HAVAS LYNX is a global communications group, formed from Creative Lynx and Havas 4D, leading digital agencies in Europe and the USA respectively. With 250 employees and supported by the wider HAVAS network, we deliver truly global campaigns based on robust local insight. As a group we have been responsible for a series of industry firsts in social media, closed-loop marketing and mobile. We actively partner with Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab and Practice Fusion and these partnerships facilitate our ability to innovate on behalf of our clients across the healthcare, education and culture sectors. Blending this innovation with sector insight and design pedigree, our team of over 125 professionals, based in the heart of Manchester city centre comprise our European head office, from which we work closely with colleagues in London and New York. As part of our planned growth, we are now seeking a highly experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Manchester based team.
For this position we are either looking for someone who is currently in a Senior Project Management role, or a Digital Account Director who enjoys this element of their current role and is looking to emphasise this in a new position. We are also interested in hearing from people who have grown and managed teams on complex development projects across a range of environments and with numerous stakeholders.
It is not necessary that you have experience of working within a digital agency environment, what is important is that you have experience of working on a number of projects at any one time, juggling the various elements of these. You should have experience in managing the entire process; from initial brief and creation of the functional specification, right through to client sign off. Key to this role are strong communication skills as you will be both client facing and liaising regularly with internal departments. You can expect to work with Developers and Designers on an half-hourly basis, and should be confident communicating on a technical level. You will be incredibly well organised and proactive, allocating work and assigning resources as necessary, whilst also foreseeing problems and implementing solutions. You should be confident and prepared to share your ideas, whilst also encouraging and listening to those from other members of the team.
We would like to meet professionals with a calm, approachable manner. Working with a large team you will thrive under pressure and take ultimate responsibility for ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. A sound financial understanding and commercial awareness around the impact of the decisions that you make is essential.
While we’re a growing agency, our informal, friendly environment means that working with HAVAS LYNX is more akin to being in a smaller agency. Personality is key and we’re looking for sociable characters who are ambitious and keen to progress their career in a busy, fast paced, supportive environment.
Interested applicants should apply to Sophie Jackson via firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV and a covering letter. If you’d prefer to have an initial, informal conversation, call Sophie on 0161 200 6932.