Vacancies

Our staff are our number one priority; we take time to recruit the brightest minds in the business and invest greatly in their development, making sure that they constantly progress. Our ethos is, as ever, brutally simple – if you look after your people, then the work will be exceptional.

To apply for any of the roles below, send a short covering letter and your CV to: brilliantpeople@mcsaatchi.com

 

London Office

Sport Business Director

We are looking for an outstanding Business Director to join our award-winning sport division.

The role of the Business Director is to develop the entire agency, ensuring that the day-to-day running of the business is as effective as possible, that we deliver strategic and creative work we are proud of and that we continue to grow, both in terms of profitability and agency reputation.

Working as part of the management team you will have a pivotal role in leading the sport team and driving it forward. You will be responsible for nurturing our client portfolio and developing the way in which we operate, to achieve our company’s broader vision.

In addition to the care of direct reports, you are responsible for the overall agency culture, epitomising our philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, growing and shaping client business through creativity and strategic innovation.

Industry Specialist

Candidates Must

  • Have at least eight years’ experience of having delivered innovative, strategic and creative campaigns for big global brands, with a specialism in the sector or sport
  • Remain abreast of market trends and provide feedback and suggestions as to how the business can use these to its competitive advantage, staying one step ahead of clients in terms of changes and developments in the industry
  • Continue to cultivate and maintain solid relationships with a variety of media, influencers and industry figureheads, leveraging these relationships to support clients and gain insights

Required Experience

  • Worked on a variety of creative campaigns and projects demonstrating true leadership
  • Multi-channel sponsorship activation expertise including social, digital, experiential, and earned.
  • Experience and a passion for all things sport, culture and entertainment
  • A working knowledge of global football and the media landscape around it will be a bonus for this role

Commercial Growth

The successful candidate will have a proven record of generating new opportunities through:

  • Cultivating a broad network to become aware of any potential new business briefs, ensuring that we are considered for any relevant opportunities
  • Organic growth – actively volunteering ideas / solutions as add-on services to increase fee income
  • Participating in selling new projects / ideas / solutions to increase fees and ensuring that all additional projects are profitable and well managed
  • Creating best in class new business responses, including strategic and creative development

Clients

The successful candidate will:

  • Constantly strive to develop and execute creative ideas that will deliver fame for our clients and the agency, constantly exceeding expectations
  • Remain committed to retaining clients through developing strong relationships with all client contacts, proactively developing the relationship and being a trusted business partner and respected advisor / consultant
  • Provide strategic counsel to executive-level clients, based on your understanding of their business, its challenges, competitors and the marketplace

Leadership

  • Leading by example, you will exhibit clear and concise thinking that delivers on the promise of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, conveying a passion for success, attention to detail and outstanding professionalism always
  • We are looking for someone to inspire and empower our team, nurturing our talent to safeguard the evolution of our work, so we can continue to drive the industry forward

Sport Account Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Account Manager with a passion for all things sport & culture, but a particular interest in cricket & football to join our sport division. Working with some of the world’s largest brands and high-profile sponsorships, as an Account Manager on the sport team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of your accounts. You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth running of all campaigns and you display strong skills in both managing up to AD’s and down to AE’s.

You are responsible for driving your accounts forward and you are always one step ahead, managing the overall workload ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard. You demonstrate a clear passion for the sport industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that accounts are run as smoothly as possible
  • Day-to-day contact with your clients
  • Being the central ‘cog’ in your team to ensure actions are identified and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the client always feels they are getting the best, most professional service possible
  • Provide informed counsel to clients
  • Viewed by clients and peers as a trusted member of the team

Job Specification

Sponsorship:

  • Understanding of how to manage rights as part of sponsorship agreements
  • Ability to liaise with both clients and rights-holder to ensure the smooth delivery of sponsorship’s

Can Do Attitude:

  • Positive, proactive and solutions driven – always think one step ahead
  • Responsibility and accountability on accounts – taking ownership and being accountable for day to day operations

Marketing and PR:

  • Complete understanding and relevant experience within the role of PR, sponsorship and marketing and how it shapes our deliverables
  • Understanding of integrated campaigns and cross-discipline ideas
  • Understanding of how to interrogate and answer a brief creatively and how to position and articulate ideas to the client with clear strategic thinking

Media Management:

  • Have strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client
  • Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients
  • Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest
  • Be aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process

Initiative and Problem Solving:

  • Develop the ability to identify and solve problems before your AD’s or clients do (when highlighting a problem always have a view of what a solution might be)
  • Always think ahead and have your clients and brands front of mind
  • Be proactive in spotting opportunities

Relationships:

  • Display strong working relationships with your team
  • Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect – The client should trust your opinion and counsel

Presentation Skills:

  • Document and presentation writing skills should be strong – you should deliver relevant, quality work of a high standard
  • You should be developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients through a document or pitching an idea
  • You should be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms

Social and Digital Media:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape
  • Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing
  • Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis
  • Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives
  • Manage the reporting process, including drawing key insights to inform strategic recommendations
  • Understanding of social media analytics
  • Ability to develop content-led ideas

Experiential and Activations:

  • Work to ensure that campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget, flagging early any issues or concerns to AD’s
  • Build skills and confidence to plan, organise and manage events, including co-ordinating: venues, invitations, guestlists, press materials, managing suppliers etc.
  • Ability to work ‘on the ground’ at sports events

Budgets and Reports:

  • Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time
  • Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are being effectively managed

 Management of AE’s:

  • Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged, keeping your AD’s informed
  • Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AE’s – lead by example

Freelance Sport Account Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Account Manager with a passion for all things sport & culture, but a particular interest in cricket & football to join our sport division. Working with some of the world’s largest brands and high-profile sponsorships, as an Account Manager on the sport team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of your accounts. You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth running of all campaigns and you display strong skills in both managing up to AD’s and down to AE’s.

