The Drum Jobs 26 February 2017 20:08:20 +0000 Senior PR Executive Sought by growing agency with a strong team already team in place, a good mix of high-quality clients and an excellent reputation for training and development. This is a great opportunity for a career-minded PR Executive with at least 2 years' experience, good writing/communication skills, the ability to liaise effectively with relevant media, proven digital and social media know-how, and the ability - and willingness - to take on, and effectively manage, a big workload! You'll be given plenty of support and encouragement, but should be able to use your own initiative to good effect and have the ability to achieve positive results for a range of clients - whatever the brief! The agency in question offers a friendly working environment, genuine responsibility, and lots of scope on interesting campaigns. The team is friendly but highly professional. And the prospects are limited only by your own capability and ambition. Contact Peter Leonard, on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   24 February 2017 16:04:59 +0000 Drupal Developer  A well-known integrated agency with an established digital capability is looking for an experienced developer to take responsibility for the creation and maintenance of Drupal websites as part of their busy team. This is a key role with responsibility for ensuring best practices and coding standards are followed, as well as testing, maintenance and troubleshooting of existing websites and servers, and supporting account managers and clients with technical decisions, and providing accurate estimates. Suitable candidates will have a good knowledge of Drupal 7/8, a minimum of 3 years experience of hands-on Drupal development, strong PHP skills, and experience of Git and version control and of using front-end automation tools (Grunt, Gulp). Experience of IDE environments, such as PhpStorm and Eclipse, and server management skills are also essential, as are the willingness and ability to learn quickly and a collaborative working style. This is a great opportunity for a medium/senior-level developer to really make their mark in a growing agency, working within a supportive framework, and to play a significant part in their digital future. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV/URL to 22 February 2017 16:04:36 +0000 Business Director - Integrated Agency Business Director – Integrated Agency Driven, ambitious and experienced Business Director is required to take the lead on a group of well-known commercial brands and play a crucial part in the development and growth of this agency. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make your mark in one of the North’s top Advertising and Marketing agencies.   For this position, we’re looking for an ambitious Group Account Director looking to progress their career, or a Client Services Director looking for a brand new challenge; either way, you’ll feel completely at ease having board-level conversations, responding quickly to provide solutions to your client’s requirements and have a proven and natural ability to lead from the front, displaying excellent leadership qualities. With the support of the MD, you’ll be running your own business unit within the agency, and have access to some of the most talented specialists in the UK.   We’re looking for someone who is both commercial and strategic. You’ll have strong TTL experience, having touched on and have a clear interest in all channels, from TV right through to CRM and be able to advise your clients on the best channels for their requirements. You’ll be strategic and commercial; you’ll build trust quickly with your clients and be able to spot revenue opportunities, and getting right under the skin of your clients brand, championing their business.   This agency is highly impressive, working with some of the best brands in the UK they have an... 22 February 2017 13:01:03 +0000 Client Director, Manchester: eCRM, Client Director, Manchester – eCRM   We are working with a Retail Growth Consultancy who are establishing a presence in Manchester city centre. They’re looking for a Client Director with significant experience of eCRM within the Retail sector to join at what is a very exciting time for the business.     The business works with an enviable roster of leading UK retailers and they have grown consistently in recent years. Now looking to develop a Manchester presence to support their numerous Manchester clients their growth is directly attributable to the many ways they differentiate themselves within the marketplace. They don’t conform to a traditional agency model. Their relationships are exclusively retained enabling them to focus on consulting with clients rather than looking for up-sell opportunities. They actively advise and challenge clients. And ultimately they have the expertise to do so – their Client Directors and senior management team are almost exclusively recruited from the Retail sector, from Head of Marketing and Head of CRM type roles.     The Client Director will be joining their fledgling Manchester office and will work with one of their key Retail clients. Building relationships with senior board members within the business, your role will be simple – to become a trusted partner to their business. Specifically this will involve:     Immersing yourself within the business working closely with senior stakeholders across all divisions. Pro actively challenge existing thinking... 