Graduate Project Manager

Organisation
CCMedia
Reference
VAC-5007
Sector
Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
St Ives, Cornwall
Salary Details
Dependent on skills
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
23/03/2021
An exciting opportunity, for a recent graduate looking for their first opportunity into the creative and media industries, to join an ambitious digital marketing agency in their St. Ives office.

Job Description

A structured training and growth path will be in place to ensure the successful candidate has everything they need to succeed.

Previous knowledge and experiences within the industry, even at an internship level would be welcomed, but not essential.

Reporting directly into management, a positive can-do attitude is a must, with a willingness to learn each and every day from the team around them.

The successful candidate we be joining a fast-paced and dynamic agency, expected to work collaboratively alongside the wider internal team of Account Execs/Managers, Developers and Designers. Ensuring the end product we deliver to our client’s is on time, within budget and of the highest quality. Key tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Project deliverables and timelines - across both website projects and marketing activity
  • Studio time - internal Design and Development resource and freelancers
  • Account management - supporting the wider team with managing client comms and expectations 

 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Brief your colleagues on the tasks at hand required to complete the project/campaign
  • Report into the wider team in weekly catch up meetings
  • Interface with clients and agency staff about the details of the project and its timings
  • Act as a link between the client and the agency and always act in the best interests of each
  • Responsible for the smooth running of project timelines, ensuring deliverables/milestones are met and client expectations are being managed. Providing rationale to clients when needed
  • Arrange and attend check-in points - coordinating timings between both client and agency
  • Assist in the daily tasks assigned by management
  • Responsible for coordinating studio time and sourcing external freelance resource when needed
  • Facilitate client meetings ensuring everything is set up appropriately (virtual and in-house when appropriate)
  • Produce and take ownership of project timelines - organise each project so all tasks are delivered on time and on budget
  • Write creative briefs for the studio when needed
  • Identify and manage risks within projects, bringing it to the attention of management, but taking ownership where possible
  • Conduct/manage the internal team to drive quality and deadlines, looking for areas to improve on processes and efficiencies
  • Support management in pitches
  • Raise project quotes and gain final approval from management before supplying to clients
  • Immerse yourself in our client portfolio
  • Connect with our clients, find out what makes them tick and what their challenges are
  • Showing a proactive attitude to our clients - showing a willingness and eagerness to understanding their audiences, markets and competition
  • Maintain strong client relationships by understanding their needs and consistently delivering high-quality work that exceeds their expectation
  • Take and share notes after client meetings, outlining next steps and actions
  • Be proactive in seeking and asking for opportunities to expand on briefs/SOWs
  • Ensure attention to detail is optimal at all times

 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A genuine interest in the advertising/digital media and marketing/creative industries
  • A creative flair and excellent eye for detail 
  • Ability to take ownership of projects - from start to finish
  • A basic understanding of digital marketing channels and the design and development processes of web builds
  • The ability to prioritise tasks (across multiple projects) and manage your own time, as well as others, is essential
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines - pro-active, punctual and well-organised
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the work we deliver is of the highest quality
  • Passionate and enthusiastic. Confident in nature
  • A people person - a cultural fit, with an honest personality is everything!

 
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • 0-18 months Project Manager experience - preferably across advertising/digital media and marketing/creative industries
  • Experience with Monday.com

 
A typical day in the life of the successful candidate would include, but not be limited to, handling client communications, unpacking new business/campaign briefs - planning project SOW (inc. timings and internal/external resource), working collaboratively with the studio to manage project timelines and key deliverables/milestones and managing the client expectations throughout the process, reporting into management to improve internal processes and efficiencies.

 

Company Description

We’re an ambitious team of digital marketers with expertise across media, design and technology - spread across two offices in St. Ives, Cornwall and Marlow.

Over the past two years we’ve seen significant growth, expanding from a team of 4 to 10. Our journey began specialising in the aesthetics, medical and health industries, however a recent partnership with a branding agency has seen us enter the retail space.

We now successfully manage a portfolio of retail websites across the UK and Europe, to add to our existing client list of over 20 clients.
We offer the following services to our clients:

  • Responsive web design and build
  • Multi-channel digital marketing campaign management - SEO, PPC, social media, email and programmatic
  • Content creation - photography, videography and copywriting

 
For many of our clients we’ve not only designed and built their website, but also continue to work with them across digital marketing retainer contracts. With that in mind, it’s important that the successful candidate has a broad understanding of both marketing and web - the processes, technologies used and industry trends.
 
Not your typical agency, we like to think we were ahead of the ‘new normal’ pre-Covid curve! We understand work-life balance is key to a successful, happy team. Below are some of our staff perks:

  • We offer flexible working hours with the ability to work from home (within reason)
  • Unlimited holidays (within reason)
  • Yearly training allowance of £500 per employee
  • Yearly allowance of £100 for self-development (not work related)
  • Two company away days/weekends per year - one summer, one winter
  • Referral scheme - £500 if you refer a successful candidate who joins the team
  • We want to create an environment people love to work in, so new joiners will be given £100 to make their mark in the office
  • Friday lunches are on us!

Other Application Details

Salary is dependant on skills - we’re looking for the right kind of people to join us and are willing to pay above market rate to find them.

We’re a flexible team. Currently we work 1-2 days in the office and 3-4 days from home.

As long as the work is done to a high level we don’t mind where you are!

 

To complete an application please click APPLY now and upload your CV and cover letter explaining suitablity to your role. 

 

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