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Business Director, Fixed Term Contract (9-12 months)

Spark Foundry
Wood Lane, London
Closing date
28 Dec 2023

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Who doesn’t know the family-run French multinational cosmetics company Clarins?! With a huge heritage in the women’s skincare market and a diverse portfolio of products across Skincare, Make Up, Professional Treatments and Retailers, this is an eclectic, dynamic and fun brand to lead.

Our media campaigns extend beyond traditional media, with sponsorship and partnerships becoming more prominent and digital innovation taking the front seat.

The client loves to be challenged as well as be involved in the making of workshops to discuss business challenges, running ideation sessions or identifying new key projects. It is all an integral part of the development and delivery of our successful campaigns.

More recently, myBlend, sister company to Clarins launched into the market. Launching earlier in the year, this premium Nutri, Derma, Tech brand is in the infancy stage of its journey and boasts a very exciting future ahead.

  • Stewarding of planning team, reporting to the Managing Partner and supported by 3 Directors, Senior Executive and Executive.
  • Develop innovative solutions that challenge our clients to think differently and positions their brand as category leader.
  • Key client contact for planning output on the account.
  • Quality control on all plans and proposals before they are shared with the client.
  • Lead the creation and sell in of award-winning intuitive planning across the Clarins and myBlend account, support planning skill development across the wider team.
  • You’ll be responsible for leading the wider projects which help drive the account and clients forward.
  • Responsible for identifying more effective and efficient ways of working; both internally and externally.
  • People management responsibilities.


  • You will need to have a firm foundation in both traditional and digital media either at a Senior Account Director or Business Director level
  • Able to develop ideas both internally and externally and deliver business results.
  • This role would benefit an ambitious, driven and organised individual who has the vision and skills to move brands forward.
  • You need to have great communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills - our clients like to be challenged but with diplomacy.
  • People management skills
  • Able to take a lead role in responses, implementation of campaigns and management of reporting.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.



Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate. From executional challenges around campaign launches and sales activity to transformational challenges around digital integration and data. Acceleration is the difference between getting ahead or falling behind. 

Our proposition as the Acceleration Agency, has helped clients navigate the most difficult year on record. Now it is providing a launchpad for their future. 

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