22 February 2017 10:10:13 +0000 Account Director - Leading Integrated Agency We're delighted to be working with a respected integrated agency in South Manchester, who are looking for an Account Director to join their Client Services team. This well-established agency has grown steadily over the years and boasts a highly collaborative culture where ideas, progression and cross-skilling are encouraged. They are highly agile in their approach, able to adapt to clients needs, with a talented senior management team that would make you a force to be reckoned with in client meetings. Due to growth, they are looking for an Account Director to join the team and take the lead on a number of key accounts. For this role, we're looking for someone with both B2B and B2C experience, gained agency-side, with the ability to lead and manage a team and a proven track record on retaining and developing accounts. The agency has a great vibe in the office and a fantastic benefits package, including flexi-time. Please apply now if you are interested in hearing more about this role:   21 February 2017 15:03:38 +0000 Senior Account Executive / Account Manager - Experiential We’re excited to be working with a highly respected and multi-award winning experiential and events agency based in Manchester, who are looking for a Senior Account Executive or Account Manager to join the team. Working on a global drinks brand, you will be creating unforgettable experiences that increase brand loyalty and ultimately, drives sales. You will be responsible for: Managing the full lifecycle of experiential and creative projects; taking the brief from the client and project managing it through to completion. Driving creativity throughout the business, whether that is playing an active part in brainstorming sessions or managing the 2D/3D creative process. Ensuring that your event runs as smoothly as possible, from set-up to breakdown and overseeing the logistic processes. Using your knowledge on shopper and retail marketing to devise and deliver exceptional on-trade events, ensuring that the brand is communicated consistently across all channels, including social. This is an exceptional and rare opportunity to join one of Manchester’s most desirable and exciting agencies. We are looking for someone with experience in campaign management, shopper marketing and experiential/events. If you have worked with drinks brands or in an on-trade environment, that would be highly beneficial. This agency are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so please apply now if this role sounds of interest:   21 February 2017 15:03:28 +0000 Head of Digital: Manchester Head of Digital: Manchester   A leading Manchester based agency are recruiting for a Head of Digital. Suiting an experienced Digital Account Director or existing Head of Digital, you'll enjoy the opportunity to take the lead for your own division as part of the agencies senior management team. It's an exciting role within an agency that has ambitious growth plans for the next few years and will provide the successful applicant with plenty of autonomy to shape and growth the function.     Our client enjoy long established relationships with a range of high profile clients across the UK. They've a strong reputation for the quality of their work and offer an excellent work environment and generous benefits. This role will manage an established Digital team looking to grow the operation and develop their service offering.     Specifically the Head of Digital / Digital Account Director will be responsible for:     Reviewing and developing the agencies existing strategy for Digital growth, identifying additional opportunities to increase revenues. Raising awareness of the agencies Digital offering to grow the existing client base, working closely with the Business Development Manager. Developing the existing team and recruitment of new skills into the agency as required. Providing leadership, direction and training to the team to ensure the agency retains its top talent. As part of the senior management team, playing an active role in driving growth across other areas of the agency particularly PR and... 20 February 2017 21:09:57 +0000 Account Manager (Integrated) This successful TTL agency is looking to boost its client services team with the appointment of an additional account manager to help manage their increasing workload. Working in a fast-moving environment, to tight deadlines, your main responsibility will be client liaison and managing projects (both print and digital) through to completion, ensuring that both client needs and agency standards are achieved, and also that work is completed on time, to budget and in line with agreed objectives. Suitable candidates for this role will have a good knowledge of digital and print, 3+ years' experience in a marketing agency, and strong organisation, co-ordination and communication skills, together with a keen eye for detail and the ability to develop strong relationships at all levels - both internally and externally.    This is a great opportunity to develop your career in a fast-growing agency with much to offer – including high level exposure to quality clients, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunities for career progression. