Project Manager

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 30 August 2018
Website: onro.ad
Job Listing Added: 16 July 2018

Who we are:
ON ROAD is a strategic research agency that uses immersive insight and creative storytelling to protect, inform and inspire organisations to think differently about how they engage their customers. Leaning on a global network of connectors, creatives and the insatiably curious, the agency uses its unique access to culture and community to carry out candid research in the real world. ON ROAD’s raw, immersive methodology uncovers actionable truths through relationship building, critical exchanges, the relentless collation of cultural collateral and a truly creative approach to ethnography research

We are seeking an experienced project manager to join the ON ROAD team. As Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing project management support to the ON ROAD leadership team, oversee the development and implementation of project processes and optimise existing work streams. This role will also see you leading briefs working with clients. You will work with teams and individuals across the business, including the many young people that are the cornerstone of the company [so being comfortable working with young adults is a must]. Although this job will be based in London we may also require you to travel and work across the globe too. Successful candidates will bring flexibility, curiosity, calmness and the ability to “get shit done” to the role. 

At ON ROAD, we are are a naturally curious, inquisitive and agile bunch – we’re constantly looking at ways to bring companies closer to their audience. We seek team players and collaborators at every level. We’re people who listen to others’ opinions and are open-minded enough to reconsider our own. If you think this is you then please apply for the job. If you feel like you don’t tick all the boxes but bring something else to the table then please also apply, we’re approaching this with an open mind [so you should too]!

Duties & responsibilities:
Establish project processes, workflow and communication channels.
Develop detailed work plans to identify sequence of activities required to successfully complete projects.
Ability to manage a small team, creating project timelines and deadlines for research briefs.
Creating and maintaining project documents such as release forms, receipts, invoice templates.
Oversee and manage project production schedules.
Establish reporting and communication schedule to update stakeholders on the progress of projects.
Monitor progress of projects and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion.
Ensure that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
Review quality of work completed with project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets requirements.
Regular liaisons with clients and business stakeholders.
Ensure that all project information, deliverables and artifacts are appropriately documented and stored.
Maintaining existing office systems, following administrative procedures, and devising new systems where appropriate.
Provide project management support for the development and implementation of Insiders 2018/19.
Supporting the Insiders 2018/19 network with implement tasks ie: supporting in-field, overseeing project resources / budget, support on timesheets.
Identifying opportunities to serve and support the wider ON ROAD network.

Experience & requirements:
3+ years experience within an agency.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong team-management capabilities.
Open-minded with the ability to learn and acquire new ways of working.
Process driven with the ability to identify opportunities to change existing processes.
A natural connector with the ability to identify opportunities through working with young people.
Confidence and experience to be a key point of contact on project both internally and externally.
Proactive approach in building relationships with young people as well as clients and managing accounts.
Experienced in working with creative teams and understand their approaches to working and delivering digital products.
Culturally astute and aware of the industry around them.
Outstanding attention to detail.
Must have previous experience in a client facing role and be comfortable working with creatives.

How to Apply

Potential applicants must send their CV and covering letter to [email protected] If you have any questions or queries on the role please get in touch via [email protected] ON ROAD is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.