This is the second in a series of profiles we’re pulling together from across the company covering all disciplines, to give you an idea of what Precedent’s about, how we work as a company and the opportunities that come from joining our team.
, business development manager, Precedent London
I’ve been at Precedent for 2 years now, and still, everyday, I learn something new. That’s one of my favourite things about working here. My other favourite thing is the people. We’re not your classic trendy digital agency types, although there are quite a lot of thick rimmed glasses going on I have to admit. The people here are all very smart at what they do, all with very strong opinions, and all passionate about getting the job right. We’re also very good at working together in teams, even when we’re disagreeing! There can be a lot of debate, but that’s a good thing because it means the best idea is the one that wins out.
I came to Precedent having worked for 3 years in advertising. I wanted to focus more on digital, and I wanted to get into business development, as I had always found it the most exciting part of my role previously. The learning curve for me was huge though; I knew little about design, nothing about usability and even less about development! But with the help of my colleagues, and a bit of a ‘throw her in at the deep end and see if she floats’ approach, I got up to speed very quickly and continue to learn all the time. As business development manager, I am always working with groups of people from across the company on each new brief that comes in. It’s great because it keeps my role varied, challenging and interesting.
I also work very closely with the commercial director and other senior management, so the other huge learning curve I have been on is about running a business, generating revenue and maintaining profitability whilst making sure that we deliver both quality and value for our clients. I’ve learnt that the link between profitability and quality is very strong. Our reputation, and therefore our ability to generate new work, relies on the quality of work that we deliver.
I think the main reason I like working here is that my colleagues, both the management team and the wider company, put a lot of trust in me and the work that I do, which makes me feel proud to do it. I also trust them to do their best, and to really pull out the all the stops when it matters. Of course it’s hard work, any job worth doing is, but it’s also fun – and I don’t think you can ask for much more than that!
Rose will soon be leaving Precedent to go travelling and in doing so, she’ll also be leaving some pretty big boots to fill in the business development team. Do you think you could do her job? If you would like to apply please visit our vacancies page or email email@example.com. If you would like to talk to Rose about her role at all, you can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.