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Freelance Recruitment Consultant
Become part of our Freelance Team!... Freelance Creative Recruitment Consultant Based in Manchester – working on London clients on the Freelance Desk! We are recruiting for a Freelance Creative Recruitment Consultant! Someone to take over a successful, established & HOT desk covering our existing London clients. Working alongside the Freelance Team Leader in Manchester - covering the London area, this is an exciting & unique opportunity for someone to cover all London locations! You might be living in London currently – but looking to relocate back to The North? Or you may already live int the NW and have existing relationships with London clients? – either way, this is your chance to get your teeth into a busy & vibrant established market with some of our impressive existing clients! Become UK is an established specialist recruitment agency that has been covering the North & South of England for over 23 years. We are based in the heart of Manchester city centre, within easy reach of transport routes, bars, restaurants & great shops! We work with some of the most established brands and agencies across the UK and have excellent connections within the creative, digital & clients services space. We recruit for permanent, contract and freelance briefs in an exciting sector with impressive client names and talented candidates. We cover London, the North West and Yorkshire areas, so happy to consider anyone specialising in all these locations. You must have a strong track record of developing new business and growing/maintaining existing client relationships. Excellent communication skills are essential and you must be comfortable on client visits and networking at industry events. It would be advantageous if you had previous recruitment experience within one of the following areas... Marketing, Creative, Digital, PR or Media fields. A good, solid history of billings is also required. Interested to know more?... Our specialist areas are fun, lively & fabulous! You’ll get to view some amazing creative portfolios and meet the people that produce the advertising, design & digital work you see every day all around you. The package: We pay a generous and competitive base salary, along with monthly commission and a quarterly bonus. We anticipate that by the second year at Become, you can easily earn double your base salary in bonus and commission. We have regular incentive team competitions too! On the social side of things we celebrate high achievements, work anniversaries, sponsor & attend black-tie industry awards events, annual strategy away days and delicious meals and cocktails - normally somewhere new & fabulous! Benefits/holiday: We offer private health insurance, company pension scheme, life insurance and 25 days holiday (Plus Bank Holidays and the Christmas break on top!). If you are interested in having a confidential chat please contact Justin - firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me your CV, and let’s arrange a time to talk! Useful links: https://www.becomerecruitment.com/join-us https://www.becomerecruitment.com/blog
Creative Recruitment Consultant (Perm)
Become part of our team... Creative Recruitment Consultant (Perm Desk) Based in Manchester – working on London clients on the Perm Desk We are recruiting for someone to take over a successful, established & warm desk where New Business Development is key. This is an exciting & unique opportunity for someone to cover all London locations! You might be living in London currently – but looking to relocate back to The North? Or you may already live in the NW and have existing relationships with London clients? – either way, this is your chance to get your teeth into a busy & vibrant established market with some of our impressive existing clients! Become UK is an established specialist recruitment agency that has been covering the North & South of England for over 23 years. We are based in the heart of Manchester city centre, within easy reach of transport routes, bars, restaurants & great shops! We work with some of the most established brands and agencies across the UK and have excellent connections within the creative, digital & clients services space. We recruit for permanent, contract and freelance briefs in an exciting sector with impressive client names and talented candidates. We cover London, the North West and Yorkshire areas, so happy to consider anyone specialising in all these locations. We are now looking to recruit a Recruitment Consultant for our Creative clients. Working alongside the Business Manager in our Manchester office covering the London area. You must have a strong track record of developing new business and growing/maintaining existing client relationships. Excellent communication skills are essential and you must be comfortable on client visits and networking at industry events. It would be advantageous if you had previous recruitment experience within one of the following areas... Marketing, Creative, Digital, PR or Media fields. A good, solid history of billings is also required. Interested to know more?... Our specialist areas are fun, lively & fabulous! You’ll get to view some amazing creative portfolios and meet the people that produce the advertising, design & digital work you see every day all around you. The package: We pay a generous and competitive base salary, along with monthly commission and a quarterly bonus. We anticipate that by the second year at Become, you can easily earn double your base salary in bonus and commission. We have regular incentive team competitions too! On the social side of things we celebrate high achievements, work anniversaries, sponsor & attend black-tie industry awards events, annual strategy away days and delicious meals and cocktails - normally somewhere new & fabulous! Benefits/holiday: We offer private health insurance, company pension scheme, life insurance and 25 days holiday (Plus Bank Holidays and the Christmas break on top!). If you are interested in having a confidential chat please contact Justin - email@example.com. Send me your CV, and let’s arrange a time to talk! Useful links: https://www.becomerecruitment.com/join-us https://www.becomerecruitment.com/blog
Account Manager | Creative Agency
