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We're building a new kind of team. One made up of pioneers, creators and makers; of those excited to run head-on into the challenges facing the world's most respected brands. This team is harnessing the power of experiential in all its forms to create mind-blowing experiences and drive industry-leading business performance. Sound exciting? Then let's talk. Check out our available positions below, and let us know what you're going to bring to the team.

Project: WorldWide and its subsidiary Agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Benefits

We expect a lot from our people, so it’s fair for them to expect a lot from us. A sample of the benefits we provide includes:

  • 25 days holiday each year
  • GPJ Birthday Day –
    a day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Contributory pension scheme and
    regular personal finance seminars
  • Life assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Regular social events including
    All Company get-togethers,
    summer and Christmas parties
  • Annual employee peer
    recognition awards
  • Comprehensive
    healthcare insurance
  • Corporate rate
    gym membership

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As a GPJ intern, you’ll act as a vital source of energy, inspiration and knowledge to every part of the team. Just like a full-time employee, fresh ideas, current trends and a whatever-it-takes attitude are your responsibility from Day 1. In return, we’ll capture, promote and champion your personal and professional goals while exposing you to all aspects of the agency lifestyle.

Do you have what it takes to be part of the GPJ team? Are you passionate, driven and looking to push yourself? Most importantly, are you hungry to learn what it takes to be the #1 global experience marketing agency in the world? Then apply now for the GPJ Internship Program, and prepare to experience a whole new world.

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EMEA Region

Position Title: Director, Strategy and Planning

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Executive Director, S+P Europe

Date: February 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

To maintain our position and be at the forefront of change requires strategic thinking that pushes us to imagine, create and manage the most innovative, successful and award-winning experiential marketing programs world-wide. Great strategy is the springboard to game changing creativity.

The IBM Strategy and Planning team is responsible for guiding the strategic experience for IBM’s largest proprietary events, international 3rd party trade shows & conferences & pro-actively initiating new marketing & experiential concepts including social campaigns, digital activations, festival environments & branded pop-ups.

About the Role

The senior-level role of Director S+P, is charged with providing support to IBM UK (and sometimes Europe) Clients on their regional event program. This includes advising on their overall approach to events and leading their events portfolio selection initiative to meet performance and effectiveness targets. The role has three UK-based direct reports on the IBM account who you will be responsible for managing and developing.

You will work closely with senior IBM clients (for example IBM UK Marketing Leader, Events leader) to develop event strategies, propose event campaigns and new ways to engage customers, in order to achieve marketing objectives. Being able to analyse audience data and provide evidence-based insights on the people who attend IBM experiences to guide our approach is paramount. Our mission: to create exceptional attendee experiences, which meet IBM ROI and effectiveness targets.

As Director S+P you’ll report to Executive Director Strategy & Planning (based in Stuttgart) on IBM business and have an indirect line to the VP, Chief Strategy Officer, London. You will support several IBM client sets and will partner with the relevant Account Director on those clients. You will be responsible for the team of IBM strategists in the London office and be part of an extensive team of strategists, working on the IBM account across Europe and around the world.

IBM UK Event Program Planning

  1. A trusted advisor to senior clients advising on how best to engage with customers at all stages along the buying cycle, which event investments will generate the greatest return on investment

  2. Analysing ongoing performance of IBM’s event portfolio and recommending adjustments to the portfolio and event programs for continuous improvement in meeting objectives

  3. Researching and assessing 3rd party sponsorship opportunities, providing a point of view (POV) to client & helping to develop a business case

  4. Working with the IBM account team to develop proposals for new event marketing concepts/programs

  5. Building in depth knowledge of the clients’ business and marketing objectives, as well as industry and country knowledge

  6. Advising on best practices, event and industry trends and other relevant insights e.g. competitive insights, experiential trends, design thinking workshops etc. Researching and evaluating event marketing strategies/tactics of client’s competitors upon request

  7. Ensure all key projects establish clear metrics to evaluate success including onsite attendee surveys, experience assessments and performance analysis.

