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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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Content Director (13005)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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Our Client is a leading independent content/digital Agency based in Farringdon. They work with leading global beauty and fashion brands on award winning content creation.

Due to an internal restructure they’re looking to hire an experienced Content Director to develop client relationships to become a trusted partner who always delivers. In doing so succesful candidates will emobdy culture, establish team processes, support and grow the team.

Sucessful Content Directors will;

Develop client and internal briefs ensuring clear objectives, scope, desired outcomes & deliverables are determined

Devise research approach combining data and analytics

Lead content planning and creative development

Oversee scoping and production to ensure efficiency, profitability, adequate staff planning, creative excellence & quality control

Mangement of production process

Review draft/final content & manage client approval process

Have overall responsibility for your designated accounts finance & P&L you’ll ensure your team is working profitably both in terms of fees and expenses.

Lead activiation strategy

Analyse & merchandise results for further client development and new business

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Traffic Manager (12453)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Traffic Manager – Creative Services – Integrated Agency

My Client is a leading Integrated Agency looking for a super switched on Traffic Manager to join their amazing team.  This is an incredible opportunity for someone with experience as a Traffic Manager, to come on board, work with some amazing people and be part of an award winning agency! The Traffic department are the link between the client services and the creative department and they manage all resource requirements for the Creatives (Art Directors, Copywriters and Designers) placed on the business, and are therefore responsible for managing the expectations of both Client and Project management in terms of best practice and efficiency. The role will be to manage the day-to-day workflow of roughly 20 creatives and around 5 different accounts. The role will require you to work closely and seamlessly with the other traffic managers in the team with an understanding and holistic view of the full creative department and the all briefs and deadlines. You will therefore need to have past experience with trafficking a fast paced and large team as well as someone who works and communicates well in a team.

 

This person will also need to be confident, strong and personable, you will be required to conduct daily stand ups, communicate with Creative Directors on decisions, run resource meetings and be firm to enforce process to ensure most efficient ways of working. You will needs to have commercial awareness in assuring the Client and Project Management teams are quoting correctly for the resource required as well as being able to monitor the efficiencies of and burn rates on each job. This will require daily follow-ups on timesheet completion of your team. The Traffic Team uphold agency process; ensuring departments across the agency are adhering to the best and efficient ways of working. A Traffic Manager must be able to use their judgement and skill to ensure the teams deliver work on time. The Traffic team aid Client and Project Management by being solutions driven and guiding efficiencies in the delivery of projects through Creative.

Requirements

Organisation of resources through your teams:

• Use your knowledge to put the right people on the right jobs according to their skillset/abilities and ensuring consistency of resource

• Keep the departmental freelance tracker up to date with accurate information around commercials and start and end dates. Working with IT and HR to ensure freelancers have the necessary equipment and work space to work.

• Running weekly commercial reports on utilisations across the departments, highlighting issues and trends. Reporting on team’s commercial health and flagging and following up on jobs with financial over runs.

• Working with Creatives on timesheet completion and commercial awareness

• Keeping your Creative Directors involved in decision-making around resource and overseeing projects

• Timely response to client and project management ad hoc requests and keeping the teams updated on project progression.

• Managing creative diaries, putting in briefings, wip’s and 1st thought meetings.

• Ensuring concept and design turnaround times are adhered to.

• Leading stand-ups confidently and resolving issues/changes highlighted.

• Check in with creatives and tech to ensure work is progressing and removing blockers.

• Weekly resource requests and Freelance requirements to be scheduled weekly, highlighting any resourcing or people issues.

• Work with Client and Project Management on timing plans and schedule for the life of projects

• Negotiating with agencies and freelancers on rates.

• Becoming part of the team you work within, knowing the brands and the people who work on them. Skills

• Proactive individual

• Great communicator

• Commercially focussed and proficient

• Able to follow process and best practice

• Competent presenter

• Strong time management

• Personable and approachable

• Team player

• 2-3 years’ experience in either traffic or project management

 

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Integrated Project Manager (12424)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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My Client is a top global advertising agency within a leading agency network responsible for handling all marketing activity from advertising to digital experience, to data science to CRM, to dealer. Their operating model is based on an agile and inter-disciplinary approach, integrating narrative and experience in a dynamic creation process, with data and digital at the core.

Purpose

With the support of Lead PM, Project Managers ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget both within the agency and externally to clients to ensure the best qualitative output.

