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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— Specialist Marketing AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:£On ExperienceJoin a specialist marketing agency based in the heart of Bristol. Fantastic portfolio of clients within the healthcare sector. Lead a small and talented client services team. This specialist marketing agency are doing great things, the clients are happy, the work is growing and they have developed a cracking reputation for delivering brilliance across all channels, from large scale CMS driven design and build, UX projects, web apps and campaign led projects. Well established and already successful, you’ll be a visionary that can lead, support and enjoy supporting the business through their next phase of growth and development within the pharmaceutical and healthcare market. What you’ll be doing As Client Services Director you’ll naturally take the lead with clients from day one, a roster of inspiring healthcare and pharmaceutical brands, to which the agency primarily provide advertising and marketing led expertise across websites, app development, planning, creative, content and campaign led projects. You’ll lead a small client services team from the front, supporting, nurturing and continually developing to support the delivery of best in class and award-winning work. You’ll have a strong focus on business development and bringing even more clients into the business by leading new business initiatives i.e pitching and working closely with their key clients increasing profitability and size of the accounts. This as an opportunity to take an already established agency and play a lead role in driving their growth strategy forward. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the business plan and bring your own vision, in turn onboarding new clients into the agency and ensuring success and growth is achieved from the outset. What experience you’ll need You’ll be an agency experienced Senior Account Director, Group Account Director, Business Director or Client Services Director with an integrated approach. You’ll have ideally gained your experience within an advertising/ marketing agency. A proven background of supporting, developing and leading a client services team from Account Executive, Account Manager, Senior Account Managers up to Account Director level. You will possess a strong understanding of pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing – there’s every likelihood you’ll be heading out of London and looking for a progressive career move in the South West. The gravitas to hold senior-level relationships, building trust and buy-in from the outset. Financial and commercial management, confident across budgeting, forecasting and invoicing. A strategic leader with a brilliant track record in onboarding new clients and upselling to existing to maximise potential. Strong communication skills, a natural relationship builder with the commercial acumen to drive and increase profitability. What you’ll get in return for your talents The satisfaction that the clients and projects you’re managing each day are genuinely making a positive impact on the world! And of course, a competitive salary, good benefits package to include holidays, course/conference access, regular socials/company nights out and lunches, retro games room (classic PS, Wii), Friday beers, Spotify playlists, limitless cake and ping pong. What’s next? If you’re an agency experienced Client Services Director who is ready to help take this agency to new heights, send your CV over to Chloe at ADLIB right away to be considered for this opportunity.
— Digital & Tech ConsultancyLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveWork in an agile environment on a range of technical projects. Support clients change needs to help their business growth and development. Working with cutting edge technology and industry experts. A renowned and highly IT and digital consultancy are on the hunt for a Delivery Manager to join their large talented and passionate team. They have an established client base that spans high-profile consumer brands, financial services giants and the public sector, therefore, your work will be varied and impactful. Their Bristol office is a vibrant, agile and friendly hub and youd work in a team who are committed to doing great work for their clients. What youll be doing Youll play a key role within the delivery team, managing and fostering strong relationships with your clients, getting under the skin of their businesses and ensuring your maximising potential, in turn increasing revenue on the accounts along with future planning and issue resolution before it gets that far! Youll be working on a portfolio of well known and loved brands, gathering requirements, mapping out work and creating functional specifications and often acting as Scrum Master. You will be translating business goals into technical deliverables and vice versa, ensuring all business areas are working towards the same targets efficiently. What experience youll need The ideal candidate will have experience within a client facing role whether thats a Delivery Manager, Digital Producer, Digital Project Manager, Agile Project Manager, gained in a digital/ tech consultancy environment. Agile experience is essential here, you will also know your way around task management tools e.g TFS, Jira, VersionOne. If your experience has been gained client side at a tech/ software, management consultancy or start up youll likely be in a Digital Project/ Programme Management position at the moment.End to end experience working on multiple projects. Commercial awareness, with the ability to manage and grow your accounts. First rate communication and client management skills. With natural leadership skills you will enjoy the opportunity to guide and coach within the team, whilst remaining hands on. What youll get in return for your talents You will be joining a team of world class digital experts doing some excellent work for their clients all whilst maintaining a fun, sociable and relaxed working environment, including flexible working hours. Salary will be dependent on experience. What's next? If you live and breathe all things digital and you're on the lookout for a new Delivery Manager role, please send your CV to Francesca at ADLIB today!
