Senior Project Manager (corporate communications)

Our client is a leading creative design & communications agency based in London. They now employ over 90 people and are continuing to grow. They have a strong client list with some of the world leading brands with whom they have built strong long-term relationships.

What our client does?

Although their heritage is predominantly in printed and digital communication, they are becoming increasingly media neutral, leading to a range of new and interesting challenges. In the digital area they are a leader in their field, having invested in this area of our business some 10 years ago.

They focus on how their clients communicate with their key audiences. They believe great work comes from an intimate understanding of these audiences.

Our client is looking to hire a dynamic Senior Project Manager.

You will be responsible for initiating, controlling and delivering corporate communications projects that include brand and identity, marketing communications and financial reporting projects, both on and offline from £20k up to £500K. It’s an all-encompassing role managing end-to-end projects, at the highest level, in control from start, through to successful completion. You’ll work predominantly with the FTSE 100 and Professional Services organisations both in the UK and internationally, dealing with clients up to and including CEO and Director level so experience delivering projects at this level is essential to ensure you can meet client demands, provide the highest standard of service, both critical to winning the next project.

Day-to-day you will lead and control project teams across a variety client accounts, delivering compelling, creative and successful projects, on time and under budget. Financial control across your projects is a primary responsibility, from initial scope, daily monitoring, to maintaining margin and ensuring commercial viability. You will facilitate senior level meetings, be confident in articulating your views, recognise what’s important to achieve a successful outcome and ultimately make it all happen. As a Senior Project Manager, you will have excellent knowledge and understanding of delivering Corporate Communications projects, with the ability to effortlessly guide clients through the process. Overall you will develop the relationship by adding value, empathising and helping clients through the more challenging situations.

Finally, you’ll be a proven team player, a natural communicator, commercially astute, organised in your approach with the ability to remain flexible in achieving the appropriate outcome. Ultimately, the proof of success will be control of projects, the quality of your input, proactive approach, commercial contribution and strength of client relationships.

Your responsibilities

– Ensure client is happy and receiving the highest levels of quality and service
– Deliver profitable projects
– Effective management of the project process, related resource and suppliers
– Day-to-day control and optimisation of team personnel, workload and finances

What’s expected 
– Very happy clients
– Profitable projects
– Control at all times
– Award winning Corporate comms projects
– Happy team
– Adding value to client relationship

Essential competencies

– Significant experience in similar roles and environment
– Proven ability to manage people, internally and externally
– Educated to degree level or similar
– Excellent communication an d presentation skills
– Understand the industry and passionate about design
– Organised and can multi task with ease
– Understanding and experience in Financial Reporting
– Skilled in MS Project/Excel/ Word/PowerPoint at FTSE 100 level

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