Project Manager required for one of the UK’s leading corporate communications consultancies. Specialists in Brand identity / Corporate reporting / Corporate responsibility / Digital media / Employee engagement / Internal communications / Marketing communications / Moving image / Online investor relations. They help their clients tell their stories simply, in one clear voice, by whatever means works best (in print, on-line or face-to-face). In this way, they ensure that all their audiences, both internal and external, understand them, believe in them and engage with them.
How they work
They are client-centric (not discipline-centric) with their feet firmly on the ground. That means
a) They listen to the client’s needs in full before jumping to an answer.
b) They offer proposals which they know will work. They know this because they ask the right questions, they unearth the best insights, they employ genuine specialists and they develop solutions against a commitment to make the strongest and most appropriate, impact possible.
They are genuine experts not fly-by-nights; confident not arrogant; awards-winners not speech-givers; intensely proud not insanely deluded and they work in an environment that is, above all, happy.
The role (in a nutshell)
To ensure that they deliver all the chosen client’s communications needs, within the context of the existing relationship.
To project manage the client’s jobs. This includes writing the brief for client approval, drafting the proposals, managing the finances, scoping the implementation, running the schedule, delivering the final output and everything in between.
To manage all the day to day communication with the relevant client teams.
To manage the finances and ensure that optimum profits are delivered on the job.
To manage client expectations and take ultimate responsibility for all deliverables produced for them.
Why it’s important
Brilliant project management is key to their offering. It’s what they’re famous for and it is fundamental to the profitability of our organisation. Because of this, they only tend to employ brilliant project managers.
How you’ll make them look
Joined up and genuinely client-focused.
Very, very confident about our expertise and capabilities.
Pro-active, personable, professional, pragmatic and prudent.
They think about the client needs holistically and then deliver solutions that really work, on time and on budget.
How you’ll make them feel
You’re a very safe pair of hands.
The client will love you.
You’ve brought energy and added enthusiasm to an already vibrant environment.
Our business is more than likely to grow with you on the team.
You’re in it for the long-haul. We like working with people who we can write into our long-term future.
Energetic, a people person.
Passionate about delivering effective communications
Willingness to learn, passion to grow, need to succeed
Genuine and sincere. We are a bull-free zone.
Your skills / background
3 - 4+ years experience with a comms agency or relevant in-house background, experience with corporate reporting will be a distinct advantage
Strong understanding of the print process
Knowledge of the digital process would be advantageous
A good understanding of the full life-cycle of projects from creative to technical delivery
Ability and credibility to manage an internal team
Ability to present, discuss and persuade clients and internal teams alike
Commercially focused, financially proficient
Maturity, integrity and ability to influence others
Good written communication and social/interpersonal skills
Excellent attention to detail
And finally, in 3 words, you will be
Confident / Conscientious / Collaborative