Senior Project Director
"A great leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way!"
An award-winning creative agency specialising in the creative design, planning and delivery of all creative communications such as online broadcasts, conferences, exhibitions, events, brand identity and digital services. Described as one of the most vibrant, caring agencies you could wish to work with.
To lead teams to deliver a range of high-level complex projects successfully. To manage the client on a project by project basis. Be able to build strong relationships with clients, while taking full financial and time management responsibility for them.
With 10 plus years experience this senior level position is responsible for:
Day to day contact with the client for large-scale or high-level projects.
Preparation of event estimate and budget control.
Management of overall concept and design development.
Preparation of overall schedule and critical path development.
On-site management when required.
Preparation of all third-party bid information and vendor research.
Qualifying all RFQ process and documentation.
Leads a large project team as the point person with strong line management experience and resourcing support.
Play a leadership role in the planning, design and delivery of client event work, with a focus on ensuring success measures are in place and monitored, whilst ensuring cost efficiency and financial accuracy
Work closely with clients to communicate progress against agreed project milestones, with regular updates on spend vs budget. Negotiating budget uplifts where appropriate and necessary
Be responsible for large project teams, developing the skills of direct reports
Have excellent leadership skills and enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of projects
Be able to manage a Project & Event Coordinator/Manager, ensuring that they learn from working on particular projects and to develop them using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; monitor and evaluate results
Ensure all project management tools remain updated and regularly communicated to the project team to ensure project delivery success (both in terms of event quality and financial compliance with company targets). Tools include: Procim budget, SoW, Project Timeline and Resource Planner
Support Group Project & Event Services Director with project resourcing
To manage the company’s commitments with respect to the company sustainability objectives and targets within the scope of our ISO20121 certification and as set out in the Brandfuel Sustainability Proposition.
To manage the company’s commitments with respect to the company Information Security Management objectives and targets within the scope of our ISO27001 certification and as set out in the Information Security Management Proposition.
To manage the company’s commitments with respect to the company occupational health and safety objectives and targets within the scope of our ISO45001 certification and as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Proposition.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
1. Project accountability
know the job process thoroughly and be able to oversee the process
agree a client brief and outline budget, be able to make an assessment to the commercial viability
present costed proposals for a project, and agree payment terms and conditions
check that project reconciliation is completed and accurate
review and evaluate internal delivery resources
attend client reconciliation meetings and capture data for future improvements
2. Financial accountability
manage the entire financial process on high-level complex jobs using Procim including; creating complex client estimates, PCNs; payment and billing schedules, client invoicing and project reconciliations
provide project time plans based on tasks associated with the project and experience of previous jobs in order to sell time effectively for all departments on large-scale projects; keep tabs on sold time vs actual recorded time with the project team ; be highly proficient at selling time and consistently meets margin targets (their own and their team)
forecast revenue and ensure that individual projects meet financial targets
3. Company accountability
ensure company documentation is supplied on time eg insurance values, payment schedules, expenses, claims etc
hit their time target consistently month on month and help the team to do the same
responsible for operational delivery of events and for the incorporation of sustainability initiatives where possible in event-related planning and delivery activities
follow company policies, procedures and seek to drive continual improvement in sustainability performance where possible
write a creative brief in collaboration with the Creative team
have very good presentation skills and be able to present to senior clients confidently
5. Client Servicing
build and develop client relationships
be able to develop persuasive points of view to assist and manage clients’ projects
present ideas on larger sized projects
have a very good understanding of the client products
contribute to creative proposals and brainstorms and be proactive in leading small proposals and elements of the larger proposals
Input to project case studies for large-scale projects
adopt a proactive approach in developing concept proposals
research new innovations and concepts that could be applicable to clients
work with senior members of the team and Production Directors to maintain and improve quality standards
7. Team Management
Regular 1-1 meetings
Annual and quarterly reviews
Line management and coaching
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