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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— Diverse Product RangeLocation:BathSalary:£On ExpLead the purchasing strategy for a diverse product range. Join an ambitious and driven business during an exciting period of growth. Manage a multidisciplinary purchasing team. This is the opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join a premium printing organisation in Bath. Sat amongst the management team in their head office, the Senior Purchasing Manager will own the purchasing strategy for the brand, looking at commercials, stocks, forecasts and sales trends to ensure targets are achieved and align with the overall strategy.What you'll be doingThe business owns a number of in-house brands with product ranges including premium greetings cards, giftware and packaging. Their clients include some of the biggest names in retail as well as a number of charity organisations and a thriving export business.The Senior Purchasing Manager will focus on key areas for the business including managing the supplier base, driving purchasing processes and running a sales channel to ensure best value and delivery for the customer. You will take a lead role in negotiating terms and prices and be responsible for purchasing within the Far East. This role will require someone with an understanding of the printing industry as you'll be expected to work with the design team to deliver the right product for the customer; managing supply chain, stock control and supplier relationships to achieve this. This is a great opportunity to drive the purchasing strategy for an established brand and work with some of the biggest names in retail. As Senior Purchasing Manager youll be motivated by driving and developing strong processes, making key decisions and striving for continuous improvement. What experience you'll need to apply Be a truly experienced Purchasing Manager, with a track record of Far East purchasing. A background within the greetings card, giftware or printing market would be of advantage. Experience of working with FMCG and a high volume of product SKUs. Proven track record in leadership and line management. Previous experience of managing budgets and P&L accountability with excellent attention to detail. Confident in making end to end commercial decisions. Forward-thinking approach and the drive to develop strong processes. Strong communication, negotiation, relationship building and stakeholder management skills. What you'll get in return for your experience This is the chance to join a business well known in its sector, you'll have ownership and autonomy to develop their purchasing team and be given all the tools needed to succeed. The culture is collaborative, friendly and you'll enjoy modern offices with a relaxed dress code. On offer is a competitive salary, pension scheme, life assurance and a host of other great benefits.What's next?We're looking to move quickly with this one so please apply with an up to date CV, or contact Chloe (01179 269530) for more information. A covering note on why you're well suited for the position will also be beneficial.
— 2 Month ContractLocation:North DevonType:Salary:Up to £200 P/DImmediate start for an experienced agency Account Manager/ Senior Account Manager. Work for an integrated marketing agency in their North Devon office. Day rate in the region of £150 - £200.Join an award-winning integrated marketing agency based in Devon on a one - two month contract to help them through an extremely busy period working on one of their key B2B clients. What you'll be doingYou’ll be working on one of the agencies key clients, a global B2B brand, ensuring the smooth running of projects from strategy to delivery. Working closely with the Account Director and cross-functional team you’ll be instrumental in delivering a clear statement of work during the design phase through to the delivery. You’ll be managing the day to day running of marketing projects from start to finish, ensuring that clients briefs are interpreted, deadlines are met and projects are prioritised. Projects will vary but will be fully integrated across advertising, activation, sponsorship and events, and digital campaigns (social and content). You’ll need to hit the ground running taking briefs, managing projects, coordinating resource and keeping clients up to date.What experience you'll need An experienced agency Account Manager, Senior Account Manager or Project Manager whether that’s an integrated, digital or creative led agency. You will have delivered brand let integrated marketing campaigns and assets. You’ll be capable and used to running sizeable accounts. Sound communication and stakeholder management skills. You will thrive working in a fast moving, progressing environment. Due to the stunning rural location you’ll need access to a car. Immediately available, or available within a short notice and able to commit for the full duration of the contract (2 months).What you'll get in return for your talentsYou’ll receive a competitive day rate - entirely on experience but will be in the region of £150 - £200 along with the opportunity to work amongst some of the very best in the creative and marketing industry!What’s next?This is an urgent requirement, so if you meet the above criteria then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Chloe at ADLIB today!
