The Drum Jobs 23 September 2016 18:06:29 +0000 Digital Project Manager: Manchester Digital Project Manager: Manchester £25 - 35K + benefits (including flexitime, free parking etc). Our client is a leading integrated marketing agency in Greater Manchester, currently recruiting for a Digital Project Manager. It's a varied and exciting role working on diverse Digital projects for a range of B2C and B2B clients. The agency pride themselves on offering a great working environment. In addition to a friendly culture, they invest significantly in staff benefits (flexitime etc) and training and development, and as a result their staff retention levels are high. They've grown considerably over the last few years and their clients include a number of high profile international brands across a range of sectors. An integral role for the agency the Digital Project Manager will be responsible for: Managing Digital projects, involved from the initial brief 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 can demonstrate experience of managing a range of digital projects, particularly website builds. Agency experience is an advantage but not essential. Additionally they are looking for someone who can demonstrate: Able to recognise and manage project risks and... 23 September 2016 13:01:47 +0000 Designer We are currently looking to attract a designer to support our go to market team in the production of creative solutions to meet our campaign requirements and to exceed expectations. The designer will be based in our go to market team and will work closely with our senior designer and content team, building up knowledge and awareness of a creative function. Duties will include supporting our senior designer in attending briefings, working with the content team to create brave creative concepts that reflect our values, creative execution of media adverts, on-line content, presentations, wallpapers, diagrams, emarketing and imagery. This position will provide you the chance to bring new ideas to the team. We need you to immerse yourself in the design community. Other duties will involve dealing with image sourcing, photo retouching and sizing and Icon creation. The role is a fantastic position for a designer who is keen to really build on their designer experience and gain more exposure and someone who is keen to learn. We are keen to secure designers who have outstanding design and artwork skills, ability to take through a project from design to finished artwork, strong communication skills and good design industry knowledge. We use adobe creative suite so experience of using this previously is essential as well as Word and PowerPoint. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a nurturing and collaborative culture and structured progression that develops and encourages career aspiration. For a confidential conversation, please call Claire Jackson on 0161... 23 September 2016 13:01:09 +0000 Lead Designer FTC We are currently looking to attract a lead designer to play a key part in our creative team by producing creative solutions to meet our campaign requirements and to exceed expectations. This is for a 6 – 9 month FTC with the possibility of extending further.   The lead designer will be based in our go to market team and will be a key member of the content team and will have the support of another designer. Duties will include overseeing the brand integrity of the design team, provide mentoring support to other team members, presenting creative concepts that have been created from the design team and being our creative lead for all strategy pieces. This position will give you the change to be our brand custodian and the developer of our brand and overview of creative execution for our media ads, advertorials, on-line content, presentations, pitches, stationery, diagrams, emarketing, imagery and any other design based activity as required.   It is essential for this position that you thrive in a role where you can be our design guru, be a confident communicator and have previously dealt with seeing design ideas turned into the finished product and to the end of the marketing campaign. We use Adobe Creative suite as well as word and PowerPoint.    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a nurturing and collaborative culture and structured progression that develops and encourages career aspiration. For a confidential conversation, please call Claire Jackson on 0161 838 6300 or email   22 September 2016 10:10:32 +0000 PR Account Director, Manchester - Excellent progression prospects! PR Account Director, Manchester - Are you looking for the opportunity to run your own PR operation? Better Placed are working exclusively with a leading PR agency in Manchester in their search for a PR Account Director. With a clear progression path in place for someone to lead the Manchester office in the future this is an exciting role for someone looking for a more commercial role within an agency that work with a range of exciting national brands. Our client has long standing relationships with a diverse range of major B2C and B2B clients and they have won numerous awards over the years for the quality of their work. Recently they've invested significantly in their office space creating a great working environment and they have bold plans for growth. Recognising the importance of their people they invest significantly in training and development and offer an excellent benefits package. As part of their growth plans they have identified a need for a PR Account Director who will become part of the management team, heavily involved in helping grow and develop the Manchester office. Initially the role will involve: Managing several existing clients building relationships with key stakeholders to understand their business and maintain the agencies position. Current clients include national brands in the Retail, Leisure, Tech, Property, Financial Services and Professional Services sectors. Developing pro active PR strategies for clients that meet their individual short and long term aims and objectives.  Managing a small team ensuring they are fully... 