Locate are Hiring: Commercial Director

14th April 2021

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 […]

Locate Productions Sustainability Journey: 2018 – Present Day….and beyond!

25th November 2020

In October 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced that we have 12 years to limit a climate change catastrophe. This felt like a huge wake-up call to Locate and as a company, we’re responding to the climate crisis by creating a culture where sustainability is at the heart of all we do. We’re […]

UK Advertising. Made Global.

8th October 2020

Last week, the UK Advertising Export Group (UKAEG) launched a new campaign called ‘Made Global’ to profile and promote the country’s leading advertising and marketing services. The campaign film was produced by The Mill with strategy from adam&eveDDB and features work from UK companies for global brands, showing the UK’s advertising market is not just a gateway to Britain, it’s […]

The Location Owner Experience: Hosting A Shoot During Lockdown

22nd July 2020

We caught up with the owner of one of our favourite locations, Brown House, for an insight into her experience of recently hosting a multi-media shoot during lockdown. What were your initial thoughts when you were asked to host a shoot during lockdown? Personally I was happy with the idea, however some of the family were concerned about […]

The Great Reset

14th July 2020

The Great Reset is a movement within the creative industry to keep hold of the positive environmental shifts that have happened during lockdown and embed these in society as the new normal. “Our industry has power and influence but we need lots of people to choose to use it. We must grab this opportunity to […]

UK Advertising Export Group

14th July 2020

Last week Locate Producer & Co-Founder Angus Light was invited to take part in a panel discussion as part of the Advertising Association UK Advertising Export Group (UKAEG) Summer Showcase event. Angus was joined by Steve Hyde (CEO and Global Talent Lead from 360exec), Jemima Monies (Deputy MD from Adam&eveDDB) and Aisling Conlon (Marketing Manager, UKAEG) […]

Shooting on location, post-lockdown

17th June 2020

Following the introduction of Covid-19 industry guidelines, we were asked to scout and manage locations on a recent TV Commercial shoot. With the location provided by our location Library, Location Management and Covid Marshalling by Locaters Darren Pratt and Nick Williams, we asked the guys to share their thoughts on their first time shooting on […]

AOP Newsletter 29.05.2020: Locate Productions

10th June 2020

When the AOP approached Angus, producer and co-owner of Locate Productions to ask if we wanted to be featured in one of their weekly newsletters, we jumped at the chance. A big thank you to the AOP for this opportunity to share some of our insight, ways of working and thoughts for the future. As […]

Locate are hiring! In House Runner

16th January 2020

The Company and the Role Locate Productions is one of the leading Location and Production service companies in the UK, producing shoots and sourcing locations for the TV and photographic industry nationwide and abroad.   We are looking for an ‘In House Runner’ to help assist the Production team in the office and on shoots, […]

1% for the planet – Forests without Frontiers

9th December 2019

Here at Locate we believe it’s of vital importance to understand the impact of our work on the planet and to continually look at how we can make sure our processes contribute towards a sustainable production industry for the future. We’ve recently started introduced a voluntary “1% for the planet” scheme. This gives our clients […]

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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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