Purpose Disruptors Climate Crisis Summit, 16th September 2019

19th September 2019

This week one of our founders, Angus Light, attended the Climate Crisis Summit hosted and organised by the Purpose Disruptors https://www.purposedisruptors.org. Purpose Disruptors are a group of advertising insiders https://www.purposedisruptors.org/people looking to create real change at agency / client level in tackling the climate crisis. “A network whose goal is to create a visible, large […]

Stephen Ambrose: Calcio Storico

17th September 2019

At Locate we get to work with some of the best creatives in the business and we love being able to share with you the work they do and their career journeys. One such creative is photographer Stephen Ambrose. Stephen is an award winning photographer working with design and advertising agencies across the UK. He […]

AOP Awards 2019

13th June 2019

  On a warm evening in May the Locate Productions team headed to Canary Wharf to celebrate the 2019 AOP Awards. The AOP is an incredible organisation, now in it’s 51st year, whose core objectives are to promote and protect the worth and standing of it’s members and defend, educate and lobby for the interests […]

Sustainable Production: Locate Productions & albert

9th April 2019

It’s becoming increasingly evident that the world needs to react quickly to the impending environmental challenges that we face. Here at Locate we have been looking at how we can make our production processes more sustainable and have teamed up with BAFTA to use their carbon management programme albert.  Earlier this year we gathered the […]

Behind the Scenes with…a location owner

29th January 2019

“We basically live on a film set!” Jen, owner of Location 604 Jen’s property is one of our favourite locations and has been featured on our location library since the early days of Locate Productions. Having hosted many shoots at her unique property in Bromley, South East London, we thought we’d find out a bit […]

Focus 2018: Film London – Shooting the Capital

11th December 2018

Earlier this month Eddie Standish, co-founder of Locate Productions, took part in a panel organised by Film London as part of the TLG Focus event. Focus is an event aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive – and is the only UK trade event where attendees can […]

Brighton Photo Fringe festival

16th October 2018

Every two years, the Brighton Photo Fringe festival runs alongside the Brighton Photo Biennial – the UK’s largest international photography festival. During the month of October, Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) offers a free, city-wide festival of new photography to provide opportunities for emerging lens-based artists. With links in the city through our Brighton office and […]

Making of…the new Ford Raptor campaign

12th September 2018

The new Ford Ranger Raptor is the toughest, highest performing version of Ford’s best pick-up. And Locate had the privilege of seeing its explosive action up close and personal, producing the new campaign shoot in Austria’s Erzberg mine. Producer Alex Hill knew when he took on the campaign brief from agency GTB – “make this […]

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Job Purpose:

Locate Productions is one of the UK’s leading service production companies, producing stills and moving image content in the UK and abroad. Established in London in 2005, the company works with some of the world’s leading brands, producing campaigns such as This Girl Can, NHS at 70, HSBC Premier and Jaguar XE.

Consisting of a dedicated team of producers, location scouts and managers, Locate Productions are experts in providing a high level, cost-effective production that is aligned to a strong business ethic of high standards, impartiality, sustainability and fairness.

As part of their expansion plans, Locate Productions are looking to recruit a Commercial Director to join their small, dynamic team and help attract new business. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the business owners and Head of Production to develop the company’s short, mid and long-term commercial strategy according to company goals and objectives to drive and accelerate growth. You will be set targets and your performance assessed on the achievement of this growth
  • To carry out analysis and help create and deliver detailed business plans on commercial opportunities such as business development and international growth
  • Develop strategies to identify and acquire new clients globally and drive new business, specifically targeting creative advertising agencies and commercial brand marketing sectors
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with in-house teams such as International Production, Creative Hub, Production Services and Locations in generating new leads and building on existing contacts
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of the company’s commercial activities 
  • Support the wider company in maintaining the high standards of service across all sectors.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated senior commercial experience working within the creative industries, ideally with a background in ad-agencies or brand marketing
  • In-depth understanding and proven track record of developing and executing winning commercial strategies
  • Experience of managing a prospect through the whole sales process from lead identification and outreach all the way through to signed contract and onboarding
  • Proven success in a comparable targeted role, including an existing network of relevant contacts to be able to hit the ground running.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Commercially-minded, with strong analytical skills and a strategic approach to tasks
  • Solution-orientated, with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Experience of international travel, ideally involving trade shows and industry events
  • Strong understanding of the media production process both in the UK and globally
  • Solid knowledge of marketing trends and strategies along with performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • A desire to be part of a close-knit team within a company that values its staff and adheres to a strong set of beliefs and principles.

Job Details:

  • A full-time role, predominately based in the London office but with flexibility over working hours and place of work
  • International travel (post-COVID)
  • 25 days paid holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • Basic plus performance bonus salary structure
  • Potential performance-related equity options

Application Process:

Please send a CV and covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com titled ‘CD Position’. 

Please get this to us as soon as possible as this is a position which is immediately available. 

Our communications will be in the strictest confidence; please ensure you outline your availability and expected salary. 

Second-round interviews will see candidates pitching a proposal based on a set topic. 

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