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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— Progressive Insurance ProviderLocation:BristolSalary:Competitive + Great PerksOpportunity to join a market-leading financial services provider. Cool, modern offices in the heart of Bristol, easily commutable from Bath, Newport, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chippenham and Swindon (Fully remote currently). Salary up to £30k, plus a generous benefits package, Superb progression opportunities. We’re working with a forward-thinking Financial Services client to appoint a Junior Business Analyst into the Change and Transformation team to work on a variety of exciting IT change projects. What you’ll be doing As part of a collaborative, friendly and talented Change team you will be working on both internal and external business and IT change projects where no two days are the same. Your role will play an important role in the overall delivery of projects and continuous improvement of processes with a real focus on IT systems and architecture and data-led projects. The business is growing and there’s never been a better time to join as they’re undergoing a large transformation project, involving data warehouse, onboarding a new supplier for all of the IT infrastructure, building a new data model, source data processes and reporting. Your role will have interaction with this large scale project whilst also being able to take the lead and be hands on with smaller, new change projects such as a new telephony system. being very hands on with a variety of important change projects. What experience you’ll need Previous experience as a Business, Data, Insight, Change Analyst for example within a commercial environment. Experience of IT/Technical or change and transformation projects desirable. An understanding of Agile ways of working. Ability to build solutions to meet business needs and processes. Ability to gather requirements, document and manage testing. Bright, enthusiastic and keen to learn and develop. Experience of a process improvement environment. Solutions orientated approach to problem-solving. Strong communication skills, ability to manage stakeholders at all levels and work with cross-functional teams. Financial Services experience would be desirable, but not a deal breaker. What you’ll get in return for your talents You will receive a salary up to £30k, bonus and a generous pension. In addition to working in a creative, exciting office environment (currently remote due to Covid) and be part of a culture that likes to give back to charity and really make a difference. There is a clear and defined path to progression, within a business with a track record of developing their people. What’s next? If you fit the above criteria, then get in touch with Aaron at ADLIB with an up to date CV to be considered.
— Exciting Software Start UpLocation:BristolSalary:CompetitiveBrand new opportunity for a Senior Product Manager to join a Networking Software start up. Play a key role in exciting, continued growth leading the Enterprise Software Product Function. Progressive, Collaborative and Flexible working environment. This is a superb opportunity for an experienced Product Manager to join a really exciting business based in central Bristol. As Senior Product Manager you will utilise substantial financial investment by developing, launching, and directing a state-of-the-art product line into the networking market and play a key role in the commercial and strategic direction of the business. This company has immersed itself with the city of Bristol, leading projects around making the city a smarter, greener, more connected place to live. As a B Corp business, we are proud to be partnered with such a forward thinking tech start up that looks to improve the city we live and work in. What you’ll be doing You will be joining a tech start up with a short but successful history that specialise in intelligent network automation in a senior role. In this role you will define the strategy for the Enterprise Product function through managing the product lifecycle, roadmap and value proposition. To do this you will draw upon your vast experience in product management of software products and strong enterprise networking background whilst evaluating the market for potential competitors and partners. On a daily basis you’ll work closely with the wider product team, sales and marketing and have a firm grip on the P&L of the products to liaise with the finance team as well as manage the UX/UI design capabilities and manage contractors in an agile environment. The right person will have a strong history of working with industry leading software, both local and high profile clientele and a track record of taking on big projects and big budgets and streamlining efficiency for clients to ensure customer satisfaction and repeat business. This company has patented protected software that allows it’s clients to save time, money and resource through improving complex IT and connectivity needs. This is an opportunity to be a part of something special and make a real difference to the city of Bristol, whilst also engaging national and international clients on important projects. What experience you’ll need Previous experience as a Product Manager/Owner or Technical Project Manager. BSc or higher in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering (MSc desirable). Strong enterprise networking background with customer facing experience. Years of experience in product management for software products. Superb communication skills (verbal, written, technical). Commercially and Strategically aware with adept knowledge of market conditions. Ability to identify your customer’s needs, how they are using the product, how they would benefit from enhancements and what those enhancements might be. Ability to work closely with multi-skilled, diverse teams internally and externally. Ambitious and dynamic, keen to learn, develop and progress. What you’ll get in return for your talents The chance to work in a progressive, successful, and growing tech start up with sound financial resource that invests not only heavily in their product, but also their people. You will enjoy autonomy and seniority in leading a Product function within the company and be a part of a company that makes Bristol an even better place to live. What’s next? If this role sounds like a good fit, apply via this advert or contact Aaron at ADLIB recruitment on 07528 632 647 for more information.
— Public Sector ClientsLocation:Bristol/ RemoteSalary:Up to £70kProgramme Director/ Project Director opportunity to join a leading digital agency. Role is remote with 1 day per week in offices - Bristol/ Oxford or London. Work with their government clients on large scale projects. We’re working with an established digital agency that, due to growth are now searching for a Senior Product Owner to work within their public sector client base, owning the product vision and leading on projects. What you’ll be doing As Product Director, you will come in take a step back and be responsible for designing, developing and owning the product roadmap and prioritising development efforts to enable the businesses to drive proactive and very targeted growth within your client base. You’ll be translating features and developments in the product roadmap into details technical specifications and will oversee the delivery of this through guiding the activity of the development functions with the support of Delivery Managers. This is an end to end role, you will be doing everything you’d expect from Agile rituals, through to creating user stories and test cases, through to managing and reporting on the backlog and progress against the roadmap. This role is strategic, you will set the vision for your clients on product and digital strategies in collaboration with your clients and the wider team and you will be responsible for the quality of the products, the go to person for any strategic product advice, able to help your colleagues and support them by being the point of escalation driving positive outcomes. What experience you’ll need You will currently be working as a Senior Project Manager/ Delivery Manager within the public sector or in a similar role crossing over into product such as a UX Designer, Developer, Tech Director or even Delivery Manager/ Senior Digital Project Manager. Understanding of GDS framework and have delivered projects encompassing GDS (Government Digital Service) assessments and tollgates within that. You will understand the complexities, challenges and solutions that have worked for you. Strong technical understanding, experience working on projects across user experience, integrations, content management and content strategy. A natural leader, that can mentor, coach and lead on projects, coming up with solutions and being the go to person for all product related questions from strategy through to delivery. Analytical mind and passionate about customers and building the best possible user experience, monitoring your metrics and see whether you’re delivering. Strong communication skills as this role is client-facing and involves a lot of stakeholder management. Agile experience. Experience in strategic product development as you’ll own the direction of your clients digital products. What you’ll get in return for your talents A competitive salary is on offer in the range of £45k - £70k, which will entirely come down to experience. In addition to this you’ll receive a company bonus, pension, healthcare and the opportunity to join an employee owned business where you have autonomy and contribute to the direction of the business. What’s next? If you have public sector experience and meet the above criteria then click apply or email an updated CV through to email@example.com for immediate consideration.
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Evolution Power Tools
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- Evolution Power Tools are a fast growing International business expanding their market presence at pace.
- In need of a Paid Search Specialist ADLIB were approached to support in tracking down a marketing specialist that was proving an elusive skill set to find.
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“ADLIB used their digital marketing expertise and network to source an amazing candidate quickly. This was such a smooth process down to ADLIB's knowledge and proactive nature.”
Oliver Woodland, HR Adviser at Evolution Power Tools Limited
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- They approached us to help them find a Senior Account Manager to come in and help establish their client services offering.
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Elissa O’Brien, Strategy Director at Outlaw.