21 September 2016 11:11:07 +0000 Digital Project Manager: Manchester city centre Digital Project Manager: Manchester, £30 - 40K We are extremely excited to be working exclusively with this Manchester based Digital agency. Over many years they have worked with some of the UK's best loved brands creating Digital solutions that people use on a daily basis. Justifiably they have built a reputation for being at the forefront of Digital innovation and creativity and it is impossible not to be impressed by the work award winning work they've undertaken. They put their success squarely down to the quality of people they hire. They look for people who share their passion for creativity and who are prepared to push boundaries for their clients. Now, as a result of growth this year, they require a Digital Project Manager with exactly this mindset. Working across several high profile clients, the Digital Project Manager will take responsibility for: Management of Digital projects from initial brief through to completion. Taking an active role in initial meetings with the client to understand their requirement in detail.  Leading planning meetings internally with Developers, Designers and Strategists to devise effective responses to projects. Overseeing the completion of work liaising regularly with clients to keep them apprised of progress and engaged in the project. Managing resources and budgets to ensure the project is completed on time within budget. For projects involving complex (and in some cases untested) technologies, sourcing external support as required. It is important to note that this Digital Project... 20 September 2016 16:04:27 +0000 Web Developer Job Title: Web Developer Location: Lancashire Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 About the Web Developer Role You will be joining one of the largest ecommerce shoe retailers in Lancashire. As the Web Developer you will help to develop, optimise and maintain the website, making the brand and customer journey accessible and appealing to the target audience. This is an excellent opportunity to see your hard work and talent be recognised by providing suitable solutions to new initiatives and issues.  You will be confident writing code using Jquery and Javascript and be able to confidently build new functions on the ecommerce platform. Must have: A real desire to be the best software developer that you can possibly be Strong JavaScript experience Proficient with HTML, CSS, AJAX, JSON Good all-round knowledge of web technologies What to do next If you would like to find out more then please get in touch to Nicola Stelfox at Better Placed on  0161 238 6700 or drop me a line at 20 September 2016 16:04:22 +0000 Digital Designer Job Title: Digital Designer Location: Lancashire Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 About the Digital Designer Role You will be joining a luxury shoe retailer in West Lancashire. As the Digital Designer you will be responsible for providing design solutions for all offline marketing campaigns as well as online HTML Emails, web banners and category landing pages. You will work closely with the marketing team to keep updated with key collections and departments for promotion across all channels. This role is based in Lancashire and easily commutable by car from Chorley, Liverpool and Manchester. About You You will have a portfolio that presents innovative and creative designs across digital, preferably in fashion retail. You will have the ability to present creative flair whilst working within brand guidelines. You will ensure all design briefs are completed and delivered on time and to budget. You must have frontend development knowledge and have experience using HTML and CSS. You will be enthusiastic and highly motivated. Essential Skills: ·         HTML – Ability to build responsive HTML emails from conception to completion ·         Adobe CS5 ·         Ability to work to tight deadlines ·         Retail experience (advantageous) What to do next If you would like to find out more then please get in touch to Nicola Stelfox at Better Placed... 18 September 2016 21:09:01 +0000 Digital Planner/Strategist This is a new position in a successful agency; one that requires a mid/senior-level digital marketing professional with proven strategic know-how, who can help define/refine/improve the agency’s digital offering, and proactively develop it – creatively and profitably - across all relevant platforms (an achievement for which you will be well rewarded).  It’s a key role. One that would suit either an existing planner/strategist seeking a new challenge or a digital SAM/AD seeking more of a challenge - in either case, someone with the proven ability to develop digital business (existing and new). If that’s you, call Peter Leonard 0161 449 9949 for a confidential discussion, or send your CV to 16 September 2016 09:09:43 +0000 Design Manager Wigan Our client is a leading designer of gift products and packaging, they work with many leading national retailers.  You will manage the design team, leading on creative concepts, allocating work, leading design presentations both internally and externally, preparing mood & trend boards, etc. It is important you have had a similar design leadership position previously, ideally managing a team of 5+ in a multi million pound business.  You should have a strong understanding and interest in consumer trends and consumer psychology, and how it can influence you creatively. Experience in surface pattern design and eye catching design for retail and consumer products would be very beneficial.     