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Project Manager

Project Manager – Farnham, Surrey
Salary £30,000 - £38,000 DOE, plus benefits

• Do you have Digital project experience in an agency environment?
• Are you an individual with excellent communication skills?
• Do you have the ability to build strong internal relationships – the agency is a close-knit supportive team?

About our Client

An exciting brand design and digital agency are looking to hire a Project Manager to join their impressive team.

Job Description

The successful applicant will carry out the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Project manage the resource in the studio – dev and design – including scheduling in collaboration with the Creative Director and Digital Director
  • Ensure client projects are delivered within time and budget – to make sure the project is profitable
  • Communicate project plans and job status to clients weekly (or more often if there are significant changes)
  • Try to foresee any challenges around delivery and solve problems
  • Manage projects through the business with a focus on minimising mistakes or overservicing. This will prevent delays
  • Any changes to processes currently in place should be documented. And existing processes checked over to make sure they cover the actual project process
  • Make sure project documentation is signed off and key landmark stages are formally signed off
  • Check team performance on workflow system to scrutinize time spent against what was quoted
  • Work with the account management team to check invoicing is all correct and timely
  • Work with sales and client team to plan resource required 2-3 months ahead
  • Project manage internal projects too

Our client needs a brilliant Project Manager to help them meet their business objectives including:

  • Clients love the agency’s detailed, thorough and trusted approach – this needs to be maintained
  • Establishing and maintaining a clear view of future resource / projects in the future
  • Helping to identify gaps in resource that need to be filled with projects and flagging with leadership team
  • Equally identifying areas which potentially will be under resourced so that additional resource can be brought in or timelines adjusted and clearly defined to clients
  • Reviewing any project or process that fails and bring ideas and solutions to how that can be prevented in future
  • Recording all your timing on projects and ensuring the rest of the project team has too
  • Check on under or over servicing in terms of hours spent versus what was quoted
  • Prevent and / or flag scope creep
  • Help manage delivery from contractors or freelancers if working in partnership with them
  • Work with the internal team to look at efficiencies on project deliverables
  • Assist with recruitment of anyone with the right skills to help deliver a project efficiently and effectively
  • Help support project testing, snagging or support

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Task management
  • Agency experience
  • Digital project experience
  • Help support project testing, snagging or support

Desired

  • Experience of risk management – in terms of project delivery
  • Cost management
  • Negotiation experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Project leadership experience

The Successful Candidate

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely on client projects alongside our clients expert account management team. You could be managing the development of a new drinks brand and packaging project through to an online digital proposition. Ideally your skills are digitally focused, however our client has honed processes in place to enable the right person to learn what they need. You’ll be a great communicator and build strong internal relationships – the agency is a close-knit supportive team. Clients will be reassured by your organised and methodical approach, your attention to detail and your regular project updates.

What’s on Offer

  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Pension
  • Private Vitality Healthcare
  • Up to 33 days holiday (dependent on years’ service) additional days at Christmas
  • Lots of additional benefits such as free cinema tickets, up to 75% off Champneys visits, 50% off gym membership, ability to earn free Prime membership, free Apple watch, regular back massages, foodie treats and company socials
  • Career development opportunities (Our client has significant and ambitious growth plans over the next three years and would hope this Project Manager role can develop into a Project or Operations Director in that time)

 

Bluetree Recruits is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law.

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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You can refer to job number VR/03072 when contacting us.
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Job Title:
Project Manager
Location:
Farnham, Surrey
Employment:
full-time
Salary:
£30,000 - £38,000 DOE, plus benefits
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