Creative Services Manager

Are you a top-notch, proactive organiser with excellent communication skills? Could you manage and plan all work through Creative and Design department?

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We are McCann Synergy, experts in employee engagement, working tirelessly to make work better and unleash the power of people in organisations to make a difference on the inside and out.

We’re an agency of our own, but also very much an extension of McCann Central, the UK’s largest integrated agency with over 500 individuals working together to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives.

We are also part of McCann Worldgroup, a global agency network that delivers culture-shaping work for some of the world’s biggest brands.

And to add to our awards shelf covering multiple awards for Agency of the year, innovation, and category accolades, not to mention McCann Central’s haul of awards in recent years at Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show, D&AD, LIAs, Golden Drum & Creative Circle Awards. Creativity really is at the forefront of everything we do.

We’re a lean creative department with a growing list of global clients to rival any agency, so the briefs and opportunities will come thick and fast. And you can also help us continue our fantastic run of pitch successes.

 

Requirements

The Creative Services Manager role is responsible for managing and planning all work through the creative / Design department ensuring open communication between creative, account management, project management and digital that leads to creative delivery on time and on budget.

Partnering with Creative teams, Account/Project Management, Studio and Digital, you will ensure work is allocated accordingly, managing creative schedules to deliver outputs that meet client expectations, agency standards and budget requirements. Your expertise in operational and time management will play a key role in coordinating all creative meetings from WIPs to presentations or pre-productions.

What we want to see
  • Process time requests for creative, book jobs on board and record in the planner
  • Compile and send out the brief chase for creative and broadcast
  • Police the midday brief submission deadline
  • Attend allocated WIP meetings
  • Attend and drive resource catch ups
  • Manage all aspects of creative, design and artworker freelancers (bookings and administration)
  • Attend and run Creative Services departmental weekly meetings
  • Prepare timely analysis of time and utilisation reports – identify instance of under-utilisation, identify the root cause and pro-actively take steps to address the issue
  • Sense check creative brief time requests against estimates
  • Act as a gate keeper to spot early instances of scope creep and challenge account management teams on whether they have negotiated overruns with clients

 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary we are committed to creating a brilliant environment for all our people. This includes benefits such as 28 days holiday, plus the opportunity to buy more holiday, enhanced pension contributions, life assurance and much more.

A culture of learning and development is also central to our ethos, so you’ll have access to industry leading training and development programmes, plus you’ll get to work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products.

Most importantly, you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported and developed.

If you want to join an iconic network agency that offers you the chance to work on one of the top clients in our portfolio & the opportunity to progress your career with an unrivalled development programme, contact us now.

Our commitment to equal opportunities

For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe an encouraging and inclusive environment makes sound business sense.

As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompass all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with.

Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.

Does this sound like your next challenge?

Apply online here – https://apply.workable.com/mccann-central/j/DDF5CD4929/

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