The Drum Jobs 24 July 2016 09:09:31 +0000 Client Services Director My client is an integrated – a truly integrated – communications agency – multichannel, synergistic and silo-free. Working across all disciplines – from advertising to digital, PR and social - in a collaborative style, they produce great work (i.e., work that gets results) for B2B and B2C clients, and have a track record of client retention and development that proves it. They already have a top senior management team in place, but are now looking to further strengthen that team with the appointment of a new CSD. Someone – perhaps a group AD seeking progression – who can help consolidate and build upon recent successes and take them to the next level. This is a key position: the CSD will have commercial, profit and line management responsibility, and will be responsible for the agency’s client servicing function, as well as staff recruitment, training, assessment and development (whilst also, of course, contributing to new business). And as a key position, it’s well rewarded. So it therefore requires someone who can add significant value. If that’s you, and you’re ready for a new challenge in a progressive agency with a very bright future ahead, please call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 24 July 2016 09:09:33 +0000 Digital Account Manager/SAM If you're an experienced digital account handler with a good technical understanding, or a digital PM with client handling skills, an ambitious and successful TTL pharma agency would like to hear from you! They're looking for an ambitious AM/SAM with good all-round knowledge and experience, great interpersonal skills, solid agency experience, and proven success in a client-facing role. This is a key role in the agency, which requires the ability to clearly brief technical requirements, and also to work as part of a close-knit team on web build and other digital projects – ensuring both client and agency objectives are achieved in a timely manner and in line with budgets and quality standards. The agency in question is going from strength to strength, and is able to offer lots of scope and excellent prospects, as well as a positive working environment. If you can tick the above boxes and are keen to join a fast-growing agency, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949 to find out more. Or send your CV to 22 July 2016 14:02:35 +0000 Senior Account Manager (Pharma) This fast-growing pharma agency is looking to boost its client services team with the appointment of an additional senior 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 briefs. Suitable candidates for this role will have a good knowledge of digital and print, several years' experience in a pharma or 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 an 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 21 July 2016 15:03:59 +0000 Freelance PR Director We’re looking for an experienced PR Director to help with the launch of an exciting new start-up brand that is part of a global billion dollar company. Initially you’ll be responsible for activating the brand launch through a series of creative experiential events and stunts, and building media traction for these big creative ideas.  You’ll be responsible for building strong media relations across print and digital, both regional and national, for both campaigns and on an ongoing basis spotting media opportunities to gain publicity for the brand. It’s important you have B2C experience and a track record in any of the following sectors would be advantageous – Home Furnishings, Lifestyle, E-Commerce or within Disruptor brands.  You’ll work closely with the creative agency to bring ideas to life, oversee partnership campaigns, and have an eye for crafting an engaging news story or brand activation. Ideally to start 15th August for 3 weeks initially, followed by minimum of 2-3 days per week until the end of the year. 21 July 2016 14:02:52 +0000 Trainee/Junior Account Executive A leading north-west agency is looking for a junior account handler - either a graduate trainee or an account handler with up to 12 months’ experience - to join their high-powered team working on high-profile accounts and all mainstream media – everything from TV to digital. This is initially a support role in which the main responsibility will be to support the account managers and directors and help them manage day-to-day client relationships, whilst also seeing jobs through to completion and delivery. It’s also a rare chance for someone to develop their career in one of the best agencies around! An agency that is committed to providing ongoing training and support, offers high-quality client exposure and promotes strictly on merit. You should be a business or marketing graduate, and have excellent all-round communication skills, a good knowledge of all media (including social, natch), a real passion for brands and creativity, and first-class organisation skills. In addition, you must have the ability, personality and ambition to succeed in a dynamic environment. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, call Peter Leonard NOW, on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to You’ll be glad you did. 19 July 2016 20:08:07 +0000 Digital Project Manager: Liverpool Digital Project Manager: Liverpool We love working with this agency as positions there are always sought after. Justifiably, as they offer an exceptional work environment and the opportunity to work with a range of leading international clients. They are known for producing websites that deliver a great user experience whilst delivering exceptional results for the client. For a Digital Project Manager who wants to further their career, its an agency that should be high on their list. Based in Liverpool this agency has grown considerably in recent years specialising primarily in complex and innovative Design & Build projects. The Digital Project Manager will oversee these for a number of major clients with duties including: Managing complex Digital projects, involved from the pre-sales stage through to completion. Development of project timelines and ensuring that work is completed on time within budget. Building relationships with clients as their key point of contact throughout the process for feedback, challenges etc. Meeting and liaising regularly with clients to keep them apprised of progress and to ensure they remain engaged throughout the project. They are looking for a Digital Project Manager who has previous experience within a Digital agency managing major web projects. Additionally they are looking for someone who can demonstrate: Experience in managing and scoping projects Able to recognise and manage project risks and dependencies until they are resolved Proven track record in delivering projects on time and within... 