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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— Leading Retail Client - Remote WorkingLocation:ExeterSalary:£28000 - £32000· Exciting opportunity to play a key role within this well-established retailer. · Be the go-to person for all things Digital Project Management. · Fun and friendly culture, with long term flexible remote working. If you'd love nothing more than to be a part of a close knit, talented digital team working with a a variety of fashion clients then this could well be the role you've been waiting for. What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager, you will take the lead on ensuring the successful design, development, and delivery of websites for retail clients from inception to completion. My client is proud that a lot of their work is via repeat business and referrals from happy customers, as DPM a key part of your role will be to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget and to a consistently high quality. Your day to day will include planning requirements and scoping project work, operating closely with internal developers and designers to deliver projects on time whilst offering clear communication stakeholder-wide and using multiple software tools to control the process. Projects initially will be small to medium size, whilst you get your feet under the table and liaise extensively with design and marketing departments to offer your skills and experience around all things digital. Your role will be integral to the success of the business and likewise you will be a valued member of the team for existing and future of the business, working very closely with the Head of Digital. What experience you'll need · You’ll ideally be a Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or similar with experience of a fast paced, agile agency environment. · Strong track record managing digital/web related projects. · Technical understanding around open source technology and various CMS. · Experience of working with developers and designers. · Good exposure to UX and marketing teams and projects. · First rate client management and stakeholder management skills. · Excellent communication and organisational skills. · Not afraid to get stuck in and lead from the front, you will naturally be the lynchpin between technical and non-technical colleague and clients. What you'll get in return for your talents In return, you will enjoy great exposure to a variety of digital projects, with interesting retail/fashion clients and be the go-to person for digital project management. The company culture is superb with very flexible working options, visiting the office twice a month on average. What's next? If you think you fit the bill, apply via this advertisement, or contact Aaron Drury at ADLIB Recruitment for more information. Please note this is a 12-month fixed term contract, which offers the possibility of joining the business on a permanent basis after 12 months.
— Integrated agency in the center of Bristol!Location:BristolSalary:£25K - £30KBristol based Integrated agency Account Manager position with room for progression Chance to work with a global household brand! Description I'm working with a leading Bristol marketing agency who have a strong international presence and an impressive long standing client base to boast. Due to growth they are on the lookout for an impressive Account Manager to join their thriving team! What you’ll be doing Working your relationship-building magic with the agencies flagship account you’ll be working on a wide range of marketing projects - large and small, on and offline, from print advertising and animation to web, international events and marketing campaigns - so we need someone proactive and happy to get stuck in wherever they may be needed. Taking briefs, inquiring, briefing creatives, managing projects to delivery, running client meetings, invoicing and reporting, you’ll pay meticulous attention to detail and you’ll keep a cool head under pressure!. What experience you’ll need To be considered you’ll need to be an agency experienced Account Manager with exposure to B2B and B2C. You’ll have credible knowledge of digital as well as print channels, with a solid understanding of the creative process and a flair for reporting and analysis. This agency is very measured in their approach and results driven, so you will be too. What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a salary up to £30k and have the opportunity to learn from an experienced team within this well known Bristol agency. The team is working form home at the moment but when things go 'back to normal' they will have some degree of flexibility coming into the office. What’s next? If you require more information please contact Theo on 0117 926 9530.
— 6-12 Month FTCLocation:Bristol/ RemoteSalary:£CompetitiveJoin a business with one of the UK’s top customer satisfaction ratings. Digital Project Manager opportunity on an initial 6 month FTC, with options to extend. Opportunity to work with the latest technology. Opportunity to join a customer and service first organisation with many ongoing transformation projects, who are in need of an experienced Digital Project Manager to join their Digital Marketing and Development team. What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager, you will support the development and implementation of their digital roadmap by building new solutions and supporting existing systems. You will be involved in a greenfield replacement project for a website that hasn’t been touched in years. The website will be a complex build, including data workstreams, a whole re-design, upgrades and everything in-between. The project is yet to start so the timing will slot in perfectly, you’ll have the opportunity to join at the early stages from setting up project timelines, managing stakeholders and a third party digital agency, through to delivery. In addition to owning the website redevelopment project, you will spend the rest of your time managing and coordinating continuous development across the team’s existing applications, website enhancements, and marketing solutions, while working to improve our efficiency and tech capability. What experience you'll need Digital Project Management experience gained within an agency or client-side as a Project Manager, managing front-end/ UX projects. Worked alongside or in digital development and marketing teams. You will have a passion for wanting to make positive changes and the ability to deal with issues head-on and efficiently. The organisation has an incredibly high Customer and Employee satisfaction scores, so a Customer /Service-first approach will give you the best chance of being successful here. MS Azure, MS .Net, Umbraco CMS and/or Salesforce. eCommerce project experience. What you'll get in return for your talents In Europe the brand is the largest supplier in their field. This is an exciting time to join an established but changing business; you’ll work on high profile projects and enjoy a relaxed and mature culture, great office space and genuine development opportunities whilst you’re there. This role is offered initially as a 6 month fixed term contract. What to do next? Please apply with an up to date CV for immediate consideration.