— Lovely Integrated AgencyLocation:BathSalary:Up to £35kGrowing creative and integrated agency in Central Bath. Exciting portfolio of clients, predominately FMCG. Close-knit and dynamic team. If you’re an experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director in the making with a solid agency background, then this lovely integrated agency may just be the place for you. What you’ll be doingJoining this small, yet highly successful agency, you’ll take the lead in nurturing key client relationships and managing integrated campaigns from ideas and briefing to delivery and post-campaign analysis. You’ll be working closely with designers and developers, ensuring projects are running smoothly on time and within budget, and liaising with clients simultaneously keeping them updated, bringing value to this process from day one. We’re seeking an experienced Senior Account Manager or Account Director with commercial drive who'll pro-actively grow and develop revenue within existing clients spotting and acting on opportunities for growth.What experience you’ll need You will be an accomplished Senior Account Manager or an Account Director, having grown through the ranks within marketing/ digital agencies. Previous experience working on a variety of marketing campaigns across print, packaging, email/CRM, digital and events. Client liaison will be second nature to you; you’ll be confident digesting briefs and presenting work. It goes without saying that you'll have excellent organisational skills when it comes to maintaining and managing paperwork for the account (cost estimates, project plans etc.). You’ll be capable and used to running sizeable accounts, getting under the skin of requirements and taking the lead on projects. What you'll get in return for your talentsIn return you can expect a salary in line with your experience, up to £35k. You’ll join a talented and ambitious team in an agency who pride themselves on their fantastic culture and encourage autonomy and growth. What’s next?Please apply with your CV now or get in touch with Chloe at ADLIB today to discuss further.
— 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 talentsYou 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.
— Global InnovatorLocation:WiltshireSalary:£On ExperienceIntegrated Project Manager opportunities working for a global brand at a variety of levels from Junior, Mid-weight through to Senior. Work on projects and product launches to a global market. Offices commutable from Bristol, Bath, Swindon and M4 Corridor. This is a rare opportunity to work for iconic global brands that are on the lookout for various marketing project managers (junior, mid-weight and senior). You will play a lead role in the delivery of significant creative and digital campaigns, ensuring they are in line with their vision and objectives.What you’ll be doing Within a busy team you’ll work collectively to support a cross-functional team to develop a clear statement of work during the design phase of branding projects and ultimately deliver the goods. To achieve this you’ll maintain a clear and concise project brief, ensuring communications are clear and delivery is timely to ensure the roll out of brand, marketing and digital projects all of which meet the needs of the wider team and business. As Marketing Project Manager you’ll have the ability to foresee where risks may lie ahead and mitigate them where possible, managing internal creative and production resources and budget targets, managing systems and working closely with the programme manager to review the size and scope of projects. What experience you’ll need Ideally you will have gained your experience in a marketing, creative or digital agency as an Account Executive, Account Manager or even Senior Account Manager or working in a Project Manager, Production Manager role delivering marketing campaigns. You’ll have the ability to work in a cross functional fast paced environment Have a proven background of delivering both creative, fully integrated and digital campaigns and assets. If you’ve worked alongside digital and tech teams and understand the UX process works and forecast challenges before they arise with a proactive mindset that’ll go a long way in this role. What you’ll get in return for your talents Your experience will be entirely dependant on experience and level you’ll be joining the business, they do offer competitive salaries along with stacks of onsite facilities and benefits including company bonus. In addition to this if you excel in the role there could be further opportunities in this fast growing business.What 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!
— 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 doingReporting 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 talentsWe'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 doingYoull 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 talentsWe'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.
— 3 month contractLocation:Bristol + Remote WorkingType:Salary:Up to £350 per day3 month contract for an experienced Digital Project Manager/ Senior Digital Project Manager, starting immediately. Day rate in the region of £250 - £350. Offices based in Bristol with remote working. A great opportunity arises for either a Mid-weight Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager, to join a digital agency in central Bristol. You'll be joining on an ongoing contract basis for 3 months initially.What you'll be doingYou'll be working alongside some of the most talented minds in the industry with global brands on impressive high budget projects. This role will be varied and you will be responsible for: scoping, estimating project costs, project planning, quality management, resourcing project risk and assumption management. As Digital Project Manager you'll be the glue that holds the digital projects and development needs together - from start to completion. You'll make sure the right projects are prioritised and help the internal teams structure their commitments.What experience you'll need You will currently be a Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager. Ideally your experience will be gained in a digital agency or consultancy. Track record of delivering multiple projects across digital strategy, engagement, content, web design and builds). You will be passionate about digital marketing with a background in working with large scale digital campaigns. You will be immediately available and able to commit to the full duration of the contract - 3 months. What you'll get in return for your talentsAlong with the opportunity to work with some impressive clients and have a flexible set up circa 1-2 days office based and the remainder of your week remote, for your hard work you'll be rewarded with a day rate circa £250 - £350 per day.What's next?If you feel you fit the above criteria then don't hesitate to get in touch with Fran at ADLIB with an updated CV.
