New Business Director
London, England
47m ago

The Opportunity

  • You will be part of media playground which is exciting, vibrant and fast evolving space space that’s buzzing with innovations and creativity.
  • A space where new people behaviours, habits and routines are fast emerging.

  • You will join ambitious agency with a dedicated, energetic team pushing things forward.
  • Play a key role in creating and executing Mindshare UK’s marketing plan that will build positive awareness and image of Mindshare and attract new business prospects.
  • To play an instrumental part making our new business successful.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the day to day running of the New Business team, alongside inputting and directing the future of New Business together with Head of New Business & Marketing.
  • This will involve contributing to and managing our prospects marketing strategy together with Marketing Director, as well as making sure that new business pitches run smoothly, integrating and seeking out the best of Mindshare to put forward to new potential clients.

  • Role is central in assisting and building our pitch process, new business pitch coordination (RFI, pre-pitch & pitch) together with New Business Manager and helping to orchestrate all UK pitch activity from the development of chemistry sessions, through the final pitch presentation themselves.
  • Within the role, you will be expected to build strong relationship with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. pitch intermediaries) together with Head of New Business and Marketing, as well as attending industry events and networking to help Mindshare stand out.
  • Create a best practice toolkit of project management and delivery of every pitch process.
  • Spend time with key agency people and areas of the business to ensure we are pinpointing the right people and best parts of the business to deliver a new client brief.
  • Help get the agency excited about New Business and encourage people to volunteer.
  • Help ensure that Mindshare is successfully shortlisted for 3 of our active prospect sectors.
  • We’d like to hear from you if you have

  • Great organisational and project management skills need to help orchestrate large pitch teams, of diverse skill-sets and ensure timing plans are met, production requirements are fulfilled, and pitch teams are on track.
  • Brilliant time management and ability to work under pressure to tight timelines need to help deliver collaborative work in highly pressurised situations and on dynamic timescales.
  • Ability to build strong and productive relationships with all departments in the agency to get the best work out of a pitch team.
  • Ability to manage / coordinate design resource to deliver the best possible pitch output together with new business team.
  • Able to build great relationships with everyone in the agency, from TV planners to senior management.
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Team player with a can do’ attitude, a drive to win, team motivator & player
  • Your life until now

  • Previous experience in New Business, obtained whilst working in a media agency, digital agency or advertising agency, at either Senior New Business Manager level or Director level
  • Demonstrable success in driving a team to reach targets, and hitting personal targets
  • Previous experience working in collaboration with marketing, in particular on lead management
  • Exemplary day to day people management skills that inspires trust and confidence in others
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Natural desire to provide exceptional levels of team working
  • Interest in all things digital
  • Ability to work with the team and offer a pro-active problem-solving approach
  • Perhaps you already have good contact’s inside the media market.
  • About the Team

    The team is energetic and highly motivated, we are always pushing things forward!

    We are made up of 3 Marketing machines, 3 dedicated Designers and you will be managing the New Business Manager and current Marketing and New Business Apprentice -

    we are a joyful bunch of talented people.

    We enjoy sharing all things sweet and sour as well as a drink or two at our monthly Friday lunches.

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