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Creative Manager

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Creative Manager

Manchester / Hybrid - 2 days a week onsite

Media City, M50

Salary - £60,000


Digital Marketing Agency / Flexible and Hybrid working / 25 days holiday plus bank holidays / Private Healthcare / Progressional opportunities / Fantastic team culture / Thirsty Thursdays / Fully stocked kitchen / Diverse range of campaigns

The Creative Manager will be joining an established Digital Marketing agency with global reach and clients. Working across a range of campaigns, the team based in Media City in Manchester supply digital marketing solutions from brand strategy and Design / UX through to SEO, PPC and Affiliate Marketing.

They’re looking for a Creative Manager to oversee the day to day of the design / creative team, managing around 5 people currently in Manchester, you’ll report in the the Head of Creative Services (based in Montreal, Canada). Acting as the Head of Creative Services’ ‘right hand man’ the Creative Manager will direct on creative, manage workflows and systems, be a mentor to team members, help steer the brief to keep it on track and over time help to develop the team.


Responsibilities of the Creative Manager:

·       Ensure that your team is on track asks the right questions and has the information needed to deliver their assigned projects with a high standard of quality, on time.

·       Lead and grow a team of Designers and Copywriters through constructive feedback and working sessions.

·       Collaborate with the traffic team to ensure the timely delivery of studio tasks.

·       Provide feedback and approvals on projects assigned to both internal and external resources.

·       Be hands-on and contribute to the creative process as needed.

·       Strategically analyse all briefs – ensure that the internal team and external vendors deliver concepts, designs and copy that meet the communication objectives of the client.

·       Place a particular emphasis on conversion led design created with efficiency and velocity.

·       Initiate/ lead/ actively partake in conversations surrounding the needs of the client.

·       Act as a custodian for the clients’ brands.



• 5+ years working in an agency, in-house studio or similar role / environment.

• Proven experience in successfully managing a creative team.

• A proven track record of developing talent.

• Travel to the Manchester office as needed, at least 2 days a week

• Strong skills in design and / or copywriting with the ability to evaluate and provide feedback for both.

• Knowledge of Adobe creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator and XD.

• Must poses a strong sense of urgency, commitment to quality and the ability to consistently think at a strategic level to maximise client success.

• University/College diploma/ degree in a related field.

• Excellent English communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate ideas, concepts and challenges.

• Positive, high energy, and motivated to learn and transfer knowledge.

• Ability to excel in a fast-paced team environment.

• Have an in-depth understanding of the current competitive marketplace, creative industry trends and the capacity for using this knowledge to champion strong creative solutions.

• Possess maximum attention to detail and have the ability to succeed in a fast-paced creative environment.


This role would suit someone who has worked in an agency environment or a large in-house creative department before, has worked on a range of creative projects and is happy to remain hands on from time to time but also manage and oversee the team.

If this sounds like the ideal role, then apply with an up to date CV and portfolio of work.