Project Manager
Ogilvy
London , UK
5d ago

Introduction to Ogilvy

At Ogilvy, we believe that giant ideas create giant value.

We get to these giant ideas by applying No Filter’ thinking to our client problems. Getting to the human

problem behind the business problem, unmasking consumers to get to real revelations that drive their

behaviour and de-layering brands to really uncover their most motivating aspects. No Filter thinking enables

us not just to take interesting big steps but instead imaginative giant leaps that lead us to giant, memorable

and transformational ideas that drive disproportionate growth for our clients.

As a team of experience, social, data, UX, creative, PR and media strategists, diversity of thought, outlook and

experience is our superpower, but we all have a common No Filter’ approach to what we do.

Behaviours

We are problem solvers. We don’t just spot problems (that’s the easy bit) we come up with smart, creative solutions.

We’re active. We don’t sit around assuming someone else will make something happen, we’re driven to get up and do it ourselves.

We’re always hugely ambitious for the work. Not content with good enough’ because we all know that’s not actually good enough.

We’re adaptable, not inflexible. That way we’re always open to explore new ideas, experiences and channels.

We’re team players, not lone wolves. Because we’d be crazy not to make the most of the huge pool of talent around us. Plus, it’s much more fun to work together.

We use our EQ, as well is our IQ. People who get’ people are so much better at their jobs, and nicer to be around. If this sounds like a team, you’d like to be part of, please get in touch

Position Summary

This is a brand new retail client Sainsbury’s group, who have consolidated several agencies worth of work through their recent pitch.

We’re working across different aspects of Habitat, Sainsbury’s, Argos and Tus marketing requirements,

This role is to project manage across the CRM / Content & loyalty aspects of the account, reporting in to Group Programme Director, and having direct management responsibilities of project portfolio, and dotted line responsibilities for the advertising & Content teams.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for Customer Experience, who has 3-4 years of experience of working on loyalty / CRM / CX and Branding / Content accounts including the delivery of complex creative campaigns.

Key is someone who’ll get stuck in to setting this client up, build the team, the processes and the culture.

As an integrated Project Manager, you are responsible for managing the day-to-day delivery of key client tasks and projects.

You are the person who makes everything run like clockwork : you use charm, persuasion, tact and superb project management skills to keep things on track and budget.

You're a natural and creative problem solver who knows when to bring in senior support and who proactively offers solutions when things go wrong - usually with a cool head and a plan B to hand.

You treat the client's money as though it were your own and can easily balance the varying demands of scope, ambition, time, and budget

You readily take on more responsibility without being asked, always going the extra mile when it comes to finding the right delivery solution and rolling your sleeves up eagerly when you need to.

You have impeccable attention to detail.

Solid skills and experience in project management fundamentals are a must (budgeting, planning, developing statements of work etc.

however we are also after an individual with an appreciation and understanding of the creative process, strategy, data, media and production- as well as the people skills to foster a team culture.

Building client relationships

Engage with clients, account, planning, and production team to ensure a full understanding and definition of client requirements and ensure that the project objectives are realistic and achievable within the specified timeframe and budget.

Managing assigned projects from conception to completion, to time, to budget and expected quality.

To coordinate the day-to-day running of the project and work closely with the other teams throughout the agency as appropriate.

Organise, chair and steer project meetings with project teams and agency peers.

Creation and updates of the statement of work and timing plans

Together with account management, take responsibility for project budgets.

Ownership of all project deliverables.

Assess the feasibility of concepts using your senior delivery team to support where required.

Resourcing assigned projects in full

Accurately assess, communicate and manage project risks and issues. Escalating to your senior delivery lead where required.

Making work we’re proud of

Build strong relationships with your project teams and clients.

Demonstrate attention to detail throughout the life cycle of a project.

Ensuring that all assigned projects have a clear brief.

Be able to manage change effectively and calmly in a hectic environment

A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance.

Reliable and determined with the ability to make things happen.

Always taking responsibility for your actions.

Responsibility & accountability

Takes responsibility for projects. And feels accountable for both the work, and the process.

Drives decision-making around projects, ensuring that key stakeholders are involved and consulted at the right moments, resulting in projects being more efficiently delivered.

Is able to both take responsibility for decisions and hold their team members accountable, dealing with consequences as required.

Take part in Ogilvy and Group delivery initiatives when asked.

Commercial Acumen

Responsible for the commercial requirements on projects, and manages these to commercial success on average.

Understands and clearly makes commercial decisions on the delivery on their projects to the benefit of the project.

Collaboration

Facilitates and drives project collaboration, ensuring that key conversations happen in a timely manner.

Is able to both participate and mediate within project conversations.

Proactively consults with the business and wider specialisms to ensure project needs are met.

Is able to create conditions to collaborate between internal and external stakeholders which result in positive outcomes.

Problem solving & decision making

Anticipates and resolve problems on their own projects, demonstrating an ability to manage an increased number of projects and decisions.

Is able to more actively resolve problems or escaltate appropriately

Demonstrates strong judgment in their decision making ability.

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