Project Manager - All Backgrounds Considered

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits & Perks
22 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager
Central Brighton
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits & Perks

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our Project Management team based in our Head Office in Brighton. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who has previously worked as a Project Coordinator or Junior Project Manager who firmly understands project budgetary control and financial management.

Whilst marketing and digital industry experience would be advantageous we will consider candidates from all industries.

Who we are:

We are the world leading collection of advertising and technology businesses, helping brands and organisations attract and convert the global student audience. We have 150 specialists working across 6 different offices in 4 continents.

The main duties of the Project Manager role will include:

+ Involvement in the delivery of work
+ Working closely with other internal departments to deliver a project or campaign
+ Managing from conception/project initiation meetings through to delivery of project production
+ Ownership and control of budgets using Excel templates, including drawing up change controls where necessary
+ Creation of project schedules in Smartsheets
+ Identifying critical milestones and keeping client, management and team members abreast of project status
+ Managing multiple projects, resources, and internal and external partners simultaneously to deliver on projects
+ Effective management of internal production teams from a pool of available resources via Resource Guru including; creative strategists, copywriters, designers and developers
+ Effective communication of issues and solutions both internally and to clients, typically using a RAG status sheet
+ Constant ongoing risk management, implementing mitigation as necessary
+ Engaged with the creative success of projects when faced with the realities of budget, production resource and schedule
+ Managing internal and external folders for deliverables
+ Managing budgets and flagging any overspend before it happens
+ Client management and client facing experience
+ Risk management
+ Budget management
+ Working with creatives and developers
+ Working in marketing, social or agency side
+ Strong organisational skills
+ Experience of working on large accounts with big budgets
+ Resourcing experience

Commercial awareness:

+ Keep track of budget to be able to make decisions on how profitable the project can be
+ Update project spend tracker on a weekly basis with time sheeted data
+ Ensure any freelancers or 3rd parties have a PO number so we can track spend with 3rd parties

Project plans and resourcing:

+ Create, update and maintain project timelines for key clients
+ Ensure all bookings are accurately booked into Resource Guru from project plan
+ Ensure all freelancers are on both the project plans and in Resource Guru
+ Manage the client and internal staff to deliver on time


+ Contribute to the PM process by suggests improvements to ways of working and updating process documents

Client comms:

+ Provide a high quality customer service by being proactive with timings and communications regarding deadlines and dependencies
+ Update status sheet to mitigate risk and keep the client abreast of action points and risks in a timely manner
+ Receive positive feedback from clients and internal staff

Project Manager Requirements

+ Client management and client facing experience
+ Experience of Risk and Budget management
+ Previous experience of working with creatives and developers
+ Previous experience working in an agency environment
+ Strong organisational skills
+ Experience of working on large accounts with big budgets
+ Resourcing experience
+ Commercial awareness
+ Prior experience with Project plans and resourcing
+ Experience of managing clients and internal staff to deliver on time

And what’s in it for you?

As well as a unique working and reward environment, with 20% of all profits shared bi-annually, we also treat our staff to; 25 days’ holiday, cycle to work scheme, flexi-time, pension scheme, gym or travel subsidiary, childcare vouchers, birthdays off and fresh fruit and fantastic local cakes! And finally, we take care of your career, personal development is at our core and everyone has a tailored progression path designed to suit you.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Client Manager, Account Executive, Client Account Manager, Junior Product Manager, Project Coordinator.

Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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