Supports account teams in early project stages: project scoping, strategy and creative brief development;
Takes full project and client management (with the help of account team) from late creative development stage, through to design, production and QA stages;
Creates and manages SoW – scope, cost and timings control at all times;

Books and manages resource, assures that delivery teams have all the support to produce their work in a timely and efficient way;
Develops design/production briefs, manages briefings, reviews, feedback and amends;
Sources tech requirements, manages trafficking sheet/display serving platform/Facebook Creative Hub set-up;
Takes responsibility for suggesting alternative options in situations where there are challenges from a timings or delivery standpoint’;
Manages and follows up on all internal and third-party costs and POs;

Profile

Integrated PM will have strong communications skills and first-hand experience of taking personal charge for the delivery of similar highly innovative and creative projects along with:

4+ years’ proven experience with a track record in marketing communications projects;
Experience and understanding of the processes involved in delivering Online display & Social, TV/Print/Radio and outdoor campaigns is essential;
Broad understanding of areas such as: web analytics, personalization, search, customer journey analysis, A/B-testing, trafficking/tracking is desirable;
Able to manage pressure and risks, prioritize and deliver effectively;
Is a strong team player and stays professional at all times;
A rapid learner, good communicator, negotiator and influencer who’s warm and likeable, able to convince a client;
Is detailed focused and has solid writing and speaking skills in English.

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Senior Account Director (12750)

London

Permanent

£65,000 - £65,000

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We are looking for an experienced strategic Senior Account Director or Group Account Director with top table experience leading integrated strategy for Alcohol, Automotive, Luxury or new to market innovative brands. Global strategy experience ideal.

You must have as understanding of the full marketing mix, specifically ATL advertising, content, digital, social and brand experience.

This is a senior role in a bespoke established agency.

You are likely to have the following;

  • 7+ years’ experience in a creative/integrated business and a proven track record working as a lead agency partner
  • Experience in delivering global and local campaigns from strategy to TV/content/digital/social/brand experiences and in some instances channel comms such as off-trade
  • Strong understanding of the strategic product working alongside strategists to deliver brand and campaign strategies, whilst providing direction to clients where needed as their trusted agency partner
  • Proven ability in working closely with creative department to deliver a brilliant creative product for client and agency
  • A track record in building strong and long-lasting relationships with multiple clients becoming a true partner to them, and as a result delivering sustainable account growth
  • Experience in delivering profitability at both project and client level
  • Ability to foster a great team culture, focused on your team’s development, as well as collaboration with other departments

Alcohol/Automotive/Luxury brands experience beneficial.


Posted by: Richard Maddox

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account director (12749)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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We are looking for an integrated Account Director or Senior Account Director with a passion for music, marketing and street culture; and an understanding of the full marketing mix; advertising, digital, partnerships, content; loyalty and acquisition.

Role responsibilities

•          Present an “always on” and “client first” positioning at all times.

•          Work with team members to deliver superb client servicing, positive relationship development, and robust project management.

•          Take the lead on proactive client communications, in particular project plans, status updates and value-add advisory.

•          Maintain a good working relationship with key stakeholders to ensure agency is delivering against the client’s plans and expectations.

•          Assist in the management of inter-agency relationships; works with outside agencies and partners to ensure smooth development and execution of all client programs.

•          Advise client on all aspects of the marketing mix; not just experiential

•          Manage contractual elements of the various third party relationships while also managing expectations of each party.

•          Program spend auditing and analysis to identify program efficiencies and go forward recommendations.

•          Understands the landscape for each client’s business as well as the industry contexts for their investments / activations.

•          Work with the account team, to identify strategic opportunities and continue to deliver top results to the client.

•          Ensure that all processes and procedures are completed and quality standards are met.

•          Excellent administrative file-keeping and budget management for ease of rest of team’s awareness and most up-to-date knowledge.

•          Eyes and ears of our clients to instill maximum confidence that the account is in safe hands at all times.

 

Skills & Experience

•          7+ years relevant experience with minimum 3 years of direct experience agency and/or client side.

•          Proven experience in account and project management.

•          An strategic understanding of through-the-line campaign planning and delivery.

•          Sleeves rolled up attitude, with ability to adapt to changing situations.

•          Possess exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing.

•          Superior interpersonal skills and be able to create a rapport with people of all demographics.

•          Passionate and entrepreneurial.

•          Motivated, goal oriented, persistent and a skilled negotiator.

•          Trustworthy, reliable, confident and mature in dealings with clients, people and issues.

•          High level of initiative and works well independently and in a team environment.

•          Plans and carries out responsibilities with minimal direction.

•          Strong attention to detail and highly organized.

•          Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.

•          Ability to think creatively when tackling projects, taking into account key client needs and budget parameters.

•          Requires self-management, including the ability to assess a situation and quickly implement solutions.

•          Must be able to multi-task and be flexible enough to react under stressful, event-time circumstances

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Copywriter (12975)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £35,000

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A very exciting opportunity to work with one of the biggest advertising agencies in London has arisen for a Midweight Copywriter. You will be generating conceptual campaigns and proofreading your own and other writers’ work. You will be able to deliver copy across emails, web pages, press ads, radio and video scripts etc and this must be evident in your portfolio.This agency works with a leading automotive bran so any experience or interest in this area would be beneficial.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Creative Copywriter (12987)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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An award winning creative agency based in West London is looking for a Creatively driven Midweight Copywriter to join their team.

