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An international branding agency requires a Midweight Project Manager
This agency has a large international reputation and presence but the London team is smaller. Your role will be to assist the Account Director and Senior PMs by coordinating and managing the day to day activities for approximately 3 key client relationships, each with multiple projects. You will typically be working on 4-8 brand related projects serving 2-3 client account programmes at a time and will either be leading or assisting on these projects.
You will be involved from initial project briefings through to completion, supporting the strategic and administrative needs of the team.
You will be tasked with helping to achieve project objectives, on time and on budget. This includes proactive communications amongst project team members and with clients, gathering input from Strategists and Creative leads to facilitate efficient work flow, reporting on project status, setting objectives for activities and meetings, and leading the follow-through. You'll understand the strategic needs of your client and you'll work to grow this relationship.
In addition to project-related work, this role has a number of internal responsibilities. You will maintain an office-wide view of current and upcoming project resource needs for effective resource planning, communicating this information across the agency and working with project managers and practice leads to fulfil the assignments and meet profitability targets. You will lead and maintain the process for collecting future resourcing needs from the wider team. You'll coordinate a weekly resource meeting, tracking changes to project deliverables and help manage resource conflicts.
An experienced Project Manager with 3-4 year's agency or client side experience, ideally with an exposure to different industries. You will have received some formal training in project management with a resulting certification. You will have strong experience of managing multiple priorities under strict deadlines and you'll be capable of responding to client requests with a keen sense of urgency. You'll be able to talk with clarity and confidence to clients and you will enjoy collaborating with production and creative teams.
Strong interpersonal skills
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