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Interactive Project Manager

Posted: 20 Sep 2021 Closes: 20 Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Sub-contractors -324598837

Company Description

Publicis Sapientis a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get digitally enabled, both in the way they work and how they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting, and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with20,000 people and 53 offices worldwide, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting, and customer obsession - combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness - enables us to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visitpublicissapient.com

Job Description

What are we looking for?

We are looking for smart, curious people who are eager to learn and broaden their project management craft. We want people who are innovative and flexible with an adaptable mindset who are continuously thinking about how they can improve. This role requires individuals who are able to empower and motivate their teams in order to bring about successful change.

You will pride yourself in being a natural facilitator adept at working with diverse and distributed teams. With excellent communication skills and an ability to manage and resolve conflict you'll shield the team from outside distractions and keep your team focused on quality, ensuring high value creative work value is continually delivered.

You will be responsible for:

• Partnering with clients to clarify strategic requirements and manage expectations in line with agreed outcomes and business benefits

• Setting up projects and lead teams of 15+ people with the ability to set up clear ways of working to ensure maximum team performance by unblocking impediments and ensuring the team is focused on project goals and outcomes

• Scoping out digital projects and work with cross functional teams to define detailed project plans

• Leading interdisciplinary teams to evolve creative concepts into clear sets of deliverables

• Providing day to day management of project plan with ability to manage risks through the use of clear task lists, issue tracking, status reporting and meticulous meeting notes

• Dependency management across work streams and 3rd parties

• Taking the lead in meetings and conference calls and effectively set up the presentation of creative work and product demos

• Providing purpose, direction and motivation to team and clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities

• Ensuring a positive, collaborative work environment for the team with good understanding of technical requirements to ensure a 'one team culture' and focus on the highest quality solution

• Managing project financials and ensure projects complete to quality, according to schedule and to expected margin

Qualifications

• A minimum of 6 years experience working for a digital agency or consultancy where you have led creative teams to design and build exceptional digital experiences for the most demanding clients

• Excellent negotiations skills and experience defining and writing Statements of Work

• Thorough understanding of working with Agile delivery methods like Scrum and Kanban

• Passion for the detail, laser focused on ensuring projects are delivered to scope, time and budget and always to desired quality

• A solution based mindset with a full understanding of the application of current digital technologies (including; Responsive Design for component based Content Management Systems, Digital Marketing Platforms and Web/Mobile Applications)

• Problem solvers with an ability to anticipate where the problems lie and how best to resolve them

• Strong interpersonal and analytical skills with a passion for problem solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitating, organizing and managing conflicts and difficult conversations

Additional Information

What you'll get from us:

A big canvas - major companies, major brands, major challenges - our clients want us to answer big questions about what their future business should look like. You will be the at the spear point answering that question - and the answer will shape the experience of millions of people.

Capability - Publicis Sapient works at scale with a breadth and depth of creative, consulting, and technology talent - the ideas you shape will be translated into reality.

Autonomy - you'll be faced with unique questions and challenges; client teams will look to you for your expertise in your field; you'll have the chance to shape the company's response, applying your thinking and expertise in the way that best meets the client's needs.

Support - we're committed to making you better at what you do best - plenty of training, learning and development opportunities from conferences to courses to simply working alongside some of the best and friendliest people in the industry.

In the company you'll find:

Smart, fun, stimulating, collaborative folk to work with

Lots of travel/work abroad opportunities

Wellbeing perks included subsidised gym and in-house massages

Lots of support networks - VivaWomen! (for all genders), Egalite (for LGBT), Uni (diversity council), Hue (people of colour)

Free barista drinks all day, Frinks (free Friday night drinks), free fruit and chocolates (it's the little things), quarterly Town Halls (with free pizza and drinks)

Benefits of Working Here:

An array of benefits are offered to Publicis Sapient employees. In addition to a leading compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave, life assurance, dental insurance, income protection, private healthcare for you AND your family (pre-existing conditions included), and a pension is the least we want to provide to you.

The learning opportunities here are endless plus of course the opportunity to be part of a game-changing organisation that encourages outside-the-box thinking and empowerment to know that the world is your oyster when it comes to your career! With free soya lattes and gym fee reimbursement being thrown in, you'll get to taste the best coffee in town (in our opinion).

Flexibility and mobility is required to deliver this role as there may be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients to enable delivery of the first class services we pride ourselves in.
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