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Piranha is a Preston based full service communications agency split into three distinct areas; Advertising & Marketing, Internet Services and Public Relations. Launched in July 2001 and operating out of modern city centre offices, in only a short time Piranha has grown in both size and reputation and is now fully established as one of the most creative and strategic marketing led agencies in the region.

Latest Vacancies

NEW POSITION!! October 2016

SEO Specialist

Salary: Dependent on experience

We’re looking for SEO specialists with experience of manual link building strategies, meta data optimisation and reporting. Some technical SEO experience and basic html skills would be advantageous. Experience of competitor analysis, along with B2B and e-commerce SEO would be a plus.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to devise, define and implement off-site and on-site optimisation strategies for clients as part of the SEO team.  You would be required to keep up to date with changes in the market and SEO innovations to achieve client goals.

Social Media experience and the ability to maximise reach, engagement and user experience for our clients, utilising Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest experience, along with knowledge of social KPIs, and with a broader knowledge of social platforms and knowledge of Hootsuite would be of benefit but is not essential.

Summary of duties:-

SEO specialist reporting directly to the SEO Manager

Keep up to date with all on-page and off-page SEO developments, website analysis methods and research for organic SEO

Involvement in planning, reporting and implementation of  Piranha’s SEO products

Develop keyword relevant text copy to be produced to assist organic SEO

Work as part of a co-ordinated SEO team

Work with other marketing specialists as part of wider marketing strategies, ‘having business goals in mind’

Creation and implement of Social Media activity, Social Media Optimisation Blogs and Inbound Links.

To apply, please email sharon@piranha-solutions.com with a copy of your C.V. and details of your current salary and salary expectations.

NEW POSITION!! October 2016

Front End Developer

Salary  dependent on experience

We are seeking an ambitious front end developer, with a true passion for web development to join an existing and growing team of professional developers. You must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a Web Developer role and display an in-depth understanding of a number of website development languages.

The role

The Web Designer role will be responsible for developing and improving client websites across incredibly diverse markets. An interesting role within a dynamic environment, it will involve designing new sites from scratch to suit new business and new product launches and include the development of websites for easy access via mobile devices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a web developer with creative flair wishing to make the next move and join a well-established digital agency and enhance their skills in a flourishing environment.
Skills & Knowledge

• HTML / CSS / JAVASCRIPT / JQUERY / WORDPRESS
• Advanced level of hand-coded HTML5 and CSS3
• Clean efficient coding structuring skills
• Knowledge and experience of responsive design techniques
• Experience in customising WordPress
• Understanding of progressive enhancement and the best methods of browser support
• Passion for CSS and JavaScript
• Experience in using Creative Suite
• Strong awareness of current technologies
• Knowledge of mobile compatible websites
• Strong HTML – ability to create a HTML Template / page from scratch (not just slicing and exporting from Fireworks for example)

NEW POSITION!! October 2016

Magento Web Developer

Salary  dependent on experience

We have a vacancy for an experienced PHP/Magento developer (experience with Magento Enterprise, Magento and Zend developer certification beneficial). We require someone with strong programming and problem solving skills, an eye for detail and perfectionist nature.

The job role will involve a range of programming tasks including software design, documentation, and the programming of elegant solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced web developer with a creative flair to join a well-established digital agency. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding and awareness of design and be an accomplished Magento/PHP Developer and must be proficient in:

PHP 2+ years commercial experience
MySQL 2+ years commercial experience
Magento 2+ years (Magento Enterprise experience a bonus)
Zend or similar framework development 1+ years
Strong awareness of current technologies (HTML5 / CSS3)
JavaScript
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Knowledge of Flash animation is beneficial for use in banners and fallbacks (HTML5 Video for example)
Knowledge of backends and Content Management Systems specifically Joomla 1.5 upwards and wordpress 3.0 upwards
Strong awareness of cross browser compatibility issues and bugs
Knowledge of both Mac and PC Operating systems
Strong awareness of current technologies (HTML5 / CSS3)
Knowledge of mobile compatible websites
Strong HTML – ability to create a HTML Template / page from scratch (not just slicing and exporting from Fireworks for example)

Graphic Designer

Salary: Dependent on experience

This position requires a good all rounder, holding a minimum qualification of HND or degree in Design/Advertising, with experience, preferably in a design studio/agency environment.

Applicants must be fully conversant with all Mac based industry standard software, (Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Indesign). Knowledge of web design would be advantageous, whilst a good knowledge of print ready artwork and reprographics is essential.

A creative, mature and diverse portfolio should be displayed along with sound technical ability and a good eye for detail, preferably with a sound knowledge of graphic interface design.

Applicants would be required to manage a busy workload to tight deadlines as a member of the creative team.

With a real cross section of clients and sectors, this really is a role for the thinking designer. You will need to be confident, articulate and be able to liaise with colleagues and clients alike, with confidence and diplomacy. Above all the appointee will be able to create intelligent solutions that solve creative problems.

At Piranha everybody’s input is valued, at all levels, and everybody is encouraged to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and trust.

