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Project Manager

Overview

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to help brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder.

Our team is deliberately diversified — with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. We are endlessly curious and fully transparent, always examining real human behaviour to create authentic connections — between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes.

Digitas operates in over 25 countries across six continents and is part of Publicis Media, one of four solution hubs within Publicis Groupe, which is present in over 100 countries and employs nearly 80,000 professionals.

Department Summary

Delivery Management takes projects from planning to delivery - on time, on budget, and on brief. Delivery 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 Project Manager manages smaller projects with support from more senior team members and/or supports more senior Project Managers in the management of larger-scale projects. You will ensure project documentation and logistics are kept up to date and communicated with all team members; take part in defining, creating and managing all project management documentation, and assist with tracking project progress, issues and risks.

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. You’ll want to know how things work and you are always on the look-out for new tools, services and ways of doing things. And all of this while maintaining your sense of humour!

Responsibilities

  • Run smaller projects with support from more experienced team members
  • Assist senior Project Manager with planning and updates to project plan
  • Track and maintain project risk and issues log
  • Assist senior Project Manager in weekly status reporting
  • Attend team meetings and capture issues and actions. Ensure actions are followed up by the team
  • Escalate issues to relevant senior manager where appropriate
  • Attend client meetings and capture requirements and minutes. Listen, ask questions when unclear
  • Assist senior Project Manager in updating budgets and forecasts
  • Track actual time and expenses incurred by team
  • New team member orientation with regards to distribution lists, project codes, desk, client/project overview
  • Conducts timely, fair and accurate project reviews for team members, using the standard templates, where appropriate and as agreed with senior Project Manager
  • Conducts self, and communicates, professionally with clients and colleagues
  • Works proactively with Client Partner / Client Director to ensure completion of project reviews for self
  • Provides 360° feedback for team members where appropriate as agreed with senior Project Manager

Company

  • Supports sales activities, proposal writing
  • Assists in setting up team building activities and events
  • Supports business operational processes (e.g. supports running end of project reviews)
  • Endeavours to complete personal career objectives to timeline agreed with line manager
  • Makes use of appropriate research materials (Internet, publications etc.) to ensure skills and knowledge remain current

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Prior Experience as a Project Manager / Producer or other directly related experience
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Strong follow-through orientation
  • Business process orientation
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Self-starter and self-learner
  • Ability to work independently to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in constructing work plans for projects
  • Ability to put administrative structure and organisation in place on new or existing projects

Desirable

  • A degree demonstrating analytical capability is preferred
  • Experience managing marketing, creative or technology projects
  • Familiarity with web development technologies

Please note that DigitasLBi 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.

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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