Business Director

Job description

We’re looking for a Business Director to match our values of Courageous & Confident; Curious & Conscious; Spirited & Positive, to become the right-hand person to our Managing Partner and to be part of our senior leadership team, driving aggressive agency growth of new and organic clients.

Together you will lead our portfolio of sport, fashion, lifestyle, tech and charity clients looking to connect with Next Gen audiences, while also building a supersonic dream team of client servicing talent that you will help lead, develop and nurture to the best of their ability and leading our agency marketing output, to attract new and exciting clients for the future.


It should go without saying that you’re an excellent communicator and highly organised; a great team player, delivering excellence all the time, every time.

You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a lead creative agency or ad agency environment, delivering brand proposition, brand strategy, consumer insight, advertising and brand marketing work.

• You’re all about making your mark and have the confidence to be autonomous.
• You’re immersed in youth culture, constantly absorbing, dissecting and understanding trends and cultural moments.
• You’re a lateral thinker and problem-solver, excelling across multiple projects at the same time.
• You’re willing to get your hands dirty, and you’re open to new challenges.
• You’re driven, passionate and hungry to progress.
• You’re keen to help mentor and develop the team.
• You thrive in winning new business and are experienced in driving agency marketing and growth.

The Package

12 month fixed-term contract.
5 days per week.
£300 per day.
Annual discretionary bonus based on commercial targets being hit.
Start date ASAP.

NB: ultimately, we are looking for someone special to join our team permanently, so there is a very real opportunity for this to switch into a permanent role if it feels right for all parties.

The Agency

The Next Gen creative agency


ZAK is the Next Gen creative agency. We understand Next Gen audiences; we build Next Gen brands; and we create culturally relevant campaigns for clients looking to the future

SELFHOOD is our insight and co-creation platform with a 30K community SELFHOOD gives young people a platform for self-expression and a voice to big global brands. SELFHOOD powers all ZAK’s creative and strategic outputs, ensuring we stay close to 14–29-year-old audiences and their culture.

High Stakes Films is our production arm, delivering culture-driven film and stills Working with a mixture of brand clients and agency clients High Stakes is agile, nimble and super creative.

We are entrepreneurial by nature and are committed to creating the best work environment and package for agency staff. We do this by investing heavily in every single team member via our ZAKademy training and development programme, which we run in consultation with the IPA. We are currently working towards our Gold accreditation.

We recruit against our own values of Courageous & Confident; Curious & Conscious; Spirited & Positive. Our culture is supportive, down-to-earth, fun and professional.