Head of Digital Services

Preston City Centre

Salary depending on experience plus commission, bonuses, (open ended) car allowance /car

Attractive holiday allowance

About The Company

Piranha is a full service creative digital marketing agency based in the centre of Preston. The company has an enviable reputation for delivering high quality marketing solutions to both b2b and b2c clients. Piranha’s client base is both national and international working with many household name companies as well as SME’s.

Established in 2001, Piranha plans and delivers both digital and traditional marketing strategies covering everything from international search engine optimisation to technical PR. The company has a current turnover in the region of £1m and employs 17 creative and professional staff with ambitious plans to increase this to £2m within 5 years.

About You   

You will have at least 5 years’ experience in a senior digital marketing management role working for progressive established digital agencies. You will be used to working on your own initiative, identifying opportunities and nurturing relationships with clients. You must feel comfortable working as part of a creative team, but also, when required, to be able to work alone on solving clients’ digital marketing problems. You will be customer focused, results driven and have a good grasp of digital marketing techniques including advertising, PPC, SEO, web development and social media.

You will be looking to join a successful company where you can join in the company success and progress to Director Level within 5 years with all the added benefits this will bring.

You will be educated to at least degree level, ideally with further study covering digital media, social media or marketing. A full driving licence is also essential.

The role

The role is to further shape the digital offering of Piranha, to create and present winning digital proposals to clients and to manage on a day to day basis the digital requirements of new and existing clients. This will include managing web development projects and managing the SEO and digital marketing services. You will be expected to work closely with the current web development team, head of SEO and digital marketing executives in formulating new services and ways of presenting the digital offering of Piranha. In addition to managing existing workloads you will be expected to take a lead role in developing new digital business opportunities for Piranha including creating and presenting winning tenders and proposals. You will be working to agreed budgets and targets with extremely generous bonuses available for meeting and exceeding targets. You must have a love of digital and want to be part of a winning organisation.

Managing existing Piranha clients

Pitching to new Piranha driven sales leads

Creating own sales leads through supported activity
Permanent Full-time
Reporting to Account Director
Taking detailed briefs and formulating full written proposals
Preparing and presenting client pitches
Taking ownership of accounts and driving digital development
Developing strong and trusted relationships with client personnel
Overseeing multiple clients and ensuring campaigns are executed in line with the relevant processes and procedures and within budget
Reporting on all digital marketing activity regularly against agreed objectives
keeping up to date with changes within the industry, including social media and digital/search marketing
Liaising with client contacts face to face and acting as a regular point of contact
Taking responsibility of written materials ensuring content is accurate
Sourcing and completing Tenders
Creating and developing opportunities for growing existing business within the current client pool
Targeting and approaching potential new clients
Formulating Tender applications
Attending local network events

 How to apply

To apply, please send your CV to Sharon Challinor Sharon@piranha-solutions.com plus information outlining your current salary, your expectations, where you want to be in 5 years’ time and what you can bring to Piranha that will assist us in reaching our 5 year goal.

 

 

Graphic/Interface Designer

Salary: £16,000 -£18,000 – dependent on experience

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a graphic/Web interface designer to join Piranha, the highly regarded creative agency. Based in Preston city centre, our long established team are renowned for their creativity and digital marketing campaigns. Projects are generally so broad in the range of disciplines employed, that the successful candidate will be working on a variety of different projects from website interface design, branding and literature, through to exhibitions and outdoor media and much more.

With a real cross section of clients and sectors, this really is a role for the thinking designer. You will need to be confident, able to liaise with colleagues and clients alike, and above all be able to create intelligent solutions that solve a problem. At Piranha everybody’s input is valued, at all levels, and everybody is expected to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and trust.

Skills in the usual industry standard applications are paramount (E.G. QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fireworks etc.), with experience of interface design preferred you will be expected to demonstrate your thought processes when presenting your knockout portfolio. Beyond that, if you’re a friendly and approachable character who cares about their work, colleagues and clients, then you’ll likely be in with a shout!

HND or Design graduates with a minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience required.

 

Senior Web Developer

Salary: £28,000 to £35,000+ dependent on experience

A Senior Web Developer is required with experience in building and maintaining complex high traffic websites and complex data-driven commerce platforms.

We are looking for someone who can time manage their own projects and those of other coders, outsource work effectively and help grow the business further. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding and awareness of design, be an accomplished PHP Developer and be proficient in HTML, CSS and WordPress or Joomla. Knowledge of Magneto is an advantage.

Web Developer

Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 dependent on experience

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced web developer with a creative flair to join a well-established digital agency. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding and awareness of design, be an accomplished PHP Developer and be proficient in HTML, CSS and WordPress or Joomla. Knowledge of Magneto is an advantage.

Junior Web Developer

Salary: £14,000 to £17,000 dependent on experience

You’ll need some commercial experience of web design, web banners and HTML e-mailers, so knowledge of the full Creative Suite including Dreamweaver is essential and you’ll need to know the basics of HTML, CSS, PHP and WordPress or Joomla.

Although this is a Junior Web Designer position some commercial experience is required along with a good on-line portfolio to demonstrate your skills

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of the advertised positions with Piranha you can do so by completing the form below, including your CV and covering letter plus sample URL’s for web based positions.

If you would like to know more about the advertised positions please call 01772 888331