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Senior Digital Project Manager

Senior Digital Project Manager

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to help brands better connect with people through our brand principles – Truth. Connection. Wonder.

Our team is deliberately diversified — with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. We are endlessly curious and fully transparent, always examining real human behaviour to create authentic connections — between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes.

Digitas operates in over 25 countries across six continents. Our global workforce of 7,000 includes industry-leading creatives in each region, working with data scientists, technology experts and media specialists to demonstrate what can be achieved when hard data meets imagination. Part of Publicis Groupe, which is present in over 100 countries and employs nearly 80,000 professionals. Our expanding local team sits across 4 offices in ANZ (Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland).

Role Description:
The Senior level Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day task management of medium sized engagements (up to 10 team members, up to $1mil of revenue). You are the primary client delivery contact, ensuring project scope is defined, creating, and managing the project plan, and providing direction to all members of the project team. You are ultimately responsible for planning and coordinating activities of individual projects to ensure that the project goals are accomplished, and client needs are met.

Being a good Project Manager requires a diverse mix of skills and experience. To be effective you need to be more than just organised and a good communicator. You’ll need to be able to prioritise, keep calm and focused, be able to delegate, not assume too much, be approachable, and have a passion for Digital. You’ll want to know how things work and you are always on the look-out for new tools, services and ways of doing things. And all of this while maintaining your sense of humour!

Responsibilities
• Define responsibilities, set direction and allocate tasks within the project team
• Create and own the plan, including estimation, tracking, updating
• Weekly reporting/recording for company (including resource forecast & Tempo)
• Develop project proposals and statements of work leveraging experience of key discipline leads
• Manage and develop project change management process with support, negotiate project scope and finance details with clients
• Maximise revenue by delivering to project margin targets
• Working with Account Management team, contribute to business development efforts through project scoping, estimating and attending sales calls, and inputting into proposals
• Supports business operational processes (e.g. facilitates end of project reviews, etc.)
• Uncover your client’s hidden needs and issues by asking insightful questions and developing a good rapport
• Monitor interactions between your team and the client, and follow up to demonstrate strong client management
• Ask questions that push, challenge and stretch your clients and colleagues to foster creativity, or better our service
• Motivate others in your team or project to come up with new ideas and initiatives. Encourage them to challenge current approaches / methods.
• Develop and coach your team so that all members perform well.
• Escalate issues to senior staff when appropriate

The person we’re looking for is:
• Experience as a Project Manager in a web/digital consulting environment – delivery of digital platforms and related services will be a focus
• Experience managing marketing, creative or technology projects
• Familiarity with marketing cloud technology and it’s use cases in the customer journey
• Experience developing project approaches and plans using PRINCE2 and/or Agile project methodologies
• Evidence of management of small project teams to a successful conclusion
• Proven leadership skills
• Strong meeting facilitation skills
• Self-starting, with the ability to work independently with little direction and tight deadlines
• Excellent client facing communications skills
• Ability to put administrative structure and organisation in place on new or existing projects
• Can articulate and define Project Management methodology – processes, practices, team management, project delivery phases
• Ability to turn requirements into a viable project plan and marshal resources required to deliver
• Business process orientation
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities

What we can offer you:

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering:

• Work with a diverse team where we value all the benefits of harnessing differences for our people, our clients and our business.
• A committed Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité and First Peoples RAP (reconciliation action plan) programs
• Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
• A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”
• Access to employee benefits including –wellness programmes, learning and development opportunities, network events
• Confidential 24-hour support via our employee assistance programme

Digitas, a part of Publicis Groupe, believes that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Sydney

Digitas

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