Head of Business, Sky Creative - 12m FTC

29 Jul 2021
28 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

The Head of business will manage discreet business areas aligned with business verticals within Sky (NOW, Sky TV, and Corporate.) They will be responsible for the day-to-day running of these business units, their finances and their teams.

What you'll do:

- Oversight of portfolio, focusing on solving the strategic issues, including resourcing, process and adherence to ways of working.
- Own & operate annual retainers, service level agreements, scopes of work, individual project budgets as well as overall departmental funding to ensure fiscal rigour for the agency.
- Performance reporting and financial control, managing overburn/under burn of resource.
- Gatekeeper for all new briefs, ensuring they are clear, fit for purpose and within scope.
- Maintain the relationship with marketing colleagues, media agency and 3rd parties.
- Line management of a team of Account Directors.

What you'll bring:

- 10+ years of Account Management experience including team leadership.
- Strong commercial understanding and validated experience driving financial and operational efficiency in an agency business including P&L management, business plan development and financial analysis with a thorough financial grounding.
- Confident with change management processes within a commercial environment!
- Ability to cultivate excellent relationships with executive-level senior team members, clients and external partners, able to present clear and coherent narratives in a confident manner.
- Champion excellent relationships with internal and external partners.
- Tenacious and collaborative, solutions focussed and willing to take full responsibility with a thorough understanding of Advertising and Brand - TTL.

Team Overview

As part of Sky's Consumer Group, Sky Creative Agency provides Advertising, Brand Design and Broadcast Creative for multiple partners across the business. We have recently integrated Sky Works, Sky's in-house Trading agency to create a fully integrated 360 through-the-line operation.

Our work is varied, from Broadcast Design teams embedded in Sky News to specialist digital performance marketing teams, brand Advertising and Master brand ownership. We are leading the way in an industry wide trend for in-housing and day in day out we are relentless in raising the standards of our work.

Our ambition is to drive excellence in Sky's advertising and to help build Europe's leading entertainment brand. We are committed to diversity, inclusivity, and as Europe's largest in-house agency, believe we can be role models for our industry.

The rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:
- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
- A generous pension package
- Private healthcare
- Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you'll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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