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   20 February 2017 21:09:53 +0000 Account Manager/SAM A highly successful and growing independent agency is currently looking for an account manager/SAM to handle a range of accounts, reporting directly to the CSD. Working as part of a close-knit team, you will have the following responsibilities: - Building relationships with clients and acting as the key point of contact - Full project management, including budgetary control - Developing inspiring creative briefs for a wide range of integrated marketing projects (advertising, literature, website design and build, email campaigns and online advertising) - Contributing to strategy and campaign planning - Identifying opportunities for account growth - Internal liaison with the creative, PR and digital teams - Active involvement in new business projects through pitch, preparation and delivery You will be smart, enthusiastic and expected to play a proactive role within the team and agency as a whole. You must demonstrate excellent communication and written skills, both internally and externally, when dealing with colleagues, clients and suppliers. Attention to detail is also key, and a high level of quality control on all outgoing agency work is essential. You need to be confident and have the ability to deal with a varied portfolio of b2b and b2c clients within different sectors, offering them a professional service at all times. The agency is friendly and forward-thinking and offers both internal and external training, as well as other benefits. This is a fab opportunity for an existing AM/SAM seeking a new challenge. Please call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949... 20 February 2017 21:09:02 +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 16 February 2017 16:04:26 +0000 Digital Account Director: Liverpool Digital Account Director: 38 - 45K, Liverpool   We are working with an entrepreneurial agency in Liverpool in their search for a Digital Account Director. Its a great time to join this agency as they have ambitious plans for growth over the next few years which will create plenty of scope for further progression.     This newly created role will take responsibility for several established client accounts including a major Retail business. Specifically the Digital Account Director will be responsible for:     Working closely with the client to develop effective online strategies that deliver a tangible return on investment. Building relationships with key stakeholders to understand their individual needs and identifying opportunities to enhance their Digital activities. Working alongside other teams within the agency to ensure that the Digital strategies work alongside the clients wider Marketing and Communications activities. Overseeing the delivery of campaigns and projects across Web, SEO, PPC, Email and Social. Management of a team of Digital Account Managers and Account Executives.       You will be managing several of the Digital teams largest clients so its a high profile role within the agency.     Applicants for the Digital Account Director role will be able to demonstrate:     Experience as a Digital Account Director or Senior Account Manager level within a Digital or Integrated Marketing agency. A strong understanding of all Digital channels and a keen interest in... 16 February 2017 10:10:53 +0000 Senior PPC Manager - Manchester agency We're working with a great Manchester agency which is part of a global network. Currently seeking a Senior PPC Manager to join the team.  This is a small but perfectly formed northern team and we're looking for someone who is a strong PPC all rounder. You'll be hands on and happy to get stuck into the numbers, working with Google Analytics and providing detailed forecasts for clients.  You'll also be very proficient in working with clients to develop strategy and plans and to help them achieve both quick wins and longer term goals.  As Senior PPC Manager you will work closely with the London office (minimal travel) but you will need to be happy working autonomously in the North and to be entrepreneurial in your approach. It's a close knit and sociable team in the city centre. Top notch brand clients to work with and some very talented colleagues too. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 15 February 2017 21:09:55 +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 15 February 2017 21:09:43 +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   15 February 2017 21:09:31 +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... 14 February 2017 16:04:42 +0000 Account Manager Agency Spring is looking for an organized and enthusiastic account manager to join it’s small, Manchester-based team. SUMMARY OF THE ROLE As part of our friendly team, you’ll bring an exceptionally high standard of cross-discipline skills and project management solutions to the B2B side of our business, based on your three or more years of experience in this sector. You’ll need to be able to display an understanding of client strategy and a willingness to confidently challenge any creative direction and offer alternative options. You’ll need to be able to assess and review work, offer positive feedback and liaise directly with clients to ensure guidelines and project objectives are met. Confident, articulate and dynamic, the role requires an ability to consistently consider the strengths and weaknesses of the client relationship, sell agency products and services wherever relevant and manage budgets and contractual agreements with accuracy. ESSENTIAL Minimum 3 years’ experience Strong commercial aptitude Strong problem solving skills Anticipation of tasks, schedules, billing, staffing requirements Manage all components of the job trafficking and work scheduling Strong, conscientious reporting skills Ability to present confidently and clearly Ability to grow and develop agency services Ability to motivate creative and account handling teams Ability to lead the creative brainstorming process Pro-active with ability to prioritise and multi-task Self-motivated; able to systematically plan and organise workloads Interested... 