Digital Project Manager (part-time)

Job Objectives:

This is a central role within D&AD. The role takes a project management lead on the delivery of  implementation and upgrade projects across all business activities, and will be expected to work on a wide range of platforms (web, mobile, apps etc.) and to plan from a digital project management perspective.

The role will involve coordinating and managing competing business priorities, creating detailed project plans, adhering to strict budget and time constraints and being a main point of contact for internal stakeholders across product teams to ensure the digital team is as productive, efficient and effective as possible.

Due to the nature of the role you'll need to be brilliantly organised with outstanding communication and stakeholder engagement skills, as well as a natural flair for problem solving.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Define and deliver technology, systems and processes at both strategic level and implementation level.

  • Oversee multiple projects, creating timelines, managing a budget and ensuring timely completion.

  • Work with D&AD stakeholders to understand their business needs and scope the associated user requirements.

  • Develop a close working relationship with D&AD’s external digital suppliers and act as a liaison for D&AD staff.

  • Communicate D&AD’s digital strategy and operations to other teams and where necessary formally present at internal and external meetings.

  • Work with the DevOps Engineer, Developers, Web Editor and CRM & Data Analyst to oversee on-going development and ensure maintenance and integration of D&AD’s digital platforms including:

    • D&AD website

    • Professional and Student Awards entry systems

    • Professional and Student Awards archives

    • Customer Relationship Management system (Salesforce)

    • Finance systems (including online payment processing)

    • Project Management system

    • Customer Helpdesk system

    • New digital applications, tools, platforms, features and functionalities

 

Skills/experience

  • Proven experience and knowledge of digital project management methodologies in particular Agile and Process-based.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to translate commercial requirements into digital solutions and translate technical information into practical solutions.

  • Manage budgets and work cost-effectively.

  • Prioritise and work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.

  • Proactively challenge current thinking and influence decision making.

  • Communicate and liaise professionally and effectively across all levels.

  • Up-to-date with digital trends and future developments.

  • Experience working in a technical environment.

  • Familiarity with the following web technologies:

    • Programming languages. Preferably, but not essentially, PHP and Python.

    • Development frameworks. Preferably, but not essentially, Django.

    • Client-side development: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and the Force.com platform including Sales and Service Cloud desirable.

 

What do we want from you?

  • Brilliantly organised.

  • Creative problem solver.

  • Self-starter and pro-active.

  • Team worker.

  • Accurate and attentive to detail.

  • Flexible approach to work.

  • Thrives on challenge.

  • Authoritative and confident, but patient and diplomatic.

  • Able to communicate technical issues in layman’s terms: able to communicate upwards to senior stakeholders as well as bring project stakeholders together in order to get the job done.

  • Calmly able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

In order to comply with the Prevention of Illegal Working, Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act, you will need to provide appropriate documentation that proves that you are eligible to work in the UK.

D&AD is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. It is our commitment that no member of staff or job applicant will be treated less favourably on the grounds of their sex, marital or parental status, race, colour, nationality, religion, belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.