19 July 2016 12:12:35 +0000 PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager: South Manchester PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager: South Manchester / Cheshire We are looking for a PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager to join an established full service agency in South Manchester / Cheshire. You will be joining an agency that have an outstanding record for staff retention and where many of the management team have progressed internally through the ranks - if you're looking to develop your career in PR & Communications its not an opportunity to be missed! Reporting into the PR Account Director, the PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager will be responsible for several key B2B clients with duties including: Devising effective PR and Communications strategies for clients. Overseeing the delivery of campaigns, proof reading work from junior members of staff and ensuring is completed on time. Writing effective press releases, content and info pieces. Assisting with Exents and Design projects for clients on occasion. Reporting back to clients regularly on campaign effectiveness demonstrating particularly the successes of the Social Media campaigns. Managing two PR Account Executives. Applicants for the PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager role should have experience within a reputable agency, preferably with some experience of B2B work. You will be able to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills and an interest in taking on more strategy work for clients. 19 July 2016 11:11:17 +0000 Campaign Manager - Advertising Agency A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager, who gets a buzz out of delivering campaigns, to join one of the most decorated and desirable agencies in the North. This client’s account handling team is split into two; their campaign team focuses on giving life to their clients projects; overseeing the full project lifecycle and finally, delivering the campaign (the best part!!) This is a client-facing role, and you must be comfortable with liaising with internal and external departments; onsite client meetings are essential for finding out how your clients like to work and getting under the skin of the brand. This role is primarily working on 3 of the agencies key consumer accounts. Whilst these accounts have a digital bias, we are looking for integrated Account Managers who have been responsible for working on high-volume and fast paced accounts. You will be calm and collected in your approach, and have a passion for delivery. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and friendly disposition, who is excited at the prospect of working with undisputedly one of the best agencies in the region. If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, please apply now! 19 July 2016 09:09:45 +0000 Head of Digital / Digital Account Director Head of Digital / Digital Account Director: Integrated Agency in Manchester We are working with one of Manchester’s leading full service agencies in their search for a Head of Digital to lead and develop their Digital offering. The agency has ambitious plans for growth with Digital very much at the forefront of this, so it’s an exciting opportunity for someone looking to make their own mark on a division. 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 via Business Development, Marketing and Networking to grow the existing client base. ·         Maintaining the agencies current focus on generating retained revenue from Digital (SEO, PPC etc), whilst identifying additional opportunities from existing and new clients for project work. ·         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... 18 July 2016 18:06:13 +0000 Assistant Creative Director An independent and highly creative north-west agency, committed to branding through innovation, and with an all-star cast (clients as well as staff), is looking for an Assistant Creative Director. That’s where YOU come in. Already an assistant or deputy CD, or even a senior designer/art director who’s ready for progression, you’ll be full of fresh, original creative ideas. Ideas that work, and that work across all channels. Ideas that win awards and help clients achieve their marketing and commercial objectives. You’ll be hands-on, but also able to manage. You’ll also be smart. And commercial. And also (very) ambitious. And you’ll be a real team player, with a collaborative working style. Someone who fully engages with (and inspires) clients and colleagues alike. And you’ll be ready for a new challenge – a real one. So get in touch – ASAP. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 18 July 2016 18:06:53 +0000 Senior Brand Planner A senior brand planner, skilled in devising multi-faceted campaigns, is required by one of the north-west’s most creative agencies.                                 . This role is central to the agency’s continued success and development, and it requires a senior marketing professional. Someone who is brand literate, able to fully utilise available research, and is highly creative in approach; an effective team leader, who works in a friendly, co-operative manner, and is able to create memorable, insight-driven campaigns – both online and offline. If that’s you, and you’re looking for more scope and responsibility, together with the chance to work with blue-chip brands as part of a dynamic team in a forward-thinking agency, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! To find out more, please contact Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 18 July 2016 16:04:34 +0000 Account Director We are working with one of the most exciting Marketing agencies in the region; boasting an enviable roster of clients comprising of global retail brands and a friendly and talented team. They are looking for two Account Directors to take the lead on new accounts, due to growth and recent client wins. This is the perfect opportunity for an Account Director to join a highly successful and respected agency, which has very exciting times ahead. If you love working on creative campaigns for retail and FMCG brands, this is the ideal opportunity for you. As an Account Director, you will be building relationships at senior level with Brand guardians and marketers, on devising and developing shopper and promotional campaigns which lead to repeat purchase and brand loyalty. This agency operates in a really agile way, making this role really varied as you will be able to devise completely multi-channel strategies which will enable the client to see their campaigns reach the masses. As part of their growth, the Account Director will be assisting with new business pitches, developing and nurturing a team of account handlers and working with the Directors to identify potential new opportunities. We are looking for experienced Senior Account Managers looking to step up to Account Director level, or Account Directors searching for a new opportunity. We’re specifically interested in people with BTL, shopper and/or events experience, and they will offer continued development and support for those interested in this area of marketing. You will be passionate, energetic and love... 15 July 2016 16:04:47 +0000 Interim Head of PR - Top agency in Manchester Our client is a leading integrated agency in Manchester. We're looking for a Head of PR to cover a 12 month maternity contract starting in August 2016.  To be considered for this role, we're looking for a consumer PR specialist with over 10 years agency experience.  You'll be able to hit the ground running, taking charge of the PR team with over 12 staff and driving the day to day activity together with delivering against business targets and managing senior client relationships - you will need to have gravitas and credible operating at this level.  The agency has a terrific range of clients and you will work alongside colleagues in the digital, brand and advertising teams so you will need to be fluent in integrating PR campaigns with the rest of the marketing mix.  At this level, we would expect the Head of PR to come with sound business development skills and to be able to contribute to the growth of the profitability of the department too.  If you're interested in finding out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 14 July 2016 17:05:20 +0000 Senior Account Manager - Creative Agency We’re delighted to be working with this Creative Full Service agency based in Cheshire, who are actively looking for a Senior Account Manager to join them as they continue to grow. This agency works with some of the UK’s biggest brands spanning retail, sports, entertainment and FMCG. There are lots of opportunities for growth within these accounts, and the Senior Account Manager will be responsible for not only the successful retention of these client relationships, but also spotting opportunities to grow these accounts further. You will be managing a team of Account Managers and Account Executives and ensuring that all campaigns are managed from start to completion. This is a great role for someone looking to work in a very agile agency, with a very strong team of creatives. We are looking for a Senior Account Manager with strong agency experience, ideally from a creative or design agency. You will be a creative thinker, able to shape solutions for your clients as well as being able to deliver high quality creative solutions for them. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to build strong relationships quickly, both with your clients, but also internal departments. This is a fantastic role and one not to be overlooked! Please get in touch now to find out more: 14 July 2016 16:04:38 +0000 Media & Event Account Manager An international B2B publishing and events company based in Cheshire is looking for a Media & Events Account Manager to join their growing team. Within this exciting role you will be responsible for a mixture of Account Management and New Business Development. The majority of your duties will be account managing a variety of UK and international clients. You will be expected to build and maintain strong relationships and analyse client needs and growth opportunities. You will also be expected to develop new business through effective and planned prospecting.  This is a fantastic role that will involve some national and international travel. You would likely be office based for 75% with 25% external sales and events. Other duties will include outbound calling, producing campaign proposals, meeting with clients, attending international events and forecasting revenues and sales figures. The successful candidate will have an understanding of media, have B2B experience, a proven track record for sales and meeting targets. This is a great opportunity offering the chance to earn uncapped commission, travel globally and build a fantastic career. To apply for this role, please email me your CV, application & any relevant work samples to 14 July 2016 16:04:15 +0000 Middleweight Designer / Illustrator Middleweight Designer/ Illustrator Location: Manchester Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 About the Middleweight Designer / Illustrator Role A boutique independent agency based in Manchester is looking for a Middleweight Designer/ Illustrator to join their team of 20. They are a full service agency that has a huge footprint in the hospitality, entertainment, travel and property markets. They offer a fast paced, agile environment that is friendly, warm and inviting. The agency has a family feel, the people are passionate and driven and they have an excellent reputation in the market. Easily commutable from Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Liverpool. About You As the Designer/ Illustrator you will be working along side a team of artworkers and designers, the role will report into the Senior Designer. This role would suit any Middleweight Designer looking for a step up or a Senior Designer who is looking for a more complex role involving more illustration. This is a very unique role; the work you will be producing will be predominately print based with some designs being transferable to digital. 