Midweight Project Manager

OVERVIEW

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!

  • 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, budget burn & expenses incurred by team and estimate hours required to project completion
  • 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
  •  Communicates professionally with clients and colleagues
  • Provides 360° feedback for team members where appropriate as agreed with Senior Project Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior Experience as a Digital 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 scoping projects and creating project documentation including SoWs, project plans and cost estimates
  • Ability to put administrative structure and organisation in place on new or existing projects

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 3,500 employees across 18 countries and 32 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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