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Senior Project Manager

Orchard Agency
Closing date
26 Apr 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Senior Project Manager / City Centre Agency / Flexible working (currently remote) / Amazing offices / Growth Culture / Progressive agency / Range of clients

The role
Working along side the Client Director, and a collaborative team of creatives, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the running and delivery of a wide range of projects across a range of exciting clients and sectors.

The Senior Project Manager is committed to and accountable for ensuring the team offer a consistent and high-quality level of service on all projects. Working closely with and line-manage a more junior Project Manager, to
plan and manage projects from pitch to delivery.

The Senior Project Manager will play a key role in the Core Client Team, working closely with the Client Director and Creative Lead to ensure project success.

Responsibilities of the role
1. To deliver successful and efficient projects
a. Create, drive and maintain the project plan, generating stage plans to monitor progress
b. Work closely with the Resource Manager to resource and schedule against the project plan
c. Rigorously manage and interpret the flow of information between all stakeholders and suppliers to maximise project efficiency
d. Measure project performance using appropriate systems and reports

2. To ensure a high level of both internal and external communication across all projects
a. Develop a lead/support PM structure to ensure continuity of communication and project management across all projects within the CCT
b. Drive proactive communication with the project team at all times to ensure all have clear time-bound goals and targets to deliver against the project plan
c. Manage all project-level communications and ensure all client feedback is clearly interpreted, distilled into clear actions and the resulting work is accurate

3. To take a leadership approach
a. Line manage and work closely with a more junior Project Manager to provide leadership, coaching and CPD
b. Support the development of junior team members by coaching and sharing relevant experiences
c. Foster good relationships with all internal departments and cross-functional teams to ensure a seamless workflow

You should have
Strong previous project management experience
Experience of working in a creative agency
Excellent understanding of the clients overall business and where your brands fit
Excellent understanding of advertising and marketing communications
Outstanding communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and process driven
Proactive, positive attitude to finding and implementing relevant, efficient solutions
Desire to take ownership and responsibility
Ability to demonstrate leadership and excel as part of a team
Track record of delivering to and exceeding client expectations
Ability to handle conflict and hold difficult conversations
Methodical and organised way of working
Ability to manage the expectations of multiple stakeholders
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Knowledge of best practices for project management
Good working knowledge of MSOffice/G-Suite

This position would suit a project manager who is looking to take a step up or a Senior Project Manager who is looking for a fresh challenge in a fast paced, supportive and collaborative agency.

With a salary of up to 40k for the right person, this role offers progressional opportunities within a forward thinking and flexible environment. If you feel this is the role for you, then apply with an up to date and relevant CV.
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