70% of your work will be targeted for a young audience and you will have the opportunity to work on some huge brands in hospitality and travel. You will be passionate and enthusiastic and have the ability to brainstorm, scamp up ideas and design. You must be experienced with Adobe Illustrator. Essential Skills ·         Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator ·        ... 14 July 2016 15:03:13 +0000 Studio Manager Job Title: Studio Manager Location: Deeside Salary: £50,000 - £60,000  About the Studio Manager Role You will be joining one of the UK’s well established retailer’s that’s been supply its customers with high quality, low cost goods for nearly 50 years. With over 850 stores in the UK they are fast becoming the market leaders within their sector. They have recently launched an ecommerce website which has helped spread their offering into customer homes, increasing sales and growing an online presence.  They are looking to hire a Studio Manager to manage and lead a small team of creatives and help with the development and expansion of the studio which will hopefully see them bring all their creative in-house. You will be responsible for leading and inspiring the team to deliver creative solutions which reflect the brand and deliver the business strategy. About You You will ideally have around 10 years experience in a creative design role. You will be responsible for building and growing a creative studio so ideally you will be a strong communicator and have had some experience recruiting people for your team. You will have extensive knowledge of print and production processes as well as proven FMCG experience with a main focus on brand management. Essential Skills ·         Ideally 10 years experience in a design role ·         Experience leading and developing teams... 13 July 2016 15:03:17 +0000 Designer Established for over 30 years, Cruise Club UK is a well-established, market leader in the luxury Cruise sector. Due to our continued growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graphic/Digital Designer. We are looking to recruit an experienced Designer to join our in-house marketing and sales team; this is purely a creative role. The Cruise sector is fast paced and will be required to produce work to a very high standard across many platforms including traditional media and digital medians; from simple leaflets to comprehensive glossy cruise brochures, high volume press advertising and web advertising in a busy and rewarding environment. Working alongside the Sales and Digital Managers, you will be a confident, self-starter, able to work on your own initiative but also comfortable working within a team. You should understand the importance of brand guidelines as this role will require you to work with many large international Cruise brands. You should be capable of taking a project from initial brief through to final artwork, including liaising with printers and publications. Educated to degree level (or equivalent), the successful candidate will have a strong portfolio of experience demonstrating all round design skills including typography, layout and web design. Good experience of working in a professional design role in a similar environment is essential. You will need meticulous attention to detail and be able to work accurately and effectively to tight deadlines. Proficiency in Creative Suite including web packages is essential in this role including some... 13 July 2016 15:03:27 +0000 Head of Client Services This is a senior level role, providing strategic and commercial direction of a business unit within a sizeable agency. This is a leadership role, involving developing long-term client relationships at a very senior level in order to deliver sustained business growth across a portfolio of clients, whilst also identifying new business opportunities.  You’ll manage a team of Account Handlers, ensuring they are hitting their objectives, as well as developing them in line with business demands and needs.  You should have relevant commercial and operational experience within the pharma, healthcare or medcomms sectors, as well as being recognised as a strong, senior leader, able to lead discussion on marketing strategy, product positioning and able to influence direction for brands and products at all stages of development. 13 July 2016 09:09:53 +0000 Account Manager A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to join a Manchester based integrated agency.  You will be working on a wide variety of projects for some global brands with a specific focus on retail clients. The successful candidate will be involved in the projects from start to finish including insight, strategy, creative concept and idea development. Within the role you will be responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships, writing creative briefs, managing project plans and ensuring work is completed on-time and on budget. Experience within shopper marketing or events would be preferred but is not essential. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a great agency who work with some huge global brands.  To apply for this role, please email me your CV, application & any relevant work samples to 12 July 2016 15:03:55 +0000 Digital Senior Project Manager - top advertising agency Our client is a leading integrated agency based in Manchester.  Famous for their quality creative and advertising for leading blue chip clients, they are now delivering an increasing number of digital campaigns and are seeking a Senior Digital Project Manager to join the team. We're looking for a Senior Digital Project Manager who has a pedigree digital agency background and who has worked across a variety of digital projects - you'll be accomplished in managing web build and development projects but we're also looking for someone who is knowledgeable about email, content, search marketing and social media too.  It will be a very varied role and you'll need to be used to working with multiple stakeholders including brand planners and creatives.  This role is client facing and you will need to be confident and credible in working with marketing decision makers.  This is an exciting role as the agency is delivering some innovative digital campaigns and a lot of video work too - you won't find another role like it in Manchester.