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Locations Manager

Job Introduction

Who is MKTG? 

MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, hospitality and sponsorship marketing

 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Locations Manager to join our amazing team. Working across one of our biggest clients you will have great exposure to one of the biggest and most iconic brands in the UK.

 

Role Responsibility

Overall purpose of the Locations Manager role in MKTG

As the Locations Manager, your role will be to effectively assist with managing the company’s relationships with clients / prospects and help ensure the company delivers its financial and strategic objectives.

Primary function of the role is to effectively manage the research, negotiation, scheduling, booking and financial processing of locations for short and long-term campaigns:
 

  • Responsible for sourcing appropriate locations, ensuring that they are in-line with the campaign / activation specification
  • Negotiate competitive rates for the client​
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Role of Locations Manager in relation to Client Manager / Business Director

As the Locations Manager your role will be to successfully help to maintain, develop and grow the client’s account and help the Client Manager and/or Business Director achieve this growth. The Locations Manager will also help support the profitable and high quality live implementation of any commissioned projects from a locations perspective.

Main responsibilities

  • Help your manager to establish, develop and maintain relationships with key clients, client managers or planners at your key client company or prospects
  • Help your manager to develop ideas, proposals, budgets and relationships to convert those opportunities identified or secure briefs for future business opportunities
  • To work with your manager to ensure the successful and profitable delivery of live client projects once commissioned to exceed the expectations of the client / objectives of the brief
  • Lead the locations element of the campaign based on set criteria – using insights, data and the client brief to research and identify suitable locations, negotiating best rates and follow through to processing the booking once approved by the client
  • Manage a team of Locations Executives and temporary staff where required

 

The Ideal Candidate

Do you have?

Are you a self-starter who is focused, self-motivated and ambitious? A person with great organizational skills? Then you have the 4 key qualities that we are looking for!

A strong Locations Manager is a problem solver who has a well-rounded knowledge of the experiential marketing environment, ideally you would have been working in this industry a couple of years. You will need to be able to strong relationships through excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Presenting to clients, co-workers and senior stakeholders must be something you are comfortable with and able to perform regularly.

As a Locations Manager, you will be comfortable with finance, spreadsheets and number, you will need to be able to keep track of month to month budgeting and reporting.

A strong instinct for sales is an important quality- the ability to spot an opportunity and act on it!

Must haves of a Locations Manager.

  • Experience in location sourcing and negotiation on large scale campaigns, is vital
  • Experience in producing experiential events preferred (can demonstrate core competencies of compiling RAMS, method statements, budget sheets)

Package Description

We offer everything you would expect a global corporation to provide including competitive pension plans, income protection, life assurance, critical illness cover and season ticket loan. We are committed to creating a great environment for all of our employees. As well as the little perks such as team days out, kitchens stocked with free fruit, teas and coffee in the office, we strongly support a work-life balance and encourage agile working across the business. Our working parents are eligible for up to 20 weeks paid leave, including dads and co-parents and we also offer lifestyle benefits such as corporate-rate gym membership, childcare vouchers and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) days to use working for charitable causes each year. You always get your birthday off and we have a great holiday allowance scheme allowing you to buy or sell holiday too!  

About the Company

Why us?

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person who is either ready to take the next step in their career or move into a fast past and growing company with a small family feel. The beauty of MKTG with its family feel is that you have the power of the Dentsu Aegis Network behind you.

This is a fantastic account working across a major client and a brilliant and fun team!

MKTG are the leaders in the experiential industry in London you will be given the opportunity to grow and shape your future with MKTG.

MKTG offer everything you would expect from a major organization including 25 days holidays, 2 x CSR volunteer days and your Birthday day off, including eye care vouchers, child care vouchers and contributions to your pension.

Meet the team!

Sophie-Amber Roberts – Locations Manager

I’m Sophie, a Locations Manager at MKTG working on the Coca-Cola account.

I have had experience of working on multiple sampling campaigns but what makes the recent major soft drinks sampling campaign unique is it’s fast-paced nature and the team’s ability to adapt to the client’s needs. Whilst working on the campaign we all became specialists in our own areas, which in my case was locations, this meant establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the various land owners and councils to ensure that we were always targeting high-footfall areas, all whilst working collaboratively as part of the wider team. Strategically booking sites that consequently resulted in high sampling figures and seeing how this added to achieving our overall target became very fulfilling! Overall I thoroughly enjoyed working on the account and the team dynamic ensured that I always felt part of the team which I’m sure you will too!

 

Joe Schneider – Operations

I’m Joe, Operations Manager at MKTG. This year I have been involved in the operations and logistics on the largest soft drinks sampling campaign ever conducted in the UK. When not in the office you will find me cycling, running and sailing. I’m always keen on meeting new people and very much enjoy socialising with colleagues and friends after a long working week.

What makes MKTG unique is our ambitious temperament and creative mind-set. We’re a hardworking team but also support one another throughout any campaign. At times you will feel challenged, however this will only encourage you to succeed further and do better. It is a very exciting time to work at MKTG as there are some massive upcoming campaigns to look forward to.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to the team.

 

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