Waste Creative

Senior Digital Project Manager

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 02 May 2019
Twitter: @wastecreative
Job Listing Added: 02 April 2019

Role: Senior Digital Project Manager


Location: London


Start date: ASAP


About us:


Waste is an independent digital creative agency founded in 2006 on the principle of cutting out unnecessary agency fluff in favour of urgency, expertise and a no-fuss attitude. We call this approach Maximum Digital. Minimum Nonsense.


With offices in London and Los Angeles, we employ 60 specialists covering strategy, creative, social & web content, advertising, digital experiential, DOOH, UX and SEO.


Our client list includes Supercell, the mobile gaming giant, for whom we deliver player acquisition and retention built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. Other entertainment clients are Nintendo, Sega, Warner Brothers, Turner and Ubisoft.


Waste also provide digital leadership for energy giant Centrica, covering British Gas, Hive, Dyno and Direct Energy. Other clients include dating app Badoo, lottery giant Camelot and media brand family Oath.


The Maximum Digital, Minimum Nonsense approach has seen us win more than 50 awards, including: Awwwards, BIMAs, FWA, CIM, Pixels, Lovies, W3 and Webbys.


Waste are renowned for brewing our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale (WPA), a firm favourite with clients and partners. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.


What we’re looking for:


We’re looking for a proactive, friendly and expert Senior Digital Project Manager to join their team. With a focus on social and display, but plenty of room to grow into other areas of digital and beyond, we’re looking for someone who loves autonomy, ownership and opportunity, to partner with our clients to make exceptional work.


The successful applicant will have:


- Must have hands-on-agency experience with a strong focus on digital content production, social and video, HTML5 digital display, SEO focused articles, interactive experiences and websites
- Meticulous attention to detail and ability to pick up challenging projects at any phase, at lightning speed with enthusiasm
- Be an instantly likeable, approachable and friendly person, keen to collaborate, share knowledge and help others within the team
- An ability to independently influence and manage senior stakeholders including client, internal teams and third parties
- Great communication skills ensuring both our clients and our internal teams are all well informed about their responsibilities, deadlines and deliverables from kick-off
- Delivers high quality projects on time and budget, ensuring both the client and agency are proud and happy with the result
- A thorough understanding of design standards, practices and technical knowledge


Your duties will be to:


- Gather accurate requirements for scoping at outset, plan and define projects
- Take a leadership role within the team, helping other team members manage their projects and resolve challenges, whilst taking the lead on larger, more complex work
- Be accountable and responsible for the end-to-end process for your project deliverables
- Track and manage resource and anticipate possible issues
- Produce precise, detailed timelines and wireframes in conjunction with the creative and production teams
- Have the complete confidence and ability to work out project budgets and write detailed SOWs, managing issues, risk and scope creep along the way
- Create project documentation including project plans
- Liaise directly with clients and attend briefings, pitches and debriefings as and when required
- Receive feedback, asking necessary questions before debriefing the team
- Attend meetings and potentially pitch for new business (along with other team members)
- Think creatively and add your own flair to each project


In return, you’ll get:


- To work on big brands in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency
- The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment
- To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing work that we’re all proud of
- Massages, fruit and Friday beers!