You are responsible for driving your accounts forward and you are always one step ahead, managing the overall workload ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard. You demonstrate a clear passion for the sport industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that accounts are run as smoothly as possible
  • Day-to-day contact with your clients
  • Being the central ‘cog’ in your team to ensure actions are identified and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the client always feels they are getting the best, most professional service possible
  • Provide informed counsel to clients
  • Viewed by clients and peers as a trusted member of the team

 

Job Specification

Sponsorship:

  • Understanding of how to manage rights as part of sponsorship agreements
  • Ability to liaise with both clients and rights-holder to ensure the smooth delivery of sponsorship’s

Can Do Attitude:

  • Positive, proactive and solutions driven – always think one step ahead
  • Responsibility and accountability on accounts – taking ownership and being accountable for day to day operations

Marketing and PR:

  • Complete understanding and relevant experience within the role of PR, sponsorship and marketing and how it shapes our deliverables
  • Understanding of integrated campaigns and cross-discipline ideas
  • Understanding of how to interrogate and answer a brief creatively and how to position and articulate ideas to the client with clear strategic thinking

Media Management:

  • Have strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client
  • Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients
  • Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest
  • Be aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process

Initiative and Problem Solving:

  • Develop the ability to identify and solve problems before your AD’s or clients do (when highlighting a problem always have a view of what a solution might be)
  • Always think ahead and have your clients and brands front of mind
  • Be proactive in spotting opportunities

 Relationships:

  • Display strong working relationships with your team
  • Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect – The client should trust your opinion and counsel

 Presentation Skills:

  • Document and presentation writing skills should be strong – you should deliver relevant, quality work of a high standard
  • You should be developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients through a document or pitching an idea
  • You should be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms 

Social and Digital Media:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape
  • Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing
  • Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis
  • Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives
  • Manage the reporting process, including drawing key insights to inform strategic recommendations
  • Understanding of social media analytics
  • Ability to develop content-led ideas

Experiential and Activations:

  • Work to ensure that campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget, flagging early any issues or concerns to AD’s
  • Build skills and confidence to plan, organise and manage events, including co-ordinating: venues, invitations, guestlists, press materials, managing suppliers etc.
  • Ability to work ‘on the ground’ at sports events

Budgets and Reports:

  • Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time
  • Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are being effectively managed

Management of AE’s:

  • Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged, keeping your AD’s informed
  • Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AE’s – lead by example

Entertainment Senior Account Executive

We have an exciting opportunity for a hungry and enthusiastic Senior Account Executive. Your role will be to provide a strong foundation for our account teams and ensure that campaigns are run as efficiently and professionally as possible. As a Senior Account Executive, you are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the AM’s and AD’s throughout daily tasks. That said, we operate a relatively flat structure within the agency, so you will be included in a variety of meetings / events and given the chance to contribute creative ideas and experience the many different things that our industry has to offer. The successful candidate will have a proactive and diligent approach as well as previous agency experience.

 Approach:

  • Be a dedicated, positive and enthusiastic team member
  • Proactively support more senior members of the team and have a sense of responsibility and accountability for your work
  • Immerse yourself in accounts, showing a keenness to learn and passion for the business
  • Go above and beyond to demonstrate your commitment to the accounts and to push yourself towards new achievements

Administrative Work:

  • Take ownership of essential administrative tasks and deliver them to a high standard
  • Take initiative with managing the day-to-day team administration (e.g. status docs printed before calls, all docs from clients saved on the system, meeting rooms booked etc.)
  • Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting, coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised etc.)

Creativity and Industry Insight:

  • Offer ideas and contribute to brainstorms – show interest and proactivity
  • Become immersed in the competitor landscape and creative industry, developing a broad knowledge of the industry outside of your specialism
  • Keep your team updated with any brand activity, creative executions, media news and related topics

Marketing and PR:

  • Understanding of the role that PR plays for the client’s business and what our deliverables are as an agency
  • Accountability for your role within the team structure and understanding what your responsibilities to the client are

Media Management (where relevant):

  • Have a strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client, and be aware of the importance that media plays in the role of a PR agency
  • Build relationships with key media and keep an extensive contacts book – you are encouraged to meet with media for breakfast / lunch / coffee
  • Drive editorial coverage and opportunities
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest
  • Have a thorough approach to coverage from initial sell in to final delivery
  • Take pride in reporting and presenting media coverage
  • Manage all media related documents e.g. ringround updates, media lists, forthcoming coverage etc.

Social and Digital:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape
  • Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing
  • Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis
  • Conduct research for client or new business campaigns where appropriate
  • Manage the reporting process

Campaign Execution:

  • Support your AM’s and AD’s by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AM’s
  • Approach practical tasks with a ‘make it happen’ attitude and explore all routes to deliver requests from your team
  • Manage status reports and ensure that they are completed in a regular and timely fashion

Client Services:

  • Show genuine interest in your clients’ business
  • Respond promptly to client requests – keep the client informed if there is going to be a delay
  • Flag anything that may be of interest to your client – competitor activity, news relating to Brand Ambassadors, media insights etc.