The Drum Jobs 21 October 2016 17:05:14 +0000 MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK.  Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester.  While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community. As part of the Library’s Strategic Marketing team, you will focus on initiating, creating, developing and delivering marketing and communications activity to support the Library strategy. We are looking for an experienced marketer with a passion for communications methodology and creativity.  With a fresh innovative approach, you will be keen to support your colleagues to create and deliver their messages through smart and effective channels.  Hours and place of work Normal working hours are 35 hours per week.  This post is based primarily in the Main Library, Oxford Road.  However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.  All Library staff are required to wear an identity badge. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.  As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the men and the black and minority ethnic (BME)... 19 October 2016 17:05:34 +0000 Senior Planner This is a new position in a successful agency - one that requires a mid/senior-level marketing professional who is able to further strengthen their planning team.   It's also a key appointment, with a fast-track progression to Head of Planning envisaged/expected for the right person. The right person will be an existing planner, who is skilled in the creation of insight-led campaigns. Someone who's data-driven and analytical, but also intuitive and creative, with a track record of brand-building success in a recognised agency - either B2B or B2C.  And for the right person, this is an outstanding career opportunity, and a chance to join a top agency at an exciting stage in its development. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, for a confidential discussion, or send your CV to 19 October 2016 12:12:27 +0000 Senior Account Manager (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 18 October 2016 12:12:39 +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.     18 October 2016 09:09:55 +0000 Digital Project Manager: Manchester 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... 18 October 2016 07:07:23 +0000 Senior Creative Front-end Developer Well-established and fast-growing agency, with an ongoing commitment to branding and creativity through digital innovation, requires a senior creative front-end developer, to join their high-powered team. A digital leader with a passion for experimenting with emerging technologies, you must be comfortable working either as part of a development team on large projects or confidently tackling projects alone. Able to offer unique creative solutions, you’ll also have a keen eye for creative design. The techy bit... Knowledge/experience of the following is required: JavaScript ES5/6  OOP (JavaScript) React/Backbone Grunt, NPM Sass GreenSock SVG animation mark up WordPress GitFlow This is an exciting opportunity for career development in a highly creative, innovative and forward-thinking agency, in which you’ll be working on global digital campaigns. The salary on offer is competitive and the prospects excellent. Please get in touch NOW! Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to       17 October 2016 17:05:39 +0000 PR Account Manager PR Account Manager Location: Manchester Salary: £25 - £30k This is an exciting opportunity for a PR Account Manager who is looking to progress. Based in Manchester, our client is one of the fastest growing PR agencies in the North and they're now looking to invest in developing someone who can grow with the business. The agency work with a range of high profile clients across a diverse range of sectors (B2C and B2B). They've won a number of major industry awards over the year and have a great training and development programme. This person in particular will benefit from individual mentoring from an experienced Head of PR, in addition to the opportunity to work on a wide range of clients and campaigns and have unlimited progression opportunities. Initially the PR Account Manager will be responsible for: Managing several existing clients and fully immersing yourself within their businesses to fully understand them. Developing effective PR strategies for clients that meet their individual short and long term aims and objectives.  Managing campaigns which are diverse in their nature including both traditional and Digital PR. Pitching ideas to clients to gain their buy-in and identifying additional opportunities for the agency to support the business. Various ad hoc duties as required. They are looking for someone who will grow with the role taking increasing levels of responsibility for client relationships and strategy in the future. To be suitable for the PR Account Manager role, you will be able to demonstrate the following:... 17 October 2016 17:05:28 +0000 PR Account Manager PR Account Manager Cheshire Fantastic opportunity if you are looking for a fast track to Senior Account Manager and Account Director level in the next few years. This a fast growing agency with a great client list, you’d get the opportunity to work across a mix of national and regional B2C clients, as well as some trade PR too, so this would be great if you are looking for variety.  You’ll get lots of day to day autonomy and will work collaboratively with both creative and marketing colleagues within the agency, and you’ll do both traditional PR as well as creative and ideas led PR campaigns through to Social Media.  