14 February 2017 16:04:57 +0000 Content Manager Content Manager - Manchester Agency Spring is looking for a creative, enthusiastic Content Manager to join its small Manchester-based team. SUMMARY OF THE ROLE You’ll need to be a forward-thinking specialist in all things content, with a range of skills that include developing brand and marketing stories for use across on and offline media, from websites and other digital platforms to PowerPoint presentations and training materials. The role leans towards the B2B sector with a range of clients in the construction and architectural sectors. However, some of our work is also with B2C (FMCG) clients, so you’ll need be comfortable managing a variety of content briefs. You’ll also be confident in delivering presentations to stakeholders at all levels and ensuring the agency is able to achieve buy-in across marketing and other teams. Great writing and storytelling should be at the heart of what you do and your attention to detail second to none. Working closely with a small design team and project manager, a key part of your role will also be supporting the Managing Director in developing content and communications to help drive the business. ESSENTIAL SKILLS Strong copywriting, editing and proofreading skills Proficiency with PowerPoint and other Office tools The ability to strategise and plan content and campaigns Pro-active with ability to prioritise and multi-task Self-motivated; able to systematically plan and organise workloads Capable of setting and meeting specific client objectives Understanding of audience behavior and emerging... 14 February 2017 11:11:26 +0000 Digital Account Manager / Senior Account Manager Digital Account Manager / Senior Account Manager; Manchester   One of the North West's leading Digital agencies are recruiting for a Digital Account Manager / Senior Account Manager within their Manchester office. The role will work with one of their enterprise level clients working on a range of innovative and highly visible Digital Marketing campaigns.     Based in Manchester this agency have long been at the forefront of Digital innovation. They work on a global scale with a range of major clients providing a fully integrated Digital solution. The Digital Account Manager / Senior Account Manager will work on one of these clients overseeing campaigns that encompass SEO, PPC, Social Media, Content, eCRM, CRO and Web Development. Duties will include:     Building relationships with key stakeholders within the client and reporting to them regularly on campaign effectiveness. Developing briefs for the inhouse teams to ensure work is completed on time within budget. Identifying opportunities to enhance a clients Digital activities and pitching ideas to them. Analysing competitor activities. Overseeing junior members of staff.       Its a challenging and rewarding role that offers excellent scope for progression. To be considered, applicants should be able to demonstrate:     Experience as a Digital Account Manager / Senior Account Manager within a reputable Digital agency. A passion for Digital and emerging technologies. Excellent interpersonal and client facing skills.    ... 13 February 2017 14:02:07 +0000 Account Director - BTL agency in Manchester Our client needs little introduction as a leading light in the North West agency scene - they are proof that you don't need to go to London to work with the top agencies. Due to continued growth, they are seeking an Account Director to join their team. A proven track record within integrated/creative agencies is required and as Account Director you will lead and develop a team working for an exciting mix of FMCG clients . At the Account Director level it is essential that you are able to take responsibility for growing and retaining existing accounts. You will also be required to provide marketing consultancy to senior level marketing professionals to provide them with effective creative solutions to their marketing objectives. We're looking for a strong all-rounder, someone who has an excellent knowledge of strategic brand management but who is also strong on delivery and who can work on everything from traditional advertising and SP campaigns but also has a lot of digital exposure too. We're looking for an Account Director who can demonstrate that they can grow and develop clients, contribute to new biz and to manage a small team. This agency regularly wins awards and has a great track record. One of the longest established agencies in the North. To have a chat in more detail, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 13 February 2017 07:07:05 +0000 Business Development Manager - global integrated agency Our client is a global integrated agency based in S Manchester. We're currently looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to join their established Business Development Team.   