  8. Work alongside Account Directors and other strategists in putting forward future event portfolio strategy & planning recommendations

UK IBM Strategy & Planning Team Lead

  1. Line management responsibility of three team members: 2 Experience Strategists & 1 Marketing Strategist

  2. Coaching & quality assurance reviewing other strategist's work prior to client presentations, provide input to improve quality & outcome, help guide and coach less experienced team members and encourage sharing of work

  3. Leadership: Lead team meetings to share best practices, encourage regular brainstorming and improve cross-sharing of ideas and materials

  4. Support Executive Director S+P Europe in developing insights, skills and best practice within the team across Europe

Skills

  1. You will have proven experience in a marketing, communications, strategy or planning role within a recognised marketing communications agency, or other consultancy. Leading B2B client relationships at a senior level

  2. Able to understand the clients' business and marketing objectives and apply your expertise and experience to influence them on how to solve their marketing challenges

  3. You have strong client services skills, are able to manage several senior clients in parallel

  4. Able to apply data-driven proof points, previous experience, and deep industry insights and knowledge

  5. You are able to present new and innovative ideas to clients from a strategic marketing perspective, considering client's business objectives. Proficient document preparation and writing skills

  6. You keep yourself updated with the latest marketing, digital and experiential trends and pro-actively bring forward ideas to Account Directors and Executive Director, Strategy and Planning

  7. You have worked in the experience marketing industry and understand the variety and relevance of live interactions

  8. You have experience of, or interest in, the technology industry in the UK and across Europe and understand the dynamics of marketing in the B2B environment

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

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EMEA Region

Position Title: Experiential Creative Director

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Executive Creative Director

Date: March 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business. We work with brands such as; Nike, Cisco, Workday, Google and Lotus.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

This Experiential Creative Director role sits across our largest global accounts with technology, automotive, digital and innovation at the heart and core of what they do. This role will not only deliver on exsisting clients but constantly strive to develop future client relationships and projects using innovative and creative ways to drive the clients message through to an experiential and immersive environment.

As Creative Director, you are responsible for leading the team and developing and executing brave and innovative creative solutions to our client’s business and products while coming up with logical creative solutions to problems the clients may face. You will work on a wide range of exciting briefs from automotive to tech while driving creative vision for the agency.

You will respond to briefs and develop proactive creative solutions through your extensive understanding of the industry and your knowledge of what is at the cutting edge in delivering live brand experiences. This role is critical to ensure the successful delivery of the best creative work in the industry.

Looking beyond projects, the Creative Director will take a vital role in shaping the creativity and culture of the whole agency.

The Experiential Creative Director must work well as a leader in a creative environment; motivating and managing creatives, as well as communicating effectively with client’s and other departments. As part of the senior creative team on all leading brand pitches you are instrumental in the success of attracting and winning new business in this sector.

About the Role

• Driving creative innovation within the experiential and event space

• Build and lead the creative team scoping future requirements for the department

• With storytelling at the core, create engaging spaces and experiences that will drive innovation and push boundries

• Have a in-depth understanding of technology and products in the industry and its effect on creativity and concepts

• Selling and presenting creative concepts to international stakeholders and clients

• Managing the creative output of complex accounts whilst collaborating with creatives globally

• Ensure brand guidelines and creative consistency across all brands

• Signing off creative briefs and allocating to the team while identifying skill sets and capabilities

• Leading and running a creative team in an atmosphere where all participants are heard and respected

• Manage workload for multiple projects with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities for the rest of the business

• Be a key contributor in preparing and presenting new business proposals and pitches to potential new clients

• Establish strong, trusting and long-lasting relationships with clients, colleagues and external suppliers

• Providing leadership and inspiration this role will assemble teams and lead the creative process with exceptional results.

Skills

• A natural leader who can drive creative thinking through at every level

• 10 Years + agency experience or in a similar environment

• Commercially minded

• Ability to provide clear and concise creative direction

• Conceptual with the ability to tell a story through the concept

• A strong design background is beneficial

• A problem solver and intuitive thinker

• A solid understanding of digital and how it plays into brand experiences

• Excellent performance management and managerial skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Calm, considered and able to manage a team under pressure

• Able to present in a dynamic and creative way

• Be inspirational to the business and our clients

• Experience with clients from a varied background including automotive

About You

• Active in the marketing world, needs to have a great knowledge of growing and emerging trends in the industry

• Proactive Thinkers - always thinking about what could be done with or without a brief to help glow client business

• Collaborative with creative thinking and how it is executed

• Strong ability to prioritise work and resources across clients and briefs based on short and long term business needs

• Emotional intelligence

• Always positive and leads by example

• A strong interest in global brands including automotive and tech

• Be an inspirational game-changer to the business and our clients

• Approachable, positive and has an endearing leadership style

• Be fearless and disruptive with your creative ideas

• Keen on trend forecasting

• Lives and breathes our world as someone who can bring storytelling, big ideas and thinking to the table.

