New Business Executive

OVERVIEW

We are looking for an organisational dynamo to join our New Business team to support in the management and co-ordination of all aspects in the running of the department.

 

Each day is different, and so the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, proactive, with a strong focus on attention to detail who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will report into the Senior New Business Manager, supporting at all stages of the pitch process, the implementation of the prospecting plan and general logistics. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Management of complex and constantly evolving diaries to schedule meetings around pitch logistics; arranging meetings, travel, lunches with prospective clients/consultants/industry contacts etc.
  • Supporting with basic/general “RFI” and case study requirements
  • Keeping key case study library up to date in terms of format, and regularly feed updated/new materials into the global resource library
  • Keeping our UK prospecting strategy up to date with company information and relevant industry trend reports.
  • Owning and updating weekly reports
  • Carrying out desk research
  • Keeping key contacts up to date
  • Working with the marketing manager and senior new business manager to ensure all external platforms showcasing a Digitas profile are as up to date as possible
  • Assisting with pre-pitch, pitch and post-pitch tasks e.g. liaising with commercial team on getting NDA’s approved, completed and signed, building pitch war rooms, sourcing and purchasing pitch props and presentation materials

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of one previous work experience in an office environment
  • Confident using Microsoft office packages including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Self-starter and self-learner
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advantageous but not essential: a proven interest and understanding of digital communications

About Digitas

 

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.