— International FMCG Clients (6 month FTC)Location:Bristol/ RemoteType:Salary:Up to £40kMarketing Project Manager opportunity to join one of the South West’s finest creative agencies. Fixed term contract starting immediately running for 6 months, potentially longer. Work with international FMCG brands. This is a brand-new opportunity for an experienced integrated marketing and brand Project Manager to join an award-winning agency in Bristol where you’ll play a lead role in the delivering significant campaigns are delivered in line with their vision and objectives. What you’ll be doing As Project Manager, you’ll work closely with the client services team cross-functionally across a variety of accounts, including multi-million-pound FMCG brands. We are talking high profile, strategic, brand led international campaigns for you to get your teeth into from day one. The projects will primarily be packaging design projects but also include branding. You will maintain a clear and concise project brief, ensuring communications are delivered timely to ensure all projects meet the brief for the wider business, clients and stakeholders. As Creative Producer, you will naturally have the ability to foresee where risks may lie ahead and mitigate them where possible. You will manage the resource, budget targets, managing systems and working closely with internal teams from client services, digital producers and creatives to review the size and scope of projects. What experience you’ll need Ideally you will have gained your experience in a creative, branding and packaging agency as a Project Manager or even a Studio Manager/ Traffic Manager with client facing responsibilities. As this role is client facing it’s important that you possess strong communication skills and the ability to work with stakeholders at all levels. Experience of managing projects throughout the full lifecycle from taking the brief, documentation, budget management, resource management, through to delivery. You will have the ability to work in a cross functional fast paced environment Have a proven background of delivering creative led campaigns and assets – branding or packaging are highly desirable. As this is a fixed term contract you will need to be available and able to commit for the full duration of the contract (initially 6 months). The role will initially be fully remote but will likely involve going into their Bristol s Studio 1-2 times per week, so you need to live within commutable distance. What you’ll get in return for your talents As Project Manager you can expect a salary in the region of £30k - £40k along with the opportunity to work with a portfolio of globally recognised brands. This role is a 6-month fixed term contract but there is a real opportunity to get extended or even for this role to go permanent. What's next? If this sounds of interest, please get in touch with Fran at ADLIB for further information. They are looking to interview ASAP, apply today and you could be in the role within the next few weeks!
— Renowned Digital AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:45KDigital Senior Account Manager/Account Director Fascinating SEO campaigns to oversee. Opportunity to work with household name brands This busy SEO agency based in the heart of Bristol are searching for a talented Digital Senior Account Manager/Account Director to join their client services team. What you’ll be doing The ideal candidate will have a proven track record within the digital world and a visible portfolio of projects they've managed in the SEO space. You will be an excellent communicator and will be able to manage and develop multiple client accounts, as well as having the ability to provide guidance and leadership for the Account Executives you will be working with. Your role is to own your client relationships, develop your client accounts in terms of new projects, identifying opportunities, creating briefs, and writing proposals. You will be confident to attend and single handily lead client meetings. You will be able to capture requirements and offer ideas and advice to their clients with confidence. The delivery of the projects that you agree with your clients will be supported by Project Managers, SEO specialists and Strategists - your accounts will be supported by a team of other account handlers. What experience you’ll need Strong experience developing client relationships and briefs within a digital or SEO agency Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to diligently manage customers’ needs Broad knowledge across technical SEO areas, coupled with experience of managing digital delivery teams to get projects over the line. 2/3 years industry experience What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a salary of up to £45k, in addition to generous holiday allowance and other great benefits. Remote working is on offer for this position (even post COVID) with a split time at home and in the office, so if you are a bit further away then please get in touch! What’s next? If you think you fit the bill, get in touch with Theo today!
