We are seeking the expertise of a senior-level project manager with solid digital and through the line agency experience to join the Johannesburg team.
Responsible for developing and maintaining profitable and mutually beneficial relationships between VML SA and its clients.
Key responsibilities:Working on through-the-line accounts for high profile brands, with the opportunity to expand as the team and client portfolio grows
Building strong working relationships with clients and external partners while delivering against tight timelines and budgets
Understanding and interpreting clients’ business and project requirements
Strategic input at a senior level and understanding of strategies developed for clients
Manage and control all scoping and planning of projects across the team discipline teams
Manage timelines and communication thereof to meet project deadlines, ensuring to manage client expectations
Develop full-scale project plans and associated support documentation
Manage risks and develop risk management/contingency plans
Anticipate problems before they occur and find ways to accomplish project goals regardless of changing circumstances
Ensure that the project is completed successfully, within the given deadline and budget
Owning the delivery and quality of projects for clients based on deep understanding of the TTL landscape, trends and opportunities
Conduct project post mortems in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
Strong financial management including reviewing and assisting with quoting, implement monthly billings and forecasting on revenue spend.
Manage and oversee budgets and revenue on all projects to ensure profitability
Three to four years' TTL agency experience as an account/project manager/three+ years' digital experience running projects in an agency is essential
Comprehensive understanding of online, including search marketing, digital media, platform development, advertising, CRM and emerging technologies is essential
Ability to manage and effectively deliver on multiple campaigns/projects with fast turnarounds
Great interpersonal skills
Experience in strategically analysing and solving client's business problems
Experience with managing budgets - a bit of a number cruncher
Understanding of various digital platforms and products
Post-matric diploma, degree, qualification in marketing communications or business – a plus