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

Apply now

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EMEA Region

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business.

Today, we still answer to no one but ourselves. Our business is our business. And that means we focus on what we do best - and how best to do it. It’s an independence that gives us the freedom to be totally transparent. A liberation that keeps us flexible, practical and positively realistic.

Our clear strategic thinking and perceptive creative, breathes life into brands. It’s what turns our goals – and those of our clients, into results. We’re happy working wherever the brief takes us. At home or abroad. On the huge or the hugely important. Our scalability enables us to answer briefs of all shapes and sizes - effectively and efficiently.

And the next 100 years? We’ve a lot planned. And big ambitions to address. Starting today. We’re a hungry agency - more committed and driven than ever. We’ll continue to evolve. To grow. And to search for new disciplines and channels that match the aspirations and vision of our clients. Those we already work with, and those we’ve yet to meet.

One thing’s certain. We won’t stand still. We never have. If we had, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Summary:

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and personable, someone who is confident, proactive and enjoys getting things done. This person will need to be a people person, enjoy and value the importance of good processes and also someone who is confident with using a variety of different software systems, that are taught as part of the on-boarding. Above all, we want someone who is unflappable and really enjoys organising and dealing with people. Personality and fit within the wider GPJ team are important credentials as our success is built upon our strong team spirit.

GPJ Web Based Event Services (WBES) Department Overview:

The WBES department is the first touch point for our client’s attendees and partners who are attending their events, so this first impression is of the up most importance. A large proportion of all roles in the department is answering and responding to attendee’s requests via phone and email exchange. The department is responsible for delivering over 100 events so high energy levels are essential, a willingness to learn on your feet, having a great attention to detail and the ability to collaborate with your colleagues in wide-ranging situations.

The WBES department is made up of Senior Registration Project managers, Registration Project managers and Registration Co-ordinators that support clients, these are the people who you would be interacting with on a daily basis in order to meet client deadlines.

Specific Responsibilities:

Customer Service Representatives provide information and assistance to attendees of small to large corporate events for a variety of clients. Professional and friendly verbal and written communication are the main requirements. We provide training on the tools you will use and access to necessary information as well as an escalation path for questions and scenarios not covered in the documentation.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Manage delegate queries via email and telephone ensuring customer service levels are maintained at all times

• Answering phones in a timely manner with a professional and pleasant demeanor

• Responsible for monitoring your own phone status (in ‘ready’ mode) to ensure they are able to take the next incoming call.

• Responding to emails within your event(s) within 24 hours. This is a team effort and all team members must contribute as equally as possible. We are contractually obligated to answer emails within one business day.

• Voicemail: customer service representatives are responsible for checking and responding to voicemails on their assigned events every work day.

• Providing ongoing updates to Registration Project Manager on any “hot topics” that might need greater discovery and understanding for client feedback

• Immediately raising any reported issues to the Registration Project Manager if highlighted in emails or calls

Personal Specification

People Skills The position requires proactive interaction with peers and colleagues across the business. Being able to go the extra mile to make sure that our clients clients and partners are always satisfied. You need to have the ability to work independently and manage own workload in a fast paced environment and the ability to retain and recall information. Ability to deal with multiple requests from multiple different people, with confidence and the ability to prioritise. Being friendly and collaborative is essential to the success of this role.

