Account Manager mid-weight (London)

Our client’s business was founded more than 27 years ago and is a leading UK corporate communications partner supporting businesses ranging from the FTSE 350 through to AIM, as well as private companies and those new to market. They work in print, digital and moving image and specialise in six core areas across numerous sectors:

  • Websites
  • Video and animation
  • Corporate branding
  • Annual reports
  • Investor presentations
  • Sustainability communications

Our client is looking to hire an Account Manager in corporate communications: a mid-weight role at the heart of a fast-developing business.

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic and bright-minded person to join their growing team, with a can-do attitude, a strong focus on customer service and an excellent attention to detail.

Main Responsibilities

As one of the main points of contact for their clients, the Account Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth production of projects – from briefing designers, strategists and copywriters, to managing budgets and, where applicable, working with the Account Director/Account Executive on the project.

Your main responsibilities would be:

  • Primarily responsible for the management of relationships with clients and liaising with clients at a senior level on a day-to-day basis (either alongside AD or as main point of contact where no AD). As one of the main points of contact for clients, the Account Manager also co-ordinates the resources needed to service projects and balances the expectations of clients with the execution of each project.
  • Leading a team to provide the utmost level of client service.
  • Understand and manage effectively the print, digital and production process and approvals internally and externally, including: proofing, and liaising with the print, digital and mailing teams.
  • Identifying opportunities to grow corporate communications partnerships with clients.
  • Helping to co-ordinate the team to push clients creatively and strategically.
  • Working with the pitch team with research and preparing for, and attending, pitches for prospective clients.
  • Creating timetables and then monitoring and updating key milestones, as necessary, to ensure projects are completed within the agreed and required timeframes.
  • Overview and management of project budget, including management of time allocation and monitoring of project specification to ensure the project remains within the initial scope, and that any specification changes are charged for accordingly.
  • Production planning for your team within the production calendars and overview of team production list.
  • Preparing weekly agenda and attendance at weekly production meetings.
  • Overseeing all design and content changes to projects to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality at all stages. Checking in client amends throughout the proofing process.

Requirements

For this role, our client is looking for a candidate who:

  • has a university degree (preferably English or journalism);
  • has at least 2 years’ experience of working in a corporate communications agency in a similar role;
  • experience in business development and attracting new clients;
  • experience working with international companies, ideally in the United States;
  • has strong interpersonal and communication skills, and is committed to the importance of client/customer relationships;
  • has a can-do attitude, is organised and is a highly proactive administrator;
  • has an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • has excellent attention to detail.

Competitive salary with a generous package (on request).

The closing date for this job is 14th February 2020

Corporate content & strategy consultant

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate reporting agencies. They help all types of businesses – from large global organisations to FTSE small caps – to build greater confidence and trust with their investors and other key stakeholders. Our client is looking to hire a Corporate Reporting strategy and research consultant.

The agency has a peerless depth of knowledge and experience devising and producing integrated reporting solutions. These combine best practice advice on strategy, creative and multi-channel delivery through annual reports and reviews, CR reports, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.

Candidates with agency or client side IR/Reporting experience should apply, this role is not relevant for candidates who have only worked in a Fund management or Investment  management capacity.

Overview
Our clients objective is to be the pre-eminent awarding winning corporate reporting agency. The dedicated Research and Strategy Team helps them understand market developments within financial and non financial reporting both on and offline, defines and develops our offering and positions our company to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that exist in the marketplace.

Purpose
Reporting into the Director of Research and Strategy, you will responsible for gathering and providing high quality market intelligence on corporate reporting policy, issues, news and trends, predominantly in the UK but increasingly across International markets. The market intelligence gathered will be used to evolve and develop the corporate reporting offering; to keep clients and account teams up to date with the latest developments in the marketplace and to frame and inform marketing activities designed to further enhance our reputation and generate new business enquiries from our target markets. The agency regularly publish’s research reports and papers on the trends in reporting, which are widely read by the industry and commented on by both the national and trade press. This research helps to provide the agency with the knowledge and insight to frame and inform our advice to clients. A key part of this role is to work closely with the Director of Strategy and Research Team to identify and develop opportunities for research projects which will further the agencies understanding and help in the pursuit of demonstrating the business benefit of reporting. The Team is also commissioned by a blue-chip client base to provide consultancy services on best practice in financial and non financial reporting, both on and offline. This includes the development of reporting strategies, detailed assessment reports, benchmarking audits and best practice content guidelines.

