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.
— E Commerce AgencyLocation:BathSalary:£CompetitiveExciting opportunity to play a key role within the project management team. Lovely B2C brands to work with (predominantly retail). Great time to join the newly re-branded agency with an extended service offering. If you'd love nothing more than to work for a leading digital agency at the forefront of the talented project management team, then this could well be the role you've been waiting for. What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager, it'll be down to you to manage an array of digital projects, varying in size and complexity, end to end. Youll manage eCommerce web builds, mobile builds, redesigns, 3rd party integrations and more, working closely with developers, designers and client services to deliver the highest possible standard of work - keeping your lovely clients coming back for more! Youll work closely with internal teams from development to creative whilst working closely with clients keeping them up to date with the progress of projects, mitigating risks and ensuring everything runs like clockwork. What experience you'll need Youll ideally be a Junior Digital Project Manager, Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager within a digital agency or integrated agency. Strong track record managing digital/ web related projects. Experience within eCommerce design and build would be desirable. First rate client management skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills. What you'll get in return for your talents In return, you will receive a competitive salary upon experience along with a generous benefits package and the opportunity to work for an employer who encourages and support personal and professional growth with courses and certifications of your choice - from PRINCE2 to yoga! What's next? If you think you fit the bill, get in touch today!
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— Digital Learning SolutionsLocation:Bristol + Remote WorkingSalary:£On experienceDeliver innovative digital learning solutions to the world's leading brands. Work on cutting-edge technologies - VR, AR, Adaptive Microlearning and more. High-growth and successful business. The UK's leading digital learning business is on the lookout for one Senior Digital Project Manager to join the team and ensure the successful delivery of leading digital learning solutions to internationally recognised brands. What you'll be doing Reporting directly in to the Head of Project Management, you'll have end to end responsibility for ensuring the timely and to budget delivery of digital learning and technology solutions. Your customers will include some of the largest and most respected brands and charities going, and you'll be responsible for managing those relationships closely throughout - this is a client facing project management role, so you may be a Senior Account Manager, Digital Producer or client facing Digital Project Manager currently. From the moment the client signs on the dotted line, you will take ownership from there. You'll translate top-line requirements in to fully scoped and costed specifications and manage those through delivery through collaboration with internal departments - keeping your clients informed and smiling along the way. Your projects will typically be around £80k - £100k pieces of work, but these commonly get up to £250k+ from a budget perspective, with a typical delivery timeline running around 10 - 12 weeks and you'll typically have 7-10 projects running at any one time. You will own the financial aspects of your projects - from profitability to budget accuracy. What experience you'll need Youll ideally be an established client facing Digital Project Manager with a solid track record. You may also be a Senior Account Manager or Digital - as long as you are responsible for the successful delivery of large scale digital projects and are client facing. Naturally, digital learning or eLearning experience would be perfect, but provided your experience is 'digital' and not 'IT/technical software' then we'd love to hear from you - your background might be in digital content production, digital campaigns, web design and build or immersive / interactive technology. This is a hybrid project management / account management role, you will need experience of managing client relationships. You will, of course, have meticulous attention to detail, the ability to move at pace, juggle a million priorities and keep everyone around you smiling throughout - easy! What you'll get in return for your talents We're looking at market rate on your experience in terms of salary on top of a fantastic company culture, great benefits and the chance to work on leading emerging technologies. The company is headquartered in Plymouth and the project management function is split across Plymouth, Bristol and London so the majority of this role will involve remote working. What's next? This is looking to turn around as quickly as possible, please get in touch with Fran with a CV today to run through the small print.
— Global Client BaseLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveOpportunity to work for a successful, independent integrated marketing agency. Global client base. Generous salary on offer. We're looking for an impressive Senior Digital Project Manager to join one of Bristols most well respected creative agencies. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a list of high profile global clients, alongside a hugely talented team. What you'll be doing As Senior Digital Project Manager, you'll manage various web solutions, from websites to full system integration projects, from scoping through to implementation. Youll track budgets and schedules, create project plans and identify risk, all alongside managing a small high functioning team to guarantee steady progress through large, complex projects. You will work closely with the account management team to nurture and drive client relationships, providing constant support and advice to the client, identifying surplus work opportunities wherever possible. It'll be up to you to ensure work of the highest quality is delivered on time and on budget, which will delight clients and will keep them coming back for more. What experience you'll need You could be working as a Senior Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Producer at the moment. Ideally, your experience will be gained from an integrated or digital agency. Demonstrable experience of managing large scale projects and working with sizeable budgets. Comprehensive knowledge of a range of tools and platforms. Strong track record of efficiency and process. Solid understanding of the principles and processes involved in web-development, web-based application programming, database and system design. Good working knowledge of content management systems, ideally Drupal. First-rate client management skills with the ability to manage expectations. Line management experience - the ability to stimulate your team. Enthusiasm for project management methodology and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. What you'll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development opportunities and a whole host of perks including Healthcare, Pensions, Cycle to work schemes, discounted car parking, frequent social events, retails and gym discounts. What's next? Get in touch with Fran today if you meet the criteria!
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