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— Growing Digital Marketing ConsultancyLocation:WiltshireSalary:£20k-£25k DOELong established digital marketing consultancy in their next phase of growth. Great environment for an Account Executive to develop and grow. Easily commutable from Wiltshire and surrounding areas. A long established, award-winning digital marketing consultancy in Wiltshire is looking to make multiple hires as part of its strategic growth plan. This is the ideal opportunity for a talented Account Executive to join an established team, and to further their career in digital marketing. What you’ll be doing The Account Executive will support the Account Director and Client Services Director in the delivery of a range of digital marketing campaigns via a team of digital specialists. Typical campaigns will be sales-driven digital campaigns for retail / eCommerce business utilising a combination of SEO, PPC, email, Social & PR, and CRO. You’ll get lots of training and support, and there is a clear path for those that want to be proactive about their career development. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience working as an Account Executive or Marketing Executive in an agency or similar environment. This could be an internship or other work experience. An entry level understanding of integrated digital marketing campaigns (this might include SEO, PPC, email marketing, social & PR, CRO). Excellent communication skills and a willingness to get stuck in. A positive can-do attitude and strong relationship-building skills. What you’ll get in return for your talents This is a great role offering a competitive salary. You’ll also receive and excellent benefits package which includes designated personal development time each month to help with career progression. Also on offer is a pension scheme, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, Amazon Prime account, in-house tuck shop and lots of games to play in your down time. They throw a great Summer and Xmas party and also have a “fun fund” for the team to choose how to spend on social activities. What's next? If you have the required experience and are interested in finding out more, then click to apply now.
— Leading UK Digital AgencyLocation:ManchesterSalary:CompetitiveJoin one of the UK’s top digital agencies. Enjoy a varied client base, full ownership of a new project, and an impressive product portfolio. Access top industry certifications and great learning and development opportunities. This is an urgent requirement to secure an experienced Product Owner to join one of the UK’s top digital agencies. What you’ll be doing In this role you’ll be joining a specialist digital agency that provides digital strategy, design, build, integration and optimisation. You will bring product vision and value to a client base that spans the health, e-commerce, financial services and technology industries, amongst others. As a Product Owner you will be involved throughout the entire project life cycle; from concept to delivery and support. Working closely with clients from the very beginning you’ll run and facilitate workshops in order to understand business requirements, ambitions, pain points and user needs. During build you’ll define sprint goals and prioritise and manage the development backlog, ultimately ensuring client and business goals are met throughout the process. You’ll support your clients with UAT, run product training sessions and identify additional opportunities through your consultative approach. You will enjoy full ownership of a big budget, large scale project for a new client whilst also having input of other ongoing projects. As for the team, you’ll be joining other product professionals and working closely with an experienced group of project managers, developers, QA’s, UX and design specialists. The agency has multiple locations in the UK and abroad, so whilst remote working is fully available during and post-Covid, occasional visits to the office will be expected longer term so it’s’ recommended you live within commutable distance of an office location. What you’ll need to be considered Previous experience as a Product Owner or in a similar role. Experience of digital and web projects and products in an agency or software house environment. Experience of CMS platforms. Confident working throughout the whole development lifecycle. Strong technical ability, whilst also considering the strategic and commercial aspects. Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels, getting value from senior conversations and valuable business insight. Be resourceful, able to make the most of client insight and research. Previous experience in running client workshops. Experience of working closely with developers as well as UX and design specialists. Consultative in your approach; able to spot opportunities in customer roadmaps, product enhancements and training. What you’ll get in return for your talents You’ll be joining a market leading digital agency that has earnt some exceptional industry certifications. The business is well known for investing in its people and for providing great training and development opportunities to staff. In this role you’ll be owning the product vision for an important new client for the business. What Next? This is an urgent requirement, so to be considered apply ASAP. Apply via this job positing, or contact Aaron Drury at ADLIB Recruitment for more information.
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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.
- The business location and specialism of paid search meant that there was a small candidate pool within which to source candidates.
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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.”
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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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"ADLIB took the time to really get to know Outlaw, coming to meet us and getting under the skin of what we’re about. This meant we were able to meet great candidates and make a fantastic hire really swiftly."
Elissa O’Brien, Strategy Director at Outlaw.