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to:
– Director of Research and Strategy

Working closely with:
– Research team
– Account management
– Creative teams

Development of the agencies Corporate Reporting offer

– Responsible for evolving and developing the agencies consultancy business in line with the regulatory environment, good practice and the needs of clients.

– Take responsibility for gaining an in-depth knowledge of all clients’ operations, regulatory requirements and ownership structure in order to ensure that our service to them is tailored accordingly.

Client Consultancy

– Manage the delivery of all corporate reporting consultancy work for new and existing clients.

– Support the Director of Research & Strategy in the presentation of consultancy work to clients.

– Create and deliver bespoke assessments, competitive benchmark audits and analysis to meet the demands of clients.

– Develop content guidelines for any external communications, including annual reports, presentations and CR reports to meet client needs.

Client Development and retention

– Work with the account management team to develop each client’s corporate reporting strategy in line with best practice and changing market conditions.

– Review all client Annual Reports and provide key recommendations for improvement mid-way through the delivery process.

– Provide end of year assessments of client Annual Reports against agencies benchmarking research for use by the account teams at project kick-off meetings and debriefs.

– Respond to queries from clients regarding legislative and regulatory provisions, providing advice and

guidance as appropriate.

– Respond to ad-hoc research requests from clients to assist in the delivery of their corporate reporting programme.

– Support the account managers as required in their delivery of services to clients, for example; research presentations, requests for information and good practice guidance.

 

New business development

– In conjunction with the Business Development Manager undertake market analysis to identify new business opportunities both domestically and abroad.

– Conduct preliminary research on potential prospects including gaining an understanding of: their ownership structure, corporate objectives, operational structure, strengths, weaknesses and reporting strategy.

– Assess the quality of a prospect company’s corporate reporting identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

– Carry out internal briefings with the relevant Directors’ and Account Managers to inform on their pitch

strategy and presentation for new business opportunities.

 

Knowledge and skills required for the role

– Good degree from a reputable university

– Professional qualifications – preferably legal, accountancy or business based.

– Experience of working within a corporate reporting, corporate governance or business consultancy role.

– Experience of working with listed companies desirable

– Experience of working on corporate external communications

– Highly organised, thorough, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach

– Able to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels.

– Excellent communication skills

– Strong leadership and organisational skills.

– Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

For further details on this vacancy or if you would like to submit your CV please contact jobs@cc-recruitment.com

Investor Relation/Corporate Reporting Consultant

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate reporting agencies. They help all types of businesses – from large global organisations to FTSE small caps – to build greater confidence and trust with their investors and other key stakeholders. Our client is looking to hire a Corporate Reporting strategy and research consultant.

The agency has a peerless depth of knowledge and experience devising and producing integrated reporting solutions. These combine best practice advice on strategy, creative and multi-channel delivery through annual reports and reviews, CR reports, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.

Candidates with agency or client side IR/Reporting experience should apply, this role is not relevant for candidates who have only worked in a Fund management or Investment  managment capacity.

International experience  and a second language such as Russian would be beneficial.

Overview
Our clients objective is to be the pre-eminent awarding winning corporate reporting agency. The dedicated Research and Strategy Team helps them understand market developments within financial and non financial reporting both on and offline, defines and develops our offering and positions our company to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that exist in the marketplace.

