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Project Director

Employer
Publicis Media
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project director to join an established agency at that start of its journey in building a project management team.

By joining our newly created team you'll have a chance to make a difference - influencing how we deliver, shaping our approach to project management and becoming an integral part of building an efficient, flexible and fun team. You'll get to work on a wide variety of projects within some of the agencies most valued clients.

Within the CTE discipline we focus on supporting the recruitment and retention of potential participants onto clinical trials. We take a communications-led approach focused on creating an insight-based identity and look & feel for the study, coupled with accessible content for patients, caregivers and HCPs. The materials we create are spread across print and digital channels. Based on the global nature of the work our materials are also translated and distributed around the world.

This is the start of the journey in building the project management function so to be successful as part of our newly evolving environment you will need to be self-motivated, have ideas about ways of working, be able to build trust quickly and effectively with all team members/departments and be happy as the go to person when we need a solution.

Qualifications
Extensive experience within project management and agencies; healthcare advertising is a huge bonus although not essential
You must have an interest in working within healthcare - we'll expect to see genuine enthusiasm for what we do here
You have the ability to manage complex, cross function, multi-channel projects influencing quality, budgets and timings
You will have experience of leading large multi-faceted clients and project teams
You should have strong commercial acumen and ability to manage, understand and report on financial health of projects
You should be able to identify gaps in knowledge and skillsets and recommend solutions to close those gaps
You have the ability to understand resource management, forecasting and capacity planning
You will have experience of the full project lifecycle ranging from client brief through strategy, creative, design, copywriting, asset creation, production, execution and delivery
You will have exceptional communication skills and be able to influence internal and external stakeholders, consulting and negotiating at the correct moments
You must have experience of being the lead PM within a team and be able to show effective people leadership and a desire to develop more inexperienced PM's
You should be able to lead scope, timing and budget development including a way of managing risk on all projects
You will have experience of creating production and project strategies for brands or clients
You'll be willing to offer operational guidance and solutions for the entire agency and have the ability to positively influence all stakeholders to you point of view
You won't be fazed by a new project management setup and being a founder member of that team
You should be action orientated, leading and showing by doing with the ability to be the bigger person in a conversation, if needed, to help the bigger picture

Additional Information
An inclusive workplace
The more diverse our team, the more imaginative, intelligent and inspirational our culture and our work will become. Here are some of the ways we help promote diversity at Langland.

Recruitment

Diversity & Inclusion management
Anonymised CV submissions
Mandatory unconscious bias training
Career and school programmes to build access to industry for people from mixed socio-economic backgrounds

Culture

Support communities for women, LGBTQ+, BAME employees and their allies
A mental health programme which includes free HeadSpace membership.

Future

Publicis Groupe has committed €45 million to diversity, inclusion and social injustice within the network.
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