Project Manager

Job description

Salary: £40k-£50k

Location: Leigh-on-sea, Essex

Please note: this is NOT a remote working or flexible position. You will be expected to be in the office full-time. Please do not apply if this isn’t what you’re looking for.

Who are we?

Storm is a forward-thinking, fast-paced and growing full-service agency. We are ranked by the Drum as the No. 1 agency in Essex and East Anglia. We are a full-on, switched on, always on kind-of-agency. You’ve got to be sharp, think on your feet and really know your stuff to make it through the door.


Who are you?

We’re looking for two exceptional Project Managers who will play a key role in supporting our long-standing client relationships through the successful and smooth delivery of our projects. First-off, this means that your multitasking will be at the top of its game. But you’ll also need to be strategically-minded, organised, analytical and methodical.


We’re committed to delivering work at the highest possible standard, and to make sure that happens, we want you to be all over projects, at all times. From defining the brief, right through to the final stages and getting work across the line.

As well as being passionate about what you do, you’ll have the kind of energy and enthusiasm that motivates the wider team to produce outstanding work from every brief.


Sound exciting? Take a few minutes to read through the job requirements below and if you tick all (or most) of the boxes, then get in touch with your CV and covering letter as soon as possible. 

Requirements

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Work directly alongside our Head of Agency Operations, acting as the key contact for all projects within the agency, maintaining awareness of status, next steps and challenges at all times

  • Report back to the Senior Leadership Team to ensure tasks are completed, output is of a high quality and projects remain on track

  • Collaborate with all team members to develop close working relationships with all departments

  • Proactively communicate with clients to ensure feedback and sign-off stages are properly managed

  • Help to shape the structure around workflows and implement necessary processes, including SCRUM-type practices

  • Implement waterfall and agile approaches, adapting any necessary changes along the way

  • Manage project plans, timelines and expectation/technical specs where appropriate

  • Resolve challenging project issues with a collaborative solutions-focused approach, whilst maintaining a positive outlook, attitude and work ethic

  • Ensure that time tracking is maintained accurately and regularly


About you:

  • You have at least 3 years of project management experience at a digital/marketing/creative agency or similar

  • You have experience in both waterfall and agile-style methodologies

  • You can independently manage digital projects, and have experience getting them across the line from brief to master stages

  • You’re analytical, creative and commercially minded

  • You can interpret functional specifications and technical direction from key stakeholders and effectively convey these to the client

  • You’re adept at using relevant Project Management tools for website projects/timelines/resource scheduling

  • You have the ability to provide and communicate task and status updates to the wider team on a regular basis

  • You’re confident when communicating with both internal stakeholders and clients (in a Project Management capacity only; this is not an Account Manager role)

  • You can demonstrate exceptional time management and organisation in a fast-paced, agile environment

  • You can juggle multiple projects and deadlines with tight timescales, and various stakeholders involved

  • You can support client relationships and provide effective service delivery

  • You’re able to identify improvements in processes and procedures

  • You’re adept at maintaining positive relationships with clients and wider internal teams

  • You’re committed to ensuring that work is delivered to the highest possible standard

  • You have a proven track record of successful project roll-out

  • You have a good knowledge of project lifecycles — from conception to delivery

  • You have a strong understanding of commercial requirements


Bonus points if you also have…

  • A knowledge of the website design and development process

  • PRINCE2 Agile/Practitioner qualification


Benefits:

  • You’ll be joining an award-winning agency – #1 in Essex

  • Allocated budget for training, conferences, workshops, mentoring

  • The opportunity to work with a prestigious client base

  • ‘Years of service’ bonus and profit share scheme

  • ‘Years of service’ gifted holiday scheme

  • Transparent and accelerated career progression

  • Office closure over Christmas with additional gifted holiday

  • Regular social events throughout the year. Leigh-on-Sea is a great place to work and socialise; a seaside town with a buzzing broadway full of bars, shops, restaurants etc

  • Free bar Fridays from 4pm


Storm is open to receive emails/calls from recruitment agencies if pre-vetted, quality candidates wish to be presented.