A Day in the Life of a Location Manager

23rd November 2017

Darren Pratt has worked for Locate for more than four years. Here, he talks us through the two sides of his job; from location scouting to managing the location on set. Whether he’s allocating parking or location hunting door to door, Darren talks us through his varied role fueled by adrenaline. Lights up at 5am […]

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Sharing ‘the nation’s joint problem’ with Arthritis Research UK

29th September 2017

Did you know, Arthritis impacts over 10 million adults in the UK? Not just people that are personally suffering, either. Arthritis puts a strain on friends and family, as well as colleagues and employers. Earlier this year, we collaborated with Arthritis Research UK on a campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and we’re very […]

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On the Road with Channel 4

23rd November 2016

Working in locations can take you far and wide, you never know where you might end up. It can be an adventurous calling but not always a glamourous one. We recently found ourselves in the lavatory of a local football club on a job for Channel 4 to promote their documentary  My Trans American Road Trip. Presented by Abi Austen, the […]

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Britain Runs On Rail Campaign

25th October 2016

No stranger to crossing the country by train, we were commissioned by photographer Todd Antony to source the perfect locations for Rail Delivery Group‘s latest campaign and website Britain Runs On Rail. We supplied a full shoot scouting and management service for the shots that have now been released in this scenic and inspirational advertising campaign, on display in papers and stations nationwide […]

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On the road in Scotland with Peugeot

20th June 2016

These great images are from the latest Peugeot 308 ‘Take a closer look’ campaign shot by Photographer Andy Glass. The images were used to promote their 48hr test drive option and were shot at a location we sourced in bonnie Scotland. They certainly inspired us to hit the road on a smooth and scenic adventure! #Peugeot #AndyGlass […]

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Launch of Triumph Bonneville D Series

18th December 2015

The new Triumph Bonneville range, the stunning D Series, launched at the end of October and has been added under their Modern Classics category. We worked on this high octane shoot on rural roads, city streets and private controllable locations in the summer with Norwegian photographer Andreas Kleiberg, represented by Oslo agency Tinagent, for McCann Erickson Birmingham. The exciting news generated a motorcycle fan […]

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Safe Cycling with TFL Campaign

18th December 2015

This powerful reminder and warning to both cyclists and drivers, of the sudden dangerous positions they may find themselves in, was shot by photographer Garry Simpson. We supplied the locations scouting and management for this Transport for London campaign including arranging road permits and traffic management in central London. #location #scouting #management #safe #cycling #tfl #campaign Follow us […]

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Delivering the Future with Pizza Express

18th December 2015

This Autumn Pizza Express launched their new delivery service that uses electric scooters. Shot in the vicinity of Richmond by photographer David Loftus we supplied location and production services for agency OtherWay,  including traffic management where required. #location #production #traffic #management #pizzaexpress #davidloftus Follow us now @LocateProds for all our latest news

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Matalan Christmas

18th December 2015

Christmas came early this year when we helped Matalan create their 2015 TV ad. Shot in Malcolm Ryan Studios in September, Locate Productions worked alongside Glover Films and was responsible for the Production Management of the shoot. #filming #production #management #matalan #christmas Follow us now @LocateProds for all our latest news

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Safety Campaign for Department for Transport

16th November 2015

This striking and effective driving safety campaign was shot by photographer Adam Hinton for creative agency AMV BBDO. The images highlight the distracting dangers of checking your phone whilst driving and emphasise the Department for Transport‘s simple but stark message ‘You can’t concentrate on the road and on your mobile phone.’ Shot around the UK and Spain […]

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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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