15 September 2016 11:11:03 +0000 Senior Account Manager: Manchester Senior Account Manager, Manchester, £28 - 35K If you're looking for an opportunity to work on award winning campaigns for some of the UK's best loved Consumer brands this is a role not to be missed! Our client is one of Manchester's leading integrated Marketing agencies and they are looking for a Senior Account Manager to work on several of their key Leisure, Retail, FMCG and Automotive clients. The agency have a great reputation for pushing boundaries for clients to deliver high profile, and most importantly, effective campaigns for clients. They invest significantly in training and development and have a track record for developing people internally. This role will work on several key clients taking responsibility for: Building relationships with key client decision makers to fully understand their business and requirements. Devising effective fully integrated strategies for clients and presenting ideas to decision makers. Overseeing the delivery of campaigns to ensure work is completed on time within budget. Training junior members of staff. Identifying opportunities to further enhance clients Marketing activites. You will be working on a broad range of campaigns including Advertising (TV, Radio, Outdoor), Digital, POS, Brand and DM so its an exciting role in terms of the variety involved.  Applicants for the Senior Account Manager role should be able to demonstrate: Experience at a similar level gained within an integrated Marketing / Advertising agency, ideally working with recognisable Consumer brands. Excellent client facing... 14 September 2016 14:02:07 +0000 Business Development Director: Creative Design agency in Manchester Business Development Director: Manchester - Creative Design agency Better Placed are working exclusively with one of Manchester's leading Creative Design agencies in their search for a Business Development Director. A new role that will form part of the agencies senior management team, our client is looking for a new business professional with a proven track record delivering growth within a Creative, Digital or Integrated Marketing agency. The agency enjoys long established relationships with a number of major brands particularly within the Leisure, Fashion and Retail sectors. It's unlikely that anyone reading this advert won't have seen and experienced some of the online solutions they have created. Now they're looking to grow the agency and this has led to the creation of the Business Development Director role. You will be given a high degree of autonomy from day one to shape the Business Development strategy. Specifically this will entail: Identifying opportunities within existing clients to develop the relationship further, gaining internal referrals to other decision makers and divisions. Developing a target client list and utilising the full range of your sales techniques to open doors and present the agencies impressive credentials to key decision makers. Following up previous project-based clients and identifying opportunities to provide further support. Coordinating marketing activities for the agency including Email, SEO, PPC etc. Attending networking opportunities and identify opportunities to raise awareness of the agency. The... 14 September 2016 14:02:10 +0000 Digital Marketing Designer Addiction Dependency Solutions Role:                       Digital Marketing Designer      Hours:                    35 hours (Full-Time) Salary:                     £23,064 - £26,094 pa.   Closing date:         28th September 2016 Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS) is a progressive 21st century addiction charity.  Operating throughout the North West and Midlands of England, we have over 40 years’ experience of delivering high quality services to those facing struggles with substance misuse and addiction, utilising our innovative ethos to stay outcome focused for the benefit of our clients. Our ambition is to excel in providing quality care services that improve the wider health and wellbeing of the diverse communities we serve, whilst staying true to our charitable roots and ensuring the life chances of our beneficiaries are continuously improved.  To achieve our goals and objectives as a charity, our services influenced by excellent research, innovation, forward thinking and creativity.  This has provided the rationale for the development of the new Business Development & Innovation Directorate.  Bringing together strategy and policy development to influence and enhance... 13 September 2016 14:02:15 +0000 Senior Account Manager (Integrated) An exciting opportunity in a prestigious agency… As part of their growth strategy, one of the region’s most highly-rated agencies is looking to recruit a high-calibre SAM, in order to help them manage existing workloads and stimulate further growth. You’ll be working with one of the best teams in the business on high-profile brand-building (and brand response) campaigns and should already be an established, fully-integrated and well-rounded SAM with a wide range of TTL experience and proven strategic know-how. You’ll be hands-on, creative, a born leader, with the ability to motivate and inspire others, and highly commercial in approach (with a keen eye for the bottom line). Sounds like you, right? Of course it does! So please get in touch ASAP. This is a rare opportunity, and there are real prospects for a top performer. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 13 September 2016 10:10:05 +0000 PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager: Manchester (B2C) PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager: Manchester city centre (B2C) We are looking for a PR Account Manager / Senior PR Account Manager to join an ambitious Public Relations agency in Manchester city centre. 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 B2C clients (Retail, Leisure, FMCG) 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. You will be able to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills and an interest in taking on more strategy work for clients. 13 September 2016 07:07:56 +0000 Marketing Manager - top food & drink business Our client is a leading food and drink retail business based in the North West. Following continued growth and expansion plans, they are now seeking a Marketing Manager to be based out of their head office in Manchester. To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years marketing experience, ideally gained within the retail environment. This role incorporates the full marketing mix. You will be responsible for all aspects of branding, design and advertising within the business and all in store and POS marketing. Whilst the role is office based, it is anticipated that you will spend some time within the retail outlets and working with General Managers to ensure that their local marketing is on brand and implemented on time and in budget. As Marketing Manager you will be responsible for managing creative agencies and their output. In terms of digital marketing, you should have experience of managing a brand online and you will manage all digital content and social media & outreach campaigns.  