An integrated team

We deliver growth to our clients using Refinement™ our robust four-stage planning framework. Refinement™ encourages us to challenge and question at every stage, allowing us to say, ‘we know’, rather than ‘we think’. It uncovers brand truths and ownable insights, and ensures that our goals remain purposeful, enabling us to guarantee robust strategies, cut-through creative and the most powerful solution for your business.

People are what makes Refinery

And everyone here helps to build a culture that feels like family. The unique blend of talents, passions, humours and energies is what makes our agency special. We’re a diverse bunch but we all love coming together to create amazing work.

We work with brands of all sizes across global territories

Join the team

We always love to hear from exciting talent. If there’s nothing in our current vacancies that’s right for you, send a copy of your CV/portfolio to [email protected] and we’ll keep your details on file for the right role.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Why choose Refinery?

We are a privately owned, integrated agency with a wonderful bunch of people, all with big ambitions. From beer pong to book club, we appreciate the importance of balance. Working alongside a supportive, collaborative team - you will be intrinsic to our growth.

Benefits

Core

• 25 days holiday plus all UK public holidays

• Non-deductible leave for; Extended Christmas shut down, compassionate leave & medical appointments

• Hybrid working - Monday and Friday at home

• Free on-site parking in central Manchester


Social

• Weekly fruit delivery

• Subsidised weekly Yoga

• Culture club events from Yoga, cook-offs to charity days, there are plenty of social events to get involved with

• Two corporate events per year

Additional

• Healthcare scheme

• Employee assistance programme

• Enhanced maternity & paternity leave

• Employee referral bonus scheme

• New business commission scheme

• Bi-annual company awards scheme

• Professional qualification support



We are looking for a Junior Planner to assist our Planning Director and Account Management team. Working closely with our clients to research the market and understand the consumer, you will be responsible for developing the key strategic insights that underpin our creative ideas.


Must be able to demonstrate strong creative thinking, with the ability to turn insights from market data, qualitative research and product knowledge into useful problem solving insights for internal teams and clients throughout the journey of a campaign. Be considered in your approach and offer strong communication skills that will assist you in providing the creative team with insightful briefs regarding both the product, audience and your own strategy. Upon delivery of the campaign you will be able to interpret customer response and associated data, in order to gauge efficacy.



To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

• Degree qualification or relevant experience in Marketing / Advertising is desired

• In-house or agency experience across multiple sectors

• Proactive, happy to work both independently and collaboratively

• Solutions focused

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Adept in lateral, analytical and strategic thinking; able to apply creative thinking to business problems.

• Interested in social trends, knowledgeable about our clients businesses and how strategy within advertising can contribute to their success.

• Attention to detail is a must!

• Able to understand, analyse and interpret varied sources of information, data and statistics.

• Creative thinker

• You are humble. There are no egos at Refinery!



Key responsibilities

With support from the Planning Director, you should:

• Work with clients to fully understand their business objectives, target markets and communications strategy.

• Analyse and extract findings from consumer, brand and market research to support the preparation of brand communication strategies and creative briefs.

• Facilitate, observe and record qualitative research e.g. focus groups.

• Administer the commission and project management of external research (quantitative and qualitative) conducted on behalf of the agency.

• Support and champion the creative development process, including briefing and enthusing creative teams, and prepare feedback in response to consumer research findings.

• Gather data and prepare feedback reports on the effectiveness of campaigns.

• Keep up-to-date with market research trends and methodologies and neurological studies.

• Up to date with behavioural economics, and any insight into how people think and behave, can shape advertising successfully

• Maintain a detailed awareness of relevant market trends affecting their accounts, and developments in the wider advertising and communications industry.

Why choose Refinery?

We are a privately owned, integrated agency with a wonderful bunch of people, all with big ambitions. From beer pong to book club, we appreciate the importance of balance. Working alongside a supportive, collaborative team - you will be intrinsic to our growth.

