Junior Project Manager
“All roads lead to the work.” A very simple idea at the heart of our agency.
Our work is the product of what we come together to do, it defines how we work together and ultimately what we are judged on. It is what drives the close partnerships we have with our clients and delivers the value we bring to their businesses.
At Ogilvy we all work together to create the conditions within which great creative work can happen. No excuses, no exceptions, no shirking, no blame. We’re in this together.
We work for some of the most famous brands in the world. From global super brands – BP, Barclays, Phillips and Unilever to some of the UK’s most popular names -Boots, BA, Vodafone, Heineken and Bassett’s.
We create the conditions in which great work can thrive. This requires us to be creative, entrepreneurial, strategic, resilient, understanding and at times courageous.
“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”
Your Role at Ogilvy
A GREAT JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER is…
A Creative Champion
You’re aware and believe in the central tenet of Ogilvy – Make Brands Matter.
You’re passionate about creativity, taking an interest in work from both inside and outside the agency and the industry. You’ll talk about great work with both your multi-disciplinary team and your client and use these examples in the development of briefs, presentation stimulus and competitive reviews.
You're pivotal in making every creative presentation a success, ensuring the team are prepared, the work is ready to present and is looking great and the meeting runs smoothly.
A Delivery Expert
You are all over the process, working closely with your account lead and project manager to ensure everything runs like clockwork. From initial brief to final supply, you are making sure everything is on track, everyone knows what’s required and nothing slips.
You identify dependencies to make the work happen, and you work through these – flagging any risks to the client lead.
You take pride in the quality of every piece of work that leaves the building, whether for client presentation or final delivery.
You own the data and reporting to make this happen.
A Financial Controller
Commercially conscious, you’re on top of the financial admin on your account(s), managing the process from end to end with your project manager and finance manager.
You are aware of the profitability of the account and how to track and report on this by setting up and maintain a budget tracker for every project, ensuring job numbers are opened, estimates approved and POs received.
You understand the scope of work on your account and pick up on any requests that fall outside of this, working with your account lead and project manager to develop supplementary estimates where required and know your way around Maconomy.
You can translate the scope of work into staffing needs, understanding the impact on profitability.
A Strategic Partner
You’re an oracle on the account when it comes to market updates and competitor news and proactively update both your client and team on new news.
Interested in your client’s business and how the work you do impacts it, you ask questions and do your own research to better understand.
The Junior PM works with their planner to help bring briefs to life, consolidate research findings and conduct post-campaign analysis.
Entrepreneurial in nature you are always looking for ways to develop the business, be that a tactical opportunity on your account or awards for the wider agency.
You should also understand the importance of pitching and business growth and want to get involved when a new business opportunity arises.
You’re professional, able to engage with clients at all levels and develop strong working relationships with agency colleagues.
Your commitment to the role instils confidence in the team that they will get the job done.