Leading Cheshire-based marketing agency are looking for an Account Manager to join their awesome team! This outstanding agency, now well-established and into their 2nd decade in operation, are looking for an Account Manager to work across a range of B2B and B2C clients, across fully integrated, multi-channel campaigns! The successful Account Manager will have a minimum of 3 years agency experience - candidates without agency experience will not be considered. The agency are also open to candidates at Senior Account Manager level. You will be equally creative and commercially minded, as comfortable planning and implementing campaigns as you are developing and cultivating key accounts and winning new business. You will be an excellent communicator and incredibly organised, an influential team member and a dynamic presence when representing the agency. If successful, you’ll have the opportunity to join one of Cheshire’s top marketing agencies, with a hugely impressive client portfolio. You’ll work with a super-talented team across exciting campaigns, in a genuine team environment with an emphasis on training and development. You’ll also work in cool offices, with a generous salary and benefits package, and loads of fun perks! Cheshire Account Managers, apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
An up and coming brand based in South Manchester is looking for a Junior Artworker to join their team! They’re looking for someone who can complete multi-channel projects including email, web banners, mobile apps, social media assets as well as printed assets such as PoS and window vinyls. Skills in Adobe Creative suite and guideline adherence are essential. The winning candidate must have a keen eye for detail and a natural flair for layout design. Knowledge of HTML, UI, Adobe Flash and After Effects is advantageous. Part of a large well-established brand which includes some great benefits, with fantastic opportunities to progress and move throughout the wider organisation. Salary: £19-22k If you would like to be submitted for the role please email your CV and Samples through to Alastairking@becomeuk.com
One of Manchester's well-known agencies is looking for a Junior Artworker to join their team! Reporting to the Studio Manager, day to day responsibilities include signing off the Artwork for brochures, banners, posters, touring artwork and presentations in both print and digital. The winning candidate must be experienced in working to tight deadlines with a keen eye for detail. Skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are essential. Great opportunity for progression, great culture and team in the heart of Manchester. If you’re interested in being put forward please email email@example.com
We are currently on the look out for an experienced Freelance Traffic / Studio Manager to support one of our clients layout teams. Ideally this role would be starting around the first week in Feb. On site work is essential! Key responsibilities will include: · Queue management of layout/artwork · Vetting all layout briefs to ensure the correct information has been given and the brief is clear · Ensuring the overall delivery of all layout projects to a consistently high standard, on time and within budget · Selecting the right resource for each project · Briefing in-house team members and freelancers · Enhancing briefs for outsourcing to third party vendors and ensuring QC review of returned products. · Forecasting with Operations and the wider agency to ensure that we can adapt our resource accordingly · Have artworking skills to carry out amends (advanced in InDesign and Illustrator). If this sounds like you and you have availability from early Feb then please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our client, a boutique Creative Communications Agency based in the stunning Kent area, are seeking a passionate Account Executive with a Creative Agency background to join their collaborative forward-thinking team. This is an exciting time to join the Company as they are going through a substantial period of growth, they heavily invest in their team and give you every opportunity to develop your career and impact on the future of the company. You will wear many hats in this role, no day will ever be the same but your hard work will be truly valued and rewarded! You will begin your role supporting and learning from the Accounts team with the day-day delivery of work, growth, retention and profitability of accounts. As your role develops you will take ownership of clients and projects, and be responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships, as well as having the opportunity to bring in new business and attend regular social/networking events if this is something you enjoy. If you want to work for an agency that’s going places and rewarding your successes, then look no further. This a company who really invest in their people, and offer regular training and development programmes/workshops at every level of the business, the progression opportunities are limitless and you really will get out what you put in, many of the team have seen multiple promotions each year as the Company grows from strength to strength! Your Role & Responsibilities: Support the Account Management team with day-day delivery of work. Undertake a key role in the end-to-end management and successful completion of key projects within accounts. Develop accounts, carry out in-depth research and introduce new services that support client needs. Present and Articulate your strategies and solutions to global clients. Help to develop solid briefs on behalf of your client, hold regular calls and meetings to provide progress updates. Set budgets, monitor costs and profitability, ensure timely invoicing and payment of fees. Demonstrating in-depth understanding of client context, competitors, and industry. Skills & Experience Required: 1-3 years’ experience as an Account Executive within a creative/design agency. Ideally some knowledge of the healthcare and wellness sector (not essential). Project Management skills. Experience working within in a team driving projects from initial briefing to delivery of final product. Proven experience of building successful client relationships and rapidly earning client trust. Current knowledge of trends in integrated marketing including digital. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. Good MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint. If you are a go-getter and looking to work somewhere where your hard work will be truly rewarded, then please send your CV in now for immediate consideration!
