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New Business Director

London, UK
Permanent

Who we are

Nucco is a communications and experience agency that is part of the UNIT9 group of companies. We apply a ‘beautifully simple’ approach to change people’s behaviour and perspective, using powerful creative and emerging technologies.

Our work ranges from film and animation, covering even the most complex subject-matters, to immersive interactive, augmented and virtual experiences. We are a team of 22 people with a creative, collaborative and supportive culture. In July 2021 we had a 50/50 gender split, and a gender pay gap of 5%. We are on a journey to being B-Corp certified in 2022.

Our values include Don’t Hold Back, One For All, All For One, Paper & Pencil First, Essential Impact, and Curiosity Never Sleeps.

Nucco is part of UNIT9 Group, one of the world’s pre-eminent creative production and digital transformation companies. UNIT9 is AdAge’s 2019 Production Company of the Year and Campaign’s Tech Company of the Year 2020.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an exceptional self-starter to lead new business at Nucco.

We need someone who can build on our existing pitch win rate 58%, and new business revenues of £1.5M from UK and EU. New business includes managing our lead-generation relationships, nurturing new conversations into briefs and opportunities, leading responses and pitches, and getting the best out of everyone involved in our creds and winning new business. You will be a natural networker and communicator who is curious about business and people. You will naturally be able to connect Nucco’s services to clients’ problems through value propositions.

Reporting to the MD, you will be responsible for all aspects of new business - this includes sales strategy, lead generation, proposals, RFIs/RFPs and pitching.

As a successful creative services new-business leader, you’ll already play an influential new business role at an established or up-and-coming agency. You’ll perhaps be ready to grasp the opportunity to create and build a new-business team, where at the moment you might be part of that team.

The new business role means you will work with many areas of the agency including marketing, client services, production and creative. You will also need to liaise as appropriate with your counterparts in other UNIT9 Group companies and the many partners we work with.

What you’ll do day to day

  • Be accountable for new business revenue target
  • Plan new business strategy
  • Win new business
  • Nurture opportunities
  • Manage contacts through Hubspot marketing suite including email automation
  • Liaise with lead generation partners to develop new opportunities
  • Co-ordinate new business with marketing activity to make both more effective
  • Lead pitches and new business development processes
  • Improve new business ways of working and process
  • Promote new business internally
  • Co-ordinate with UNIT9 Group as required
  • Encourage a high-performance culture

Skills and abilities you’ll need

  • Track record of winning digital communications and experiences - for example digital marcomms, content, websites, film & video communication, AR & VR
  • A strategic approach - we are in the business of solving client problems
  • Experience of structuring proposals and pitch narratives
  • Ability to translate agency services into value propositions for prospects
  • A proven ability to lead, motivate and create teams around new business activity
  • Excellent communicator and presenter
  • Google Suite expert user, particularly around creds and pitch decks
  • Close attention to detail
  • A problem solver
  • Loves to innovate
  • Proactive in all you do

Examples of touch points with other areas of Nucco

  • Leadership Team – MD, Creative Partner, Production Partner
  • Client Services Director and AMs
  • Producers and PMs
  • Creative Directors, copywriters, art directors, creative partners
  • Marketing Manager

Background experience we are looking for

  • Senior agency-side experience of leading and winning communications and experience pitches - £50K-£1M value
  • Contract/SoW negotiation/agreement
  • Experience of setting up processes
  • Experience of Hubspot (or ability to learn)
  • Experience of working with senior agency and client business stakeholders
  • Proven history of excellent performance and results

Reward

  • Base salary of £50-65k per annum depending on experience, plus a commission structure TBC
  • 3% company contribution to pension
  • Holiday allowance of 22 days per year plus bank holidays (we close between Xmas and New Year which are in addition to your holiday allowance)
  • Flexible working from home/remotely and in the office policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous maternity and paternity allowances

Interested? Get in touch:

Nucco values diversity and creativity in all its forms and we love to see that reflected in our crew. We encourage applicants from the most diverse backgrounds.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a cover letter as to why you’re right for this role to jobs@nuccobrain.com.

