Creative Directors / Operations Director
As a busy creative studio it’s essential to the success of our project delivery that we run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We would like to bring in a full time member of staff to manage the delivery of our digital projects.
This role exists to make sure that our digital projects happen on time, within budget, and to the highest standard. You will be responsible for overseeing successful delivery and achieving client objectives regarding scope, quality, timing and budget, as well as providing valuable input internally to maintain and constantly improve the overall level of our digital expertise.
Projects will range from the delivery of websites and microsites, to the inventive application of social networks, smart apps and iPhone and iPad apps.
As Digital Project Manager you will act as an interface between the client and internal teams. You will manage projects from brief through to completion and review. You will be technically savvy enough to understand the technical terms used by developers in order to translate them into a language that the client will understand.
Good UX experience is key, you will have an original take on UX practices – using your knowledge to build concepts around client’s needs.
To be successful in this role you need to actively offer solutions not simply raise issues, you will work with the team to identify development opportunities for new and existing digital developments.
You will have a thorough understanding of digital delivery processes and financial systems within an agency environment, taking tasks from scoping stage through to fully costed and managed projects.
You will have worked in a digital project management role for a minimum of 3 years, and have an expert understanding of digital methodologies, processes, solutions and how they work.
You will have experience in planning and organising project plans and production schedules – organising resources, compiling project timelines, and managing budgets.
Internally you will make sure that all jobs have clear briefs, schedule progress meetings, provide updates and identify and manage any potential issues.
You will plan for both the short and long term. However, your plans need to be fluid and you need to be comfortable responding to and managing ever- changing priorities.
You will be highly organised, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and manage multiple projects. These attributes will help you and your team to deliver quality work to tight deadlines.
You will be ready to anticipate and support the activities of the rest of the team and work effectively and cooperatively with others.
You will demonstrate that you value others’ input and expertise and are willing to learn from others.
You thrive working collaboratively and really enjoy the creative process.
This is primarily a client-facing role and must have excellent communication skills, presenting a confident, assured manner when presenting to clients or talking in group meetings.
You will ensure that clients are also proactively managed and know the status of the project at all times. You will keep the company Directors fully briefed regarding progress, issues and communications.
You will have impeccable written and verbal communication skills, able to lead meetings and give our clients confidence in our high standard of project delivery.
You will be a keen networker and able to develop positive relationship with clients & freelancers and be professional and competent in your management of our collaborators.
You will be excited by the changing digital landscape and constantly searching for new knowledge, technologies and trends.
You will ensure the correct use of project systems whilst developing and improving your own procedures and be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement.
We are looking for someone who is energetic, hardworking, and who is excited by the quality and diversity of work we produce as a studio.
We are a unique business and seek a unique individual.
All candidates should have a minimum of 3 years paid work experience in a similar role since leaving full-time education.
HOURS OF WORK
9.30am to 6pm 5 days a week
25 days per annum
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