Purpose
Reporting into the Director of Research and Strategy, you will responsible for gathering and providing high quality market intelligence on corporate reporting policy, issues, news and trends, predominantly in the UK but increasingly across International markets. The market intelligence gathered will be used to evolve and develop the corporate reporting offering; to keep clients and account teams up to date with the latest developments in the marketplace and to frame and inform marketing activities designed to further enhance our reputation and generate new business enquiries from our target markets. The agency regularly publish’s research reports and papers on the trends in reporting, which are widely read by the industry and commented on by both the national and trade press. This research helps to provide the agency with the knowledge and insight to frame and inform our advice to clients. A key part of this role is to work closely with the Director of Strategy and Research Team to identify and develop opportunities for research projects which will further the agencies understanding and help in the pursuit of demonstrating the business benefit of reporting. The Team is also commissioned by a blue-chip client base to provide consultancy services on best practice in financial and non financial reporting, both on and offline. This includes the development of reporting strategies, detailed assessment reports, benchmarking audits and best practice content guidelines.

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to:
– Director of Research and Strategy

Working closely with:
– Research team
– Account management
– Creative teams

Development of the agencies Corporate Reporting offer

– Responsible for evolving and developing the agencies consultancy business in line with the regulatory environment, good practice and the needs of clients.

– Take responsibility for gaining an in-depth knowledge of all clients’ operations, regulatory requirements and ownership structure in order to ensure that our service to them is tailored accordingly.

Client Consultancy

– Manage the delivery of all corporate reporting consultancy work for new and existing clients.

– Support the Director of Research & Strategy in the presentation of consultancy work to clients.

– Create and deliver bespoke assessments, competitive benchmark audits and analysis to meet the demands of clients.

– Develop content guidelines for any external communications, including annual reports, presentations and CR reports to meet client needs.

Client Development and retention

– Work with the account management team to develop each client’s corporate reporting strategy in line with best practice and changing market conditions.

– Review all client Annual Reports and provide key recommendations for improvement mid-way through the delivery process.

– Provide end of year assessments of client Annual Reports against agencies benchmarking research for use by the account teams at project kick-off meetings and debriefs.

– Respond to queries from clients regarding legislative and regulatory provisions, providing advice and

guidance as appropriate.

– Respond to ad-hoc research requests from clients to assist in the delivery of their corporate reporting programme.

– Support the account managers as required in their delivery of services to clients, for example; research presentations, requests for information and good practice guidance.

New business development

– In conjunction with the Business Development Manager undertake market analysis to identify new business opportunities both domestically and abroad.

– Conduct preliminary research on potential prospects including gaining an understanding of: their ownership structure, corporate objectives, operational structure, strengths, weaknesses and reporting strategy.

– Assess the quality of a prospect company’s corporate reporting identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

– Carry out internal briefings with the relevant Directors’ and Account Managers to inform on their pitch

strategy and presentation for new business opportunities.

Knowledge and skills required for the role

– Good degree from a reputable university

– Professional qualifications – preferably legal, accountancy or business based.

– Experience of working within a corporate reporting, corporate governance or business consultancy role.

– Experience of working with listed companies desirable

– Experience of working on corporate external communications

– Highly organised, thorough, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach

– Able to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels.

– Excellent communication skills

– Strong leadership and organisational skills.

– Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

For further details on this vacancy or if you would like to submit your CV please contact jobs@cc-recruitment.com

Business Development Director (Corp. Brand)

Business Development Director (Corp. Brand)

This role is to lead Business Development process and team, with overall responsibility for identifying, nurturing and securing new business opportunities for a world class brand, brand implementation agency.

