Hello, we’re Impero. We’re an independent, award-winning, creative agency that’s sole purpose is to make tired brands famous again. We’re multi-disciplined but our hearts lie in digital. We work with high profile brands such as Beefeater Gin, Havana Club Rum, Ugg, General Mills, West Midland Trains and a bunch of others. Right now, there’s about 30 of us (not including the dogs) — but that number grows all the time because we’re still young, ambitious and pretty good at what we do. We’d love to meet people who want to be part of and help drive that growth.
Being a Project Manager at Impero is all about building relationships, both with your client and internal teams. Responsible for running projects, you’ll own and oversee everything from inception and requirements definition through to delivery working alongside the Client Services team. Committed to continually improving the way we work with our clients, you’ll foster a positive, enthusiastic and cohesive team environment to enable the delivery of a successful product, every time. You will have 3+ years of agency PM experience, ideally within a creative, digital or multi-disciplinary agency. You’ll have a working experience with project management systems / resourcing tools, such as Traffic Live. Proven ability to work well under pressure, with a high degree of flexibility and fluidity and a positive, self- motivated attitude. We’re a very responsive agency and our projects have a fast turnaround. You’ll need to be able to take ownership of your projects with a proactive can-do attitude. You need to be able Demonstrable customer service ethos, a commitment to quality and the will to constantly drive improvements.
As project manager you will be responsible for the ownership and delivery of a range of projects including branding, 360 campaigns, film/TVC, OOH, social, strategy and photography. You will have proven experience of:
Project management - leading projects from brief through to delivery, including the creation of SOWs/cost estimates and timelines, resource booking, briefings, weekly reporting and reconciliations to ensuring projects are kept on-time, on-budget and to Impero quality standards.
Production experience - coordinating photoshoots/social content shoots including post production, model, photographer, location, and stylist bookings and prop sourcing. Managing the entire process from brief to delivery.
You will be responsible for engaging with clients and client services to ensure a complete, clear and shared understanding of requirements and manage changes to key internal and external stakeholders calmly and effectively.
The type of people we want to meet:
You seek to understand the big picture and be part of the creative process, not just a director of tasks. You are passionate about new ideas and practices and original thinking. You keep things simple, focusing your team on what matters most. You set priorities and stick to them. You are action and results orientated with consistently high levels of accuracy. You see issues from different perspectives, are diplomatic, empathetic and listens well to reach a resolution. You build trust. You have a great positive energy and a open and motivational approach. You collaboratively direct project teams and are calm in the face of adversity. You are fastidious about monitoring output, ensuring consistently high quality. You plan ahead, anticipate and reacts to changes and project needs. You take responsibility for the work of the team, managing projects profitably. You treat client money as if it were your own. You have good written and verbal communication skills and engender professionalism and credibility. You manage expectations clearly and concisely present opinion. You are a problem solver, challenge solutions based on good judgement and generate possible new solutions. And you own the daily decision making on your projects. You are a resourceful expert. With a broad understanding of Impero’s aims, specialisms and services and how these can be applied. You are flexible when it is necessary to change the rules, re-plan and redirect. You’re happy to cut your own path if necessary. You are courageous when facing the unknown, believe in ambitious goals and have the resilience to achieve them.
The perks of working at The Mighty Impero include:
•To be part of something special — this is an exciting growing agency with no board of directors, or shareholders to report to.
•The ability to stamp your mark on an organisation – and not just be a cog in the machine.
•Free snacks and your choice of TWO coffee machines (yes, two, we know!)
•Monthly breakfasts with the whole team.
•Seasonal company parties.
•Annual personal development plan and training budget for your own growth.
•Opportunity to pitch your own projects to our Impero Creative Council for dedicated time and resources to work on projects outside your immediate scope.
•The love of six rotating office dogs.
•A ‘yes work’s important, but let’s not get too serious’ vibe.
•A distinct lack of bureaucracy or politics.
•Ownership over your own projects whilst enjoying an inclusive environment.
•Beer. Wine. Gin. Whiskey. Chocolate. (Working with our clients has added perks).