Account Manager | Marketing
Account Manager wanted for fab North Manchester marketing agency! This agency has been in business for a number of years and has helped a host of brands stand out from the crowd and look great, thanks to their creative flair and strategic nous. Due to continued and sustained growth, they now require an Account Manager to join the team and manage a range of integrated campaigns for their impressive client base. The successful Account Manager will have a strong background in marketing client services, in a fast-paced agency environment. This role will involve working across multiple channels, including digital, social, print and more, so you will be experienced across cross-channel, through-the-line campaigns, and thrive on high pressure situations and quick turnarounds. You will have the ability to think both strategically and creatively, and a commercial mindset in order to grow and develop your client accounts. This is an opportunity for an already established Account Manager to take their career to the next level. You’ll join an award-winning team with a renowned agency culture, who consistently achieve exceptional results and go above and beyond for clients. All this with a generous salary and benefits package! Manchester Account Managers – apply with your CV to email@example.com!
Paid Social Executive | Agency
Multi award-winning Manchester agency are looking for a Paid Social Executive to join their super-talented team! This outstanding agency have experienced exceptional growth over the past number of years, and now require a superstar Paid Social Executive to join their ranks. The successful candidate will have at least 12 months’ experience in a similar role, preferably agency side. Working closely with colleagues in the agency’s digital and social media teams, you will play a key role in the planning and implementation of Paid Social campaigns for your clients, who will include some of the world’s biggest brands. In return, you will join one of the UK’s most impressive agency networks and develop your skills further among an incredibly talented team in a creative and collaborative environment, in cool city-centre offices with an awesome salary and benefits package! Manchester Paid Social Executives – this one won’t be around for long. Apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Creative Agency in Central London is looking for a Studio Manager to nurture and support their strong creative family across a vast range of projects and brands in tech, beauty, alcohol and FMCG. In a nutshell you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the design and production teams are supported and running smoothly, briefs are written on time, internal and external resource is booked, processes are being refined and all the commercial numbers are clocked and ideally, moving in a positive direction. You’ll need to be super-organised, be borderline obsessed with fine-tuning processes, but most importantly, be passionate about working with an industry leader in social and trend-related marketing. Responsibilities: Ensuring there is resource to cope with unforeseen incoming work Identifying and appointing the correct resource internally/externally and briefing when required Projects scheduling and planning workflows from a creative perspective Being the go to person for design and production briefs Able to negotiate rational delivery timelines in conjunction with the client services and community teams Scoping out projects and determining the feasibility of producing final creative across a variety of outputs Keeping the Design and Production Director updated on the creative capacity and output of the studio Constant development and improvement of processes to make the department more efficient The growth and maintenance of the agency’s network of creative contacts Characteristics: A calm, friendly and hardworking disposition On occasions, be able to show some teeth and push back where necessary Excellent organisational and time management skills A hunger for problem-solving Someone who is passionate about creativity who can support the wider teams with ideas Experience: Previous experience as a Studio Manager within an agency environment Demonstrable production background is a must Good grounding in social and digital innovation for multiple sectors To apply, please send a copy of your CV.
