6 Month Maternity Cover - Digital Director - Media Agency

6 Month Maternity Cover - Digital Director - Media Agency

Maternity Cover - Digital Performance Director - Network Agency - £70,000 pro rata.

Hi all. I am on the lookout for a Digital Director on behalf of one of my network media agency clients based in London. This is a maternity cover, likely for an initial 6 months. If things go well over the initial contract period, there is also potential for a permanent offer down the line.

This is a vital hire for the agency - you will provide senior leadership within a global team of around 50, working with one of the largest drinks/beverages companies in the world who have a huge number of highly recognisable brands. This is a role covering the UK, Ireland and Europe, so you will need to have a solid understanding of these markets. Key channels you will need to be an expert across are Paid Search, Paid Social and Programmatic, however a broad digital/media skill set is ideal.

The client is a marketing based organisation, so you will have access to vast amounts of data from the likes of Google & Pinterest etc. Also the opportunity to see marketing strategies for a massive global business.

Please note: As this is a long term contract you will ideally be within a commutable distance to London.

The Job

  • Digital Director - key channels Paid Search, Paid Social, Programmatic.
  • Direct management of 4 Account Directors, each with a team of 4/5 planner/buyers.
  • Each team covers different markets - these will be GB, Ireland, Northern & Southern Europe.
  • Make sure each team is aligned to planning/strategy & working effectively.
  • Senior digital point of contact for the client - although day to day relationship handled by separate teams.
  • Be key point of contact for activation teams - looking at ways of working, training, upskilling, supporting the teams where needed.
  • Troubleshoot with team, look at processes, key strategic projects with other senior leaders.
  • Lead reviews and goal setting with AD's.


  • Ideally over 7 years working in PPC, Programmatic and Paid Social.
  • Highly experienced team leader.
  • You will have worked across UK & European markets.
  • Strong client facing ability.
  • Ability to juggle multiple workloads.
  • Still a strong understanding of platforms & day to day work that the more junior members of the teams carry out.

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Andrew Morrison
Executive Consultant

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