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HELLO, WE’RE PINK SQUID.  NICE TO MEET YOU.

Ten years ago, Pink Squid was born in London. An independent consultancy and creative agency, established but not an establishment.  Since then we’ve prided ourselves on staying ahead and leading the change for our clients, their people and their recruitment candidates.

We work seamlessly with our clients all around the globe to create world-class talent brands –  fusing our expertise with creativity to design experiences and communications that transform their people agenda. 

Take a look at some of our exciting roles below and see how you could help us do even more.

📓 Project Manager, Branding & Advertising - London UK

PROJECT MANAGER, BRANDING & ADVERTISING – LONDON UK

We’re looking for a driven and motivated Project Manager, with previous experience in a fast-paced agency environment and a background of dealing with big clients.

As a Project Manager, you’ll be working closely with both the strategy and creative teams to plan, develop and deliver all kinds of projects. These will range from attraction campaigns, print and digital communications, careers events and so much more.

Some key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Project Planning – Preparing statement of works and proposals, creating and managing project plans, managing and mitigating risks and issues.
  • Project Insights – Identifying the client needs and providing new thinking to apply an approach with a strategic framework.
  • Creative Project Managing – Forming creative briefs and working alongside the creative teams to deliver innovation and outside the box thinking.
  • Client & Stakeholder Management – Helping to grow and provide support to your client – it’s all about being their trusted advisor and going the extra mile!
  • Supplier Management – Liaising with third-party suppliers to benefit projects and clients, ensuring the Pink Squid quality is maintained throughout.

You don’t panic when someone screams SCRUM across the room and you’re adept at leading complex multi-channel projects, with plenty of confidence when it comes to nurturing clients through your delivery methods. You will be working with other PMs, Designers, Copywriters, Art Directors, Video Producers and Coders. So, knowing how we all work together is crucial.

With a great attitude, strong enthusiasm and the willingness to learn, you will also have:

  • 2-3 years previous experience as a Project Manager in a similar agency environment
  • Solid experience in managing multiple projects across a range of accounts
  • Ability to use project management tools such as Smartsheets, Basecamp, Work Flow Max
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills (you will be in front of key stakeholders quite often)
  • Excellent time management skills

Ability to work in a fast paced and high-pressure environment

You’ll find every Squid truly represents what we stand for; brave, passionate and curious. It’s these values which help us to continuously learn, grow and better ourselves.

In return, we’re offering a fantastic place to come and work every day, a charming office and a vibrant culture.

Read the full job description and apply here

📓 Account Director Branding & Advertising - London UK

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

As an Account Director, you’ll lead on a number of key global accounts in Employer Branding, with support from our core account teams – made up of expert Project Managers and Employer Brand Strategists. We are currently working with the likes of TikTok, KPMG, Vodafone and IBM to name a few!

Your responsibilities

  • To be a trusted partner on key clients, ensuring that all aspects of the Pink Squid proposition seamlessly integrate and exceed the client expectations.
  • Be responsible for allocated client relationships, acting as the day-to-day point of escalation for project / service delivery – both client and internal.
  • Be commercially astute with accounts, billings and budgeting experience both within client work and agency wide to ensure we are scalable and sustainable
  • Aid business wide decision making – focusing our efforts on the client experience, analysing feedback and shaping our offer.

About you

With experience working in a fast-moving, client focused agency environment, managing multiple stakeholders at a senior level, you will also have:

  • The ability to successfully lead a team by example, working with and developing team members – directly for core account teams, but also right across the Pink Squid team.
  • Experience in brand activation or internal comms-focused campaigns
  • Experience delivering tactical digital, social and print advertising / multi-channel comms campaigns
  • Ideally have Employer brand / recruitment marketing account and/or project management experience, either in-house or agency-side
  • You will be a strong team player, calm under pressure and will thrive on passion, bravery and curiosity.
Read the full job specification and apply here 

🎨 Creative Director - London UK

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A first in the history of Pink Squid since we set up. As we’re currently expanding and scaling up the business, we’re looking for a hands-on experienced Creative Director. We want someone who sees the big picture, who can manage and inspire our teams across multiple disciplines – from copy and art direction to design and motion, but ultimately, someone who loves a BIG IDEA.  Someone who is comfortable being responsible for growing accounts and inspiring clients through creative thinking.

You’ll be involved in the entire creative process, planning and guiding the teams that work under you. The creative team includes Heads of Art, Copy, and Motion as well as copywriters, art directors, designers and motion creatives.

Responsibilities:

  • building an open communication environment for the creative team
  • overseeing the creative ideas and projects across the studio
  • taking responsibility for the creative craft and the standard of output across the agency in order to maintain and elevate our award-winning reputation.
  • developing ideas for Employer Brands and talent attraction, and educational marketing or promotional campaigns

Skills & Experience

  • pitching concepts to clients, presenting ideas and department visions to directors and stakeholders
  • overseeing several projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, and signing off on these projects before they are presented to clients and stakeholders
  • collaborating with the wider agency teams e.g. strategy, project management and digital
  • liaising with clients to keep them informed and to highlight any issues
  • understanding the commercial aspects of the agency
  • hiring new talent and managing the creative studio
  • salary reviews and performance reviews of your direct reports
Read the full job specification and apply here 

🎨 Creative Art Director- London UK

CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR- LONDON UK

Hello. We’re Pink Squid, a fast-growing creative agency building people-powered brands. Our work is award-winning. Our clients are global, big-name brands. And our Central London studio (aka home, for now) is one super-talented creative short. That’s – we hope – where you come in.