Working closely with the Business Development Director, you will manage the new business process.  This will involve planning and targeting prospects and sectors, managing the CRM database, all marketing communications and of course, the proposal and pitch development processes. We're looking for a Business Development Manager who has a pedigree agency background, someone who has a creative yet organised approach to new business and someone who is full of drive to make things happen.   Working with a global agency who work with a top range of clients means you'll have excellent credentials and you will also have a Business Development Executive to support you on a day to day basis.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 08 February 2017 18:06:41 +0000 Content Manager A leading Digital Marketing Agency is currently looking for an experienced Content Manager to join their team in Manchester. This role would suit someone with a strong PR/Social background.   You will be responsible for developing and delivering content strategies for high profile clients in a range of sectors including retail and finance. Your responsibilities will also include building relationships with Journalists and Bloggers, being the main point of call for a select number of clients and creating monthly reports.     The ideal person will have a strong background in PR, Social Media or SEO and have experience delivering successful content and PR strategies. You will naturally be a proactive, outgoing and ambitious person with a genuine passion for content.     To be considered for this role you will need:     Strong background in PR, Social media or SEO Client facing experience Blogger Outreach experience Content writing skills       In return this established agency is offering the opportunity to make a true impact to their communications offering, a great working environment and a competitive remuneration package.   08 February 2017 16:04:34 +0000 Business Development Executive This is a great opportunity to join one of Manchester’s hottest start-ups founded by hungry and ambitious team just out of university! They need additions to their Business Development team, working closely with the Sales Director and Commercial Director to grow their client base of major brand names, and they would love someone from a recruitment background! You will be qualifying inbound leads and converting them in to proposals and eventually into new clients, as well as identifying markets to target, researching key decision makers and making initial phone calls to introduce the brand. You’ll hold both web based meetings and face to face meetings with clients, so you should have strong phone based and face to face communication and presentation skills, as well as the confidence to speak to CEO’s, Directors and senior people within national and global brands. You’ll not be fazed by working towards KPI’s and targets, and will positively thrive on the challenge, ideally with the confidence gained for 1-2 years of meeting and exceeding sales targets in a B2B environment. They would also love someone from a recruitment background, so if you are looking for a change of career, get in touch!   07 February 2017 13:01:25 +0000 PR Account Director An award winning PR Agency based in Central Manchester is looking for a PR Account Director to join their growing team.   One of your main responsibilities will be leading a team of PR professionals and supervising PR, digital and social campaigns for both B2B and B2C clients in arrange of sectors including finance, professional services and education. As well as this you will work closely with other members of the senior management team to deliver PR strategies across a variety of channels.     The ideal person will have at least 5 year’s experience within a PR agency and a proven track record delivering successful PR and social campaigns for blue chip companies.     To be considered for this role you will need:     At least five years’ PR experience Strategic Planning experience Experience managing a team       In return you will get to work for a highly reputable agency with a great working environment and exciting growth plans. For more information please click the link below.   07 February 2017 12:12:28 +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. 04 February 2017 10:10:11 +0000 CRM Account Manager, top agency in Manchester Our client is a leading Manchester agency. With a terrific reputation, awesome client roster and a great working environment, they are much sought as an employer.  We're currently looking for an Account Manager who has a great background integrated campaign management but who is a bit of a CRM expert. You'll be able to straddle the worlds of data and creative campaign management. You'll understand data profiling & segmentation and be used to managing campaigns from a data driven perspective. You'll be strategically minded and will be able to analyse campaigns to inform future selections to maximise ROI.  Ideally you'll have both traditional DM and email experience too.  Not only will you maximise the power of data for your clients, you'll be able to ensure that each segment has the correct creative treatment and response mechanisms too.  The role could suit a data planner/insight specialist who wants to work in a more creative environment or an Account Manager who loves data.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.