Programme Manager

Creative Services £ 65,000 - £ 70,000 per year

Community: Programme Management

Duties & Responsibilities

* You bring brilliant ideas, amazing commercial nous and smart strategic thinking to bear across all of your projects
* You lead small teams and give constructive direction, guidance and a strong point of view on content to the team working with you
* You work alongside Principals and Seniors in larger teams, becoming the backbone of a client relationship and go-to on all aspects of the account and work
* You motivate people around you - both colleagues and clients - and earn their respect and confidence
* You spot opportunities for growing the account whilst demonstrating value for the client
* You constantly look for opportunities to expand the impact of work through the application of technology
* You make confident account decisions, and are smart and persuasive in bringing others with you
* You partner with more senior clients as their direct contact
* You proactively take responsibility for building the profile of the Programme Management community through the development of content and initiatives


Key Experience & Knowledge

* You will have in excess of 6 years experience in managing a mix of brand and technology projects across a variety of sectors and client problems. You will have ideally managed budgets of over £1million pa. Experience in launching products and services to market, managing in-depth research and insight programs, and/or fluency with innovation is a plus. Experience in other geographies, markets as well as additional languages also a plus

They must demonstrate:

* An ability to balance the big picture of a client's long-term strategic objectives with day-to-day project delivery detail
* Excellent financial acumen in scoping and managing a budget, forecasting revenue, and establishing commercial agreements
* An active engagement with the strategic dimension of our work, both to assertively influence content as well as understand of how the strategy influences the project process and delivery
* Articulate and assertive confidence in presenting work to all audiences
* Future-focused ability to think ahead, organise and prioritise workloads for both themselves and the team over extended periods of time
* Highly collaborative, able to build strong relationships internally and externally

They will:

* Demonstrate an emerging and growing entrepreneurial spirit, always seeking new and possibly unconventional commercial opportunities
* Intuitively understand clients' issues from a personal and organisational perspective, and seek to understand how better support and guide them
* Be an inspiring, reassuring and knowledgeable presence for colleagues and clients
* Make smart connections between what's going on with our clients, the momentum of our work and the team's equilibrium
* Seek to continually expand familiarity and fluency with technology and the evolving digital landscape - especially in line with clients and their business challenges

Personality & Interpersonal Skills

Senior Programme Managers are:

* Open-minded and flexible, tenacious and unwavering - constantly looking for new ways to make things happen and positively challenge the client
* Emerging leaders, becoming the go-to person on the account for direction both in the team and in the business
* Never satisfied, stopping at nothing to do your best work
* Able to intuitively establish a strong team ethos on their projects
* A strong point of view, but a healthy respect for the experience of more senior team members
* Never afraid to offer an opinion - or ask others for theirs
* Always hungry to learn, always ready to share
* Open to new and different ways of working, rather than sticking to habit or comfortable processes

IT/Technology Skills

* All staff to be highly proficient in Mac or PC operating systems and in the use of Microsoft Office, with a high degree of familiarity and comfort with mobile.
Contact: Teilo Morgan

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