General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Client Services

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 7865

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

This role sits as part of the Rufus (dedicated Amazon) team in the Amazon Business EU Hub, based in London and servicing the Amazon Business client team in Europe, and the European Rufus teams. This is a pivotal role in the EU Hub, providing centralised project management and planning support to both client and agency teams.

The Amazon Business team at Rufus work in a dynamic, fast paced environment where innovating on behalf of consumers is at the heart of everything we do. The EU Manager, Amazon Business EU Hub, will be responsible for working closely with the rest of the Amazon Business EU Hub, as well as the European Rufus teams to ensure that consistent planning principles are applied to all local and pan-regional campaign briefs.

This role will also provide support on new Amazon Lines of Business -working with the Head of Expansion, Rufus EU, there will also be opportunities to get involved in new projects involving new Amazon Lines of Business. In 2021 new Amazon Lines of Business included Amazon Gaming Studios, Amazon Advertising, Handmade & 4-Star.

Key Responsibilities

  • Key member of the Amazon Business EU Hub team, managing the coordination of pan-regional campaign briefs across Europe working closely with the rest of the Hub team and individual Rufus country teams across Europe to ensure seamless execution, managing any escalation issues throughout the process 
  • Work alongside the EU local Rufus teams to deliver brilliant work and flawless execution, ensuring consistency in coordination of campaigns across EU 
  • Work with the rest of the Amazon Business EU Hub team to find ways to innovate, impress and excite client teams with planning expertise to create impactful campaigns with a high ‘talkability’ factor across Europe
  • Keep up to date with media marketplace to educate clients on the changing media landscape and the opportunities arising as a result. 
  • Apply a client lens to all locally executed plans, ensuring consistency in approach and the application of best practice planning principles in each EU country
  • Work closely with EU Rufus teams to project manage pan-regional campaign planning
  • Coordinate plans from EU countries 
  • Celebrate the successes of campaigns via internal communications 
  • Promote an open working environment where opinions, views and ideas can be shared
  • Work closely with Head of Expansion, Europe on ad hoc projects as required
  • Partner with peers in the Global Rufus Hub to ensure the sharing of best practice and alignment in planning principles for all international releases. 
  • Ensure all administration is up to date, accurate and all internal/external deadlines are met. 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Marketing and/or Advertising and Media
  • Ability to adapt quickly to support the team from one challenge to the next. 
  • An understanding of cultural differences across Europe, ideally with experience from working on a pan-European client with teams across Europe
  • Ability to interrogate and analyse research reports to draw conclusions and insights.
  • Able to drive projects from conception to completion; project management experience
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Proven problem solving ability 
  • Ability to work successfully within a team, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure 

About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.