Interactive Project Manager at Hogarth, London, Feb 2022 Start, £Freelance Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Nov 25, 2021
Hourly/Freelance

Contract Description

Freelance Interactive Project Manager

London, England, United Kingdom

Hogarth Worldwide is the world’s leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world’s most famous brands.

Founded 13 years ago, Hogarth has grown from a start-up to over 4,500 people, across 30 key cities and is now part of WPP. Obsessively striving for better is in our DNA, it is the reason for our existence and continues to drive us forward in all that we do, making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

Hogarth Worldwide is a leading creative production company, producing advertising and marketing content for many of the world’s most famous brands, across all media around the world. Hogarth was founded 10 years ago and has grown from a start-up to over 4,000 people, across 28 cities worldwide and is now part of the WPP family. Our rapid growth continues to drive us forward making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

We're looking for freelance Interactive Project Managers to join us for an exciting project during February and March 2022, with onsite training anticipated to be held at the end of January. The role will likely be working onsite in an office in London. We anticipate the role will fall inside IR35. Hours will be 10 hours per day over 6 days per week. 

The Company:

Hogarth Worldwide is a leading creative production company, producing advertising and marketing content for many of the world’s most famous brands, across all media around the world. Hogarth was founded 10 years ago and has grown from a start-up to over 4,000 people, across 28 cities worldwide and is now part of the WPP family. Our rapid growth continues to drive us forward making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

The Role:

The Interactive Project Manager works closely with the Clients Interactive Producers to work on campaigns. The PM is expected to lead and manage digital projects while bringing together a multi-disciplinary team comprising of internal and external resources as required. He/she needs to provide an optimum interactive solution for the client that answers the brief within all the necessary specified style and technical guidelines.

As a member of the project management team on this blue chip technology account, this is pivotal to the smooth running of the business. You will be required to have a thorough understanding of all areas of the business and be responsible for all aspects of your account. You will focus on building client relationships, managing network, consistent and accurate business reporting, project planning, and ensuring that expectations are managed and delivered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Hogarth business model, services, and technology
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding on the internal organizational structure
  • Respond to requests from line manager
  • Visit the client regularly – coordinate weekly/monthly review meetings with the client
  • Be able to work at client offices within your own country or overseas with short notice
  • Organize teamwork, create a balanced work schedule and ensure people are able to deliver results
  • Flag any potential team issues to the line manager and be actively involved in finding a solution
  • Identify training requirements for team members to ensure their adherence to processes and improve workflow
  • Help to prepare and plan the introduction of new starters
  • Immerse yourself in the brand offering of the blue chip technology company
  • Adherence to client confidentially policy
  • Ensure client follows the agreed workflows and manage them through the process
  • Set and manage client expectations, deliverables, and timeframes
  • Identify areas for improvement of existing workflow and processes
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with all key stakeholders, function leads, cross functional producers, senior managers from Marcom, and 3rd party vendors that are directly involved with the work
  • Manage the approval of quarterly budgets
  • Track and report weekly on budget spend per function, monitor and analyse progression of the spend.
  • Flag important budget fluctuations to client and line manager
  • Demonstrate ability to write, prepare and present documents, presentations, and reports
  • Co-ordinate between all relevant parties, Hogarth team and client lead
  • Ensure your account delivers consistently against all contractual obligations including SLAs and KPIs
  • Monitor timeline and manage client expectations
  • Act as a brand QC/Guardian – always ensure brand guidelines, QC checklists and procedures are followed
  • Ensure all parties are aware of the brand guidelines and styleguides available
  • Monthly financial reconciliation

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years solid Project Management experience in a similar capacity
  • Very high competence in project management software such as Microsoft Project and Omniplan.
  • Extensive experience in costing, quotations, and project scope definition
  • Excellent communication skills to different target groups within the project team, management, and clients.
  • Analytical and detailed in project documentation, accountability, and tracking.
  • Pragmatic team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of brands and brand challenges.
  • The ability to function productively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • High level of IT literacy, including use of spreadsheets.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Prioritization, time management, and attention to detail.
  • Resilience and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, customer focused, and proactive.
  • Possess technical understanding of mobile and web technologies necessary to run projects and convey details. Examples would be:
    • iOS and Android development
    • Cloud computing
    • HTML5/CSS/Javascript
    • eCommerce/Shopping Carts
    • Social Media Strategies/Platforms
  • Familiarity with creative production and development tools is always an advantage. Such software includes Adobe Creative Suite, BBEdit, SVN, Github, Esclipse, DreamWeaver, Final Cut Pro and others. In addition, familiarity with mobile and web platforms and ecosystems would also be advantageous.
  • Must be able to travel as required, sometimes for several weeks at a time.