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

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Nov 25, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Freelance 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.

The role:
We're looking for freelance 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 Project Manager is the primary day-to-day contact with our clients Marcom team and works closely with the clients Producers, Print Production Manager, and Channel Sales Program (CSP) Managers to implement Channel campaigns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong client relationships which enable a clear understanding of our clients Channel partner structure and print vendors. Be the ‘go-to’ person for Channel Marketing asset localization and production.
  • Build strong internal relationships across the agency (Traffic, Content, Interactive, Studio, Print Production, Finance and Operations)
  • Attend status meetings/VCs on a regular basis
  • Update daily tracker during live project – shared with Producers and Deployment
  • Update processes based on Producer’s request
  • Own the basics of client service including creating and updating agendas, timing plans, contact reports, and cost estimates
  • Demonstrate expertise in the delivery of projects through management of client expectations, internal processes and department involvement
  • Communicate the briefs to the studio and print production teams, and ensure that the correct creative direction is being taken
  • Immerse yourself in the client’s brand and offering
  • Set and manage client expectations ensuring they follow the agreed workflows
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with all key stakeholders, function leads, cross functional producers, senior managers and 3rd party vendors that are directly involved with the work
  • Manage the approval of quarterly budgets, flagging important budget fluctuations to the client and line manager
  • The ability to write, prepare and present documents, presentations and reports
  • Ensure that the line manager is aware of all client issues and proposed solutions (including potential delays) to ensure swift resolution and avoid further escalation
  • Ensure your account consistently delivers against all contractual obligations including SLAs and KPIs
  • Act as a brand QC/Guardian – always ensure brand guidelines, QC checklists and procedures are followed
  • Ensure the best external talent is always used – freelancers, translators, proofreaders, copywriters, and planners where necessary (liaise with relevant department heads and ensure they pass relevant tests)
  • Keep GAD/CSD and FD informed of any circumstances which would positively or negatively affect forecasts.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Hogarth business model, services and technology
  • Organize teamwork, create a balanced work schedule and ensure people are able to deliver results

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years solid agency experience preferred, gained working on global retail and/or shopper accounts, from creative development to final production
  • Experience in financial management and understanding the importance of accurate financial management
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills in both Excel and Numbers. Demonstration of past experience in managing complex spreadsheets
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Attention to detail, analytical thinking ability and passion for the work are essential
  • A hands-on, can-do approach to solving problems
  • The ability to prioritize and work quickly and efficiently within very tight time frames.
  • Must be able to travel as required, sometimes several weeks at a time