Essential: • Ability to work quickly and under pressure

•A professional attitude when dealing with delegates

•Strong written (i.e. good standard of spelling and grammar) and verbal communication skills are essential

• A clear and friendly telephone voice, with confidence to handle difficult phone queries

• Proactive approach to work

• Good teamwork skills and the ability to work unsupervised

• Flexible working approach with ability to work evenings/weekends if needed

• Our clients rely on discretion. Please do not discuss internal policies with callers, emailers or outside of the office. Questions about which information is acceptable to disclose should be escalated to Registration Project Manager

• Arrival on time is essential to ensure that phone lines are being managed over contracted times. If you are ever going to be delayed, then you need to communicate to your Registration Project manager and Head of Department immediately

Highly Desirable:

• Comfortable working in multiple technical environments

• Capable of communicating in another European language

• Experience within a marketing agency would be an advantage

Work Environment:

•This is an office based role in our central London office • Working hours are 8am - 4.30pm / 9am - 5.30pm with an hour for lunch from Monday to Friday

• Travelling onsite for events might be required

• There may be at times a requirement to work longer than the above and occasional weekends

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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EMEA Region

Position Title: Senior Event Manager

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Event Director/Account Director

Date: February 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business. We work with brands such as; Nike, Cisco, Workday, Google and Lotus.

George P. Johnson are seeking an Senior Event Manager to work within the event services team to deliver events for our client to the highest standard.

About the Role

• You will develop long-term successful relationships with your clients to encourage client retention and satisfaction, taking an active role in developing clients to the mutual benefit and profit of the client and agency.

• You will have a thorough understanding of your clients’ objectives and collaboratively work with your team and internal departments to deliver first class events.

• You will be responsible for the successful planning, organisation and delivery of a simultaneous range of events, delegating tasks accordingly within the team and working alongside internal teams such as production, creative, program strategy, registration and IT in order to achieve excellent results – to include –

o Initial brainstorm meeting

o Proposal generation

o Initial kick-off meeting along with distribution of project codes

o Taking and distribution of internal and client meeting notes to wider project team

o Management of team hours

o Delegate management

o On-site management

• Financial processes - production of costings for each event and budget development and management. Ensuring all projects are up-to-date on JDE throughout the life cycle of the project.

• Effective supplier management and contract negotiation.

Skills

• Able to demonstrate significant level of event planning and execution, end-to-end, ideally within an agency environment.

• Logistics background – including scheduling

• Demonstrated organisational skills, with strong planning skills.

• Strong time management skills with ability to deal directly with short-notice deadlines and numerous, simultaneous demands.

• Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work with client and/or sponsor, under pressure, to gain requirements and deliverables for the project.

• Strong attention to detail – as demonstrated, for example, when putting together the exhibitor manual.

• Demonstrated ability to foresee and deal with ‘worst-case scenarios’, demonstrating flexibility and taking challenges in their stride.

• Ability to maintain good humour whilst dealing with multiple changes and pressure.

• Able to demonstrate self-motivation and strong work ethic.

• Fluency in additional European language(s) desirable.

About You

Our ideal candidate will preferably be educated to degree level, or equivalent. A qualification in event management would be advantageous, but not a pre-requisite.

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance

• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

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EMEA Region

Position Title: Event Director

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Event Services Director/Senior Event Director

Date: February 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business. We work with brands such as; Nike, Cisco, Workday, Google and Lotus.

George P. Johnson are seeking an Event Director to work alongside a Senior Account Director providing full project management support and leadership to the wider team. As a recognised expert you will be expected to implement an agreed strategy and liaise and coordinate the required services across a wider agency team.

About the Role

• Interpret and drive clear client scope of work

• Responsible for assessing and agreeing client changes against scope of work

• Put together and manage a comprehensive and detailed client budget

• Identify, assess and negotiate with the best supplier for each project

• Responsible for overall client satisfaction with the program execution as measured utilising an agency review form

• Reconciliation of the agency’s procured services and internal department costs

• Continually assessing the agreed event strategy against program development

• Advise and manage on-site health & safety and security

• Support new business development

• Keep up to date with venues across EMEA, event industry trends and agency best practice

Skills

• Significant level of experience in delivering live events. This should include experience and working knowledge of the following areas – creative event concepts, architecture, trade show build, conference organisation, registration and production

• Strong financial management – including costing and budget development and management

• Experience within an agency environment is essential

• Excellent communication skills – written, oral and face-to-face presentation skills

• Demonstrated client management skills

• Good analytical and research skills

• Experience of the IT industry essential and experience of the automotive, FMCG or financial services is a plus

Highly Desirable:

• Capable of communicating in another European language

• Experience of working on global accounts would be preferred

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance

• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

Apply now

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