Global Project Manager - Technology

IT & Technology London, England


Description

 

Job Description

 

Job Title

Global Project Manager (Technology)

Reporting To

Global Data Solutions Director

Location

London

 

 

The Team

 

Systems Tech (ST) are MediaCom's Data and Technology experts, transforming MediaCom into the agency of the future. We are here to:

·          Deliver specialist tech products that drive commercial opportunity.

·          Transform data into meaningful information to enable Clients and staff to make informed decisions.

·          Implement technology to improve the way MediaCom works.

 

The Project Manager will serve as a key link between technology and client service, across a number of clients and technology initiatives, including ‘firsts’ within the agency. Examples of Technology initiatives include website builds, application development, process automation, data automation and dashboard development. Examples can be found on the ST website

 

This role will have a critical part in ensuring consistent and quality outputs across multiple high-profile projects, managing stakeholders within MediaCom and external 3rd party providers, using agile methodologies.

 

The Role Objective

-          Deliver consistently outstanding project management best practice – the ability to scope projects to a high level of detail and accuracy, creating, distributing and managing project plans, managing risk and planning resources

-          Deliver best practice on ‘MediaCom first’ technology projects – delivered for the first time within the business, supporting all stakeholders through the process

-          Effectively and accurately translate business requirements into technical requirements

-          Resource cross-functional skills from across the ST team, wider MediaCom network and 3rd party suppliers

-          Build and manage £Multi-million contracts & SLAs, SoWs, RFPs, RFQs.

-          Supplier and agency management, sourcing, and cost control

-          Apply agile methodologies to deliver on client / project outcomes

-          Help establish consistent workflows with internal and external business stakeholders

-          Communicate priority/status/intent to all levels of the business, from C-Suite to entry level

-          Deliver excellent client communication, removing obstacles for own and team projects

-          Proactively manage and maintain positive relationships across diverse client list

-          Steer meetings involving internal and external resources, of all functions and levels of seniority

-          Serve as key point of contact between internal and external stakeholders, local and remote Engineering teams

-          Continually strive for improved outcomes and best practice across ST and within projects

-          Work closely with Project Management team, continually improving PMO best practice

 

Essential Skills & Knowledge

-          Familiarity with agile methodologies

-          Self-sufficiency – ability to learn quickly with minimal direction

-          Creativity – ability to develop concrete requirements from unclear situations

-          Critical thinking – the ability to infer and ‘read between the lines’

-          A multi tasker – the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high quality output

-          Gravitas: ability to work with and gain buy-in from C-suite and executive leadership

-          Team work: a team player who is willing to pitch in to get the job done

-          Detail oriented: excellent communication skills and attention to detail

-          A proven track record of delivering successful project outcomes 

 

Experience:

-          5+ years of project management experience required

-          Technical or IT project management experience a plus

-          Client Management or Client Success experience a plus

-          Experience working with Software developers and engineers a plus

 

Skills and behaviours required in the role

 

The role requires an advanced understanding of connected systems thinking, digital principles, partnerships, data and analytics for management. A need to appreciate how marketing campaigns work across market and across media.

 

Skills :

 

  • Leadership – the ability to lead, inspire and motivate direct reports to produce even better work
  • Demonstrate how to integrate different teams to deliver against a wide range of goals.
  • Curiosity: Thirst for knowledge and using research to uncover relevant insights that can identify opportunities and solutions to problems .
  • A strong communicator with excellent written & presentation skills
  • Lead by example but also a good team player – collaborating with all levels
  • Commercially astute
  • Driven to deliver best practice and business performance
  • To be able to hold high level discussions with senior clients
  • Improving ways of working, understanding challenges of local market teams and problem-solving
  • Highly numerate and proven analytical skills. Using research/data to create insights and develop solutions
  • Managing and challenging clients in a structured and well thought through way – clients at a mid to senior level e.g. Marketing Director, Head of Function
  • Experience in line managing, motivating and training individuals, in line with business requirements, resource, and development needs.

 

Behaviours:

 

  • MediaCom behaviours: KNOW IT, SHARE IT, PUSH IT, DO IT
  • Exhibits great citizenship in aiding the wider group

Continuous pursuit of excellence and innovation

Entrepreneurial (new products, revenue streams, new partnerships etc.)

Radiates energy and positivity

Exudes confidence, without arrogance

Straight talking

Strong and well attuned interpersonal skills, a force but not forceful

  • Flexible style, not hierarchical

The ability to challenge clients in a structured and well thought through               way

A leader by example, but also a very good team player

Collaborative, motivational communicator

Ability to deliver tangible outcomes -  not just a process

Hands-on approach

 

 

Experience:

-          Project management experience required

-          Technical or IT project management experience a plus

-          Client Management or Client Success experience a plus

-          Experience working with Software developers and engineers a plus

 

About Mediacom


Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators.  

 

We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

 

We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.

 

We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.

All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

 

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.

 

We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

 

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.

 

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

 

Welcome to MediaCom

 

 

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us via TalentTeam.UK@GroupM.com.