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Talking Talent with Brilliant Noise

We sat down with Brilliant Noise to find out about what they look for when recruiting for a new team member.

Delivering a unique hybrid of management consultancy and creative agency, Brilliant Noise work with global brands such as Universal, EDF, Jaguar Land Rover and Tui, and are currently looking for new members to join their team. 

If you want to work alongside an ambitious, passionate team based in the heart of Brighton, read on to find out what they look for when hiring. 


Lizzie Boyd, People & Culture Manager

What are the key things you're looking for when interviewing someone for your team? 

Ambition, curiosity and a bias for action. One of the best things about working here is the passion people have for what they do, and their generosity in sharing knowledge and solving problems together. We want to meet people who are ready to do the best work of their career, learn from others and bring new ideas to the table.


One of the best things about working here is the passion people have for what they do.


We love hearing from people who have a genuine interest in contributing to the wider community as well as reflecting our inclusive team culture. We value community, and we add to our many communities’ strength and vibrancy wherever we can.

What opportunities are there for career progression at Brilliant Noise? 

In the great words of Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast. It’s no different here at Brilliant Noise. Great ideas, enthusiasm and brilliant work never go unnoticed.

We want to empower everyone in achieving success.

We do our best to make sure nobody misses an opportunity to enhance their career. Working at Brilliant Noise brings all sorts of learning and development opportunities. Whether it’s enhancing your skills with a course, attending our bi-monthly learning lunches or simply getting exposure to global clients – we want to empower everyone in achieving success.


Katie St Laurence, Account Manager 

What is your position, and how would you describe a typical working day? 

I'm an Account Manager. A large part of my day is spent working closely with our project managers, creatives and insights team to make sure we’re delivering campaigns on time and within budget. It’s also really important I keep in close and regular contact with our clients, keeping them updated on campaign progress and spotting any business growth opportunities. The key to a good day is making sure everyone knows what they’re doing and they’re happily getting on with it.

What experience do you need for the role? 

Working within a fast-paced environment and having good people skills is really useful. You rely on your team so much, so it’s essential you have a good relationship with them. You also need to build trust with your client, so finding the right balance between being professional and showing your human side is really important.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Delivering campaigns that the team are proud of and the client loves, then having a cheeky Friday beer to celebrate the wins from the week.


Lou Whitfield, Senior Strategist

What is your position, and how would you describe a typical working day? 

I'm a Senior Strategist within the Consultancy team at Brilliant Noise. There isn't a typical working day for me, it's one of the reasons why I love my job so much. One day I could be holding in-depth stakeholder interviews, the next I could be presenting an annual strategy to a global client. 


There isn’t a typical working day for me, it’s one of the reasons why I love my job so much.


Typical activities I carry out would be market, competitor and user research, writing discussion guides, insight analysis and reporting, diagnosing client challenges, defining strategic pillars to help a client reach their vision and objectives, creating measurable plans for clients to implement or piloting brand new ways of working, to name a few.

What experience do you need for the role? 

To be a strategist, you need to be intellectually curious, always learning and using this knowledge to problem solve. Approaching work in a logical and methodical way, whilst demonstrating creativity and engaging others in your work is fundamental. The ability to feel comfortable making mistakes, learn from them and adapt. Having the persistence and resilience to succeed when taking on brand new challenges is important too, some projects can be mentally draining. 

Other than that, it's previous experience of understanding trends, carrying out in-depth analyses, developing commercially-sound, creative strategies that people believe in, creating measurable business and marketing plans, highly effective communicative and influencing skills.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

This is an easy question. Firstly, it's always presenting back the insight, strategy and plan to clients and seeing them not only agree with it but understand where they're currently at and what they have to do to reach their vision. Secondly, it's the in-depth researching and getting to know a business inside and out from a human perspective. Getting under the skin of a business' problems and being able to solve them over time is a genuine pleasure.


To find out more about Brilliant Noise's current vacancies, head over to our Jobs site.


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