The Role

  • To develop sales and marketing strategies, plans, projections and budgets to deliver the EMEA regions new business targets, which are consistent with the objectives and targets set by the management team
  • Responsible for new business and Client Service Teams, overseeing their efforts and activities in their respective areas, working with and guiding them to develop their strategic approaches to new business opportunities
  • To become aware of and knowledgeable of all Client industry sectors, the current trends within each sector and identify potential areas of new business opportunity
  • To develop a strong awareness of the 2D and 3D branded environment marketplace and recognise trends, opportunities and threats which are to be considered in developing the above strategies and plans
  • Proactively research and have a thorough understanding of potential Clients’ business, their market position and reasons for potential change of their brand identity in order to develop the agencies service offerings and messaging
  • Grow and maintain sound networking relationships at the highest levels within client and client influencing organisations
  • Collaborate and provide support to other regional offices to identify global prospects, share intelligence, develop proposal material and best working practice
  • To report to the Managing Director on progress against plans and results against targets

Candidates must be experienced at C-suite level with a; retail, corporate, interiors background will be considered for this role.

Employee Engagement Director

Our client is a leading creative design & communications agency based in London. With a strong client list among some of the worlds leading Corporate brands, their approach has delivered some outstanding work in the B2B field. Our client is looking to hire a director with agency side employee engagement experience.

The Role
End-to-end management of projects.
It’s an all encompassing role. You’ll be managing, both on and offline Employee Communications projects at the highest level, in control from start to successful completion. Although your focus will be Employer Communications, you may have the opportunity to work across our other two specialisms, Corporate and Financial Communications and Brand. We would play to your strengths and at the same time help you develop knowledge and new skills in other areas. Where you’re not so experienced we will help you. It might be challenging, but the results will be very rewarding.

You’ll work closely with the head of Brand at the agency and with other members of the senior team so you will get the opportunity to be involved at the very start of some interesting and leading-edge projects where we’re determining a bespoke approach for a client to address their objectives in the engagement space. Initially, you will be working predominantly with a global financial organisation and be their key day to day contact, as well as with other FTSE 100 or equivalent organisations in time. You will have extensive prior experience of delivering internal communications projects and employee engagement campaigns at this level to provide the highest standards of service. Ideally you will have managed Graduate campaigns, EVP or other attraction, recruitment and on-boarding projects. You will be able to facilitate senior level meetings, articulate your views, recognise what’s important to achieve a successful outcome, add value to the relationship, whilst empathising with clients through the more challenging situations.

In this role, you will be able to develop your skills, work on the development and roll out of one of the largest employee engagement projects at the agency and be responsible for enhancing your knowledge and skills in this area. If you’re interested in this role you’ll be organised, passionate in your approach and proactive in achieving the best results and delivering great client service.
Your responsibilities
- Ensure client is happy and receiving the highest levels of quality and service
- Deliver profitable projects
- Effective management of the project process, related resource and suppliers
- Day-to-day control and optimisation of team personnel, workload and finances

What’s expected

- Very happy clients – Maintain agency reputation
- Profitable projects – Happy team
- In control at all times – Adding value to client relationship

Your personal qualities and skills
- Significant experience in similar roles and environment – Experienced in delivering campaigns including digital
- Educated to Degree Level or similar – Proven ability to manage people, internally and externally
- Understand the industry and passionate about design – Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Ability to demonstrate understanding and expertise in employee communications projects (recruitment, HR, internal communications)
- Organised and can multi task with ease
- Ability to deliver exceptional client service
- Skilled in MS Project/Excel/Word/PowerPoint

Designer (Annual Reporting)

Salary : £35–£40k
Permanent

Leading Corporate Communications agency are looking to hire designers with experience in working on Annual Reports and other Corporate related projects.

Candidates should have some experience of working within a corporate communications design agency. Understanding current legislations and working within strict guidelines whilst pushing the boundaries of innovative design are all part of the remit.

Candidates need to be highly motivated, client-facing professionals who can advise clients on their requirements, and then brief and manage team members or suppliers or carry out the creative work themselves.

The job demands excellent design skills for print and digital media, a real understanding of the importance of content in communications, and a proven ability to juggle deadlines and manage budgets.

Candidates will need to be adept at managing projects and people, but will also employ excellent craft skills to tailor communications to meet the needs of the target audience. Experience of creating and delivering Annual and Corporate Social Responsibility Reports – is required.

This client offers excellent opportunities for career development and to work on high profile accounts.

