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We're Hiring | Client Executive, FMCG, London

Salary: On request

Based: Borough, London

Start Date: ASAP


Whalar Background

Whalar is on a mission to ‘Liberate the Creative Voice’ by connecting brands to creators with influence and democratising the creative process. You might have seen some of our work with brands such as Gucci, Nike, Philips, Heineken, Facebook, Universal Music Group, Unilever and Dubai Tourism. We’re an official marketing partner of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter and are setting new benchmarks in the influencer marketing space.

In just over 4 years, Whalar has grown from a founding team of 5 in London to now having a team of 90+ incredible people across London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and Spain. In 2020 Whalar ranked in the Sunday Times top 100 FastTrack list and was cited as one of Ad Week’s top 20 fastest growing agencies globally.

We’ve established ourselves as one of the top thought leaders in the influencer marketing space - known for being the first influencer agency to win a Gold Cannes Lions, publishing the world’s first neuroscience study into influencer marketing and, of course, our high-quality creative work. Whalar does not crowdsource creativity nor does it produce distasteful product endorsements. Whalar is all about commissioned, thoughtful and creative influencer collaborations.

We’ve built up a client base of more than 200 global brands, have run campaigns across 72 different countries and have an impressive board consisting of advertising legend Sir John Hegarty, founder of BBH, Bob Greenberg, founder of R/GA, and Roxanne Taylor, ex-CMO of Accenture and one of Forbes’ ‘World’s Most Influential CMOs’.


Your Role

Our next chapter in the journey includes the expansion of our London team and we’re looking for a highly creative, culturally immersed individual to join us. The role will sit in the Client Services team, primarily within the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) division. You may be expected to work on campaigns across any of the 4 'pods' - FMCG, Fashion/Beauty, Entertainment/Alcohol/Travel and Tech. You will report directly into a Senior Client Manager and work closely with a Senior Client Executive. Team structure as follows:

Director

Associate Director

Snr Client Manager

Client Manager

Senior Client Executive

Client Executive


As a Client Executive, you will work closely with your team on existing and new business, servicing clients on Managed Campaigns as well as helping to source influencers for proposals for potential new clients. You will run campaigns on Whalar’s proprietary tech platform, including; influencer comms, community management, content management and reporting. You will be the key contact for our creators with influence, managing the relationship with them and ensuring a smooth delivery. Alongside the Client Manager and Senior Client Executive, you are responsible for ensuring clients are getting the best possible experience when working with Whalar.

More specifically, responsibilities include:

Talent discovery and ongoing talent sourcing for new business and live campaigns.

Initial interaction with the client to inform the brief and influencer strategy.

Negotiating and briefing influencers for campaigns according to the specific brief and budget.

Community management and influencer / agency relationship building.

Being the gatekeeper of all content that is submitted, ensuring it’s on brief and of Whalar’s standards of quality.

Detailed preparation of campaign performance reports and case studies.

Inputting into proposals for potential new business, including industry insights and learnings from similar clients.

Keeping the wider team up to date with news and trends whilst feeding into ongoing trend research and culture reports.


Your Skillset

A trained eye and passion for unearthing the best quality creators with influence, spanning lifestyle, foodies, photography, artists, illustrators & animators.

Analytical, with a knack for great logistical planning and acute attention to detail.

Immersed in Culture and Trends (Music, Art, Fashion, Social) and have a profoundly creative mindset.

Regular user and deep knowledge of at least two of the following platforms: Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Triller, YouTube.

Confident in a room; strong negotiation / communication skills.

A flair for multitasking - you will be managing multiple and varied projects at any one time.

Excellent written English.


We are looking for someone who:

Breaks the mould and surprises us.

Thrives in an environment where collaboration, flexibility and a constantly evolving environment are valued more than job titles, rigid structure and legacy ways of working.

Goes above and beyond, challenges mediocrity and holds themself to high standards of work at every opportunity.

A self starter who is willing to roll their sleeves up and dive in.

Has a growth mindset.


Desirable qualities, but not a deal breaker:

1-2 years work experience.

Being an influencer or creator with influence is a plus!

Design skills - photoshop, InDesign, etc.

A second language: German, French, Spanish etc.


To Include Alongside Application

The Task:

  1. Please share with us 3x influencer suggestions that you think we should be working with/don’t know about yet, for each of the below categories:
  2. Micro
  3. Mid

  4. Please let us know of a social media trend happening right now that is unmissable and give 2x influencers showcasing this trend.


When thinking of suggestions, please consider:

- Platform e.g. Instagram, TikToK

- Creativity, diversity, compelling influencers with substance

- Engagement Rate

- No Whalar Stars

- EMEA based (no USA influencers)


Your Hours

Rough office hours are between 9.30am and 6pm. Sometimes it will be busy and sometimes it won't. That means if you are busy we would expect you to work the hours needed to get the work done, but if it isn't – go home early.


Your Benefits

5 weeks holiday (25 days + Christmas)

Flexible working (approx. 2-3 days working from home)

Bonus scheme

Healthcare

Pension



If this sounds something you might be interested in, send an email with your resume and attached materials to hilary@whalar.com (Director).