the Account Manager role is a key role for which we are looking for a customer-centric individual to help lead the way in delivering exceptional service and helping maximise the profitability of clients' SEO campaigns. The main focus of the role is to build and develop client relationships and provide recommendations to them about technical aspects of their site’s SEO. By having a clear understanding of your clients’ aims and objectives, you will autonomously implement appropriate strategies, managing internal and external resources to ensure projects are delivered with excellent results, on time and on budget. We'd ideally like to speak to SEO Account Managers who are established at this level but we will also consider applications from talented SEO Senior Account Executives who are ready to take on more responsibility. You'll work on some great clients and it is a very sociable team with plenty of career development opportunities. To find out more, contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 06 January 2017 14:02:47 +0000 Senior Account Manager/JAD (B2B/Integrated) A great opportunity has arisen for a high calibre senior account manager with a well-established integrated agency, who are looking to further strengthen their already highly impressive client services team. This is likely to be a very involved and demanding role, and it requires proven strategic flair, a passion for B2B brands and creativity, the ability to liaise effectively at all levels, internally and externally, a hands-on approach, and good project management skills, as well as the ability to develop client relationships effectively and profitably. You should be a strong team player, but also someone who is able to use their initiative to good effect and make a positive individual contribution to the agency’s ongoing success and development. Suitable candidates for this position will have at least 4/5 years’ experience in a high quality environment and the ability to handle varied client requirements smoothly and efficiently, providing a high quality input and ensuring that multi-channel campaigns are implemented within the agreed guidelines; also, that creative, marketing and commercial objectives are achieved in a timely and effective manner. The role is suited to either an existing AM seeking more scope and responsibility or an existing SAM in need of a new challenge. The team is friendly and informal, but high-powered and professional. The salary is negotiable, and the prospects are excellent. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 06 January 2017 09:09:28 +0000 Digital Senior Account Manager - Manchester Our client is a leading digital agency based in Manchester city centre. We're urgently seeking a Senior Account Manager to join them to work in their digital communications team. You'll have a pedigree agency background and will be skilled in all aspects of digital and online marketing. Working on some top FMCG and retail clients, you will work closely with marketing teams to deliver online campaigns which may be content led, e-mail marketing, social media or search oriented. We're looking for someone who can hit the ground running and who can demonstrate a lot of creative thinking in developing and delivering exciting online marketing campaigns for big name clients. You will be able to grow and develop client accounts and to drive growth and profitability. This is a terrific agency with a superb client roster. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 05 January 2017 12:12:51 +0000 Senior Account Manager (Customer Advocacy) Peer endorsement continues to grow in importance as an influencer of purchasing decisions, and this agency, which is part of a bigger group, is right at the forefront of the burgeoning advocacy market. Due to continued growth, they now require an additional customer reference specialist (SAM) to join their busy team offering a wide-ranging, high-quality, content-driven service to blue-chip companies across the globe. The format varies – everything from PDF to video, hybrid, web-text, infographic and white paper – but the emphasis is on high-quality testimonials and support materials, and the objective is to effectively service diverse needs in an informative, professional, cost-efficient and timely manner, helping clients to win more business, and in so doing, further establish the agency as market leaders in this specialist area. Specific responsibilities will include: - case study creation - sales and marketing reference - help-desk support - customer reference database management - customer reference programme consultancy - incentive and reward programmes - e-newsletters and other comms A marketing/PR agency background would be ideal for this position, and strong communication (written and verbal), organisation and project management skills are required, as is experience in managing the creation of content. A background in technology or corporate comms would be useful, but what really counts is a positive approach, a strong customer service ethic, and a belief in the power of customer advocacy! This is a dynamic, forward-looking business, and... 04 January 2017 17:05:45 +0000 Senior Account Executive / Account Manager We’re working with an established and highly impressive Marketing agency in Cheshire, who is on the lookout for a Senior Account Executive or Account Manager to join their team. Working with a range of instantly recognisable brands, this agency devises and delivers customer loyalty campaigns which deliver real and tangible results. Creating a one-stop solution for brands looking to incentivise potential customers, they are a leader in their field and experienced in what they do; you’ll play an integral part in supporting the growth of this agency.  Our client is looking for someone with 2-3 years marketing experience, ideally within the automotive, financial or pharmaceutical sectors, who not only has the positive and can-do attitude that will keep their clients satisfied and engaged, but who can devise and deliver promotions that endeavour to keep their customers engaged too. You’ll have delivered integrated marketing campaigns, with a particular affinity towards CRM, email and DM, however an interest in these channels is favourable. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment where hard-work and success is recognised and rewarded. The agency is easily commutable from Manchester, Altrincham, Knutsford, Sale and Northwich. Please apply now to be considered: 04 January 2017 15:03:45 +0000 Digital Account Manager - boutique agency Our client is a well established boutique digital agency based just 5 minutes outside Manchester city centre.  This is a terrific agency and we're currently looking for a Senior Account Executive who is looking to step up to Account Manager level.  We're looking for a Digitally focused client services individual who is at home working directly with clients, managing creative web development campaigns and who has knowledge of different CMS.  Some knowledge of Magento and Wordpress is essential.  You'll be the key day to day point of contact for a range of clients - lots of food and drink but also FMCG and retail too. For a smaller agency, they have some BIG brands on board.  You'll need to be down to earth, someone who is super organised, can spin plates and who can maintain strong attention to detail at all times.  