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Senior Project Manager

Employer
Digitas UK
Location
Chancery Lane, London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Job Details

Project Management takes projects from planning to delivery - on time, on budget, and on brief. Project Management is everyone’s go to place for the project. Clients and internal team members rely on you for everything they need to know about a project: what to expect, what to do next, and where they need to be.

Role Summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day task management of Medium and large sized engagements (4-6 team members, up to £300k 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 Digital Products, AV, Social, as well as marketing comms and CRM. 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. And all of this while maintaining your sense of humour!

Responsibilities
  • Define responsibilities, set direction and allocate tasks within the project team
  • Stakeholder management both Internally and externally
  • Create and own the plan, including estimation, tracking, updating
  • Weekly reporting/recording for company (including resource forecast)
  • Develop statements of work leveraging experience of key discipline leads
  • Manage project change
  • Working with Account Management team, contribute to business development efforts through project scoping, estimating and inputting into proposals
  • Uncover your client’s hidden needs and issues by asking insightful questions and developing a good rapport
  • Monitor interactions between your team and the client, and follow up to demonstrate strong client management
  • Ask questions that push, challenge and stretch your clients and colleagues to foster creativity, or better our service
  • 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
  • Identify and tackle poor performance or inappropriate behaviour
  • Escalate issues to senior staff when appropriate


    Qualifications

    • Good experience as a Project Manager in an agency web/digital consulting environment
    • Experience managing marketing, creative or technology projects
    • Experience developing project approaches and plans using PRINCE2 and/or Agile project methodologies
    • Evidence of management of project teams of 4-6 people to successful conclusion
    • Strong meeting facilitation skills
    • Ability to run client workshops to discuss requirements
    • 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
    • Ability to turn requirements into a viable project plan and marshal resources required to deliver
    • Business process orientation
    • 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.

    #LI-Hybrid

    Company

    Home of 400 diverse people united in the mission to use the power of strategy, data, technology, media and creativity to get our clients future ready. We do this through our Experience Consulting, Products & Platforms, Customer Engagement and Digital Media capabilities. All underpinned by a culture of experimentation, making things happen and driving results.

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