Overview

Senior Project Manager
Chancery Lane, London,

Company Description

At Digitas, we harness the power of connection to make positive impact everyday. We have a relentless focus on creating connections to help our clients’ businesses grow, connecting diverse people, ideas and expertise in innovative and exciting ways.

We are making positive impact with our amazing clients, through our capabilities in Consulting, Products & Platforms, Customer Engagement and Digital Media. 

Part of Publicis Groupe, and a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies, we’re proud to work with some of the world’s leading brands.

Digitas. Experience the power of connection.

Our Commitment
Digitas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Job Description

The role will involve managing the production process from start to finish, including budgeting, scheduling, and ensuring that projects are delivered on time, on brief and within budget, mainly across events, social & digital.

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day task management of medium sized engagements (4-6 team members, up to £400k revenue). You are the primary client project contact, ensuring project scope is defined, adhered to by both client and team, managing the project plan, whilst providing direction to all members of the project team. You are ultimately responsible for planning and coordinating activities of individual projects to ensure that project goals are accomplished and client needs are met.

Being a good Project Manager requires a diverse mix of skills and experience. To be effective you need to be more than just organised and a good communicator. You’ll need to be able to prioritise, keep calm and focused, be able to delegate, not assume too much, be approachable, and have a passion for creative. You’ll want to know how things work and you are always on the look-out for new tools, improvements and ways of doing things.

? What you’ll be doing:

  • Set direction and allocate tasks within the project team
  • Global stakeholder management both internally and externally
  • Own the plan, including estimation, tracking, updating
  • Managing project teams to keep deliverables on track and on brief
  • Weekly reporting/recording for the client and the project team (including resource forecast)
  • Develop Statements of Work leveraging experience of key discipline leads
  • Manage project change
  • Strong client management
  • Motivate others in your project to come up with new ideas and initiatives. Encourage them to challenge current approaches / methods.
  • Develop and support your project team so that all members perform well
  • Help your team set individual goals which build towards the wider team or project goals

Qualifications

? What we’re looking for:

  • Good experience as a Project Manager in an agency web/digital consulting environment
  • Experience managing marketing, creative, media or technology projects
  • Experience working with a lot of data
  • Expertise in project roles, such as Content Production, Campaign / Comms / CRM eco-systems, Digital Product design & development and experience in event based content a plus!
  • Evidence of management of project teams of 6 people including creatives, content producers, designers, data scientists and strategists
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Great meeting management
  • Excellent client facing communications skills
  • Ability to put administrative structure and organisation in place on new or existing projects
  • Can articulate Project Management methodology – processes, practices, team management, project delivery phases
  • Experience of writing and presenting Statements of Work
  • Ability to turn requirements into a viable project plan and marshal resources required to deliver
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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