Account Executive | Creative Agency
Global marketing agency network are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Account Executive to join their Manchester team! This fab agency network has a global reach and has developed a reputation for producing outstanding work across a range of marketing channels. Due to continued growth, they are now looking for a superstar Account Executive to support the creative team in delivering campaigns for high-value brands. To be successful, you will ideally have a minimum of 12 months experience in a marketing or creative agency environment. However, if you have a relevant Uni degree and had some industry exposure, along with the right attitude and desire to build a successful career in marketing, you could be the Account Executive this agency is looking for. You will need to be confident, good with numbers, cool under pressure, and a great communicator, both verbal and written. A strategic mind and some creative flair is essential too! But what’s in it for you? The successful Account Executive will have the opportunity to take their career to the next level with a role at one of the world’s most respected agency networks. You’ll join a super-talented and friendly bunch, and learn from the best in the agency’s leadership team. With a tailored development plan and loads of opportunity for progression, Account Executives here go far! Manchester Account Executives, apply today by sending your CV to email@example.com.
Well respected creative design agency based in Central Manchester is looking for a 3D Artist to join their team. You will be working alongside like-minded creatives within a studio that produces 3D visuals for exciting, well known, international client brands. Core key skills include MODO, Photoshop, Arch/vis and Fly-through experience. Part of the role will require the candidate to work with the interiors team, who will produce Sketchup models and pass them over to visualise and render. The ideal person must have great all-round 3D skills, including modelling, mapping, lighting & rendering and animation. Some knowledge of Aftereffects would be advantageous. Other beneficial (but not essential) skills include illustration, Vray, 3D scanning with Metashape and VR experience. An exciting opportunity to work in a well respected creative agency! Please send your CV and work samples through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Motion Graphic Designer
One of the top online payment companies in Central London is looking for a talented Motion Graphic Designer to join their growing inhouse Brand Design Team to shape the future of Motion Graphics for the entire Company! You will be a vital part of this creative team as you will be helping to develop the company’s global moving image requirements. Projects will range from motion graphics and animations through to video edits, social content, external events, product/ web user interactions and various other internal and external animation requirements. Working closely with the Group Creative Director and other team members across Europe, you will be required to brainstorm, sketch, verbalise and bring to life, your ideas and motion work. You will proactively drive creative delivery on your projects and across the studio, aiding in the overall creative output across moving image. A key part of this role will also be to advise on all film-related tasks and collaborate with the design team to concept, storyboard, edit and create engaging and compelling work for original video content. Other responsibilities will include: - 2D and 3D animation - Experience animating interactions for the use of online and digital products - Video editing & basic colour correction along with audio mixing. - Have strong presentations skills, with the ability to explain and communicate your thought processes or why you should push the boundaries - A keen eye for design, typography and layout - A willing to learn and always be up to date with the latest motion and design trends. - Able to work autonomously or in a team. Software: - Proficient in After Effects, Premiere and Cinema 4D - Experience working in Sketch If you are looking to work for a very forward-thinking company with great benefits then please apply with your up to date CV and showreel.
Our client, a wellness organisation based in West London, are seeking a highly conceptual ideas-focused Senior Designer to join their rapidly growing team! They use state-of-the-art behavioural science to improve the performance of businesses and the lives of individuals who work in them. We work on our bodies so why don’t we work on our minds too? There are many problems that occur in the workplace such as performance management, inclusion, diversity, and ethics, our client understands this and create tailored mind work out programmes for the hundreds of organisations who have signed up and taken note of how important our mental health is. Most of FTSE100/S&P100 are frequent clients of theirs and over 2 million professionals in 60 nations have taken part in a live mind workout, whilst many more have connected digitally! What makes them unique? Everything they do and say is 100% backed by science. And that’s powerful. They create short 90-minute work outs across a longer period so that you can absorb and put in to practice everything you are learning even from the first session! The role: The company is growing rapidly and now work with clients spanning pharma, finance, energy, oil, FMCG, retail, hospitality, government, insurance and this is only just the beginning. They now need you to be instrumental in their continued growth, and to come up with the most innovative concepts, ideas, and strategies for their varied client base, and to follow this through with the creation of bespoke pitch documents, presentations, posters to engage, eLearning and social learning materials, toolkits, merchandise, booklets, stationary, emails, social, microsites and much much more! The work load is currently a 80/20 split print and digital but they are looking for someone that could help assist the direction to a more digitally driven method of visual communication. Working diligently with the Design Director and Solutions Team, you will take the initiative on the design projects from conception through to delivery, whilst being client facing. This is an amazing opportunity to reinvent the way the business supports their clients and internal teams creatively! Skills & Experience Required: A senior designer with experience preferably in advertising, or design agencies. B2B Exp in Pharma, finance, energy, FMCG, Retail, Hospitality, Government or Insurance industries would be advantageous Strong conceptual thinker, someone who can initiate and contribute ideas and create strategic concepts and engagement campaigns An experienced collaborator, who can liaise with internal and external stakeholders, building relationships along the way Experienced client facing designer; from pitching to scoping the creative solution Ability to set the creative direction for Junior Designers & Artworkers If you’re determined to make a change, hungrily curious and filled with entrepreneurial spirit, we’d like to hear from you. Please send CV & Portfolio in now!
