ROLE: Business Director - 6 month fixed term contract 



Working in partnership with our Client, the Business Director develops the strategy and has oversight across the output of the team. In close collaboration with the client, this role understands the complexities around working together with clients on a daily basis and has a strong passion for championing and producing engaging creative. 

The Business Director is a strong strategic thinker who works closely with the client as a long-term business partner, steering the development of their brand and marketing strategy and building lasting relationships with Brand Directors and Brand VP’s. 


You are someone who likes to work in close collaboration with clients and brands. You are entrepreneurial and relish the opportunity to be a part of something new and dynamic.


You will be reporting to the Managing Director and Global Clients, the Business Director oversees the team of (over 30 including account and project management, strategydesign and creation). The Client team will form a key part of our global account working closely with other regional hubs to launch our new consumer business service.  


  • Exceptional relationship building skills with a track history of creating long-lasting, beneficial alliances with clients
  • Experience of working across EMEA markets, and as part of a wide global team
  • Act as the escalation point for the client for any issues with your teams, taking a problem-solving attitude and approach 
  • Confident with client interaction and challenging them when necessary, whilst maintaining a positive relationship 
  • The ability to negotiate to create win-win compromises with the client on behalf of the team where needed 
  • Responsible for the guidance and development of the team so great communication is essential; ability to inspire the team and spot potential  
  • Responsible for the guidance and development of the team and able to inspire and spot potential, leading by example, to motivate and inspire 
  • Own the execution of projects, run rates and client satisfaction through catch ups with job owners and the weekly account/project management WIP. 
  • Manage the P&L for the team and forecast operational income to senior management. 
  • Implementation of new accounts where applicable. 
  • 6 direct reports.
  • Financial responsibility of up to £4M. 


  • Strong gravitas and the ability to build relationships with senior clients, building trust in the accounts offering. 
  • A team player with a client centric focus and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships with your teams and colleagues. 
  • A deep understanding of running an in-house agency. 
  • Competence in managing teams in a matrix environment.  
  • Demonstrate ownership of large or complex clients at GAD level.  
  • Experience in one or more of consumer, healthcare, financial services sectors. 


10+ years of relevant experience in: 

  • Digital 
  • Print 
  • Motion Graphics 
  • Web Design 
  • UX-UI 
  • Artwork 
  • Production  



Lots of agencies say they're different. OLIVER is.

OLIVER believes that agencies work better inside a brand's organisation; delivering more effective work at the speed required to drive modern businesses forward. Using our unique Inside Intelligence methodology, we build specialist, dedicated in-house agencies that collaborate with clients to form better marketing solutions.

Established in 2004, our model is now driven by over 2000 people, working across more than 200 in-house agencies globally. Clients include The Guardian, Unilever, Barclaycard, PepsiCo, AXA, The AA, Adidas, BMW, Post Office, and 3M. OLIVER is part of the Inside Ideas Group (IIG), which also includes a global content agency to Adjust your Set, design, experience, and engineering company DARE and property marketing specialists Aylesworth Fleming.


We are a company built on our values; we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.


Be Ambitious to succeed

Be Imaginative to push the boundaries of what’s possible

Be Inspirational to do ground breaking work

Be always learning and listening to understand

Be Results-focused to exceed expectations


As an employer, we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.




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