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Project Director

Employer
Vaynermedia Llc
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Sector
Media / Advertising
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job Function
Project Director

We're VaynerMedia! We are a contemporary global creative and media agency built for the now. Born in social, our work is now full service, simply loving big ideas that connect and create real change for our clients business. We are independently owned, founded in 2009 with offices in London, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City. We are recognized for our work in Cannes Lions, the Clios, D&AD and The Webbies to name a few.

Culture is our key and Empathy is how we build it. VaynerMedia EMEA is strong with a world-class combination of diverse backgrounds collaborating to put forward innovative, creative and strategic solutions to the one advantage that stands the test of time - PEOPLE. Day in and day out, we propel some of the biggest brands in the world to the intersection of attention and culture. In EMEA, we are proudly 250+, servicing multi-brands across the region.

The PITCH.

We're looking for a strong Project Director with a robust understanding of social media, comfortability with production and exceptional project management and operations skills to help support the day to day running of one of the agency's accounts.

Your account will see you helping to deliver insights-driven work on a daily basis whilst strengthening client & partner agency relationships both here in the UK and across EMEA.

Please note we plan to offer this role as a fixed term contract (FTC).

Here's where you come in

  • Your main responsibilities as a Project Director will be to develop your designated portfolio into a well-functioning and profitable business unit.
  • Your input is imperative to develop a strategic approach to the delivery process that is within the VaynerMedia ways of working, but at the same time relevant for the client needs.
  • Manage the programme of work - financial planning, directing, and coordinating activities to ensure that all project objectives are complete within the defined period and budget.
  • Ensure Agency, Client, Vendor, and Legal processes and requirements are being met
  • Responsible for the management of many variations of ATL and digital and social content (video, image, websites, TVC, print, retail etc.), ensuring quality control, and delivering/trafficking all assets to required agency partners/media teams/clients
  • Hands-on ownership of complex strategic projects, requiring senior stakeholder management and serve as the primary interface with the relevant clients
  • Scope development to determine goals and deliverables, time frame, budgets, working processes and resource requirements.
  • Oversee/coordinate portfolio resources and day-to-day activities to ensure projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Constantly monitor and report on project progress, manage and validate change requests as required
  • Overall, being solutions-focused; the go-to person to assess challenges, always identifying the opportunity for possibility

Lead by example

  • Taking the driver's seat and pushing the work forward, with a relentless focus on the details
  • Partner with the Account, Strategy, Media and Creative leads to ensure client expectations, creative vision, and agency needs are met from briefing through final delivery on projects
  • Tracking financial progression, ensuring it is shared and assessed, taking the lead in suggesting and making adjustments to the project and team as needed
  • Constantly identifying risks and solutions - being the problem solver in ensuring we remain agile and strategic throughout the project lifecycle
  • Be heavily client-facing to speak to budget, timing, resource & process considerations

Motivate and support

  • Provide motivation and mentorship to the PM team and be the first point of escalation for issue/conflict resolution on all projects
  • Support the Head of Delivery to help monitor PM's, and have line reports of your own were applicable
  • Support Head of Delivery to continually match and optimise skill-level/experience and aspiration of the project managers to the needs

We treasure Personality and Experience yet we do know that these qualifications lead to what WE KNOW as a success:

  • Previous experience managing a portfolio of brands
  • Advanced leadership, management and mentorship skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Hands-on experience and ownership of complex strategic projects, requiring senior stakeholder management
  • Ability to recognise and solve potential problems, escalate issues or conflicts and continually evaluate project effectiveness.
  • Manage overall quality of project delivery and documentation for the account
  • Strong communication skills and an impressive attention to detail
  • A cool, calm and collected approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to thrive and remain agile in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Strong self-awareness and people-management skills
  • Understanding of relevant social media platforms and their requirement

Here's how We Support You

We regularly review our benefits and are committed to providing a comprehensive programme for our people.

  • 27 Days Paid Leave + 1 Day Birthday Leave
  • Cash Plan with Medicash - Level 2 cover, option to add partner.
  • Virtual GP, Skinvision, 24/7 Health and Stress Helplines, Discounted Gym, Medicash Extras
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection, Group Personal Pension.
  • Cycle to work scheme and PerkBox (online discount platform with 250 perks available).
  • Employee Assistance Program (Financial, Mental and Physical Wellbeing)
  • Unum (Remote GP, Second Opinion, Mental Health Support, Physiotherapy Support, Life, Money and Wellbeing Support).
  • Coaching sessions, Journey private and team class sessions.
  • NABS UK access in events, classes, coaching and mentoring sessions.

What you SHOULD KNOW about VaynerMedia

Think "lab" and not "agency". We get excited about solving business problems, not creating advertising for the sake of making advertising. Our entrepreneurship DNA runs deep. We're willing to break rules, try new things, and test hypotheses if it means better understanding our craft. It's fun!

We believe 100% that brands can be built on digital platforms and part of our model is built bottom up, flipping the traditional advertising model and process on its head. We don't play to agency/industry norms and our culture and energy reflects that.

Our environment (and pace) feels much more like a start-up than most agencies you might be used to. Hopefully that, and the opportunity to collaborate with the talented and enthusiastic crew, work with big brands excites you, as it does us. We can't wait to meet you.


VaynerMedia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that VaynerMedia provides equal employment opportunities to all staff members and job applicants without regard to gender, pregnancy, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, part time or fixed term employment, age or any other legally protected class.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.K.

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