This agency works with some of the biggest brands across FMCG, beauty and telecoms. You will be capable of writing engaging long and short copy and be able to work closely with their art directors to come up with 360 campaigns that will get noticed.

You will come from an agency background and have worked with global brands, you’ll be looking to join an agency where you’ll be learning from the best and excited to shape a successful future.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Front-End Developer (12795)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for a Mid-weight creative front-end developer for a client of mine, able to handle a variety of tasks from mailers, holding pages, through to building large websites and web apps.

Working in conjunction with a creative lead but also able to take on projects independently.

This is a key role with a long-term objective of growing with their business – an excellent opportunity for an ambitious developer who would like to step into a more senior role down the line.

Skills

HTML/CSS
Strong javascript skills
Knowledge of React, and WordPress is a bonus but must be willing to learn on the job
Version control using Git
Basic proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch

Day to day

Developing larger projects (1-2+ months) using either React or vanilla JS
Building a variety of websites for marketing campaigns
Providing support to existing internal/external web apps and websites – amends, bug fixes, etc
Setting up marketing mailers and assisting with other smaller development jobs
Improving and maintaining the development environment

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be able to live and work in the UK. No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Creative Artworker (12984)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £37,500

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Mid / Senior Artworker – £30-37k (DOE)

We’re  a creative agency with a global client base and an international design reputation for excellence. The agency has grown rapidly over four years and is looking to recruit an outstanding Mid/Senior Artworker.

We are looking for an efficient, talented and enthusiastic artworker to join our busy design team. This role reports into the 3D & Production Director and the individual is expected to be highly organized, produce digital files of the highest accuracy, whilst working under pressure.

Role Requirements:

Excellent Adobe Creative Suite skills
Excellent attention to detail & accuracy on digital files
Ability to provide technical size guides for 2D/3D elements
Wide knowledge of production methods and finishes
Ability to interpret site surveys, technical drawings and client style guides to produce artwork files and guides
Self manage upload / download of files from client / to productions partners
Highly organised – digital files / archive
Passionate about all aspects of design, including interiors and retail environments
Minimum 4 years’ experience – preferable with global fashion / sportswear / lifestyle brands
Ability to work under pressure with a clear head
3D environment experience preferential – retail / interior / events
Teamwork –liaison with the design and project teams to keep projects on track

Essential:

Can do attitude – a doer, prepared to roll up sleeves and get stuck in
Confident & articulate – must have excellent communication skills
Excellent timekeeping
Reliable and trustworthy – to be an ambassador
Presentable – fit in with the culture and ethos
Professional approach and highly organised
Out of hours’ flexibility to assist on the installation of design projects in retail environments

Desirable Skills:

Knowledge of Rhino would be advantageous
Retouching to a high standard

Benefits:

Central London creative studio environment
Competitive salary dependent on experience
Employee benefits

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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Development Manager (12930)

Berlin

Permanent

£75,000 - £95,000

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Development Manager

 

Car Trading Platform – Tech Start-up

Berlin, Germany

 

€75,000 – €95,000 + Benefits + Relocation Package

 

We’re hiring a Development Manager to join a disruptor technology company, creating a platform for buying and selling used cars with the focus on high-quality service, transparency and efficiency. This independent tech start-up is backed privately by a major international car manufacturer and is reaching close to 200 employees due to the success of the platform.

 

As the Development Manager, your role will focus mainly on two areas; People Management and Technical Architecture, and supporting responsibilities. The platform is a highly scalable distributed system in its architecture, which requires a professional with previous experience within similar technology environments. You’ll be managing a multi-disciplined agile product team of Frontend & Backend Software Engineers, UI & UX Designer resource and a Product Manager.

 

Tech stack: Java 8, Kotlin, Spring, Boot, GOLang, AWS, Kubernetes, JavaScript, ReactJS and Redux.

 

We’re seeking someone with:

  • Significant software development experience working in tech product companies.
  • Leadership skills, either as a lead developer or people manager.
  • Architectural experience with Microservices, highly scalable systems and non-relational databases.

 

The organisation is at an exciting period, the transition point between a tech startup and established tech company; so it has the benefits of being a human-centric culture with plenty of exciting decisions still to be made as well as the safety of success, product demand and a healthy work-life balance without the excessive delivery deadlines.

 

To find out more, please contact Danny Stewart at Redsofa.

 

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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News

365 day payment terms will wreak havoc on marketing companies

Steve Buss 12th June 2019

It started in the states, it could soon spread here.

30 days become 60 days become 120 days, and now, shock horror, some major clients in the US are demanding 365 day payment terms. Imagine invoicing out on July 1st 2019 and finally getting paid July 1st 2020! Outrageous.

Why should the creative, media and recruitment industries be picked on? Can you see HMRC waiting a year for payment, or your local council or your local builder, of course not.

If these payment terms spread over here and become the norm many brilliant well run businesses will go down, and guess what the cost of marketing and creative services will go up.

How ironic, how stupid.

Steve Buss

Supreme Leader RedSofa

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