New Store launches and in-store events will also be part of the Marketing Manager's remit. Our client is happy to consider in house or agency candidates for the role but the sector experience (ideally FMCG, retail, food & drink) is important and you must be an all-rounder. Salary will be dependent upon experience. It's a terrific role with a very forward thinking and modern brand.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 12 September 2016 20:08:34 +0000 Account Manager (Integrated) This award-winning 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   12 September 2016 15:03:12 +0000 Brand Planner - top consultancy in Manchester Our client is a small but perfectly formed marketing consultancy based in Manchester city centre.  Specialising in developing customer insight through creative qualitative research programmes that get  under the skin of consumer motivations, we're currently seeking a Brand Planner to join the team.  Ideally we're looking for a Brand Planner or Insight Specialist who has a minimum of 5 years agency experience but we will also consider clientside (in-house) experience if this is insight and research driven.  We're looking for a Brand Planner who is used to working with B2C and B2B brands and who is very ideas oriented. You'll work with senior level clients to help them align their customer experiences to inspirational brand vision.  Research and insight are central to the role and you'll be used to running customer experience workshops, managing research campaigns and developing insight to create print and digital campaigns that drive growth for our brands The consultancy has a terrific reputation and they work with a top roster of global brands.  There is likely to be regular national travel with the option of some international travel too.  The agency has ambitious growth plans for the next 5 years and this is a very exciting time to be joining them. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 08 September 2016 15:03:25 +0000 Junior Designer FTC International organisation located in Manchester are looking for a Junior Designer to join their fast paced team! This is a fixed term contract to run up until the 31st January 2017. You will be required to take all creative work from brief to print ready artwork which will need to be produced to a high quality. Briefs will range from leaflets, technical handbooks, web banners, billboards and vehicle livery.  Working under the supervision of the Graphic Design Manager, it is important you have good communication skills as you will be sat within the commercial team whilst working with colleagues across different departments. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Creative Suite!  This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door in an exciting environment with a great benefits package! If you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and any relevant work samples through to 07 September 2016 16:04:53 +0000 Digital Client Partner - top digital agency in Manchester Our client is a global digital agency based in Manchester. We're currently on the hunt for a digital heavyweight, a senior client partner to join the agency in a new board level hire.  We're seeking an individual to come on board to manage and develop two major accounts.  The agency has some brilliant minds across the digital spectrum and you'll be working with some of the most talented digital marketers in the region.  We're looking for a commercially astute individual who has a pedigree agency background and who has specialised in digital marketing.  As Client Partner, you will be responsible for developing client relationships, taking responsibility for the financial overview and forecasting of accounts, cross and up-selling and working with the wider agency teams to develop innovative digital marketing campaigns for global brands which will drive growth and conversion. You must be used to working on large scale digital projects and to develop strategic plans which are brand focused and targeted using insight and research.  Clearly at this level, we are looking for an individual with gravitas and who is credible operating with senior client decision makers.  You must have a passion for digital and be well versed on industry news and trends.  The agency has a terrific client roster and is a very vibrant and buzzing agency environment. One of the top agencies in the North West.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 06 September 2016 07:07:22 +0000 PPC Executive - great agency in S Manchester We're working with a very well established agency in S Manchester. Very well established with a pedigree roster of blue chip & big name clients.  The agency is looking to grow it's digital offering with the recruitment of a PPC Executive.  The role might suit a PPC Executive who is currently in one of the bigger agencies but who is keen to take more responsibility and progress quickly.  If you feel constrained by the limited progression, then a smaller, more agile agency could suit!  The agency is looking for a PPC Executive who is client facing and who is confident in managing all stages of the PPC project cycle. You'll be happy working with clients to develop campaigns and then manage the implementation and all analysis & reporting.  You'll be proficient in maximising budgets and ROI and will be constantly looking for ways to improve conversions and reduce costs.  It would help if you have strong broad digital knowledge which is likely to include SEO, Content and Social.  