You’ll need a couple of years’ minimum experience within an agency environment, you could be either a Senior Exec or an Account Manager currently, as well as having good writing skills and an understanding of how to get the best out of your relationships with journalists. They want someone ambitious as there is no ceiling at this agency, keen to progress their career with a positive attitude, and who wants a good work/life balance as its important at this agency. 13 October 2016 15:03:28 +0000 Senior Account Manager: Manchester Senior Account Manager, Manchester, £28,000 - £35,000 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... 13 October 2016 15:03:49 +0000 Client Services Manager - POS We’re thrilled to be working with an outstanding creative agency in South Manchester, which boasts an extensive and impressive client list of sports, retail and luxury brands. They are looking for a Client Services Manager to join them at an exciting point in their development.   The Client Services Manager will be responsible for: ·          Managing, supporting and training (when needed) a team of account handlers; supporting them in their day to day activity ·          Responsibility for one of the agencies flagship accounts, a major sports retailer ·          Developing existing accounts by spotting additional revenue opportunities ·          Supporting the Sales team by attending new client meetings and pitches ·          Ensuring high client satisfaction through delivering high quality creative campaigns. This is a brand new role for the agency and as such, we are looking for an experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director looking to join the senior management team of an exciting creative agency. You will have strong people management experience coupled with the ability to work closely with clients to define their objectives and deliver tangible solutions. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in managing POS projects within the retail industry. Please apply now... 12 October 2016 10:10:31 +0000 PR & Events Executive Wigan 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!   11 October 2016 12:12:25 +0000 Senior (B2B) Account Executive (Marketing/PR) A successful and growing integrated agency is looking for an SAE, to start ASAP (they’re busy!). Reporting to an account director, you will play an active role on key accounts, and expected to assist with the management of varied projects, ranging from email marketing and social media campaigns to website and design and print projects, and to ensure client expectations are met (on time and to budget). You’ll be working in a fast-paced creative environment with plenty of deadlines, so a cool head under pressure is essential, as is a personable and friendly manner, and the ability to deal with clients at all levels, over the telephone, in writing and face-to-face. You should have experience of working in a B2B PR or marketing agency and the ability to project manage and multi-task – strong organisation skills and high attention to detail are essential. And you MUST have experience of writing blogs and social media posts. Based in an outstanding location (reachable from either side of the Pennines), the agency offers a great working environment, as well as tremendous scope and opportunity for the right individuals. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   11 October 2016 09:09:01 +0000 Art Director (Mid-weight or Senior) A top north-west agency requires a conceptually-biased art director with excellent design skills and the ability to produce award-winning work for high-profile brands... This is a rare opportunity for either a middleweight with c. 4 years’ experience or a more senior art director; in either case, someone with the ability to turn their hand to everything from traditional (high-quality) print to mass-market above the line media - including TV - without missing a beat; someone who sees the 'big picture', thinks verbally as well as visually, is fully mac literate, and is able to produce campaigns that reflect commercial as well as creative objectives. No easy task, obviously. But then this agency only wants to hear from the best... If that’s you, and you have a portfolio that proves it, send your CV (with samples/URL) to 11 October 2016 09:09:16 +0000 Creative Director A creative director (with a track record of brand-building success) is required by a fast-growing north-west agency. Is that you? If so, contact Peter Leonard for more details – 11 October 2016 09:09:18 +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   11 October 2016 08:08:21 +0000 Social Media Account Director Social Media Account Director, Manchester: £40 - 50K + excellent benefits Our client is one of the most respected agencies in Manchester. Over the years they've grown consistently and built an outstanding reputation for their Creative and Innovative work on behalf of some of the UK's best known brands. In recent years they have built an effective Social Media offering which has won numerous industry awards and they are now looking to invest further in this function by bringing in a Social Media Account Director. It's a varied and rewarding role which will be primarily responsible for driving the growth of the Social Media function, and training and mentoring the team. Specifically duties will include: - Building relationships with key decision makers in both new and existing clients and demonstrating the agencies Social Media experience and track record. - Presenting ideas to clients that will enhance their Social Media activities and securing the opportunity for the agency to deliver such services. - Devising effective Social Media strategies for clients (including Paid) and then overseeing their implementation internally. - Reporting back to clients on the effectiveness of Social Media campaigns and projects. - Maintaining a keen interest in new social media channels and opportunities and presenting back to clients ideas on how they can best utilise these. - Overseeing the on boarding of new clients and supporting the account management team.   