IT Team Lead
IT Team Lead wanted in Manchester for leading marketing agency! This outstanding business has been operating in Manchester for many years, and is recognised as one if the leaders in their field. They are now looking for an IT Team Lead to join the team and oversee the company’s IT systems. To be successful, you will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role, and a proven track record of leading a team, solving problems, maintaining standards, and driving improvements. The IT team is small, so along with managing the team, you will be expected to be hands-on in resolving and escalating any IT issues. So, it goes without saying that you will have in-depth knowledge of various IT systems, programmes, and applications. In return, you will join one of the UK’s most respected marketing agencies, with an incredibly talented team and renowned office culture, working in cool city-centre offices with an unrivalled salary and benefits package! Manchester IT Team Leads – this one won’t be around for long. Apply today with your CV to email@example.com!
Ecommerce Trading Executive
A leading Lancashire-based business are looking for an Ecommerce Trading Executive to join the team! This outstanding business have grown at a phenomenal rate over the past number of years, and are looking for an Ecommerce Sales Executive to maintain and grow sales through online platforms such as Amazon, Ebay, and Groupon. The successful Ecommerce Trading Executive will be responsible for optimising all product listings, enabling the customer to easily identify products to maximise conversion for the business. Using analytical tools to keep track of sales metrics, you will be highly data-driven and use the insight you derive to seek out new opportunities to further increase sales. To be successful, you will have a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role, with strong knowledge of online merchandising, and ideally familiarity with the Magento Ecommerce platform. You will be commercially minded, in planning and preparing online marketplace campaigns, and compiling weekly sales reports for the Sales Manager. You will also be highly organised, a team player, and an excellent communicator. But what’s on it for you? The opportunity to join one of Lancashire’s fastest-growing Ecommerce businesses at a super-exciting time in their evolution. They have big plans for further expansion and offer incredible progression and development opportunities. With a genuine team culture, you’ll join a friendly, motivated, and talented team, and earn a generous salary and benefits package! To apply, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Leading creative integrated agency based in central Manchester is looking for a Senior Designer to join their team! This role will need a great all-rounder with design experience in Digital, Print and Motion. There will be a specific focus on digital campaigns - particularly social media, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. You will be coming up with concepts, ideas, designs and the execution for digital campaigns, whilst overseeing more junior members in the team. Previous agency experience as a Senior Designer is essential. You will be heavily involved with the day to day production of content and also the pitching of ideas to internal & external teams. You must have a strong portfolio filled with filled with current, fresh and cross-channel ideas, with particular focus on social channels. You will be working for some of the biggest household brands across multiple sectors! The agency is expanding their team size moving from strength to strength, it is a great opportunity to make the next step in your career including some great benefits! If you would like to be considered for this role please email your CV & work samples through to email@example.com
Associate PR Director | B2B
Associate PR Director wanted in Manchester for one of the North’s most successful PR agencies! This outstanding agency continues to evolve and grow, and has developed a reputation as one of the North’s leading agencies. Due to sustained growth, they are now looking for an Associate PR Director to join the team. This is a role for a vastly experienced PR professional, who is already at Associate PR Director level, or ready to step up after a couple of years as Senior Account Director. You will have developed your skills within B2B or Corporate PR across high value clients, and have a proven record of leading and managing teams. As Associate PR Director, it goes without saying you will have developed an exceptional network of media contacts, and be a dynamic leader within the agency, helping to guide and develop junior colleagues. You will also take the lead with clients, requiring a commercial mindset to spot opportunities and develop accounts. As your experience will lie within B2B or Corporate PR, you will be vastly experienced in interpreting often complex subject matter, and equally comfortable across traditional and digital PR. In return, you will have the opportunity to join a multi award-winning agency, with an unrivalled culture and team environment, all with a generous salary and benefits package! Manchester Associate PR Directors, apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!