Digital Project Management jobs and careers
A career in digital project management involves creating project plans, agreeing to budgets and managing risks through the development lifecycle of projects, ensuring the work is of exceptional quality. Your responsibilities can include project planning, quality management, resourcing project risk and assumption management.
Why consider a career as a digital project manager?
If you’re determined to lead a streamlined process of managing online projects through from concept to finish, a digital project manager is a vibrant leadership role that holds all projects and developments together. You’ll make sure the right tasks are prioritised and you'll help the internal teams structure their commitments.
What a career or job in digital project management may entail…
Often reporting to a Digital Director or Project Director, you'll be responsible for scoping, production of project documentation, such as statements of work, project plans, and estimates & quotations, and you’ll be working with a variety of individuals internally, from Designers to Front End Developers, ultimately the work can be extremely varied.
As a Digital Project Director, you'll take charge of project delivery for a group of high profile clients, delivering complex and innovative solutions spanning large scale website design and build or CMS development projects. Naturally, you'll have a background in managing big budgets whether that's coming from a range of clients from an agency background or working in-house. You'll be used to taking complete ownership of project delivery and playing a key part in the leadership team of an agency, leading a team and managing the overall strategy for clients ensuring all projects are on time and budget.
Typical role titles include
Digital Project Manager
Junior Project Manager
Junior Digital Project Manager
Career progression example
Digital Project Director
Head of Digital Projects
Senior Project Manager
At an entry level, junior/graduate Digital Project Managers on average will be earning between £18k-£25k. At mid-level you’d be looking to earn £25k-£35k and seniors would be looking to earn £40k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
As a digital project manager, you should have impeccable organisation and time management skills, strong communication and team management abilities.
What qualifications does it take?
To work in digital project management, you will usually need a degree in a technical subject, however, experience through internships etc can set up for success.
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— Agile & Innovative Creative EnvironmentLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveSenior Digital Project Manager opportunity to join a global business with exciting & rapid growth plans! Progressive and adaptable technology exposure spread across multiple stacks. High-level creative solutions for global organisations and household names. Cutting edge and globally renowned technology giant have landed in Bristol with expansion plans involving significant growth over the next few years! We are recruiting for an experienced Delivery Manager to join the outstanding project team. This really is a great chance to gain exposure to some truly great projects, working with some new, modern and emerging technologies. What you’ll be doing Joining a team poised for rapid growth, you will run large digital projects through their entire lifecycle, taking the brands digital capabilities and comms to a whole new level. you will be working closely with developers, testers and designers. Translating client requirements into documentation, while delivering detailed gap analysis against proposed solutions. Facilitating communications between a wide range of individuals, including creative, business and technical. No one day is the same in this role, offering a huge variety and exposure to a broad range of progressive projects, while working within an innovative and collaborative organisation. What skills you’ll need Ideally, you will currently be working as a Senior Digital Project Manager, Senior Digital Producer or Delivery Manager, in a digital agency, marketing agency or internal studio. Demonstrable experience of managing digital projects, with a good understanding of interface design and build techniques. Appreciation of user experience principals. Experience of agile planning/ estimation techniques (e.g. Sprint planning). Experience across design and build, apps, devices and user interfaces. Excellent working background in SCRUM (Agile) methodologies. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. What you’ll get in return for your talents Incredible opportunity to work for a Times Top 50 Employer, offering a competitive salary. Along with outstanding long-term progression, training. and development. You will also have access to courses and conferences alongside a fantastic benefits package. You can expect generous holidays, a discretionary bonus, a healthy pension. A flexible benefits scheme tailored to your own personal preferences! This is a fantastic chance to be a key part of an expanding technology team in stunning new offices, designed to hold regular meetups, events and drive innovation. What’s next? If you meet the above criteria get in touch with Fran today.
— Software HouseLocation:BristolSalary:c.£30kFantastic opportunity for a Digital Project Manager to leading software house. Beautiful offices in central Bristol. A generous employer who offers a competitive salary alongside annual training budget for courses and certifications of your choice. This is a brilliant opportunity for a Digital Project Manager considering a career with a fantastic software house that deliver a brilliant SaaS product to customers throughout the country. This could be a great move client-side! What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager, you'll oversee projects from the beginning to the end of their life cycle; you could be working on around 10 or more projects at any one time. You'll be working with CRMS and PM software, producing and maintaining project plans and budgets, whilst keeping key stakeholders up to date with regular reporting and of course communicating all progress to clients. Youll be a sociable and dynamic individual who thrives working within a team of experts and with established clients. What experience you'll need Youll be committed to career growth and keen to work in a fast-paced and growing environment. It is key that you've had around 2 or more years as a Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or in a client services role managing projects i.e. Digital Account Manager. It is likely that you would've gained your digital project management experience in a digital agency or software house. Experience of managing projects individually under pressure. Ability to manage client expectations, as well as excellent time management skills. Technical knowledge of software delivery and digital would be attractive but is not essential. What you'll get in return for your talents Not only will you be working for an exceptional organisation, but you will also be given real opportunities for career progression here. They are looking for someone to nurture and invest in, so if that sounds appealing to you then this could be the role for you. The salary will depend on your experience but will range from around £24K to £30K per annum. What's next? Get in touch with Fran at ADLIB with an up to date CV if you feel you meet the criteria above.
— Fast growing agency with a hugely experienced and respected management team.Location:BristolSalary:£50k+Flexi working, part time or full time, unlimited holidays. Hugely rewarding culture. Opportunity to work with a portfolio of big name brands. What you’ll be doing As Client Partner you’ll be joining a fast-growing agency that comes with the backing and leadership of a renowned agency leader and success story. With a roster of big name clients already on board you’ll be tasked with owning a portfolio of brands, providing them with an incredible service level that delivers results. This agency doesn’t work on project based work, we’re talking long term contracts with budget clarity and a real partnership mentality, you’ll be embedded into their team as much as your own agency.The agency specialise in brand building, creating value propositions, campaigns and communications across level scale organisations internal audiences. Channels vary greatly from digitally led campaigns, brand development, research and proposition building, events and roadshows through integrated communications. At the heart of everything lies powerful and effective creative concepts, driven by an experienced team. What experience you’ll need First rate senior client management and communication skills gained within an agency environment (we’re open to integrated, digital, brand etc.) An Account Director ready to step up into a Client Partner role, you’ll thrive off the opportunity to join an early stage (though already nicely established) business where you’ll be able to carve a name for yourself and play a leading role in its future success You’ll be experienced operating at a senior level, running client workshops, deciphering requirements and presenting solutions A natural multitasker with excellent attention to detail Have the ability to keep a cool head under pressure when working to tight deadlines What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a salary in the region of £45k - £50k (possibly more for the right person), unlimited holidays, flexi working, part time / full time – this is one for those who want to get the work done and know how best they can deliver it. What’s next? Please get in touch with Theo at ADLIB to find out more.
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