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Marketing & Business Development Manager

London, England, United Kingdom

What’s happening?

We are excited to announce we are looking for a Marketing & Business Development Manager to join the UK Business Development team, supporting with activity across the UK.

This is an important role to help drive the new business and marketing efforts across the region, ensuring greater collaboration and shared best practice.  A key contribution will be helping drive dynamic revenue growth by building consideration with UK and EMEA-based and headquartered brands.

You will be reporting into the SVP, Business Development and working closely with Business Development and Marketing Teams across the UK, EMEA and US.


What will you be doing?



  • Content creation (creds, thought leadership, events)
  • Collaborate with EMEA Marketing & new business teams to understand what works in local markets and join up the team for best practice sharing sessions
  • Work with wider team to effectively leverage marketing assets (hospitality/events) to ensure strong business building relationship management with strategic prospects.
  • Take the lead and offer support with writing, updating and formatting credentials, case studies and blogs
  • Responsible for activating global marketing content locally
  • Work with other IPG agency marketing contacts on shared initiatives and provide updates
  • UK Marketing representative; ensuring the US team are kept up to date with UK activity
  • Work with London / UK / EMEA / Global teams on social media, website and intranet initiatives


Business development:

  • Support SVP, BD with the new business strategy across the UK
  • Generally supporting pitches and delivery; taking a hands-on pitch management role, where needed, for major new business opportunities (proactive and in-bound)
  • Oversee the co-ordination of inbound new business opportunities and manage the timely handover to practice leaders and senior staff, working with the relevant client & new business teams as needed
  • Ensure strong and productive new business development relationships with IPG, McCann WorldGroup and IPGDXTRA
  • Maintaining relationships across the relevant stakeholders e.g. agency intermediaries and business development consultancies
  • Line manage Junior BD Associate, supporting across reporting and managing the CRM system


Ideal experience required:

  • The ideal candidate will likely have solid previous experience in a business development (exposure to or additional marketing experience would be beneficial) function with an integrated communications environment and be comfortable co-ordinating markets.
  • Can get under the skin of the brief and boss the pitch process, keeping people to time and budget
  • Always on mindset to act fast and directly when required
  • Fostering relationships across the agency, IPG and prospect landscape
  • Maintaining overview of the UK new business pipeline, proactively reporting on progress and updates (with support of team assistant)


Who are we:  

Weber Shandwick are a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The firm has earned more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications.

Weber Shandwick is part of the IPG DXTRA family and wider Interpublic Group. Check out more about team, the work, and what it’s like to work at Weber Shandwick here.



  • 25 days holiday + 2 extra days at Christmas + Birthday off + 2 annual days for volunteering
  • Flexible working
  • Employee wellbeing perks including things like; EAP mental health support, free membership to Headspace meditation
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Summer and Christmas company parties
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to health insurance


Note from the talent team:

We  appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At IPG DXTRA we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.




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