Senior Digital Project Manager

We're looking for a driven, adaptable Senior Digital Project Manager to join our busy Delivery Studio and help the team to successfully deliver amazing, industry-leading digital projects for our clients.

Competitive salary (£40,000 - £50,000 DOE)
Hybrid working (2 days office-based)
Private healthcare


4 Day Work Week - New for 2022: We’re implementing a 4-day working week but you still get paid for 5! Receive a clarity day away from your weekly schedule to focus on training, wellbeing and personal development.

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Project Delivery

About the role

Are you searching for your next work challenge? Have you got a passion for digital, learning new things and always staying curious? 

 

Well, Prodo is looking for you. The Senior Project Manager has day-to-day responsibility for the smooth and effective running of their projects with a focus on great delivery. They are the go-to person to advise on project management methodologies and support the wider Project Management team with coaching on more complex issues. 

 

To do this they should have great skills in effective project set up, budget control, project tracking and reporting, risk and issue analysis and quality assurance. With this in mind, an understanding of the principles of Project Management in the technology sector, appropriate methodologies and processes is vital.

Working from home & flexible hours

Competitive salary & training

Private healthcare cover & pension

Role responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver multiple large and complex projects concurrently, controlling project budgets, scope and quality.
  • Be the hub of communication for your projects - in regular contact with internal and external partners and preparing regular project status reports.
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration. Set up projects in Zoho Projects to give full visibility but allow the team to collaborate independently.
  • Create robust and realistic plans including schedules using internal tools and templates.
  • Work with client’s third party agencies suppliers to jointly scope, manage and deliver campaigns when appropriate.
  • Be on top of your projects and know timings, key milestones, budgets, resourcing, risks, etc. 
  • Own project governance and ensure adequate logging of change requests, issues and risks.
  • Be firm but fair in judgement: push back when scope creep or suggested budgets are not realistic whilst understanding the constraints of the client. 
  • Understand the workings and needs of the account you are partnered with; have a good understanding of the client’s needs and adapt your communication and project plans to fit their unique circumstances.  
  • Be commercially aware: At all times have an idea of the status of the budget of your projects; any variations from budget accounted for and where possible mitigated flagging all budget risks to the Head of Operations. 
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge within your field and be a key person whose opinion and advice on project delivery is actively sought by clients and colleagues.
  • Be able to confidently communicate with clients effectively and independently and support the wider Project Team in handling challenging issues. 
  • Actively seek to improve project procedures and work with the Operations team to update project policies and processes to improve efficiency and quality. 
  • Ensure that internal and client sign-offs are obtained on all key project deliverables, and that you have an audit trail.

Experience you need for this role

  • Professional project management qualification such as PRINCE2, APM PMQ, PMP or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in digital development and project management are required.
  • Excellent understanding of web technologies such as .NET, CSS, Umbraco CMS, APIs and Apps.
  • Experience in using and administering project management tools such as Zoho Projects, budget/time tracking tools and issue tracking software.
  • Experience in a digital agency environment.
  • Broad experience in project management methodologies and their application to different projects, including Agile, Waterfall, and hybrid.
Get stuff done
Stay curious

Personal skills & requirements

  • A driven individual with high standards
  • Proven people and leadership management skills
  • Preference for collaborative problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work and deal with individuals of various levels and backgrounds
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle the pressure of a fast-paced environment, which may include dealing with difficult customers
  • Ability to maintain a thorough understanding of procedures and policies
  • Ability to make sound and logical decisions and choose appropriate courses of action based on parameters of the situation
  • Ability to travel to maintain contact with clients, attend administrative meetings and training

Some things that might give you that extra edge… 

  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • A Business/Management or Information Technology degree 
  • HubSpot Certifications, i.e. Inbound, Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Design Agency. (You can enrol right now at https://academy.hubspot.com/ to gain access to these free courses – they’ll look great on your CV!)
  • Excel skills
  • Experience with HTML/CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, CMS
Genuinely care

What’s in it for you?

Prodo is a fun and friendly agency that has been around the block for 22+ years. But we're ambitious to innovate and grow further!

This is an exciting and rewarding role: we are looking for someone who not only meets the personal requirements but also matches our company values.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Prodo is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

This role offers a base salary. You will receive thorough training to kick start your career, and you will have the opportunity for career development within the company.

 

The Package

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Private healthcare cover & pension
  • 23 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (We also close for at least 10 days over Christmas)
  • Anniversary gifts - increasing with each year - to include a paid-for holiday on 5 and 10 years, plus additional days holiday, team lunches and company celebrations – we really do like to make a fuss of our colleagues.
  • Annual 'away days' somewhere fun and exciting to strategise and reset!
  • Personal development opportunities - we've sent employees all over the world to train in their field
  • Flexible start & finish times  - we're happy to consider all forms of flexible working
  • Remote work flexibility with HQ based in Chester (Some level of attendance required)
  • New for 2022 - Receive clarity breaks away from your weekly schedule to focus on training, well-being and personal development
So… Think you’ve got what it takes? Or do you know someone else who would be up for the challenge? Send them our way!

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