Creative Manager (Brand Partnerships)

Marketing & Digital Media Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5688


Job title: Creative Manager (Brand Partnerships)
Responsible to: Creative Director
Department: Universal Music Group For Brands
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]


The A Side: A Day in The Life


Universal Music Group For Brands (UMGB) is currently seeking a Mid-Senior Creative (Brand Partnerships) who knows how to tell stories, on any platform, that drives engagement. They have their finger on the pulse of creative trends in digital marketing. A conceptual thinker that has pitched, developed and launched award-winning integrated 360 campaigns for a variety of well-known brands. Also, they excel at building strong cross-functional relationships in a fast-paced and innovative organisation like ours.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be Creative 


  • Take the lead on developing award-winning campaign ideas that deliver business and cultural impact across existing and emerging platforms
  • Help the team develop strategic creative concepts on a regional, and potentially global level


 Be Commercial 


  • Stay up to date with creative trends and the competitive landscape to inspire and motivate the wider team
  • Exceptional design aesthetic, ensuring all creative output adheres to brand and artist standards
  • Support all concepts with visually compelling pitch decks and verbally communicate how the creative vision will help achieve business goals both internally and to clients


Be Collaborative 


  • Must have a team-player attitude and be a culture ambassador both internally and externally
  • Drive deep collaboration with internal partners, clients, and external vendors


Be Organised 


  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while ensuring you meet tight deadlines
  • Help facilitate or lead brainstorms with the sales or client teams


Person Specification




  • Proven track record working in an agency or similar experience
  • Experienced in the development and execution of a range of content executions from live experiences to branded content
  • Able to demonstrate originality, innovation and featuring a wide range of creative work for a variety of well-known brands or agencies
  • Excellent copywriting and design skills which are used to communicate concepts effectively, delivering exceptional pitch proposals that get results
  • A positive and collaborative member of the team, who works well with others, and within short timeframes
  • Proven track record collaborating with motion designers, technologists, live production teams, product designers and vendors to seamlessly execute projects – with a clear understanding of budgeting and scheduling
  • Able to take the initiative and proactively come to the table with new ideas to push forward the creative work for clients and strengthen market relationships
  • Solid organisational skills, able to hit deadlines, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proactively contribute to the culture of the UMGB team and take part in activities that foster the team spirit
  • Strong knowledge and experience with key ‘presentation’ programs. PowerPoint (occasionally Keynote) and design tools such as Photoshop/In Design, or similar
  • A clear love for music


Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)


Just So You Know…


The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.