Benefits:

CORE

  • 25 days holiday plus all UK public holidays
  • Non-deductible leave for; Extended Christmas shut down, compassionate leave & medical appointments
  • Hybrid working - Monday and Friday at home
  • Free on-site parking in central Manchester

SOCIAL

  • Weekly fruit delivery
  • Subsidised weekly Yoga
  • Culture club events from Yoga, cook-offs to charity days, there are plenty of social events to get involved with
  • Two corporate events per year

ADDITIONAL

  • Healthcare scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enhance maternity & paternity leave
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • New business commission scheme
  • Bi-annual company awards scheme
  • Professional qualification support

Looking for a paid social specialist to join the digital and social team at Refinery initially on a fixed term basis for 12 months. Must be able to demonstrate strong experience in paid social, you will be adept at running ad campaigns across all major social platforms. Familiar with building paid social strategies. Plan, manage and execute paid social campaigns from account setup, optimisation to reporting. Be considered in your approach to look for ways to drive successful campaigns, and always aligned to client objectives.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Degree qualification or relevant experience in Marketing / Advertising is desired
  • In-house or agency experience across multiple sectors
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms
  • Strong copywriting and proof-reading skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Data driven
  • Understanding or key tracking metrics, such as pixels and UTM links to effectively track social campaigns
  • Creative thinker and solution focused attitude
  • You are humble. There are no egos at Refinery!

Key responsibilities:

  • Ad campaign set up, management and reporting across all key social channels.
  • Assisting to create bespoke paid social strategies for all our clients, across a variety of objectives.
  • Work with other departments to develop social media timelines coinciding with new product releases, campaigns launches, or other brand messaging.
  • Production of client reports, managing targeting and budgets to meet client objectives.
  • Manage status updates, time allocations or campaign results and extract insight to provide recommendations.
  • Monitor advertising trends and develop reports on competitor activity.
  • Build and maintain client relationships and trust.
  • Research and analyse social media trends, including social media ad revenue and web visitor data, to improve social media presence and campaign efficacy.
  • Communicate strategy and updates with both internal and external stakeholders confidently.
  • Oversees specific client social media accounts.
  • Work with our creative team to brief engaging, creative, innovative ad content.
  • Proof and traffic ad creative work through the studio.
  • Supporting the Refinery social and digital team with daily tasks and management of internal social channels.

We believe our teams are created with great skills, positive attitude and the right ‘fit’. If you align to our values, are excited about this opportunity and don’t quite tick all the boxes, apply anyway!

Why choose Refinery?

We are a privately owned, integrated agency with a wonderful bunch of people, all with big ambitions. From beer pong to book club, we appreciate the importance of balance. Working alongside a supportive, collaborative team - you will be intrinsic to our growth.

Benefits

CORE

- 25 days holiday plus all UK public holidays

- Non-deductible leave for; Extended Christmas shut down, compassionate leave & medical appointments

- Hybrid working - Monday and Friday at home

- Free on-site parking in central Manchester

SOCIAL

- Weekly fruit delivery

- Subsidised weekly Yoga

- Culture club events from Yoga, cook-offs to charity days, there are plenty of social events to get involved with

- Two corporate events per year


ADDITIONAL

- Healthcare scheme

- Employee assistance programme

- Enhance maternity & paternity leave

- Employee referral bonus scheme

- New business commission scheme

- Bi-annual company awards scheme

- Professional qualification support

Looking for a social account manager to join the digital and social team at Refinery. Working with clients across organic social, supporting content creation and outreach. Understanding and experience across paid social, would be advantageous. Must be able to demonstrate strong organic social experience, managing campaigns end-to-end, reacting to trends, reporting and feeding into social strategy. Be considered in your approach to look for ways to drive successful campaigns, and always aligned to client objectives.


To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

- Degree qualification or relevant experience in Marketing / Advertising is desired

- In-house or agency experience across multiple sectors

- Proactive, happy to work both independently and collaboratively

- Solutions focused

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Social Native - Excellent knowledge of social media platforms

- Strong copywriting and proof-reading skills

- Attention to detail is a must!

- Understanding or key tracking metrics to effectively track social campaigns

- Creative thinker

- You are humble. There are no egos at Refinery!


Key responsibilities:

- Overseeing client social accounts

- Social management, optimisation and reporting across all key social channels

- Support content creation across internal teams and external social shoots

- Feeding into bespoke social strategies for all our clients, across a variety of objectives

- Work with other departments to develop social media timelines coinciding with new product releases, campaigns launches, or other brand messaging

- Managing proactive engagement and community management for key accounts

- Production of client reports, managing objectives and budgets to meet client objectives

- Manage status updates, time allocations or campaign results and extract insight to provide recommendations

- Monitor advertising trends and develop reports on competitor activity

- Build and maintain client relationships and trust

- Research and analyse social media trends to infirm reactive content creation

- Communicate strategy and updates with both internal and external stakeholders confidently

- Work with the creative team to brief engaging, creative, innovative ad content

- Brief, proof and traffic content through internal creative teams

- Supporting the Refinery social and digital team with daily tasks and management of internal social channels.