CSM exists to create impact by challenging convention. We do this because it produces work for our clients that is more meaningful, memorable and measurable.
Our diversity of experience, expertise and opinions is our greatest asset, which is why we celebrate our differences. We are looking for individuals who want to put their hand up and challenge convention to create something exciting, bigger and better each and every time.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Senior Content Director (SAD) is responsible for delivering first class client work across one of our global FMCG brands.
Driving creative strategy and content planning across the sponsorship programme, the SCD is the lead content client contact across all four current football partners.
The SCD is the important link between the client account team(s), client(s) and the Football partners, so plays a vital role in maintaining the communications link and managing the output of all external facing comms.
We want someone who will represent the CSM business in an extremely professional manner, with experience in handling global accounts, consumer brands as well as high profile partnerships with creativity and energy.
Lead the content output to deliver first class creative and content for the global Unilever client
Provide creative and strategic guidance and insight to the account teams to ensure that brand and business objectives are met
Maintain overall responsibility of content performance across the brand and ultimate client accountability
Guide and lead KPI creation, brand planning proposals, deliverable and growth targets for client relationships
Responsible for all elements of content programme from strategy, planning, production and amplification
Understand how to work with Football Partners and talent to maximise their contractual outputs and performance to ensure delivery and implementation of assets is maximised.
Investigate, analyse and develop solutions to client problems
Act as a trusted advisor to the client throughout their relationships in football
Grow and retain a strong network of key industry personnel across sponsors, tracks, teams, clubs, rights holders and media for the benefit of the client and the business
Build a strong rapport with the Business Director and day to day account lead to develop a strong client account team within CSM.
Work alongside peers, account teams and superiors to develop further strategies and activation ideas to drive more work for CSM resulting in growth and increased financial success
Management of a budget to maximise client returns and agency profitability
Leading & Developing Others
Lead a team of 16 people
Foster an environment of open communication, collaboration and team work
Encourage on-going learning and development of team
Conduct timely and beneficial performance reviews with direct reports. Ensure that direct reports are doing the same with subordinates
Collaborate across the leadership of other business units within CSM to continue to deliver best in class client servicing, Account Management processes and training & development opportunities
Cross agency collaboration
THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU NEED
Extensive experience in a similar position with a proven track record of success across Account Management, Brand Planning and Brand Activation.
Proven experience leading creative and strategic responses to client briefs
Prior agency experience including past success in managing brands that invest substantial budgets in global sponsorship, and work with global markets
Acumen to look at business performance and drive incremental account growth
Understanding of brands, rights holders and competitor agencies
Strong understanding of financial processes, including both forecasting and reporting
Full comprehension and ownership of agency-client dynamic
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated empathy and commitment to success, along with a proven ability to manage expectations
Confident, articulate, passionate individual with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as well as ability to listen
Willingness and ability to engage in foreign travel
CSM is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.