This role provides an excellent opportunity for a driven PPC Executive to fast track their career and to gain great experience working in a results driven agency with global brands.   The agency is perfectly placed for accessibility - either by public transport or car & it's a genuinely lovely place to work. Very down to earth individuals, a very sociable team and an agency where everyone has a good work life balance.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 05 September 2016 11:11:28 +0000 Graduate Junior Front End Developer Here at Havas Lynx we use our technical, creative and marketing skills to promote Helpful Change. That’s our motto, and our work in healthcare communications is all around achieving this with our clients from the healthcare and wellness sectors. In order to communicate with patients, their carer’s, and healthcare professionals across the world, we create a wide range of innovative digital solutions. We’re always focused on what is the most accessible channel – posing the question: How can patient’s best access the information that they need? The solution can include responsive websites, microsites, mobile applications and games, to name a few. To join this year’s Graduate Programme commencing in September we are looking for Junior Front End Developers to join us in our Manchester office. We’re a large agency, with a flat structure and multi-functional teams of around 25-30 people. Our structure facilitates opportunities for great team work, communication and collaboration; we can be creative, innovative and provide a strong response to our clients. This also means that as a graduate you can expect to get exposure to a wide variety of projects early on in your career. At Lynx, we place a high level of focus on your skills and career development - we’re really proud to offer our internal training programme; you can find out more about the #LXAcademy via the blog area of our website - . You will become one of over 80 graduates that have joined Lynx to commence their careers in recent years... 02 September 2016 07:07:58 +0000 PR Account Director: Retail & FMCG PR Account Director: Retail / FMCG, Manchester An outstanding PR agency in Manchester is looking for an experienced PR Account Director to work on some of their key Retail / FMCG clients. Having won countless awards in recent years for the quality of their work, whilst simultaneously gaining a reputation for being a great employer, this is an agency we would recommend any aspiring PR professionals to speak to. This is a new opportunity that has been created following a number of new client wins. It will take responsibility for several major clients, overseeing a talented and experienced team. Duties will include: Management of several key clients within the Retail and FMCG sectors. Devise effective PR and Social Media strategies for clients that utilise both traditional and online channels. Work closely with the other functions within the agency to identify opportunities to further support clients. Pitching for new business as part of the senior management team. Involvement in senior management meetings contributing actively to the agencies growth strategy. Management of a team providing training and mentoring to ensure the agency retains its talent. Manage and maintain key media relationships. Various additional duties. Applicants for the PR Account Director role should be able to demonstrate the following: Experience managing major B2C clients within an established agency. Wide ranging PR experience including new media channels. Existing network of media contacts. Developed leadership skills. It's an exciting role within an agency that have... 01 September 2016 14:02:21 +0000 PR & Events Executive PR & Events Executive Wigan £22k Our client is a successful and growing agency with a great client base of household name brands. They have won a lot of new work recently from one of their major clients, one of the largest retail brands in the UK, for whom they are a doing a mix of Marketing Communications, PR and Events. The role would involve managing relationships with the retail client, as well as with community partners, helping the brand to grow within local communities through local marketing comms, events and PR activity. You don’t need agency experience, as long as you’ve got the experience across a variety of Marketing, PR and Events, and the ability to manage budgets, third party suppliers, etc. You’ll need to be a good writer as you’ll be writing some press releases for local & regional media, as well as helping create content for social media channels. This is a really interesting and varied role, and they want someone keen to progress their career, not just a 9 to5! M7837 01 September 2016 10:10:25 +0000 Account Manager / Project Manager - 12 month contract Project Manager / Account Manager – 12 month contract One of the most Creative Agencies in Manchester is on the lookout for an Account or Project Manager to join them on a 12 month contract, to work exclusively on the rebranding project for a very worthwhile cause. This is a highly exciting project to work on. Not only will you be responsible for working with creative teams in seeing projects through to completion, but you will also be getting truly under the skin of the brand and reimagining and modernising the look and feel of the organisation. You will have experience of liaising with multiple stakeholders and ideally, we are looking for someone with a passion or commercial experience within interior design, environments or internal communications, as a proportion of this project will be to determine the tone of voice and feel of the branding internally. We are looking for someone with previous agency experience, with a background of branding and project management. You’ll be a creative thinker, a natural with colours, themes and tones as well as having the ability to build strong client relationships. This role won’t be available for long. The agency is based in the City Centre and close to public transport links for people commuting in. Please apply now to be  31 August 2016 10:10:53 +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.