Senior Digital Project Manager (Cologne, Germany)

Senior Digital Project Manager (Cologne, Germany)

Job Title: Senior Digital Project Manager (Cologne, Germany)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Salary: €70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SF#133981_1493811423
Contact Name: Sadie Frost
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 03, 2017 12:37

Job Description

Senior Digital Project Manager Job Description: To work with and support the Directors, Account Teams and T&P management in managing digital advertising campaign projects from initial brief to delivery; In doing this helping them to achieve the Company's business objectives, goals and targets through the adoption of correct workflow processes and procedures across the allocated account/s.Act as the leader of a busy production team dedicated to consistency and quality across clients digital branded advertising across a range of deliverables. You will motivate and lead the team to achieve the best experience and work for the client. Responsibilities: Project and Workflow Management:
  • Taking briefs in form of media schedules, reviewing and feeding back to media team to clarify any unclear or missing specifications.
  • Prepare and brief in work into design team ensuring they have everything required to complete the work.
  • Keep digital team up to date regarding production plan, status and upcoming work to ensure all requirements and deadlines are met to a high standard.
  • QA of all produced material against brand guidelines and checklists relevant for account and campaign.
  • Ensure best practice processes are rigorously adhered to across briefing and sign off procedures (creative and technical).
  • Delivery of approved assets according to required specifications.
  • Regularly review and provide feedback to clients and account teams and report issues for ongoing and completed projects to ensure ongoing improvements are made to the account.
  • Be proactive with day-to-day account decisions.
  • Challenge current ways of working/processes to continually make improvements to account.
  • Ensure all late briefs or requirements are discussed with all relevant team members before committing to client.
  • Be a calm and respected member of the production team.
  • Support the business with ad hoc work
  • Be aware of activity across other teams with the view to pass on any learnings to your client and share best practice.
Administrative and Financial Management:
  • Booking jobs into CMD, keeping on top of statuses and costs and invoicing and logging financial status for account once completed.
  • Manage the cost overview for account; time spent versus invoiced and report on that as required.
  • Flag any budget issues or cost changes to account team and / or clients as required.
  • Ensure team invoicing is completed on a regular basis.
  • Ensure team is logging their time against jobs to get a good understanding regarding profit / loss across each campaign.
Client Management and External Parties:
  • Maintain excellent client, external agency and internal team communication ensuring all parties are kept up to date on process status and implications regarding delays.
  • Gain trust, authority and respect from the client at all times and strive to exceed their expectations.
  • Develop an excellent understanding of the client's business, brand and processes.
  • Manage client expectations across all digital work.
  • Be the 'technical expert' to client and creative teams regarding what is possible and achievable.
  • Be able to act in a professional manner at all times and in stressful situations.
  • Attend external client meetings.
  • Be aware of the bigger picture of the total account and share best practice with the team and the client.
  • Excellent understanding of CMD to ensure all jobs are booked in the correct manner, system is used according to company requirements and as requested for specific accounts.
  • Good understanding of adobe flash and digital media across a range of deliverables.
People Management:
  • Full responsibility for all personnel issues including identification of individuals training and development needs, employee welfare and any discipline matters.
  • Support team members in the pursuit in delivering the highest standard of service to the client.
  • Motivate and encourage the team so that together you strive to achieve client satisfaction in all you do.
  • Conflict Management
  • Monitoring and measurement of Staff Performance.

Skills Essential:
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to plan for all eventualities and provide solutions to issues
  • Ability to juggle numerous tasks at once and deliver all effectively
  • Ability to delegate work to achieve a high quality of output and to hit all deadlines
  • Ability to coach and develop members of the team
  • Experience in digital design, creative adaptation and/or production processes and its costs
  • Experience of presenting is essential
  • Strong report writing
  • Display a good understanding of print, production, repro and digital media, including costs
  • Has a full understanding of the invoicing process, mark-ups and charge out rates for each client
  • 5+ y of digital project management, preferably in a digital/creative or branded environment

Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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