Submit CV or to enquire about this vacancy email, jobs@cc‑recruitment.com

Senior Artworker (reporting) contract

This company is seeking to employ an experienced artworker with a similar grounding across the corporate communications sector. All round artworking skills are required for this role however the ability to work in MS Office would also be beneficial.

Ultimately candidates will need to show portfolios with corporate literature and reports demonstrating a high level of attention to detail. This agency not only produces Annual Reports, but also Branding and CR reports, experience in these fields would be beneficial.

The following applications will need to be used at an advanced level; InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Word, Excel, PPT.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and driven by high standards, a super keen eye for details is a must.

Investor Relation/Corporate Reporting Consultant

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate reporting agencies. They help all types of businesses – from large global organisations to FTSE small caps – to build greater confidence and trust with their investors and other key stakeholders. Our client is looking to hire a Corporate Reporting strategy and research consultant.

The agency has a peerless depth of knowledge and experience devising and producing integrated reporting solutions. These combine best practice advice on strategy, creative and multi-channel delivery through annual reports and reviews, CR reports, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.

Candidates with agency or client side IR/Reporting experience should apply, this role is not relevant for candidates who have only worked in a Fund management or Investment  managment capacity.

International experience  and a second language such as Russian would be beneficial.

Overview
Our clients objective is to be the pre-eminent awarding winning corporate reporting agency. The dedicated Research and Strategy Team helps them understand market developments within financial and non financial reporting both on and offline, defines and develops our offering and positions our company to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that exist in the marketplace.

Purpose
Reporting into the Director of Research and Strategy, you will responsible for gathering and providing high quality market intelligence on corporate reporting policy, issues, news and trends, predominantly in the UK but increasingly across International markets. The market intelligence gathered will be used to evolve and develop the corporate reporting offering; to keep clients and account teams up to date with the latest developments in the marketplace and to frame and inform marketing activities designed to further enhance our reputation and generate new business enquiries from our target markets. The agency regularly publish’s research reports and papers on the trends in reporting, which are widely read by the industry and commented on by both the national and trade press. This research helps to provide the agency with the knowledge and insight to frame and inform our advice to clients. A key part of this role is to work closely with the Director of Strategy and Research Team to identify and develop opportunities for research projects which will further the agencies understanding and help in the pursuit of demonstrating the business benefit of reporting. The Team is also commissioned by a blue-chip client base to provide consultancy services on best practice in financial and non financial reporting, both on and offline. This includes the development of reporting strategies, detailed assessment reports, benchmarking audits and best practice content guidelines.

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to:
– Director of Research and Strategy

Working closely with:
– Research team
– Account management
– Creative teams

Development of the agencies Corporate Reporting offer

– Responsible for evolving and developing the agencies consultancy business in line with the regulatory environment, good practice and the needs of clients.

– Take responsibility for gaining an in-depth knowledge of all clients’ operations, regulatory requirements and ownership structure in order to ensure that our service to them is tailored accordingly.

Client Consultancy

– Manage the delivery of all corporate reporting consultancy work for new and existing clients.

– Support the Director of Research & Strategy in the presentation of consultancy work to clients.

– Create and deliver bespoke assessments, competitive benchmark audits and analysis to meet the demands of clients.

– Develop content guidelines for any external communications, including annual reports, presentations and CR reports to meet client needs.

Client Development and retention

– Work with the account management team to develop each client’s corporate reporting strategy in line with best practice and changing market conditions.

– Review all client Annual Reports and provide key recommendations for improvement mid-way through the delivery process.

– Provide end of year assessments of client Annual Reports against agencies benchmarking research for use by the account teams at project kick-off meetings and debriefs.

– Respond to queries from clients regarding legislative and regulatory provisions, providing advice and

guidance as appropriate.

– Respond to ad-hoc research requests from clients to assist in the delivery of their corporate reporting programme.

– Support the account managers as required in their delivery of services to clients, for example; research presentations, requests for information and good practice guidance.

