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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

Do you want to get involved in strategic design briefs for a global giant who owns some of the most famous brands out there?

We’re looking for someone early into their client services career who is ambitious and wants to push forward on a strategic account. Our client’s culture is ambitious, grown up, intelligent and highly creative – so we need someone who has the potential to grow into their culture. You’ll be working closely with senior leader and our most competent, strategic creatives to deliver on higher value projects.

You’ll be responsible for the delivery of specific Client projects, so 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. If it exceeds the original brief, you’ll need to flag this to your line manager with a breakdown of the increased costs - understanding the importance of timely billing & income recognition is key.

Be curious, we encourage you to increase your knowledge. Spend time with your Clients, learn about their business, their challenges, trends in their market, the competitive landscape. Understand what threatens their business at all levels. Partner with the Creative team on your accounts, participate in brainstorms, share insights and information that you glean from research into your Clients.


About you:

You’re probably an Account Executive right now, but you’re ambitious and want to keep progressing your skills, experience and career – and that’s what we’ll do for you.

We’re a packaging design agency however we wouldn’t expect you to be experienced in this, we can teach you all the packaging design and brand design knowledge you’ll need. What you will need to understand though, is the concept of brands. So, you’ll have come from an agency working on brands or maybe marketing services.

What we’re looking for in you - are you bright and sparky, are you capable of intelligent conversations, are you inquisitive and looking to learn and develop, do you want to get involved in strategic work in a client services role where you can grow your career?

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


Reward:

• Salary of up to £25k (based upon experience)
• 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 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
9am to 5:30pm | 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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Account Manager

Birmingham

Job Ref
SE1 AM MG
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Up to £35,000 Dependent on experience

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

You’ll already be an Account Manager, or an Account Executive with a level of gravitas to add to the role. Having worked in a Brand and Marketing Agency on FMCG brands you'll understand the kind of work we do and clients you could be working with. You’ll have a curiosity to learn earn about your Clients' business, their challenges, trends in their market, the competitive landscape and you’ll naturally want to understand what threatens their business at both a micro and macro level.

You will be able to broaden your knowledge of the communications industry, of branding and the mechanics of print and packaging design & delivery.
You’ll work within a dedicated client servicing team, reporting to the Senior Account Manager with responsibility for the delivery of specific Client projects – which means planning projects and manage work to agreed timeframes, delivering work within Client budget and profitably. You’ll make sure projects remain within the agreed parameters of the brief and any agreed SLA or contracts.

You will experience from time to time situations where work exceeds the original brief, you’ll 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.

You will 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.

What’s in it for you:

• Salary up to £35,000 dependant on experience
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

Wondering about the studio?

You’ll be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop Birmingham with onsite parking, a gym and multiple eateries, you’ll have everything you need in walking distance. Working from our spacious studio you’ll be mentored along your journey, given top-notch equipment to use and everything you need to develop and grow with us. The Marks family is big on fun too; with dozens of social events planned throughout each year to help balance out the work with the play.

Before you google here’s a heads up:

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

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


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