Traffic manager (production and creative) contract

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
tbc
Posted
25 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Nov 2019
Ref
0811
Discipline
Marketing
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract
Hours
Full-Time

Our client is a corporate communications agency they are looking to hire a creative/production services manager. You will be responsible for managing and controlling available resource within the production and creative teams. It’s a challenging role, resourcing complex projects for multiple stakeholders, across a range of disciplines, which include design, digital development, moving image and client services. Our clients office/studio resource has a strong print and digital aspect, this should not be confused with a production studio set-up. Candidates will need to have good creative experience and be able to manage very diverse stakeholders. Candidates need to be from an agency background.

As gatekeeper for internal resource, you’ll be dealing with employees at all levels within the business, all with urgent requirements. You’ll be calm and confident in your approach, able to understand critical issues without deviating from plan. With many projects live at any one time you will need to be assertive, calm under pressure, able to make decisions quickly, remain flexible, whilst being resilient to ad-hoc requests and the inevitable curve balls. Although internally focused you will recognise the impact effectively managed resource in relation to meeting client expectations.

Finally, you’ll be organised, approachable and assertive when required. We expect you to be passionate in your approach and proactive in achieving the right resource balance to provide the best results for our client’s projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Overall control and optimisation of studio resource and efficient workflow
  • Gathering resource requirements and planning the optimum resource usage
  • Commercial management of resources and matching time to revenue
  • Maintaining a robust, efficient processes and systems for trafficking
  • Management of third party suppliers

What’s expected

  • Controlled studio workflow
  • Quality freelance and suppliers
  • Matching the right skills to task (right first time)
  • Consistency of resource on projects
  • Work completed on time
  • Happy studio
  • Profitable projects

Your personal qualities and skills

  • Commercial business acumen
  • Educated to degree level or similar
  • Significant experience in similar roles and environment
  • Proven ability to marshal resource in busy agency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understands the industry and passionate about design

Essential competencies

  • Improving performance
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Planning and organising
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Judgement and analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience and drive
  • Teamwork

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