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Account Manager

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 AM MG
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are looking to further your career and work with some of the biggest brands?

At Marks. you’ll be responsible for the delivery of specific Client projects – this means planning projects and manage work to agreed timeframes, delivering work within Client budget and profitably. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that projects remain within the agreed parameters of the brief and any agreed SLA or contract. Where work exceeds the original brief, you will need to flag this to your line manager with a breakdown of the increased costs - so this means building your knowledge and confidence with the finance system, understanding the importance of timely billing & income recognition.

Be curious, we encourage you to increase your knowledge. Learn about your Clients business, their challenges, trends in their market, the competitive landscape. Understand what threatens their business at both a micro and macro level. Broaden your knowledge of the communications industry, of branding and the mechanics of print and packaging design & delivery.

Partner with the Creative team on your accounts, participate in brainstorms, share insights and information that you glean from research into your Clients. Contribute to account reviews and development plans with both watch outs and opportunities. Assist with the realisation of plans to land opportunities and grow your account. Spend time with your Clients, don’t get into the habit of emailing work; set up a time for you and/ or the team to present face to face. Instil the habit with Clients and always build time into project plans for work to be presented.


About you:

You’ll already be an Account Manager or an Account Executive with a level of gravitas who has experience of the management of strategically informed, premium or FMCG packaging design, from conception through to artwork and delivery.

You’ll need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently.


Reward:

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark. It’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks. is a shopper-led strategic brand and packaging design consultancy that helps brands to win at ‘Moment of Sale’. With more products available on our smartphones than a tradition retail environment and with the ability to experience multiple touchpoints at once, ‘Point of Sale’ has turned into ‘Moment of Sale’. We believe Packaging design is at the centre and has become the most strategic piece of brand content. With an agile design toolbox based on strategic (FMOT, SMOT and Semiotics) and with adaptive capabilities, Marks. aim is to make brands fit this new world by offering better, faster leaner design activities on a global scale.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
9am to 5:30pm | Mon-Fri


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Middleweight Designer

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 MWD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently.


We are a brand design agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid,
day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

Come and join us a play a key role within the design team. You’ll be responsible for producing outstanding designs across all disciplines and successfully take client projects from briefing stage through to the final application.

We’ll expect you to get involved with internal initiatives, playing an active role in supporting both your immediate colleagues - nurturing and supporting younger designers in the team, spot their strengths and be a champion of their skills and development.


About you:

This is a Mid-weight, brand & packaging graphic design role. We want to see people with a passion for packaging design who have the ability to understand strategic direction and articulate concepts through their designs. Experience of bringing new thinking, order and consistency to premium & FMCG brands would be a real advantage, as would storytelling and designing mode of action.

You’ll be an excellent designer with a passion for problem solving and creating memorable communications. Because of the work we do you’ll be a conceptual thinker with strong typographic skills and attention to detail. You can consistently demonstrate the ability to execute with excellence, creating great work, on time and on budget for our clients.

With a grounded working knowledge of the usual Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) and a portfolio that shows conceptual thinking, you’re focussed, open minded, and are excited by the potential of being part of a talented and growing pool of creatives.


Reward:

• Competitive (depending upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris.

We’re not big on clichés but we are big on work hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
09:30 to 17:30 | Mon-Fri


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Design Director

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 DD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Do you want to play a senior role at an innovative agency and help shape their culture and direction?


Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently.

We are a brand design agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid,
day-to-day design leadership coupled and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

We are looking for a Design Director who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving to join our busy London studio. This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.


Why join us?

We’re changing and growing, so you can be a part of something new and have ownership of the direction and scope of what you’re working on. In the last 5 years we’ve grown from 10 people to 130 with Europe so you’d be working in a new agency that isn’t locked down in terms of their culture & process – we’re defining that and as a senior member you can help guide and shape our approach. We’re moving fast and we’d love you to be part of that journey - a chance like this doesn’t come around very often.


