Please see below for full-time and freelance vacancies at Oculus.

Telemarketer (part-time, freelance)

Job spec:

As a telemarketer, you will be required to contact businesses and individuals (within agreed companies or industry sectors) primarily by phone in order to promote and positively influence prospects to buy Oculus’ services, gather information, and verify details.

Tasks:
  • Making non-scripted/part-scripted outbound calls to promote Oculus’ services and providing positive resistance handling
  • Building relationships with senior marketing prospects to secure meetings and ensuring Oculus is the first port of call for new projects
  • Recording prospect’s details including reaction to the service(s) offered and documenting all call-backs on Act
  • Undertaking client/company background research where appropriate
  • Setting up new business meetings and sending out meeting invitations to relevant prospects and the Oculus team
  • Ensuring the highest quality delivery during every prospect interaction (phone call, e-mail, etc.)
  • Arranging meeting logistics and drafting an agenda based on the prospect’s requirements
  • Confirming meetings with the prospect at least 24 hours in advance
  • Providing pre-meeting briefs to Oculus at least 12 hours in advance
  • Submitting a weekly progress report including actions
Essential skills:
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing principles and strategies
  • Relevant experience in sales, marketing, promotions or telemarketing
  • A good knowledge and understanding of market sectors targeted by Oculus
  • An in-depth understanding of the types of services offered by Oculus
  • Commercially minded, with a proven track record in securing business over the phone
  • Confident and professional
  • Friendly but persuasive telephone manner
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Information gathering and management skills
  • Tenacious and resilient
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Energetic and self-motivated

Salary/rate negotiable

Send CV to Dave Hasler at Oculus, or e-mail d.hasler@oculus.co.uk


Senior Account Manager

Job spec:

As a Senior Account Manager, you will manage key B2B and B2C accounts, on time and on budget and deliver excellent customer service across integrated campaigns or individual projects. You will manage agency resources to provide suitable design and marketing solutions for your clients, whilst at the same time meeting company revenue and profitability targets. An active member of the account team, you’ll also support the Group Account Director in developing client relationships.

Tasks:
  • Day-to-day contact for key accounts and suppliers
  • Management of client projects and campaigns
  • Leading and participating in project team meetings
  • Delivering activities on brief, to schedule, to budget and to agreed service levels
  • Project estimating and invoicing
  • Maximising revenue and profitability from projects
  • Submitting accurate revenue forecasts
  • Ensuring out-of-scope requests are charged appropriately
  • Accurate time reporting for self and project team
  • Identifying and exploiting areas of business development for existing clients
  • Creating and performing presentations to clients and agency staff
  • Proposal writing and pitching fresh and innovative ideas to clients
  • Building strong, meaningful relationships with clients
  • Supporting additional business development projects/pitches as required
Essential skills:
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Senior Account Manager
  • Confident, assertive and proactive, with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Passionate motivator with solid interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Methodical, with a keen attention to detail
  • Full awareness of creative processes and techniques
  • Well presented
  • Customer-focused
  • Fast learner, with enthusiasm to develop industry knowledge
  • Commercially minded
  • Experience with current industry software packages
  • Significant experience in client relationship management
  • A solid background in advertising or marketing
  • Ability to plan and strategise at a senior level
  • Effective team management capabilities

Salary – depending on experience

Send CV to Dave Hasler at Oculus, or e-mail d.hasler@oculus.co.uk


Account Manager

Job spec:

We’re looking for an ambitious, dynamic and driven Account Manager to join us with at least two years’ experience, and core digital and campaign knowledge/experience. If you’re looking for an agency environment where you can really make your mark as well as developing your skill-set, then this is an excellent opportunity for you as you will be working across the agency’s key accounts. You will have a proven track record in running multi-touch campaigns and will have been integral to developing and executing marketing plans and writing highly persuasive proposals.

Tasks:
  • Working with clients and managing their expectations
  • Developing account/marketing plans and running multi-touch campaigns
  • Building relationships and growing the business with existing clients
  • Scheduling resource and developing project timelines
  • Estimating projects and writing proposals (including working with external suppliers for production quotes) and managing for clients as the project evolves/changes
  • Managing projects (including use of Synergist – the in-house financial reporting system) and providing weekly updates to Directors
  • Running client and team meetings
  • Translating client feedback into a written and/or verbal brief
  • Providing support and training to other team members
Essential skills:
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic and energetic
  • Good organisational, project management and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and a professional manner
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude and solution-orientated
  • Ability to work on multiple projects across the Oculus client base
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and jointly in a busy environment
  • Be a team player, with good people skills, for working with a range of colleagues and clients
  • Strong business sense and the ability to work within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Good proposal writing and presentation skills
  • Experienced in digital, as well as traditional media
  • Experience in IT, transport and education sectors would be beneficial

Salary – depending on experience

Send CV to Dave Hasler at Oculus, or e-mail d.hasler@oculus.co.uk


Senior Designer (full-time, freelance)

Job spec:

We’re looking for a gifted Senior Designer with a can-do attitude and a solid foundation in design. You must have a proven track record in delivering results on a consistent basis, be enthusiastic and willing to take complete responsibility for a design project from conceptualisation to implementation.

Tasks:
  • Creating, developing and delivering creative, strategically considered design across print/digital media
  • Effectively visualising and creating concepts, giving direction on style, imagery, typography and iconography
  • Creating new and original designs from scratch based on client specification, needs and brand image
  • Balancing creative excellence and commerciality to complete projects on-time, on-budget and on-brief
  • Working to a creative brief, questioning where necessary, and showing understanding and relevance to the target market, resulting in successful first-time execution
  • Taking a leadership role in pitches when required and a lead role on campaigns/projects
  • Managing integrated campaigns as well as individual projects
  • Ensuring all creative output is of the highest standard
  • Evaluating and managing production resources to enhance high productivity
  • Liaising with team members to maximise creativity and excellence in performance and delivery
  • Ensuring team members work within established deadlines
  • Creating and maintaining files for all creative assets and resources
  • Collaborating with client services to ensure campaign/project success
Essential skills:
  • Degree in graphic design (preferably) and three to five years’ senior designer experience
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, and proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, and other design software programs
  • Creative, with the ability to make designs from scratch
  • Knowledge of responsive web design and multi-touch devices
  • Ability to communicate and translate complex propositions
  • Knowledge of printing procedures, photography and illustration
  • An excellent understanding of brand and corporate guidelines, their constraints and opportunities
  • Good communication, organisational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrable authority in decision-making
  • A passion for creativity, from conceptual thinking to final output
  • A good understanding of B2B and B2C marketing
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive, can-do approach
  • Methodical and organised, with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge within the team
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels

Salary – depending on experience

Send CV/work samples to Dave Hasler at Oculus, or e-mail d.hasler@oculus.co.uk


Freelance positions:

We regularly use freelance services and are always on the lookout for additional talent. If you are a freelance print or online designer, artworker, web developer or copywriter, then please get in touch.

Designers and artworkers

Advertising, digital, literature, branding and direct mail. Must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Word and PowerPoint useful.

Multimedia designers/programmers

Knowledge and experience of the following are advantageous: After Effects; Premiere Pro; Cinema 4D or any other 3D software.

Web developers

Skills in C#/.NET, Node, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, CSS and My/MS SQL. Knowledge and experience of the following are advantageous: accessibility; usability; responsive design and build; Kentico CMS; WordPress; mobile app development; Eloqua.

Copywriters

Proven skills in advertising, direct mail or corporate/product literature across a range of industries including IT, telecoms, education, finance and consumer goods.