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Senior Digital Producer

London, UK
Permanent

Nucco is the only communications and experience agency powered by the world-famous creative production group UNIT9. We ‘make it beautifully simple’ using powerful creative and technology to change behaviour and perspectives. Our work ranges from film and animation, covering even the most complex subject matters, to deeply immersive interactive augmented and virtual experiences. We work with leading brands like J.P. Morgan, De Beers Group, The John Lewis Partnership, McKinsey, Deloitte, the European Space Agency.

Nucco is part of UNIT9 Group, one of the world’s pre-eminent creative production and digital transformation companies. UNIT9 is AdAge’s 2019 Production Company of the Year and Campaign’s Tech Company of the Year 2020.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Digital Producer to join our production team on a permanent basis, reporting to the HoP and managing multiple projects at the same time. The ideal candidate will have good experience in working on digital projects on different platforms and for large brands, such as 2D animations, live-action productions, websites, branding and strategy projects. You will ideally have at least 5 years of agency experience, client-facing and managing teams and be able to juggle multiple deliverables on tight deadlines and be able to get the job done at the highest standards. As a Senior Producer, you will be collaborative, hands-on and extremely organised, you will be in charge of managing multiple projects, making sure everyone is working to the best of their abilities while staying within time and budget constraints. With an interest in storytelling and innovation, you will be a fast learner and natural problem solver, with a good sense of humour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Client Services during the pitching process by providing budgetary and timeline forecasts.

  • Assisting Client Services and Biz Dev during the pitching process by support on detailing project scope and deliverables.

  • Generating and maintaining individual project budgets and schedules.

  • Building teams, booking resources and helping with resourcing team members whenever necessary.

  • Ensuring that all objectives/deliverables of the project are met within budget and agreed timeline.

  • Closely monitor project progress against agreed scope of work - this includes: Tracking workflow, crew utilisation, versioning and client feedback.

  • Hold regular meetings with each project team and arrange milestone meetings with senior staff.

  • Serving as the main point of coordination and contact between the day-to-day production team and the project's senior/management staff.

  • Forecasting delays, risks, budgetary implications or other shortfalls and communicating issues to Client Services / Production Lead as necessary.

  • Supervising project closure to ensure:

    - a post mortem meeting is held in order to identify areas of future improvement

    - all required marketing material is provided to the Marketing team for the construction of their case study

    - all project material is carefully archived.

  • You will participate in the development of new business, including; meetings, taking briefs, preparing pitch budgets and proposals etc.

  • Pushing the team to reach Nucco’s standards on craft and quality.

  • Ensuring the team follows the Nucco production process.

  • Delivering projects on time and budget and with quality.

  • Mentoring and training of Producers, Project Managers & Production Assistants

  • Support in the recruitment of new Nucco team members when required

  • Building relationships with external suppliers and vendors.

  • Creating a positive team spirit / resolve any conflicts amongst production team members.

  • Contributing to the ongoing optimisation of Nucco’s production tools and processes.

Skills and abilities you’ll need

  • Agency experience or experience in a similar role, whether that is within a studio or as a freelancer is a must.

  • Experience managing digital projects and ideally both ATL and BTL campaigns

  • Experience working on animation and social media projects

  • Experience working on £100K+ budgets is a plus

  • Prince 2 or similar qualification is a plus

  • Knowledge of project management tools such as Paprika, Instagantt / Asana, Teamdeck, Slack, etc. Experience using Google suite tools and templates. Knowledge of software such as Jira and Basecamp is a plus.

  • BA level degree in a relevant subject is a plus.

Examples of touch points with other areas of Nucco

  • Production Lead and producers' team,

  • Account Managers / Client Services team

  • New Business Team

  • Marketing Manager

  • Creative team

Reward

  • Base salary of £38-48k per annum depending on experience, plus a commission structure TBC

  • 3% company contribution to pension

  • Holiday allowance of 22 days per year plus bank holidays (we close between Xmas and New Year which are in addition to your holiday allowance)

  • Flexible working from home/remotely and in the office policy

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Generous maternity and paternity allowances

Interested? Get in touch:

Nucco values diversity and creativity in all its forms and we love to see that reflected in our crew. We encourage applicants from the most diverse backgrounds.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a cover letter as to why you’re right for this role to jobs@nuccobrain.com.

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