The Project Manager has day-to-day responsibility for the smooth and effective running of their projects with a focus on great delivery. To do this they should have great skills in effective project set up, budget control, project tracking and reporting, risk and issue analysis and quality assurance. With this in mind, an understanding of the principles of Project Management, appropriate methodologies and processes is vital.
The Digital Project Manager reports to the Project Director.
Experience & Skills required
- Degree or equivalent work experience.
- 2-4 years of experience in digital development and project management are required.
- Agile Experience (Certified SCRUM Master is a plus).
- Good understanding of web technologies such as HTML/HTML5, CSS, CMS, and mobile.
- Attention to visual detail - experience with design tools a bonus.
- Experience with project management tools including JIRA and Basecamp.
- Experience dealing across remote development teams.
Role & responsibilities
- Manage and deliver multiple work streams for various types of digital communications projects (e.g. web-site development, mobile apps, banner advertising, email marketing campaigns, etc.) to agreed scope, timings, budget and quality.
- Work with internal teams to help define project scope, resource requirements and cost estimates for projects.
- Be the hub of communication for the project - in regular contact with internal and external partners engaged in delivering our product.
- Encourage and facilitate collaboration.
- Create robust and realistic cost documents.
- Produce realistic timings with clearly flagged milestones.
- Work with client’s third party agencies and Honcho suppliers to jointly scope, manage and deliver campaigns when appropriate.
- Use JIRA to assign and track issues when appropriate.
- At the start of a project, analyse the areas that could potentially throw the delivery off track, log these risks and list what you plan to do to mitigate against them.
- Be on top of your projects and know timings, key milestones, budgets, resourcing, risks, etc.
- Assess the time and financial impact of changes and communicate to clients as appropriate.
- Be firm but fair in judgement: push back when scope creep or suggested budgets are not realistic whilst understanding the constraints of the project.
- Understand the workings and needs of the account you are partnered with; have a good understanding of the brands you work on - their definitions, their core characteristics, how they should and shouldn't behave.
- Understand the key technical aspects of the development process for website delivery, email delivery, online advertising, digital outdoor etc. as appropriate to your client.
- Be commercially aware: At all times have an idea of the status of the budget of your projects; WIPS should be updated weekly and any variations from budget accounted for and where possible mitigated before they happen.
- Ensure that all documentation, costings, briefs, scopes and presentations are of the highest possible standard.