Project manager test
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Make sure The Writer is known as much for our great service as for our great creative work.
Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to make sure your projects are running smoothly. That means you’re the person that is planning and scoping projects successfully and that we’re nailing all of our processes around products and services to the benefit of your client.
Like everyone at The Writer, you’ll:
- be interested in language
- contribute to a happy team
- have ideas
- care about quality
- be commercially savvy
As a project manager, you’ll be responsible for:
Managing successful projects
Take briefs from the client along with the account manager (where applicable) and help to cost profitable projects
Write accurate scopes of work and get written approval from clients before any work starts
Make sure all your projects run like clockwork
Deliver on time and on budget, exceeding client expectations whenever possible
Plan projects carefully and make sure every project has a timing plan that has been agreed by the client.
Run projects efficiently and profitably, and flag any concerns
Anticipate problems (including with briefs), and come up with ways of dealing with them, with the help of the senior project manager if needed
Understand enough about your clients’ business and projects, and what makes them tick, to be able to manage the jobs in the system
Keeping your clients happy
Share contact reports with clients (and any relevant internal people) after calls and meetings to confirm actions and/or next steps
Gather and keep an eye on client feedback on projects, where necessary, acting on anything that comes up.
Work effectively with account management
Work closely with account management (where applicable) to make sure we are delivering a seamless service to our clients
Keep account management updated on all of your projects’ progress
Work alongside account management to help set the sales targets for each of your clients.
Be a supportive and proactive member of the team.
Keeping your admin and finances in order
Manage your pipeline of work, accurately logging all revenue.
Stay up to date with your admin:
Daily: Complete your timesheets accurately
Weekly: run status reports on current and upcoming work, and keep up-to-date with contacts and opportunities.
Weekly: set completed jobs to bill.
Monthly: review accounts plans with account management.
Quarterly: help produce a review for your key clients.