Account Manager- Strategic

Our client is looking for an ambitious, strategic Account manager to lead client development, client service and project delivery across a fantastic range of international accounts in a fast-paced business!

The AM will be responsible for a raft of corp communications projects which might include Corp reporting but also digital. The right candidate to be well versed in printing processes and be confident in reporting projects but also have an interest in sustainability reporting and have integrated skills.

Please contact us to find out more.

Head of Social Media

Our client is a leading international agency, their digital business has evolved dramatically in the last 3 years. They are looking to hire a talented head of social media  with agency side experience.

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing social media strategies while managing all digital channels on a day-to-day basis. Administration includes developing and implementing strategies, raising brand awareness and advising on trends within the digital industry.

Responsibility

  • Advise on and manage all social media channels while launching new platforms where necessary (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
  • Manage company blog site with internal and external contributors.
  • Oversee and help create innovative relevant and engaging content to increase engagement.
  • Promote Amplification and Enactment strategies.
  • Keep abreast of all emerging digital marketing trends and the evolving social media landscape
  • Devise social media strategies and implement with the support of the directors
  • Analyse and report on post successes, engagement levels, sentiment and figures with use of analytical tools and research

Skills

  • Can demonstrate previous social media experience, preferably with an international B2B and B2C brand
  • Experience in stakeholder management and communicating best practices
  • Knowledge of social media tools and techniques and the ability to use them creatively
  • Knowledge of social listening tools i.e. Hootsuite, Sprout Social etc.
  • Full adobe creative suite skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Social Media role either in-house or agency
  • Experience in managing social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube and WordPress
  • Experience in building and guiding social media strategies while expertly recommending advice
  • Good knowledge of advertising across social media platforms
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the B2B industry and Social Media landscape
  • Strong understanding and experience of working with a range of social media analytical tools.

Junior Project manager – Corp Reporting, IR, CSR. (full time)

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate communications 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 junior Project Manager.  

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, Stake holder engagement comms, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.  

Role

The role of the PM is to work closely with the Directors on all Annual Reports and other corporate communications projects and to take responsibility for the day-to-day running of corporate reporting projects within the team.  

Responsibilities 
-To support Account Director in managing projects on a day-to-day basis helping to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. 
-To participate in internal Client planning and development processes to deliver effective corporate reporting solutions. -To prepare and manage detailed schedules for all projects, and assist in managing internal and external teams to meet all milestones. 
-To oversee all design and content changes to projects to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality at all stages. 
-To understand and manage effectively the print and production process and approvals internally and externally, including: proofing, print and mailing. 
-To negotiate effectively with external suppliers. 
-To assist in managing all financial aspects of the Client’s account. 
-To applythe agencies procedures consistently so we are protected from financial loss  and the quality of service to clients is maintained. 

Key Tasks

Project management 
Project Delivery 
Commercial 
Client relationship management 
Strategic development 
Business development  

Personal Profile  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:   Qualifications -Degree level qualification of 2:1 or above. -Qualification in investor relations or corporate communications or CSR would be helpful.  

Work Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:

-Ideally 2-3 years’ experience in project managing corporate literature (preferably annual reports). 
-Management of web projects would be helpful. 
-Be very knowledgeable about print production, publishing and the project management process. 
-Excellent writing, editing and communication skills are essential. 
-Be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   Personal Qualities 
-Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally. 
-Ambitious for work quality and committed to excellence. 
-Ability to set and manage many urgent, and often conflicting, priorities. 
-Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. 
-Flexibility and a team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up  your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done. 
-Ability to hit the ground running, move quickly and make the required contribution in the new environment. 
-Energetic and keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment.    

Digital Project Manager

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Digital Project Manager to join a highly-successful and fast-growing agency to deliver high-quality and innovative digital corporate communications solutions – and to help build the agency as thought leaders for digital corporate communications excellence.