About you:

As a Design Director, you are approachable, creative and multi-dimensional. You lead from the front and are able to work across multiple creative projects. You build brand worlds, understand brand experience and hero internal design best practices.

Creative, professional and enthusiastic but first and foremost an excellent designer with a passion for creating memorable communications. You should have the desire to influence,
inspire and mentor other members of the creative team to achieve the best possible
creative output from every brief.

You have previously worked in a similar agency environment, are truly passionate about design with an excellent understanding of communication and branding. You are able to think conceptually and also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently. You are comfortable working on premium & FMCG brands and have a deep understanding of how they operate.

You are the focal point for the creative team and therefore have strong organisational and problem-solving skills plus the ability to brief and provide clear direction to others in the studio team.


Reward:

• Competitive Salary (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance
• Cycle to Work Scheme


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris.
We’re not big on clichés but we are big on work hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
09:30 - 17:30 with a 30 minute unpaid break


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Brand and Design Strategist

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 S CM
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Up to £45,000 Dependent on experience

Are you a strategic thinker who can handle complex problems with creativity and is passionate about design?

Ideally we’re looking for a strategist with research and innovation experience who has worked with consumer brands and a can-do, bright and collaborative personality. Your drive for excellence will help our clients shine by identifying relevant insights and providing a strategic story to get to great design that shapes their business.
You will work with the Director of Strategy & Innovation to hone your strategy skills, understand our tools and provide creative inspiration for our designers; working alongside Client and Design Directors day to day to translate client briefs, ask the right questions, maintain excellence and grow client relationships.

Who you are:
You would describe yourself as constantly curious (researching for yourself, watching documentaries, or even reading books !), a keen learner (always wanting to know more/do more), opinionated (you have a voice and a view on everything but it’s not about being right . . . at least not all the time), love a challenge (it’s not the coolest clients that bring you joy, it’s about the challenge and ability to learn something new about a category, consumers or sometimes even yourself).
You’ll already be a Strategist or similar title at a Brand/Design Agency, or come from a research background, but have an understanding of brands and how research must translate into tangible actions for brands. You will have: an understanding of and experience in using and applying semiotics, the ability to craft a logical and inspiring narrative to give your strategic recommendations, the ability to research and write trend decks and thought pieces with little input or guidance, exposure to qual research and innovation workshops – coordinating of, writing stimulous and attending, and of course have excellent presentation writing and presenting skills in hopefully Keynote (but we’ll forgive you if it’s only Power Point).

Who we are:

We are Marks London a rapidly growing brand design consultancy with a network of 18 offices and 500+ employees worldwide across Europe and the US. Marks London is strongly connected to Birmingham and our European network (London, Paris and Amsterdam). Our client base is international, so be ready to visit one of our other offices or take a longer client trip to Moscow, Swizterland or South Africa even.

We are at the forefront of design thinking and sustainability with specialities across pack design, structural/3D design, innovation and strategy and proprietary tools that
allow us to asses and make recommendations before the design process begins. We may not be the biggest or most popular kid on the block but we try harder with our challenger spirit.

Our people make us different and our working culture is upbeat and energetic. We work hard and deliver to short deadlines but without the bad politics and nastiness. We may be part of a larger corporate, but we still have the potential to make our office and culture our own. Time for Tea was started as an employee idea and that has morphed into a weekly Wednesday event where people volunteer to make/bake food with a theme and we chill out for 30min and chat with each other about non-work stuff.

What you get:

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ UK public holidays and the opportunity to buy 5 more days holiday after your first year)
• Closed over Christmas to New Year
• Pension scheme
• Health insurance collective
• Time for tea Wednesday afternoons
• Office membership to the Tate and VA
• Friendly faces and kind people that make you feel welcome and support you
• Exposure to a range of clients, categories, countries (Europe of course but we also work with clients in China and Africa)
• Potential to take your knowledge and experience to the next level by learning and honing new strategy skills and tools
• Comfort of a strategy team to bounce ideas of off
• Excitement of working with new people on different challenges to expand your mind and develop your thinking
• Ability to cross over into brand and design thinking if you come from an innovation or research agency

Where we’re located:

We’re based in Southwark near Southwark and Waterloo tube stations. We have a Pret, Sainsbury local and some other street food, restaurants and pubs nearby.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 18.00pm


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Account Director

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 AD MG
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Up to £60,000 Dependent on experience

Are you a hands-on Account Director who can handle scale?

