Head of Influencer

Creative, Design & Studio £ 50,000 per year

£50K - £55K

Major Players are working with an award-winning strategic sport & esports creative agency that work with ambitious brands and right holders such as PlayStation, Stat Sports, New Balance, FIFA, Beats by Dre and UEFA. This agency are embarking on an exciting period of growth, opening offices in the USA and now wish to hire a Head of Influencer who is looking for an exciting new challenge.

This is a unique chance for an experienced Head of Influencer to take their next step in their career and be part of a growing independent agency; working from the Manchester office once a week and a work from anywhere policy for the rest of the week.

The Role / Company

You will be at the heart of the agency's continued growth, bringing your knowledge and expertise of deftly managing talent, and making the most of influencers.

This is the perfect role for an experienced team leader already working in a Head of Influencer role and looking for a new challenge.

As Head of Influencer you'll be overseeing client's influencer strategy in order to create world-class marketing campaigns for global brands.

You'll bring together your creativity and influencer relationship skills along with negotiation and social media skills to ensure that influencer campaigns are effective and well run.

You'll oversee a team of Influencer Managers and Executives to deliver all of the influencer strategy on campaigns across the agency.

In your role you will contribute to the thought leadership that is driving the practice of influencer marketing forward.

Key Responsibilities

* Influencer Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Strategy to define and manage the influencer strategy. Defining the right approach for influencers to meet the set objectives.
* Influencer Campaign Analysis: Working alongside the Digital & Performance Director, analyse the end of campaign performance, coming back to the campaign objectives and business goals, and identifying successes and areas for improvement.
* Influencer Management: Oversee the identification and liaise with relevant influencers, lead the negotiations and negotiate fair rates for content, and ensure the relevant agreements are in place.
* Project Management: Oversee the effective management of client campaigns, ensuring they're delivered on time, to a high standard; communicating with social influencers and platform partners (e.g. Creator IQ / Falcon.IO etc) will be necessary, as well as internal communications, i.e. with the Creative and Paid Media teams
* Thought leadership: Contribute to the thought leadership that is driving the practice of influencer marketing forward.

Skills & Experience

* Proven ability in a Head of Influencer role
* Confident and experienced at successfully running a big team
* At least 6 years of experience in influencer marketing, social media strategy, content marketing or similar with proven success in developing and executing programs that raise brand awareness and create advocacy.
* Passionate about how brands can transform their communities and business through influencer marketing
* A track record of building communities and long-term influencer relationships that result in authentic content and support business goals
* Experience in sports and eSport influencer marketing
* Excellent relationship-builder and a propensity for collaboration.
* Very strong written communication (briefs / contracts / copy).
* Excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to execute successful projects with minimal guidance in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
* Strong knowledge of influencer marketing from both a Brand and Direct Response perspective
* Experience leading a social media strategy
* Track record of balancing different types of work and staying on top of the details.
* Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to help your team succeed
* Excellent negotiation and commercial skills
* Both paid and organic social media experience either at an agency or client level
* Brilliant team work skills as well as being able to drive work independently
* Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Keynote, Google Docs etc.

Salary & Perks

Location - Flexible with 1 day a week in the Manchester office

Salary - £50,000 - £55,000 Depending on Experience

Contact: Clare Murphy

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