Business Director, Media Agency

Job Title: Business Director, Media Agency
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £70k - 75k per year
Reference: 43349
Contact Name: Becky Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 19, 2019 16:20

Job Description

Business Director, Award- winning Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £75k

Forward Role are working exclusively with a global award-winning media agency in Manchester City Centre who are renowned for their creativity and innovation.  Following a high-profile new client win, they are forming a brand new team and looking for a Business Director in a senior leadership role who will lead this output with a commercially minded approach.

As Business Director you will own the client relationship for an instantly recognisable brand in the sports sector, with responsibility for service levels, integration and output. You will work closely with the Managing Partner to truly understand the clients business and through this, mobilise the correct resources across the network to create integrated solutions.

Part of your role will be to support the development of the Account Director and enable them to define effective working practices within the team. They are looking for a Business Director who can encourage a positive team spirit and motivate colleagues to be creative and forward-thinking in their approach.

Your role will be focused solely on a key client with a substantial budget and you will be expected to liaise effectively with their dynamic marketing team and manage revenue across campaigns,  supporting business growth initiatives. Experience of creating cross-channel media plans and strategies is pivotal as is the ability to pass this down to the wider team.

Opportunities to lead on a client of this nature don’t come around often in the North, and this role offers tonnes of scope and a real opportunity for someone to shape a new client relationship and make it your own.

As Business Director, you’ll work closely alongside the Senior leadership team, Planners and Strategists to ensure that planning is audience-centric and responses are of the highest quality. As this hiring is due to growth, you will directly manage and contribute to the wider progression of your team and also their integration into the whole media network.


  • Proven experience within a media agency or media company is a given.
  • The gravitas to create and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and agency partners.
  • Commercial accumen
  • Proven ability to manage a team, with excellent leadership skills
  • Energetic and determined individual who likes to be challenged
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong cross-channel media knowledge
  • Team player!
  • An inquisitive, fun and self-aware individual!

Working for this autonomous and supportive media agency offers a number of great benefits to the right candidate, such as very generous holiday package and the chance to work alongside a talented leadership team in a business that is growing at an impressive rate . If you are considering a new role then this could be the perfect opportunity to really develop your skillset and move forward within a supportive agency environment with a seriously exciting client account!

Business Director, Award- winning Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £75k

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