Having experience of consumer brands, FMCG and packaging at Account Director level you’ll fit right in at Marks. You’ll be used dealing with large scale global accounts, so you’ll be well equipped to look after one of our key accounts.
On a daily basis you’ll cover the basic requirements as you’d expect – taking responsibility for briefs, proposals, estimates, timelines and all-round client satisfaction. Additionally, you’ll have responsibility for leading a team. We all have good days and bad days but with a team of reports you’ll be a glass-half-full person who identifies solutions when others need support. You and your team will play a big part in making positive contributions to agency life and Marks culture.

About you:

You’ll be an Account Director at a design agency who has experience of managing design accounts for FMCG brands at large, multinational companies. You will be motivated by the challenges that large clients bring with them, savvy in the art of navigating through client politics to champion the role of design, understanding the difference between ‘acceptable’ and ‘excellent’ in product quality and leading your team.

What’s in it for you?

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ UK public holidays and the opportunity to buy 5 more days holiday after your first year)
• Closed over Christmas to New Year
• Pension scheme
• Health insurance collective
• Office membership to the Tate and VA

Wondering about the studio?

We’re based in Southwark between Southwark and Borough tube stations so we’re easily commutable to. We have a Pret, Sainsbury local and some other street food, restaurants and pubs nearby for you to enjoy on your lunch break.
We’re a friendly bunch of kind people that make you feel welcome and will support you. Our people make us different and our working culture is upbeat and energetic. We work hard and deliver to short deadlines but without the bad politics and nastiness. We may be part of a larger corporate, but we still have the potential to make our office and culture our own. Time for Tea was started as an employee idea and that has morphed into a weekly Wednesday event where people volunteer to make/bake food with a theme and we chill out for 30min and chat with each other about non-work stuff.

Before you google here’s a heads up:

Marks London is a rapidly growing brand design consultancy with a network of 18 offices and 500+ employees worldwide across Europe and the US. Marks London is strongly connected to Birmingham and our European network (London, Paris and Amsterdam). Our client base is international, so be ready to visit one of our other offices or take a longer client trip to Moscow, Swizterland or South Africa even.

We are at the forefront of design thinking and sustainability with specialities across pack design, structural/3D design, innovation and strategy and proprietary tools that
allow us to asses and make recommendations before the design process begins. We may not be the biggest or most popular kid on the block, but we try harder with our challenger spirit.




Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 17.30pm


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IT

.NET Developer

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU9 SD DG
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

At SGSCO, our global software engineering team don’t just develop software – we have a worldwide impact. We help global household brands own the moment when a consumer’s interest in their products turns into a desire to purchase.

SGSCO software engineers are innovators, problem-solvers, and hard-workers who are building solutions with cloud technologies, the latest Microsoft and open source stack and much more. We look for professional, highly skilled software engineers who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.


About the role

You will work in a modern supportive, valued and agile software development environment. Working closely with key stakeholders and third parties on prioritised business objectives you will join our fast growing and dedicated technology team. You will be part of that team that are building and designing software solutions that power an always-on collaborative platform used by a worldwide collective of thousands of talented people to deliver end-to-end marketing solutions from concept through to implementation for all our clients.

A typical day will see you in a stand-up with your awesome scrum team, pair with teammates and lead on a complex technical design task, write some tests, implement your applications, design and architect system requirements, review a pull request, mentor a teammate or group, plan and prioritise future work, work with Business Analysts on a new feature, pair with the QA team to test and debug a sprint deliverable, document your work and collaborate in a whiteboard design session.


