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Director / Research Director
We’re seeking a dynamic and experienced Director to join and help shape our growing and evolving UK Financial and Business sector team.
The successful candidate(s) will have a keen sense for identifying and delivering on growth and business development opportunities. They will enjoy building mutually beneficial relationships with clients and colleagues alike and will bring a growth mindset, along with a focus on innovation and personal & professional development to the team.
The ideal candidate(s) will already be operating at Director or Research Director level (or will be an experienced Associate Director seeking their next challenge). They will have gained experience from either an agency or client-side role, ideally within the Financial Services, Real Estate or Insurance sectors.
They should be looking for a move that allows them to put into practice and further develop their already strong capabilities to:
What’s the job?
The day-to-day role will be based within the Financial and Business sector team, working primarily on projects for clients working for many of the UK’s leading banks and financial institutions. At BVA BDRC we foster a strong culture of collaboration and there will also be opportunity to work alongside colleagues in other sectors and in other parts of the BVA Family from time to time.
The work is varied, dynamic and challenging. Although all colleagues are expected to operate across both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and be flexible enough to work on a mix of ad-hoc and continuous projects, we are also keen to hear from individuals with either a strong qualitative, innovation or brand background.
You will be part of a team setting the direction for the development of capabilities and products targeted at the sector. You will take personal ownership of select client relationships, shape key account plans, lead RFP responses and execute major projects with the support of the wider team. At director-level within the agency, you will be invited to provide input to all strategically significant tender responses as well as key resourcing decisions.
This is a senior role and one that will include line management and people development responsibilities.
What you’ll do
You will hit the ground running with an initial focus on meeting key client contacts and team members, helping to respond to pitches and overseing project delivery.
Other key aspects of the role include:
What you’ll bring
You must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
Desirable but not essential:
What you’ll enjoy
Discretionary year-end bonus
Hybrid working, mixing home with our London offices in King’s Cross and Angel
26 days annual leave, increasing with service
A variety of employee benefits
A supportive and collaborative culture
Comprehensive training programmes
Progression based on achievements, not time in role
Monthly social events and regular CSR activities
Send us your CV with a brief email about why you’d be a good fit, with ‘Director / Research Director’ in the subject.
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