The Social Media Account Director will be a high profile role within the agency offering... 10 October 2016 16:04:48 +0000 PR Manager PR Manager Location: Manchester Salary: £30 - £35K This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing PR Manager in a consumer business or an Account Manager in a large PR Agency. Our client is a market leader in their field within the leisure industry, boasting an excellent reputation with their customers. Due to a period of growth an exciting opportunity for a PR Manager has arisen. Reporting into the Head of Communications & PR, the PR Manager will be joining the team to help develop their in-house function. You will create out of the box ideas to add to a calendar of PR Activity and content that will help the brand stand out in a competitive market.    The Role ·         You will define a PR strategy that will strengthen the brands position in the market and drive positive conversation to the target audience ·         You will build and maintain strong relationships with national & regional media contacts as well as identifying opportunities for new PR Partnerships ·         You will oversee media monitoring and use measurement tools to create reports on PR Activities and its impact on the business ·         You will work closely with the Social Media Manager to establish a digital focus for PR Activity and define the strongest channels About You ·         You will have PR Experience... 05 October 2016 17:05:58 +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 of the agency particularly PR and Social Media. Maintaining an awareness of changes and innovations in Digital Marketing that can benefit the agency and its clients. This is an autonomous role offering the opportunity to shape a Digital function as you see fit. They are open to seeing people currently operating at a similar level currently,... 05 October 2016 14:02:58 +0000 Front-end Website Developer Front-end Website Developer This new role will manage several ecommerce and non-transactional websites. You’ll be leading the development of the websites. This includes developing features, design, applications and content to improve visibility, user experience and effectiveness. You will also be responsible for ensuring the platforms remain stable. You'll play a key role in the business, working closely with graphic designers and brand managers to improve the performance of the websites against KPIs. Depending on experience you may also be defining digital platform strategy and quarterly and annual plans. This is an exceptional opportunity to put your name to a wide variety of websites and projects and grow your career as a Frontend Web Developer in a fast-growing well-established company that promotes from within. Essential Experience of PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript Experience with Responsive Web Design Understanding of the technical aspects of digital solutions and back end designs Advantageous Experience of Magneto platforms, JQuery and WordPress Understanding of SEO practices, concepts and considerations Understanding of third party plug-ins and API’s.Experience with Social Networks Experience of Google Analytics Please state current salary when applying for this role as the salary is commensurate with experience 04 October 2016 15:03:17 +0000 Senior Account Manager Havas Lynx is a healthcare advertising network with over 250 employees - supported by the wider Havas group; we deliver truly global campaigns based on robust local insight and as a group, we are proud to have been responsible for a series of industry firsts. We innovate on behalf of our clients across the healthcare sector and we are proud winners of prestigious awards for effectiveness and innovation. More important than the gongs however, is the recognition that campaign activity originated and driven by our teams has a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of patients. We now have an opportunity for a  Senior Account Manager to join our Manchester based team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take on a high level of responsibility as primary client contact on a substantial account. You will drive business on a day to day basis with your team and over time look to increase your input into the strategic elements of the account along with a Client Services Director. This is a hands on role – your ability to manage projects effectively and profitably will aid you in delivery of a range of communications tactics utilising tools from across the marketing mix, with a real emphasis on digital. It will be your responsibility, to build relationships across an extremely wide network of client based stakeholders – you’ll work on one account, across multiple brands on a Pan-European basis, you’ll seek to understand, test and challenge client requests and direct production activity appropriately to attain results of the highest... 04 October 2016 10:10:43 +0000 Senior Front End Developer - to 36k Our client is a very well established creative agency based in Manchester. With a thriving digital team, they are hunting for a Digital Front End Developer to join them.    We're looking for someone who has a minimum of 5 years agency experience and who has absolutely solid skills in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Wordpress.  There is a long list of nice to haves (e.g. Magento) but these are the essentials.  You will work in a tight knit team delivering a variety of digital solutions - everything from E-Commerce Stores to Microsites and mobile applications.  It is a very creative agency and you will be used to working alongside creative teams to deliver campaigns.  