Overview

Buffalo 7 is a fast-growing agency with a killer list of clients that’s looking for more brilliant people as we continue to expand.

The Senior Project Manager is one of the key roles within the entire business, and it’s essential that we find the perfect fit.

Someone with an experienced, mature approach to grow the Project Management team, mentor them and really make their mark within the business.

Someone who’s not afraid to introduce their own approaches into Buffalo 7, and truly own the role.
It goes without saying that this person needs to be incredibly organised, extremely motivated and have demonstrative experience in sucessfully managing their own client projects.

But what’s just as essential is the ability to lead, develop and mentor our existing Project Management team, helping to make a great team even better.

Buffalo 7 is specialist agency operating in the clearly defined niche of presentation design. And we’re serious about being the very best. Our client list reads like a who’s who of the world’s top companies. And once a client works with us, they usually come back for more.

But to keep this level of excellence – and constantly improve it – the Senior Project Manager role is absolutely critical. It’s really two amazing roles wrapped up into one.

We need someone to act as a dedicated leader for our Project Managers, and a liaison between each department and the clients we’re working for.

We already assume that your attention to detail is amazing, you’re super methodical and unbelievably organised.

Of course, you encourage others to work together to hit deadlines, and your communication skills are legendary.

But when it comes to leading a team, are you approachable, motivational, and a great team mentor and supporter?

Are you ready to delight demanding clients: unflappable under pressure and unfazed by whatever they can throw at you?

Can you find the positives and find solutions to any situation, calmly, quickly and effectively?

Are you charismatic, confident, patient, committed, and able to organise a range of teams?

Do you have the capacity to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment?

Is that a yes? Then come and join our vibrant agency with a relaxed working atmosphere and active social scene.

Day to day responsibilities

As a team leader:

  • Managing the schedule (traffic) of existing and new projects
  • Effective planning on change and adaptation of schedule to allow new business opportunities
  • Accurate and thorough project planning
  • Ensuring all systems are up to date and accurate for all team members projects
  • Supporting the business in constantly reviewing and improving processes
  • Strong communication with other team leaders and team members to ensure all teams are working together efficiently
  • Firm understanding of business goals and passion for driving these
  • Organising PM team for monthly project review meetings
  • Leadership of the PM team:
    • Personal reviews and creation of development plans
    • Setting objectives
    • Supporting team members development to achieve these objectives
  • Helping the team resolve any issues on a daily basis
  • Supporting team members on projects where required

As a project manager:

  • Regularly meet with the client either face to face, or via video call, to receive briefings and feedback and to provide project updates
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients
  • Receive new project briefs, fully understand the client’s needs and requirements and own the project until completion
  • Identify all potential project risks
  • Create critical paths and project plans in order to deliver within budget and for the deadline
  • Ensure all processes are followed throughout a project to allow a smooth delivery
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of all project information
  • Monitor and record budgets
  • Manage internal creative teams for each project, creating milestones and checkpoints to ensure timely and accurate delivery

Skills/experience required

  • Six years’ project management experience, ideally working in the creative industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of creative processes
  • Experience in people management and development
  • Examples of leadership
  • Experience in building and supporting teams
  • Experience in using systems and programmes to deliver projects
  • Effective relationship-building skills; ability to cultivate strong partnerships across teams to get work done
  • Proven track record of delivering against commercials
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office suite of services

The reward

Beyond a salary of £32K, you will additionally benefit from:

  • 20 days (plus bank hols) annual leave, increasing with every year of service
  • Wellness activities including events, and regular mindfulness, yoga
  • Beautiful, brand-new Manchester city centre creative space, complete with wellness bar, breakout zones, top-of-the-range tech and a treehouse (check out our Instagram).

How to apply

If you’re a “rinse and repeat” type job applicant, you’re about to come unstuck.

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure we actually read your application.

1. Please email your application directly to careers@buffalo7.co.uk

2. Start the title of your email with the code SNRPMAPP.

Having this code at the start of the email title will do nothing more than demonstrate you paid attention. It helps us sort out the applicants who are genuinely interested from those just applying for everything.
You can be as imaginative as you like with the rest of your subject line (… hint).

3. DO please use the body of the email to include a covering letter of some description. We’ll use this intro to decide whether to even look at your CV. So put your powers of persuasion to good use and get us to read all about you in your CV.

If you correctly follow steps 1 to 3, we guarantee you a reply (IKR – but we’re nice people).

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Manchester

The Treehouse, Floors 3&4, 127 Portland St, Manchester, M1 4PZ

+44 (0)161 533 7777

London

1 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PG

+44 (0)208 064 7777

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