— Agency Side - Large ClientLocation:CirencesterSalary:Up to £40kDigital Project Manager/ Delivery Manager opportunity to join a leading CRM agency. Work on one of the agencies key accounts, a large FS client. Competitive salary in the region of £30k - £40k. We're searching for an impressive Digital Project Manager with passion and drive to join one of Gloucestershires top agencies to work on a key client at an exciting time as their about to embark on a large data migration project. What you'll be doing The lucky candidate will find themselves working on some fascinating digital projects, alongside some very exciting clients with global recognition. Youll work closely with client services and operational teams to deliver complex web design and build projects across core business units, ensuring each and every project is technically seamless, consistently exceed clients expectations. As a Digital Project Manager, you'll be well versed in working to tight deadlines, keeping your cool when juggling multiple projects to deliver accurate, on brief and on budget digital solutions. What experience you'll need You will be an agency experienced Project Manager, Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Delivery Manager. Your agency experience will be gained in either an integrated, digital, data/ CRM environment. Strong communication and stakeholder management experience, comfortable at all levels. Highly organised, used to working to tight deadlines and keeping a cool head under pressure. As a practitioner of project methodologies, youll be comfortable managing complex web builds from scoping, resource scheduling, and effectively handling change management through to testing and delivery. Managing a project throughout the full lifecycle. Experience of managing large complex projects. MS Project experience or similar tools. If you have previous experience in database migration into a cloud environment that would be the dream but is not essential. What you'll get in return for your talents Not only will you be working for an award winning, forward thinking agency, but you will also be given real opportunity for career progression here up to Senior Project Manager and beyond. The salary will depend on your experience but will be in the region of £30k - £40k. What's next? Get in touch with Fran if you think you meet the criteria above.
— 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!
— Digital 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 Producer, 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!
— Global InnovatorLocation:WiltshireSalary:£CompetitiveBrand new opportunity for a New Product Development Project Manager to join a fast-growing business. Work for a globally recognised company. Competitive salary on experience. We’re searching for an experienced NPD Project Manager that is looking for their next permanent role, where you’ll be joining a truly innovative company at their global HQ based in Wiltshire, just off the M4 corridor and commutable from Swindon, Oxford, Bath and Bristol. What you’ll be doing As New Product Project Manager you will be responsible for delivering launches of new products from initial brief ensuring that the products are being developed in line with the business strategy, considering commercial targets and ensuring that the business is at the forefront of innovation, aware of their competitor launches and current trends in the market ensuring that they remain market leaders within their space. Your role will sit in the PMO team and you’ll be working closely with cross-functional teams including legal and claims, substantiating product claims, ensuring everything runs smoothly on time and budget and doesn’t impact on production plans. You will keep everybody up to date along the way and head above the water in this extremely fast paced, deadline driven environment. You will be implementing governance, tools, project visibility and work with R&D teams to define the product, once the product is defined and been signed off by the legal team you will pass the project through to the creative team to run through the production line. What experience you’ll need You will be working in project management at the moment, whether that’s as an NPD Project Manager, New Product Project Manager, Product Development Project Manager or you could even be in a PMO role – PMO Manager. You will know your way around processes and implementing governance. Experience working closely with legal and claims teams, understand the NPD lifecycle. You will be resilient and able to keep a cool head if a project has to be withdrawn and you need to start over again. Strong communication skills as you’ll be managing stakeholders at all levels. Experience in working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously. What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a competitive salary plus an extensive benefits package, an excellent working environment with stacks of onsite facilities and great opportunities for the future. What’s next? If you fit the above criteria then get in touch with Fran at ADLIB today.
— 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.
— Digital Learning SolutionsLocation:BristolSalary:£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 a Mid-weight 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 Youll get stuck in with the end to end project management for a range of projects, 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. 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.
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