The principal role of the Digital Project Manager is to scope, specify and project manage the development and delivery of high calibre digital solutions for our Corporate Communications business. Working closely with the design, development and account teams, you will be defining the solution to meet our clients’ requirements, building the project delivery schedule and budgetary estimates, and driving the programme of work from inception through to successful delivery; ensuring projects are delivered on time, to budget and to high levels of client satisfaction. This role will suit a self-motivated individual who wants to make a real difference in their role - both to enhance their career and skills, and to deliver award winning, innovative projects for global brands. It will require an organised mind, digital expertise, great people skills and real attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities

Project management
- Successfully manage the delivery of assigned digital projects, taking responsibility for ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, to budget, are delivered to the brief and meet high levels of client satisfaction;
- Work with internal teams to interpret the client’s brief and work with the teams to create a digital solution that will meet the client’s needs;
- Develop a set of clearly defined deliverables for each project including comprehensive project documentation including project schedules, requirements documents, functional specifications and project schedules;
- Own the project management of these digital solutions, acting as the focal point for all requests and queries, effectively managing the delivery process, driving all deliverables through the creative, HTML and programming teams, and ensuring that all project amends are accurately implemented to ensure an error free delivery of projects;
- Proactively manage the scope, timings and priority of projects managing all timescales and
internal and external resources to ensure these don’t deviate from agreed schedules;
- Co-ordinate all project meetings; draw up and circulate the Agenda for each meeting at least 24 hours in advance; write and circulate a Contact Report within 24 hours; follow up and execute all necessary tasks agreed at meetings;
- Maintain and develop quality assurance processes for your digital projects, ensuring that the agencies procedures are consistently applied before allowing projects to progress so we deliver to the required standard and are protected from financial loss;
- Demonstrate real strength in identifying and managing project problems independently and provide effective solutions to address them;
- Successfully liaise and co-ordinate suppliers, completing the briefing process and ensuring that all work meets the agencies quality standards; and
- Comply, contribute to and seek ways to enhance our company and digital standards, processes and documentation.

Personal Profile

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:

Qualifications
- Project management qualifications
- Strong academics with a minimum of 2:1 degree

Experience and skills: Business experience
- At least 2-3 years’ experience in managing on-line clients and projects from inception to delivery with the ability to work unaided on digital projects;
- Familiarity with best practices in website development, including accessibility, usability and design;
- Experience interacting with clients at a variety of levels and across functions, managing client expectations and ensuring high levels of client satisfaction;
- Experience working with security sensitive information;
- Experience of scoping and designing Internet related projects of significant scale and complexity and identifying project risks;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential;
- Good knowledge of project management techniques for digital solutions including requirements definition, sitemaps, schematics and wireframes, web analytics, etc.;
- Good understanding of relevant methodologies and technologies – Microsoft Office and Internet tools including Web browsers, project management systems and e-mail programmes,
Microsoft Knowledge or Visio, PRINCE2, and a familiarity with Web development technologies including content management systems, HTML, Flash and Java script; and
- Must be able to work effectively under pressure, within strict time constraints and must be able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.

Technical knowledge and skills
A good general understanding of a wide range of technologies is beneficial, including:
- Visio, Microsoft Project expert user;
- Internet, intranet, and extranet development technologies;
- Content management systems and XML and publishing technologies;
- Email, RSS and SMS applications;
- QA techniques and processes; and
- Knowledge of W3C WCAG levels and requirements.

Senior Project manager – Corp Reporting, IR, CSR. (contract or perm)

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate communications 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 Project Manager.  

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, Stake holder engagement comms, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.  

Role

The role of the PM is to work closely with the Directors on all Annual Reports and other corporate communications projects and to take responsibility for the day-to-day running of corporate reporting projects within the team.

 Responsibilities 

–To support Account Director in managing projects on a day-to-day basis helping to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
–To participate in internal Client planning and development processes to deliver effective corporate reporting solutions. –To prepare and manage detailed schedules for all projects, and assist in managing internal and external teams to meet all milestones.
–To oversee all design and content changes to projects to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality at all stages.
–To understand and manage effectively the print and production process and approvals internally and externally, including: proofing, print and mailing.
–To negotiate effectively with external suppliers.
–To assist in managing all financial aspects of the Client’s account.
–To applythe agencies procedures consistently so we are protected from financial loss  and the quality of service to clients is maintained.

Key Tasks

Project management
Project Delivery
Commercial
Client relationship management
Strategic development
Business development

 Personal Profile  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:   Qualifications –Degree level qualification of 2:1 or above. –Qualification in investor relations or corporate communications or CSR would be helpful.

Work Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:

–Ideally 4-6 years’ experience in project managing corporate literature (preferably annual reports).
–Management of web projects would be helpful.
–Be very knowledgeable about print production, publishing and the project management process.
–Excellent writing, editing and communication skills are essential.
–Be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   Personal Qualities
–Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally.
–Ambitious for work quality and committed to excellence.
–Ability to set and manage many urgent, and often conflicting, priorities.
–Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
–Flexibility and a team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up  your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done.
–Ability to hit the ground running, move quickly and make the required contribution in the new environment.
–Energetic and keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment.

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.