We're looking for a Senior Front End Developer who keeps up to speed with industry trends and developers, is aware of accessibility and usability and all aspects of SEO principles and content management. You'll need to have excellent attention to detail and to have a good problem solving attitude to all work.  The agency has a global presence and it is a very enjoyable environment to work with. There are great progression opportunities and it's a place where the team socialises regularly and they have an excellent staff retention rate. The client roster is very impressive with some top UK brands in the retail, sports and travel sectors.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 03 October 2016 16:04:47 +0000 E-Commerce Marketing Manager - fast paced global business Our client is a leading online business with several websites servicing the B2C marketplace. We're currently on the lookout for an E-Commerce Manager to join their team.  To be considered for this role, we're looking for an established E-Commerce Manager who has a solid background in product marketing and who has managed multiple websites.  You will manage a small team of search, content, social and product specialists and also work closely with external agencies and consultancies.  As E-Commerce Manager you will be responsible for planning and implementing campaigns to drive traffic and maximise conversion across all their branded websites. We're looking for an E-Commerce Manager who is hands on and leads by example.  Ideally you'll have strong knowledge of Online retail, product marketing, SEO, PPC, Content and Social Media. You will be comfortable working with Google Analytics and you will be able to interpret data to drive future campaigns and to maximise ROI. This is a very well established business with a multi million pound turnover. They operate internationally and they have fantastic offices just 5 minutes outside Manchester city centre.  It is a very results driven organisation and there are many opportunities for progression and promotion. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 30 September 2016 15:03:35 +0000 Senior Account Manager / Account Director This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and successful full service marketing agency in Manchester as they look to recruit a Senior Account Manager / Junior Account Director. The agency has established themselves as one of the major players in B2B Marketing, working with a generous mix of exciting clients and producing stunning multi-channel campaigns. Their team comprises of some of the greatest minds in the region and you will play an integral part in their growth and continued success. As a Senior Account Manager / Account Director, you will be responsible for looking after some of the agency’s key account as well as mentoring and managing a talented account handling team. As a Senior Account Manager / Account Director you will be responsible for: ·         Developing marketing and communications strategies for your clients, working closely with account management and creative teams ·         Commercial management of your client accounts, and responsible for growing client revenue. ·         Attending client meetings to take accurate briefs, working alongside the team to delegate workload ·         Overseeing and managing an account handling team ·         Ensuring that all campaigns are delivered to a high quality, on time and within client budget. This is a fantastic role for someone looking to join a fresh,... 29 September 2016 17:05:37 +0000 Traffic Project Manager Traffic Project Manager Location: Cheshire Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 Are you super organised? Are you a people’s person? Do you take pleasure in creating processes to ensure a smooth and harmonious environment? My client is an award winning FMCG business that both produces and imports market leading products for the UK Grocery and Convenience trade and international customers.   With over 30 years experience in their category, they are established as a supplier of choice and are continuing to grow from strength to strength. Having experienced incredible growth my client is looking to hire a Traffic Project Manager to be responsible for managing and updating the schedule of work flowing through the studio to create a more efficient internal creative design team. The Role ·        Understand the skills of the design team and allocate jobs to the relevant person ·        Manage job requests when they come in and sit in on briefing meetings for new projects to understand their scale and scope ·        Manage the project costings and budgets, ensure deadlines are met and follow key projects from conception to completion About You ·        2-3 years experience in either an agency or production environment ·        You will have a brilliant understanding of the scope and scale of briefs... 29 September 2016 10:10:59 +0000 Account Executive This well-loved and highly reputable Marketing Communications agency based in Manchester is on the lookout for two Account Executives, due to growth. As an Account Executive, you will be working with Senior Account Managers to deliver a multitude of different projects for large retail brands, including POS, in-store marketing, brochures and DM campaigns.  Ideally, you will have 6-12 months experience working in a traditional marcomms agency - and be a Junior Account Executive currently, or an Account Executive looking for a new challenge.  This agency has one of the best employee retention rates in the region, due to their fantastic work ethos, collaborative culture, ample career progression opportunity and large, attractive brands to work on.  Opportunities at this agency are rare; so please apply now to hear more information!