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 11 July 2016 18:06:42 +0000 User Interface Designer User Interface Designer Location: Manchester Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 About the User Interface Design Role A fantastic opportunity is available to join one of the UK’s fastest growing financial services businesses as a UI Designer. You will be working in a dynamic, vibrant, agile environment in a strong digital team of graphic designers, digital designers, artworkers and frontend developers. You will support the senior designer on taking creative design briefs and prototyping design concepts ready for development. This is a hand’s on role that will involve presenting design ideas to internal stakeholders and delivering high quality design solutions for a range of media including Webpages, HTML emails and digital media campaigns. This role is perfect for a senior digital designer looking to focus on user interface design and user journeys. It would also suit a UX/UI Designer looking to be part of an organisation that is going through huge digital transformations. Based in Manchester City Centre, easily commutable from Lancashire, Stockport, Preston, Liverpool and Chester. About You You will demonstrate creative flair and strong conceptual design skills. You will have proven experience with prototyping tools such Axure, as well as good technical understanding of HTML5.  Knowledge of User Experience and User Interface design with the ability to take a brand and extrapolate how it works across all digital platforms. You will also have experience working in CMS environments, building and designing around existing templates... 11 July 2016 16:04:51 +0000 Middleweight / Senior Creative Copywriter Middleweight / Senior Creative Copywriter Location: Sale Salary: £24,000 - £35,000 About the Middleweight / Senior Creative Copywriter role You will be joining a fully integrated agency that homes some fantastic creative talent. Although they regularly create award winning campaigns they are far from egotistical, they offer a down to earth and modest environment that is friendly, warm and approachable. You will have the opportunity to work with their very talented Creative Director and the team of art directors, designers and artworkers creating big ideas that read and sound like creative excellence. You will work with b2b and b2c accounts in consumer, financial and trade sectors. Their offices are easily commutable by train, car or tram and would suit someone who lives in Manchester, Stockport or Altrincham. About You If you are a middleweight copywriter looking to step up in a progressive agency this could be the perfect role for you. You will have the opportunity to work across the board creating engaging copy and content for traditional, digital and social channels. You should demonstrate that you know what good ideas look like and have a proactive, self sufficient attitude. You will work very closely with the creative team from initial concepts and brief through to execution of campaigns. This role would also suit a senior copywriter who is looking for a change in direction, creating innovative copy on some fresh new accounts. Essential Skills ·         Microsoft Office (excel, word,... 11 July 2016 15:03:00 +0000 Senior Digital Account Manager: Leeds city centre Senior Digital Account Manager - Leeds. Award winning Digital agency. We are pleased to be working with a rapidly expanding Digital agency in Leeds, in their search for a Senior Digital Account Manager. This agency have won numerous awards for the quality of their work and their quality as an employer. With ambitious plans for further growth its an opportunity not to be missed. The Senior Digital Account Manager role will manage several key clients with responsibilities including: Build relationships with contacts across the clients business to understand their individual needs. Taking detailed briefs from contacts and liaising with the internal technical team to ensure they fully understand the client's requirements. Actively contributing to the development of strategies for clients and presenting ideas back to clients. Researching competitors and keeping a keen eye on the market to identify other opportunities to support clients. Pitching ideas to clients that will enhance their online offering. Various additional duties as required. To be suitable for the Senior Digital Account Manager role you will be able to demonstrate the following: A genuine passion for Digital and an understanding of the range of opportunities it offers clients. Previous Digital experience within a reputable agency, including a knowledge of Web, Social Media, SEO / PPC. Experience managing major clients. Excellent communication skills and the ability to present effectively. If you want to work for an award winning, independent agency with an international client base... 11 July 2016 12:12:56 +0000 Junior Account Executive / Marketing Assistant If you’re interested in Marketing, and would like to get your foot through the door in a highly creative agency, this is the opportunity for you! A cool, creative Marketing Agency in Manchester City Centre, is on the lookout for two Account Executives to join their account handling team! As an Account Executive, you will be working across an eclectic mix of clients across both B2B and B2C sectors, ranging from large, national businesses to smaller growing brands and supporting the Account Manager in delivering completely TTL campaigns for these clients. You would be working across multiple different channels, including social, DM, brochure and print work, branding, digital/web and email and therefore getting exposure to the full marketing mix! For this role, energy, tenacity, drive, passion and strong communications skills are key. You will be eager to join a thriving creative agency, with amazing offices and a lovely, down to earth team. We are looking for people with a positive, proactive attitude, and the desire to learn, progress and develop within an account handling role. You will be joining and environment that nurtures its employee’s career. The agency is looking to find candidates fairly quickly, so please apply now to be considered. This role is easily commutable from Salford, Manchester, Cheshire, Stockport and Stretford.