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Account & Project Manager

Account & Project Manager

Job ID 
Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Design & Creative
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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We are looking for an enthusiastic Account/Project Manager who will be able to build successful client relationships and lead projects from briefing to delivery, creating outstanding defining work across Pentland’s portfolio of brands in the world of fashion, sports and lifestyle.


We are looking for a proactive Account/Project Manager being the bridge between the client and the agency. You are responsible for ensuring that the agency is meeting the client’s needs, working with all the key departments that go into developing the creative output.


Reporting into the Head of Account/Project Management, you will be leading a variety of integrated projects from Seasonal Campaigns, Tactical Activations, Photoshoots, and Events to B2B communications, for our brands.


You'll be responsible for reporting on project progression and ensuring it stays on time and on budget whilst at the same time displaying a willingness to go the extra mile to deliver outstanding creative work.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a creative team with an open and friendly spirit, to collaborate and create outstanding campaigns for our family of brands.  


  • Pro-actively manage assigned clients; relationship development through effective communication, problem solving, responding to requests, and optimize opportunities.
  • Have an understanding of the brands strategy and facilitate annual brand plans. 
  • Being point of contact taking client briefs and, where needed, supporting the Strategic Planner to develop and challenge the creative brief.
  • Write detailed scopes of work; Deliverables, timelines, budget estimates and management. Maintaining accurate records of meetings, decisions and actions.
  • Pro-actively manage and liaise with the creative team on the development of concepts and productions, ensuring objectives, budget and timelines are met.
  • Plan appropriate creative resource time with Creative Services Manager.
  • Source relevant 3rd parties, and create a trusted supplier network.
  • Liaising with 3rd parties and production companies to ensure relevant license documentation are in place ahead of production commencement.
  • Experienced in Active, Lifestyle and Footwear categories is beneficial but not essential



 What you need to have

  • Approachable and friendly; easy at building strong personal relationships.
  • Experienced in people management and working effectively with a variety of different people at different stakeholder levels and is a good team player.
  • Passionate about delivering great creative that is commercially effective.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, consistently proactive and showing initiative. 
  • Solution focused with a positive outlook
  • Ability to juggle several projects simultaneously.
  • Organized, with strong attention to detail and able to manage your time well 
  • Influencing skills demonstrated through knowledge, enthusiasm and positive communication.
  • Effective negotiator and communicator.
  • Staying calm under pressure; resilient and positive in difficult situations.
  • Motivated by operating in a changing and flexible environment.







 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.