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Project Director / Client Service Director (Mat Cover)

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Projects Director / Client Services - Maternity cover
Manchester  M4
Maternity cover role / Flexible working; options for how this could work, fixed term contract, freelance, part time /  Creative offices in Ancoats; Creative / Branding Agency

Working closely with the agencies partners, the Projects Director will be responsible for:

- Handling day-to-day client liaison across all creative projects and develop client relationships to increase existing business – you’ll command the respect of a senior client and be able to put an arm around a nervous junior.

- Managing projects and workflow through the business, including: scheduling work with the creative team, booking freelancers and managing external suppliers. Experience of managing projects involving production in a wide range of mediums is important eg film, print, digital.

- Quoting, budget management and forecasting across all clients and projects.

- Building a traffic and account management team to deal with additional workload as the business grows.

- Getting involved in aspects of the agency's business development activity and pitching, working alongside the partners. Experience in tendering would also be advantageous.

- Developing the agencies service offer in an entrepreneurial and innovative way.

- Working with the two partners on the overall direction and management of the business.


The Projects Director will typically come from an accounts / client services background, perhaps as Senior Account Director with experience of full project management life cycle. The ideal candidate would come with the most if not all of the following:

- Organised with great attention to detail, capable of instilling processes in the business.

- Personable and fun to work with – both for clients and our people.

- Able to motivate the team around you.

- Capable of juggling multiple projects and remaining calm under pressure.

- A doer. They're a small business where everyone has to muck in. They are looking for someone who can operate at a senior level but who is also willing to get their hands dirty and support others within the business as required.

- Experienced – you’ll be someone who can come in and make an immediate impact in the business.

- Passionate about upholding the agencies high standards of strategy and creativity.

- Entrepreneurial – you’ll spot opportunities for the agency and their clients, then make them happen.

- Likely to have worked within a top brand, design, advertising or innovation agency.

The Projects Director will be joining a growing agency who are looking for someone to play a key role in the development of the business. They're building a company that partners with leaders to build brands that take powerful positions in the world.

You’ll work closely alongside the two Partners as they develop positions strategically and creatively, but the crux of your role will be to lead and manage the explosion of the agencies client’s brands across branding, culture, customer experience and marketing communications.

You’ll be comfortable with leading projects spanning a range of creative disciplines, with the capability to put together and manage teams to deliver them.

- Flexible working
- Creative offices based in Ancoats
- Profit sharing and equity options (to be discussed)
- Other benefits can be discussed / negotiated for the individual, flexible with package


This is a Maternity cover role, between 9 and 12 months, but the agency are open to discussing how best to work this. If a part time situation works better for you or perhaps freelance, likewise a fixed terms full time contract. The right person is more important to them then how the process works. 

If this sounds like it could be of interest then apply with an up to date CV.