katrina hutchison

Strategic Business Development Manager/ Director – Time Inc (Formerly IPC Media)

Time Inc. (UK) ltd

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Time Inc. (UK) Ltd (Formerly IPC Media) is seeking an experienced Strategic Business Development Manager/ Director to join their busy regional operation. The successful candidate will be part of the management team. The SBD vacancy is a pivotal role which involves working with the wider team to drive a new growth of business for the Manchester office, focusing primarily on low spending clients. The role spans the patch of Devon to Scotland to see all key agencies and clients outside of London as well as developing relationships with creative agencies to promote Time Inc. UK offerings.
A full understanding of how agencies and clients operate, working knowledge of advertising planning processes and planning cycles and how to analyse key market categories, will form the basis for this role. The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with agency planning & client service teams. The work with agencies will require consulting with them on planning and strategies for their clients to understand key challenges and how to exploit these within Time Inc. UK channels. The successful candidate will be confident and knowledgeable about talking about all Time Inc. UK offerings – especially content.
The role will also see involvement in integrated content and partnership briefs- on a proactive and reactive basis and will require an ability to liaise directly with Senior Management, Editors and Publishers.
Desired Skills and Experience:
• Motived self-starter and active team player with recent agency experience and excellent and contacts.
• Proficient use of PowerPoint is key.
• Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills are required to oversee multiple projects at a time as well as having the ability to take a longer term approach to results.
• Knowledge and experience of research and planning systems NMR, Telmar Ad Dynamics systems
• Work closely with the Insight department to create thought provoking discussions.
• A full and clean driving licence is essential.
The seniority of the role is flexible but ideally we would prefer someone who could have an immediate positive impact on the business.

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