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WPP Team Lead, Ford of Europe - H+K Strategies

London, U.K.



For this leading automotive brand, we have a ‘blended team’ approach that sees the in-house communications team working side-by-side with WPP agency consultants, all based in H+K’s offices in Clerkenwell.  This blended team works at a regional and European level to centrally develop strategy, tactics and content for execution by our client’s local, in-market teams (which are also supported by WPP PR agencies).

We are looking for an established Director level candidate with agency experience, who can lead and inspire the team, who is happy to be “hands-on”, as well as develop and lead large scale integrated brand campaigns.

This is a client centric role and would suit someone who is keen to try new approaches, develop new channels and strategies that reach new audiences.

This role will report into our MD of Operations and CEO.


  • Provide senior level strategic counsel and insight, guidance and creativity to meet client requirements underpinned by relentless professionalism
  • Understand the art of presentation skills and story-telling and bring ideas to life with the ability to adapt presentation styles to various different audiences; someone who knows how to take information about a standard piece of auto tech into a fresh perspective with a consumer benefit that can position this automotive brand as unique
  • Foster a creative team culture, championing stand-out work and encouraging bold and innovative approaches, ensuring the team delivers game changing ideas and solutions
  • Genuine editorial connections with large consumer/tech news media (pan-euro) i.e. Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Mashable
  • Own the account integration process across geographies, practices and services so that the client thinks as one team
  • Have the gravitas to lead, inspire and challenge the client, uncover and show new communication opportunities, connect with people that can be called upon for speaking opportunities, new tech etc
  • To work and collaborate closely with other client stakeholders, agency partners etc; act as WPP Blended Team Lead on full alignment and integration of earned media plans with their Marketing team and GBD
  • Full P+L and budget responsibility for the business unit


The Hub

Personal growth is at the heart of our culture. The Hub, our internal training academy, provides a range of required and bespoke training opportunities that enable our people to have more ownership of their career development.


  • 28 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries


Please send your CV, contact details, current salary and notice period, along with a brief paragraph summarising why you would be suitable for this role, to: Czarina Charles H+K Talent Lead at [email protected]

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