Permanent

New Business & Pitch Lead

Posted 2 weeks ago
Manchester
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
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  • Offered Salary
    £45,000 - £50,000 per year

Job Description

Monday to Friday

Central Manchester (City Centre)

This role is key to the ongoing expansion and creative development for our client – supporting the full life cycle of new business and pitches of one of the UK’s most exciting Global Brand Experience agencies.

With the support of the entire agency to call upon, you’ll deliver on the new business strategy securing new business leads, attending new business meetings, scoping new opportunities to ensure that are a fit and own the plan to convert them.

It will also include taking a pitch brief and managing the response through with our specialist inhouse teams to create something truly amazing. You will ensure the pitch responses are insightful, inspirational, achievable, on budget, on brand, on message, offer a genuine ROI whilst always pushing the boundaries of what our internal teams and clients think is possible.

Reporting directly to our senior leadership team, this high-profile role navigates, communicates and orchestrates between all departments in the business – as well as central functions – and manages teams working on responses and relevant internal projects.

There are few roles within the agency that offer the chance to work cross functionally with all of the teams right up to board level, so this is a dream role for the right person to develop global opportunities across events, brand activations and creative communications as part of a growing global brand experience agency.

Key Skills

  • Playing a key, senior role working within the New Business team at fresh, reporting into the Director of Client

Relationships.

  • You will be experienced in managing a sales pipeline on a CRM, securing new business leads in keeping with the new business strategy which you will work on evolving as needed to support the overall business strategy.
    • Excellent at being client facing in new business meetings, taking briefs and conducting Q&A sessions, presentations and pitches.
    • The ability to work closely with the in-house studio, content and communications, film and social, digital, production and account teams when working on pitches.
    • You will have an excellent attention to detail, this is key, as well as having strong organisational and communication skills, you must also have the ability to multitask, make decisions under pressure and manage timescales effectively.
    • Ideally have experience delivering pitches across a range of creative service offerings which can include some or all of the following: events, comms, campaigns, brand activations and exhibitions.
    • You will be able to demonstrate an ability to think critically and be the voice of the brief to ensure we are answering every element of it and showing added value and a winning edge at every opportunity.
    • You will have the ability to implement best practices and be prepared to challenge ways of working ensuring they are used consistently across the business.
    • If appropriate, supporting the Project team in building budgets for pitches and proposals working with the inhouse teams and where relevant agency partners and suppliers (ideal but not essential)

Experience needed

  • IT and Mac proficiency including excellent Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email
  • Confident at communicating and building a rapport with senior level clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational, work prioritisation and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and copy checking skills are essential
  • Can-do attitude with a willingness to take on responsibility
  • A real team player who’s self-motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all divisions across fresh
  • Ambitious, wanting to progress within the agency

What you will learn

  • Management of new and existing client pitches of a huge variety of sizes and types
  • An indepth knowledge across events, creative comms and brand activations.
  • Vast experience working across multiple sectors including tech, automotive, retail, finance, hospitality, pharma, construction, education and public sector.
  • Global project experience for delivery across a wide range of global locations working with global brands

Benefits

  • Our client awards a selection of funds to the value of £300 per award, to support team members to do non work related activities – simply present your idea, it could be French lessons or art classes the only limit is your imagination!
  • A clear career development pathway with a 121 meeting with the CEO and Head of People annually to help you achieve your carer goals
  • 25 days basic holiday, to include the three days between Christmas and New Year where the office is closed
  • Increased annual leave in line with service – after 2 years’ service, receive an extra day for every year of service, capped at 30 days
  • Long service awards of £250 at 5 years, £500 at 10 years, £750 at 15 years and £1000 at 20 years
  • A flexible approach to working either in the office 2-3 days per week
  • Death in service insurance of 4x your annual salary, paid to your nominated beneficiary
  • Take an extra day’s holiday for your birthday each year to celebrate!
  • Increased pension contribution based on service, increasing to 4% after 5 years and 5% after 10 years
  • Four weeks paid sickness (on completion of probationary period and after 12 months service)
  • Company wide, profit related bonus scheme, based on hitting company targets
  • Free access to our health-care cash plan Bupa, and our Unum Employee Assistance Programme
  • We support both the Childcare Voucher scheme through Enjoy Benefits, and Tax-Free Childcare to provide vouchers
  • Enhanced maternity leave after 2 years service – 100% pay for 8 weeks. This increases to 100% for 8 weeks and 50% for
  • 4 weeks after 5 years service. Paternity pay is paid at 100% for 2 weeks
  • Free breakfast, lunch, fruit and Friday goodies in the office as well as coffee machines for a caffeine boost!

Regular perks

  • Rewards from team mangers, as well as a Team Building pot of money for each team to use for team bonding activities of their choice

New business bonus

  • Earn 5% of the total income brought in during the first 12 months of any new business brought in to the business

And did you know, you also get…

Technology purchase scheme

  • Where items can be purchased from Curry’s/PC World via salary sacrifice, saving an upfront cost
  • Our client cover the cost of your annual gym membership to a gym off the list provided, and you pay it back monthly in salary sacrifice, saving the NI on top of the discounted rate.
  • Cycle to work
  • Purchase a discounted bike via salary sacrifice through the CTW scheme