Creative Director (branding)

Branding agency are looking to hire a talented Creative Director with an amazing folio of work. You must have experience of working at leading brand agencies and be a specialist in this field. If you are considering your current career path and you would like to be part of an exciting business opportunity please get in touch to find out more.

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

Traffic manager (production and creative) Perm

Job Description

Our client is a corporate communications agency they are looking to hire an experienced Traffic Manager who is highly organised, commercially minded and brilliant at problem solving, with a strong experience in the production of Annual Reports or other corporate publications.

You will work with the Client Service team to manage internal workstreams across design, production and strategy, facilitating internal collaboration whilst protecting client deadlines. Candidates must be able to remain calm and collected when things get busy. Various teams will require help and attention – you will be juggling Designers, Account Managers/Directors, Artworkers and senior Stakeholders every day to make sure that things run smoothly.

Ideally, you will be a confident Mac user with knowledge of Paprika an advantage, but not essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Account Management team with workflow/traffic of the studio
  • Allocate projects to the right team, ensuring consistency of resources and budget
  • Scheduling and resourcing all design studio requests through to delivery
  • Identify issues and being able to provide workable solutions
  • Utilise appropriate planning software for effective workflow management
  • Work alongside the Client Services Director to ensure efficiencies and service levels are met and maintained
  • Implement a departmental freelance tracker to ensure start/end dates are logged accurate and communicated to relevant teams
  • Work with IT and HR to ensure freelancers have the necessary equipment, programs and work space
  • Timely response to ad hoc requests, keeping the teams updated on project progression.
  • Managing creative diaries with the correct input of briefings and client meetings
  • Leading resource meetings confidently and resolving issues/changes that are highlighted
  • Regular catch ups with teams to ensure work is progressing and removing any potential barriers
  • Becoming part of the team you work within, knowing the brands and the people who work on them.

Behaviours:

  • Professional, confident and calm under pressure
  • Highly literate with excellent communication skills
  • Credible in front of senior management
  • Flexible, proactive and organised, with an eye for detail and an ability to juggle tasks
  • A team player who will contribute to the success of the agency by sharing knowledge and lending a hand to others when needed
  • An active ‘listener’ who knows the right questions to ask in order to make progress

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Account Manager (annual reporting) contract

Account Manager 

3 month FTC

Our client is looking to hire an Account Manager you will develop strong senior client relationships and deliver great projects. You will be key to generating a smooth passage of work and deliver projects that achieve excellent results for their clients and businesses. The Account Manager must have an exceptional understanding of the corporate communications arena (annual reports and corp publications).

Deliverables

•          Develops strong relationships with senior clients.

•          Develops a deep understanding of client’s business environment.

•          Engages with clients for the delivery of projects.

•          Successful delivery of projects in a timely and professional manner.

•          Retention and motivation of high-quality account team.

•          Consistently strives to improve systems and processes within the department.

•          Effectively manage project over runs.

•          Contribution to new business.

Responsibilities

•          Ensures visibility of all major client initiatives.

•          Provides a viewpoint on team resource and configuration.

•          Sets out detailed month-by-month forecasts against which resource can be planned.

•          Ensures all project activity is delivered within timeframe and to highest standards – taking responsibility and accountability for all internal resources and costs used on client work.

•          Manages post project review process and develops case studies in partnership with clients.

•          Maintains reporting documents to manage clients and projects efficiently and professionally.

•          Leverages client relationships for introductions to additional business units and brands.

•          Identifies, pursues and converts new business opportunities for the agency.

•          Ensures all client activity is processed/invoiced in a timely and accurate manner.

•          Assists Client Services Director to plan, resource and forecast team’s size, growth, revenue and profitability.

Qualifications and experience

•          Successful track record of building exceptional client relationships and managing project revenue.

•          Strong account management experience at AM level and experience of:

Financial communications               Shareholder communications

           Branding & Identity                            Employee communications

           Communication consultancy          Investor Relations

           Communication design                     Online communications

           Corporate communications             Print production

           Corporate identity management        

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability Consultant

Leading Communications agency with a strong CSR Sustainability offer are looking to hire a dynamic consultant to join their growing team.

Consultancy responsibilities

  • Providing key research, analysis and advisory insight and support to the consultancy team and wider business.
  • Supporting consultancy practice across a wide range of sustainability strategy, reporting and communications projects.
  • Delivering sustainability and communications benchmarking reports and analysis.
  • Providing input into the digital research tool development and supporting its use across wider sustainability advisory work.
  • Providing insight and support to digital team and community managers when required.​

Management

  • Managing the agency intern programme.
  • Supporting the management of the consultancy team workload and planning.
  • Research and analysis
  • Providing research and analysis insight across all projects.
  • Leading on specific research based projects.
  • Supporting the development of research and analysis services and products.
  • Business development
  • Provide support and input to new business proposals and pitches.
  • Help to market the company and its products/services by working with the sustainability and new business teams to run events, write articles, develop research, blog and attend events.
  • Provide insight and advice on how to develop new business opportunities that support the company’s commercial goals.

Personal development

  • Over time progress towards playing full Consultant and Client Partner role.
  • Managing your own portfolio of clients and projects.
  • Leading major client relationships and projects.

Remuneration

  • Competitive

Travel

  • Expect some European travel
  • More details on request.

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

Deputy Managing Director (B2B)

Our client is a leading B2B corporate narrative communications agency. They are looking to hire a deputy managing director to take the agency onto its next level of expansion. This role will report to the CEO, helping to grow, manage, mentor, develop the agencies culture, structure and strategic and creative output. The right person will champion for smart, unexpected, insight-driven work throughout the strategic and creative processes and will lead by example through their engagement in the day-to-day work.

Ideally the person will be comfortable as a strategist specialising in employee engagement, communication and change however a broader strategy background will also be complementary to this role. A strong business minded individual with an enthusiastic, positive and entrepreneurial attitude will be successful in this role.

This role will suit candidates who may have worked in Financial PR agencies, Corporate Reputation consultancies, Management consultancies and B2B Integrated Marketing communications agencies. A strong network throughout the City and in the corporate market will be a benefit.

Candidates should have experience of the following :
> Transformation engagement and communication
> Engagement through transactions inc M&A and IPO
> Employee comms and engagement through crisis
> Leadership change
> Sustainability
> Brand engagement
> Vision, Narrative and messaging
> Internal communication strategy and implementation
> Investor Relations
> Learning and Development
> Employee experience
> Campaign development
> Vision and values development
> Employer brand and Employee Value Proposition development

Proofreader 3-6 month contract

Design consultancy are looking for an experienced proofreader to work as part of a team. The team in the main works on corporate and interim reports, most of which are in printed form, however a few have online alternatives.

All applicants must have experience of working on Annual Reports. The company also works on a variety of other projects which include corporate brochures, small brand/identity projects, corporate websites, CR reports, marketing literature and presentation material.

The studio consists of seven typesetters/artworkers and four proofreaders.

The team is looking for a proofreader to support them in delivering projects.

At present the team work on a range of fledgling to blue chip FTSE 100 companies.

Middleweight Designer (corporate reporting) Contract

Corporate Communications agency are looking to hire a Middleweight designer 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.

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