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We are always looking for exceptionally talented people who share our passion for getting inside our clients’ worlds and delivering lasting results.

CPL is one of the UK's most admired content marketing agencies. If you want to join us as we continue to build upon our reputation, please get in touch.

Even if your ideal position isn’t listed here, don’t let that put you off. Get in touch and send your CV to ewa.wrona@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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Business development executive

CPL is an award-winning content marketing agency. We specialise in creating content, publishing, media sales and marketing for businesses and membership bodies.

Our client list of leading membership, professional and trade organisations, includes the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), British Psychological Society and the Camping and Caravanning Club. Our corporate clients include the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Darley/Godolphin, the global thoroughbred stud and racing operations owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed, ruler of Dubai, Bourn Hall and Lendlease. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our business development sales team.

THE ROLE  
This will include actively searching for new business and building a prospect pipeline. You will be speaking to potential clients over the phone – and, when Covid-19 restrictions allow, face to face – to gain an understanding of their business objectives and to create compelling solutions.

You will need to be a highly motivated individual who is prepared to put in the work involved in building your own new contacts and client database.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle different systems, be computer literate, have good verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate an ability to manage your time effectively.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

You will be responsible for helping identify and secure new work. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Cold call business leads, build and nurture positive relationships with prospective clients
  • Maintain consistent contact with existing contacts
  • Identify, create and maintain a database of key contacts
  • Manage sales pipeline
  • Provide ongoing reports on all activities on a regular basis
  • Handle and respond to web/phone and email based enquiries, either individually or with other colleagues in order to successfully land projects within the defined target areas
  • Carry out research to support the identification of new lead opportunities. Deliver market intelligence that will help identify and shape the development for new business projects

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor's degree 3+ years in sales industry
  • Experience in full sales cycle including deal closing
  • Demonstrated sales success
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • CRM experience is preferred

You will be optimistic, enthusiastic, professional, energetic and talkative. Our selling style is consultative, not aggressive, so you must be able to demonstrate excellent negotiation and communication skills, have a positive and adaptable attitude, and be looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop your career.

HOW YOU'LL BENEFIT

  • Competitive salary with commission
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Relaxed, friendly team: free fruit; games room; regular social events
  • Long-service bonus
  • Subsidised parking

CPL is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY

If you’re interested, or would like to discuss the role, please get in touch: lucy.oakshott@cpl.co.uk

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Junior production designer

We are looking for a junior designer with production experience. You’ll be part of a growing team, working with senior members across a wide range of projects.

WHO ARE WE?

We’re a successful, well-established content marketing agency, based in Cambridge and you’ll be joining our Darley/Godolphin team, which provides a full service to this world-leading global horseracing and breeding operation.

THE ROLE

To provide artwork and design support to CPL's Darley/Godolphin team, primarily focusing on our advertising output, but not restricted to this.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Experience of an agency environment or similar.
  • Work comfortably in a Mac-based environment using Adobe CS, particularly Indesign and Animate. 
  • Preferred skils in artwork layout and production.
  • Detail oriented and takes pride and satisfaction in a job well done.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team.
  • The ability to see projects through, often against tight deadlines.

This role features regular client liaison so you must be comfortable with client contact, and due to the nature of the horseracing industry, weekend cover will be required on a rota basis.

The role is full-time.

JOB PURPOSE

  • Be a valuable member of CPL’s Darley/Godolphin team
  • Contribute to CPL’s reputation for excellent customer service by providing a high-quality, responsive and agile service to internal and external clients
  • Help CPL achieve its overall mission: “We create inspiring content that brings people together around our clients’ brands and organisations.” 

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Produce and finesse Darley’s stallion adverts on time and to the highest standard according to the Darley advertising planner.
  • Keep the advertising planner updated.
  • Provide design and artwork support on the Darley/Godolphin account.
  • Manage projects and liaise with CPL’s team responsible for print and mail to ensure finished products are delivered on time.
  • Ensure that internal processes are followed, archiving is carried out regularly and general housekeeping is done.
  • Liaise with your line manager to ensure that in your six- and 12-month reviews you measure your performance against the above and against a set of additional specific SMART objectives.

SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific brands supported by this role are:

  • Darley
  • Godolphin

HOW YOU'LL BENEFIT

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised parking
  • Relaxed, friendly office: fruit; Friday drinks
  • Regular social events and annual Christmas party

CPL is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY

If you’re interested, or would like to discuss the role, please get in touch: ewa.wrona@cpl.co.uk

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Freelance designers

We are always looking for talented freelance designers for both short-term and long-term projects, to work as part of our creative team. 

You will be working on a wide range of print and digital projects, from magazines, marketing campaign materials and infographics, to animation design and video idents. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is crucial, as is extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications and at least two years’ agency experience.

If this sounds like you, then please get in contact. Apply to kevin.reed@cpl.co.uk with a portfolio and your hourly/daily rate.

 

 

 

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A place to develop your career

At CPL we like to build long-term relationships, and that applies as much to our people as to our clients. 

Our reputation is built on the collective skills and knowledge of those we employ. If you join us you can expect hard work, and plenty of laughter, music, company lunches, pub trips and table football battles. We know that happy teams are more productive and our environment and results pay testament to that.

While CPL is a fairly relaxed place, it's also a highly professional one. Clients come first, deadlines are met and we always look for the best way to get the work done creatively and efficiently. We also make sure we have some fun along the way.