It's an agency where hard work is rewarded and you will be mentored by two Account Directors and there are two Account Executives to support you too.  If you're a digital all-rounder, you love interacting with brands and helping brands engage with their audiences online, this could be the perfect role for you.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 03 January 2017 18:06:36 +0000 E-Commerce Manager - fast paced online business Our client is a well established and fast growing online retail business based just outside Manchester city centre. We are currently looking for an E Commerce Manager to join the team, someone who has a minimum of 3 years E-Commerce experience which may have been gained in-house or agency side. As E-Commerce Manager, you will be responsible for managing two retail brand websites and taking ownership of the E-Commerce development plans, SEO/PPC and online visual merchandising (including CRO).  You will work closely with the branding and CRM teams to deliver content and social media activity that deliver results.  We're looking for an E-Commerce Manager who has solid marketing experience. You'll ideally have a background in data driven marketing and you'll be able to demonstrate an understanding of UX and customer journeys including conversion rate optimisation and personalisation.  You will be highly proficient in Google Analytics.  This is a lovely business, a Sunday Times Top 100 Fast track business and one where hard work is rewarded.  The brands are exciting and consumer oriented and you'll work in a very talented team. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 03 January 2017 17:05:23 +0000 (Junior) Account Manager - Integrated A great opportunity for a junior account manager seeking a new challenge (or senior account executive ready for progression). Due to continued growth, an integrated specialist agency requires an additional account handler with experience - and a good knowledge - of all the main disciplines, together with good client handling and project management skills, and the ability to learn quickly on the job. Working in a busy environment, you must be able to steer campaigns from conception through to profitable completion, developing client relationships in the process and also helping to develop opportunities for revenue growth. Versatility, commercial awareness and the ability to liaise effectively at all levels, internally and externally, are all key to this role, as are creative appreciation, a keen eye for quality and detail and good analytical skills. And you should have 2-3 years’ experience, together with a strong desire to be part of a winning team. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 27 December 2016 11:11:25 +0000 Midweight Designer Manchester Fantastic agency based in the city centre with some great consumer clients. Working with a talented and personable Senior Designer, you’ll work across a range of projects from Ad campaigns through to literature, branding, packaging and digital, right from concept stage through to artwork, though they have an artworking team for more technical artworking jobs. This is an agency with a great track record for its creativity, its fully integrated and growing steadily, they are also excellent at giving people opportunities to grow and develop. If you’ve got a minimum of 3 years agency experience and are looking for a fun and creative agency to take your next step get in touch. 27 December 2016 11:11:26 +0000 Account Manager Cheshire Fantastic role if you are looking for a fast track opportunity. This a fast growing agency with a great client list, they’ve won multiple awards and raised their profile significantly over the last 12 months. This is to directly support the CSD on a number of their major clients, which are household name B2C brands. They are looking for a safe pair of hands, used to handling big clients and big budgets, but looking for more responsibility as you’ll very much take the lead on these accounts, with the CSD there to support you. You should have integrated experience including digital & social experience, and any exposure to internal comms or employee engagement campaigns would be beneficial but not essential. 27 December 2016 07:07:04 +0000 Account Executive Events / Integrated Manchester This is a fantastic opportunity to join a lovely, growing agency with an outstanding track record of producing award winning live events and communications. Working with some major household brand names, they are looking for an additional Account Executive to join their team working across a range of Live Events, Design, Digital and Video Projects. This will be a hands on role, communicating with clients, contributing to project planning and desktop research, as well as working on-site regularly at events, so you’ll need to have a fast paced and busy nature, as well as having excellent communication and organisational skills. Your role will be supporting a team of Account Managers and Producers, ultimately making their life easier and making yourself indispensable! You will need at least 12 months agency experience, perhaps up to 3 years, and be looking for a great agency to grow and develop your skills - this agency have a great culture of growing people through continued training and development. 27 December 2016 06:06:17 +0000 Digital Designer Manchester We’re working with a sizeable full service agency based in South Manchester who are looking for a talented Digital Designer to join their team. You’ll be responsible for creating strong concepts and delivering them across digital platforms through strong UI and UX wireframes and responsive design. You should have a strong background in digital design and be able to showcase conceptual design work across multi-channel campaigns. You’ll understand how to work closely with developers, understanding the limitations of what is possible and how to push technology to its limits.  You’ll work closely with fellow designers, developers, account handlers and project managers across a range of clients, from household brand names across both B2C and B2B channels. This agency has one of Manchester’s best CD’s in place, with a great track record of developing and growing talented people so if you’re ambitious and looking for an excellent mentor this will be a great opportunity. 27 December 2016 06:06:40 +0000 Digital PR Manager Cheshire Fantastic role if you are looking for a fast track opportunity. This a fast growing agency with a great client list, they’ve won multiple awards and raised their profile significantly over the last 12 months. You’ll get the opportunity to work across a mix of national and regional B2C, as well as some trade PR too, with a big emphasis on Social and Digital PR, so this would be great if you are looking for variety.  You’ll get lots of day to day autonomy and will work collaboratively on integrated campaigns with both creative and marketing colleagues within the agency.  You’ll need a strong understanding of how to get the best out of your relationships with journalists, as this is an agency that prides itself on its relationships and results for clients. They want someone ambitious as there is no ceiling at this agency, someone keen to progress their career with a positive attitude, and who wants a good work/life balance. We’re happy to consider up and coming Account Manager’s ready to take on more responsibility, and if you’re an animal lover this could be a great role for you, get in touch if you’d like to find out more!