UK MD, Digital

London, England, United Kingdom · The Hub


The Job in brief

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a highly talented digital and social media communications specialist to lead and grow BCW’s digital and integrated business in the UK. This is a senior role leading BCW’s London Hub team - which encompasses digital, social, data/analytics, creative, strategy, design, and brand experience specialisms – and will spearhead the design and delivery of innovative, integrated programmes across all practices.

This board level position will be dual focused with accountability for the UK Hub team, and working to develop and lead breakthrough programmes for a diverse portfolio of clients such as Pfizer, Colgate-Palmolive and Campari, to name just a few. The role will also encompass the cultivation of new business opportunities within BCW, the WPP network and through external networks. As BCW London goes from strength to strength as a centre of excellence in digital and integrated communications, this position will also act as a key partner to the MD of Digital Innovation & Integrated Media (Europe & Africa) in building out and scaling the agency’s capabilities and offering across the region.

We are looking for a candidate that demonstrates a true entrepreneurial spirit, who thrives on business development and is passionate about being considered an exceptional client counsellor. The successful candidate will act as a link between practices and marketsas the UK digital champion working in partnership with BCW practices to unlock client opportunities in a seemingly effortless way, and in collaboration with other BCW markets, as appropriate. We are seeking a creative digital evangelist and practitioner who has their finger on the pulse of the most impactful innovations in the digital and social space – from AI to Voice. The successful candidate will have the ability to partner with ambitious clients to move into new territories for digital communication and innovation. In parallel, they will require the passion and empathy to be at the forefront of the agency’s on-going digital transformation, supporting colleagues and clients alike who are taking their first steps in the digital arena. Likewise, this role requires an inspiring team leader and collaborator with a track record and ability to turn their hand to thought leadership; the development of new products, services and propositions; senior client counsel and new business.

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Key Experience and Skills


BCW is one of the world’s largest, full-service, global communications agencies with deep expertise in digital and integrated communications, across all industry sectors. The firm is a result of the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe in February 2018 and has expertise in providing digitally-driven, creative content and integrated communications across consumer, public affairs, corporate and crisis management, technology, healthcare and research.

BCW has a network of more than 4,000 employees, across 42 countries, and the London office is second largest in the group.

We are a thriving and hard-working team and we pride ourselves on our supportive culture. We like to be challenged, to learn new things and to constantly develop ourselves. We enjoy bringing different people into our team and celebrate our diversity – one size never fits all and a big part of our success is down to the breadth of skills that we offer.

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