About you:

We’d expect you to have an in-depth knowledge of at least one of the .NET languages C# (preferred), SQL and JavaScript. A significant understanding of one or more of the following: ASP.NET/Web Applications, ¬MS Visual Studio, MS SQL Server/SSRS, Azure DevOps (VSTS) or¬ GIT would also be desirable.

What is essential is that you:
• Are dedicated to producing clean, testable and highly maintainable code;
• Can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• Want to help and support more junior team members, and
• Can communicate effectively at all levels

Ideally as a Senior in our team we are looking for people that have:
• A degree/HND in a computer science, engineering discipline; or
• Equivalent software development and testing experience with a proven ability to manage and deliver software projects following full lifecycle agile methodologies.
It would great if you have experience with Cloud Technologies, particularly Microsoft Azure, or if you come from a background in graphics technology (particularly within the packaging sector) – but don’t worry if you’re not.


Benefits:

At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our global software engineering department joining one of our awesome software development teams, working under instruction from a mentor alongside analysts, testers and developers producing business critical software. We offer a good development path with a mentor to support you on your journey.

• Salary of up to £60,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

We're based in Hull just off the A63, only a 5 minute walk away from the city centre we have great access to public transportation links and all city centre amenities. Our offices provide a cool, modern working environment and our canteen comes equipped with X-boxes for break time gaming.


Who are we:

We’re SGSCO is a global collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGSCO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
08:30 to 17:00 | Mon-Fri


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Production

Project Manager

Birmingham

Job Ref
B30 PM2 PH
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Up to £29,000 Dependent on experience

Do you want to work onsite at one of the biggest snacking and confectionary brands out there?

This is not your standard client facing project role, this is a functional logistical process role where you’ll be working on process development and project coordination, but you’ll be used to that coming from a project management back ground dealing with workflows and traffic management.

Being on client site you will be our SGS representative. Providing regular status updates and ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely manner, monitoring timelines from a project and artwork level. There is a large amount of systems work in this role as you’ll be working across two different systems (ours and our clients) to manage projects of work coming through our studio to print, making sure all internal documentation is update and accurate

About you:

You’ll ideally come from a production/packaging background due to the nature of the work, but if not then you’ll have a creative design background with good project management skills, and you can pick up the systems and processes when you’re with us - so you’ll either be an Account Manager, Junior Project Manager or Senior Project Coordinator.

Great communication skills are essential as you’ll be building and maintaining the relationships across all areas that are essential to your success in this role.

What’s in it for you?

• Salary range of £23,000 to £29,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

Location:

On client site - Birmingham

Who are we:

SGSCO is a collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGSCO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 17.00pm


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Project Manager

Tamworth

Job Ref
B78 PM2 PH
Location
Tamworth
Salary
Up to £29,000 Dependent on experience

Do you want to work with one of the biggest snacking and confectionary brands out there?

This is not your standard client facing project role, this is a functional logistical process role where you’ll be working on process development and project coordination, but you’ll be used to that coming from a project management back ground dealing with workflows and traffic management.

You will be our SGS representative, providing regular status updates and ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely manner, monitoring timelines from a project and artwork level. There is a large amount of systems work in this role as you’ll be working across two different systems (ours and our clients) to manage projects of work coming through our studio to print, making sure all internal documentation is update and accurate

About you:

You’ll ideally come from a production/packaging background due to the nature of the work, but if not then you’ll have a creative design background with good project management skills, and you can pick up the systems and processes when you’re with us - so you’ll either be an Account Manager, Junior Project Manager or Senior Project Coordinator.

Great communication skills are essential as you’ll be building and maintaining the relationships across all areas that are essential to your success in this role.

What’s in it for you?

• Salary range of £23,000 to £29,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

Wondering about the office?

We’re based in Tamworth, not far from J10 of the M42, with a gym across the road, onsite parking and Ventura Retail Park just a short walk away - we can cater for most of your needs. We also have a canteen, X-Box and table football for your breaks too.

Who are we:

SGSCO is a collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGSCO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 16.30pm


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