New business development

– In conjunction with the Business Development Manager undertake market analysis to identify new business opportunities both domestically and abroad.

– Conduct preliminary research on potential prospects including gaining an understanding of: their ownership structure, corporate objectives, operational structure, strengths, weaknesses and reporting strategy.

– Assess the quality of a prospect company’s corporate reporting identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

– Carry out internal briefings with the relevant Directors’ and Account Managers to inform on their pitch

strategy and presentation for new business opportunities.

Knowledge and skills required for the role

– Good degree from a reputable university

– Professional qualifications – preferably legal, accountancy or business based.

– Experience of working within a corporate reporting, corporate governance or business consultancy role.

– Experience of working with listed companies desirable

– Experience of working on corporate external communications

– Highly organised, thorough, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach

– Able to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels.

– Excellent communication skills

– Strong leadership and organisational skills.

– Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

For further details on this vacancy or if you would like to submit your CV please contact jobs@cc-recruitment.com

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Traffiker (production department) contract

Our client is an international business consultancy with a corporate communications division. They produce award winning reporting and brand collateral. The agency is looking to hire an organised and experienced Traffiker. This is a 6-7 month contract.

Department: Content and Creative

Reporting to: Head of Production

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting in to the Production Director and working closely with the team and resourcing projects across a range of disciplines which include design, production and digital.

To distribute a detailed schedule: assign work, give a daily update of production status and review the daily work schedule with creative/production department.

To ensure that all creative and production resource is scheduled appropriately and efficiently and internal deadlines are met. Ensure that internal communication remains strong so that the necessary people have the opportunity to control the quality of the agency product. Ensure that workflow occurs at an efficient rate and gets redistributed properly as requirements change and external deadlines shift around. Report any problems affecting job quality, due dates and costs to relevant account person Work with the Head of Production, Creative Director and Account team in selection of any 3rd party resource / freelancers and keep accurate records of freelance staff we work with and call upon from time to time. Co-ordinating weekly team meetings and updating the resource planner on a daily basis. To assist the production team during busy period as an artworker.

COMMUNICATION

Reporting to: Head of Production Working with internally: Account Management, Creative, Design & Development teams   Working with externally: External suppliers & freelancers

EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Graduate or 4 years experience in a similar role, preferably agency side Able to use Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and assist the production team during busy periods A highly organised problem solver with the ability to work with little supervision. Able to multi-task and to provide support within a diverse team. Able to manage change effectively and calmly in a hectic environment. A quick learner possessing a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive, results-driven individual A real team player.

Digital Design Director

Our client is an integrated communications agency. They are looking to hire a hands on Design Director. A bold, confident, experienced digital lead designer required to head up the agencies digital creative.

Overview
A bold, confident, experienced digital lead designer required to head up the agencies digital creative.
As a key person for both the digital and design teams we’re looking for someone to lead and educate, inspire and innovate, and deliver intelligently (you’ll need to be hands-on too).
We need a clever ideas person, immersed in digital interaction, who can bring big thinking to the table. A master in bringing brands to life in the digital space, who has a modern understanding of interaction and considers the user in every interface you design. You’ll have around 10 years of relevant experience and head up client projects, lead pitches, mentor other designers and work very closely with UX specialists, animators and developers.

Core responsibilities

· Apply user centred design methodologies to the design of the navigation, user interface and content structure of digital applications (web, experiential, installations etc.)
· Deliver high quality design deliverables including sketches, scamps, page layouts, component design
· Brainstorm concepts for new pitches and campaigns
· Oversee the full project lifecycle from concept to launch – manage and oversee all design deliverables
· Leadership on digital design thinking – share knowledge, techniques
· Experience working in-house and with remote development teams

Supporting the design team
· Work with Creative Director and other Design Directors to manage digital workload
· Mentor and support design team by sharing digital expertise
· Promote design excellence within the team
· Client facing – able to communicate effectively up to Board level in the client organisation

Reporting lines
Creative Director – Line manager
Head of Digital – Support manager