Able to hone a message on a print ad, then give it legs across digital executions? Dedicated to giving that message a unique look and feel? And ready to work hard to help us produce industry-rocking work as it goes from concept to delivery? Well…you’re in the right place. Our creative studio is growing and we’re on the hunt to find a talented Art Director to join us in our new Squid Tank.

We’d like you to have a minimum of two years’ experience in an agency environment and a strong portfolio, which shows not just your conceptual genius, but the hidden (or extremely visible) problem-solver within you too.

You’re comfortable working in a team and love a challenge. You know what makes a creative idea award-winning. This is not a junior role, so anything extra you can bring to the table (new skills? a platform we’ve never heard about? a niche hobby?) is a bonus.

Does that sound like something you’d enjoy? Good. Get in touch with your CV and portfolio. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered.

APPLY HERE 

💡 Head of Web Design & UX - London UK

HEAD OF WEB DESIGN & UX

A hands on creative digital thinker and design leader.

We’re looking for a web champion, a digital design conductor, an all rounder – to build and lead a web team from scratch. 

Have you thrived in an agency environment, but you’re now ready to build and run your own department? Nurturing a small team, you’ll be strategically guiding our clients – redeveloping websites from scratch, from behaviour mapping to go-live and everything else in between. 

At Pink Squid we specialise in Employer Branding – this means we use all our creative, analytical and technical tools to conceptualise, advertise, engage and communicate to very niche audiences. Your role as Head is to join the digital design dots from the wider Pink Squid teams, working with Project Managers, Brand Strategists, Creative Copywriters, Art Directors and Motion Designers – co-creation is an essential part of our problem solving.  

If big global brands don’t intimidate you, then we have plenty for you to play with – from major social media platforms to global IT, transportation, online gaming and Fintech to name a few. Working flexibly and at our London HQ, you’ll also have a chance to influence our US office and clients, so be ready to roll up your sleeves. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Pink Squid’s Digital Design agenda 
  • Become the client trusted partner 
  • Set and uphold web quality standards
  • Mentor, coach and excite team members
  • Commercial acumen 
  • Reports to Technical Director 

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3-4 years experience in a digital agency environment
  • Experience in web accessibility and web policies 
  • Team line manager experience 
  • Knowledge web server hosting environments
  • GA analytics and web data insight tools

Please send your CVs, cover letter and portfolio of work.

With all portfolios, please credit which parts of the projects you personally worked on. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered.

APPLY HERE

💡 Mid / Snr Web Designer - London UK

UI WEB DESIGNER – Mid/Snr 

So we think we know what excites you… 

Want to work with some of the world’s biggest household brands? Our range of clients includes telecommunications, airlines, social platforms and gaming, serious corporate bluechips and IT icons. No..?

Or maybe you prefer the unknown but purposeful companies, working on renewable energy, waste recycling or ones developing medicines and delivering world class healthcare globally? We help companies identify, create and deploy their Employer Brand – In a nutshell, we help find and celebrate talent, and reveal their culture and people. Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do, and we support and build communications so our clients can highlight theirs. 

We have a central London HQ, newly converted for flexible working. Our ambitions are big. We’re also growing a new US office and developing a SaaS product in Beta. As a Web Designer at Pink Squid,  you have vast access to all these projects, and we’re keen for you to add your mark and grow with us. 

Requirements:

  • Formal or informal design education at a high level
  • Highly competent at working with global brand guidelines
  • Expert knowledge of UX design process: sketching, building sitemaps, user journeys
  • Sitemap design, wireframing and prototyping design concepts
  • Expert level software knowledge of all Adobe CC package
  • Collaborate with developers and understand web systems
  • Confident to present your ideas, both internally and to clients
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and responsive design and web accessibility 

Apply:

Please send your CV, a cover letter and a portfolio of your beautiful live online work. Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered. 

APPLY HERE

💡 Junior Web Designer - London UK

JUNIOR WEB DESIGNER

Starting your web design career or are you finally switching direction? Or you’ve opted not to go to uni? But you’ve taught yourself all the design skills from Youtube? A first class degree but just haven’t found the right agency? We’re open minded, open to all – It’s a win-win deal, you get an award-winning agency to learn from, and we may discover a future web superstar! 

We get it, unless we give you the experience, there is no point in listing what experience you need. So to keep it short, your ambition, attitude and willingness to learn is all we ask. Plus, show us the passion and love for all things design and web. 

Responsibilities & experiences you will gain:

  • Work with major global brands.
  • Assist team members in designing and building web assets from banners to websites from scratch
  • Be fully involved in the UX design process: sketching, building sitemaps, user journeys, wireframing and prototyping design concepts
  • Understand how to incorporate user research into everything you do
  • Design and animate UI assets and increase your software skills 
  • Collaborate with developers and understand web systems
  • Learn to present your ideas, both internally and eventually to real clients

No qualifications, just show us your skills 

A cover letter and portfolio of your beautiful work is a must for this opportunity. . Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered.

APPLY HERE

 

 

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