— Internationally Admired OrganisationLocation:BournemouthSalary:Up to £27kBrand new role in an iconic organisation. 12 month FTC. Working in a high-growth and high-calibre digital transformation team.This is a brand new role to come in and own the brand new Intranet about to be launched, all best practice associated with content management and ensure that the organisation are making the most out of their investment on a 12 month FTC.What you'll be doingReporting directly into the Digital Studio Manager, you'll have overall ownership of that intranet - the company's - as well as various other integrating content platforms. You'll lead the creation of new sections of the intranet, create robust and scalable user and content management processes enabling multiple stakeholders and teams across the business to harness the power of the intranet. You'll be responsible for all management, maintenance, testing and deployment of content and data through the platform, and will be recruiting a Platform Coordinator to support you in this. It's an exciting time to be joining this organisation - with some high-profile implementations and integrations on the horizon - and you'll be in the thick of it, collaborating with project managers, UXers, digital marketers, internal comms, online editors and more!What experience you'll need Previous ownership of and management of a sizeable Intranet-based system. You will currently be in a similar Digital Platform Manager role. This is a fast-paced environment, so you'll be steady under pressure, be confident making autonomous decisions around the future strategy for Sitecore and bringing internal stakeholders with you on a journey. Enough HTML / CSS exposure to troubleshoot effectively in the web content and email features without too much reliance on technical colleagues. An inside out knowledge of how content management platforms work, how they interact with other systems and how to maximise performance for large companies. Experience working within a web design and build environment and comfortable with Kanban, Lean and Agile methodologies. Experience of growing and managing small teams. Process driven with meticulous attention to detail.What you'll get in return for your talentsThere is a salary banding of £20k - £27k on offer for the role. On top of this is nice raft of benefits for you to enjoy.What's next?Please get in touch with Fran with a CV today to be considered. This role will close on 24th February, so ensure you've been in touch before then please.
— Amazing experience design agency that works with big brands and is known for the fantastic culture!Location:BristolSalary:£50k-£65kHelp develop client relationships, understand needs and transform organisations. Work within the London Financial Services pod and be the key contact for a large insurer. Immerse yourself in the world of UX and Financial Services with collaborative working and strategic leadership. Travel to clients based in the UK, Europe and beyond. We’re working with a long-standing ADLIB client that specialises in UX experience design consultancy. We’re seeking an experienced Client Engagement Director to work within the London Financial Services pod alongside the Pod Lead, Principal Consultant and Senior Project Manager to bring together your understanding of client needs with the knowledge of skills and services in the UX experience design space. We need you to have at least 3 years’ experience within a similar role, with clear evidence of your success.What you’ll be doing You’ll be working in the London pod and lead the relationship with a large established key account (a large insurer) alongside supporting new business activities and sharing best practice and professional growth with your client services colleagues. You’ll be working collaboratively with Project Managers, UX Consultants, Designers and Front End Developers to shape projects and manage time scales. You’ll be leading on setting the growth strategy for established key accounts and new accounts, while working closely with Strategists & Consultants to build a pipeline of work from existing relationships and new target clients while creating proposals and converting them in to sales. In addition, you’ll be developing and negotiating high value commercial arrangements with clients, so you’ll need to be confident and experienced in doing this. There will also be some travel with this role as your clients will be based in the UK, Europe and beyond. What experience you’ll need to apply You’ll be an evangelist for user-centred design and have experience working on user centre design projects Experience of managing a portfolio of clients with a diverse range of client sizes/types/relationships You’ll be able to demonstrate an awareness of the UX field You’ll have fantastic sales, communication and negotiation skills You’ll have gravitas and amazing presentation, written, verbal and persuasion skills with the ability to hold a room and tell compelling stories You’ll have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, with evidence of your success You’ll have a solid track record of building a sales pipeline, converting opportunities and growing accounts Ideally, you’ll have experience working within the financial services or other regulated sectors Experience in managing and meeting financial targets Experience of working with senior level clients to identify opportunities Degree educated What you’ll get in return for your experience You’ll get to work for an organisation that really looks after its staff, has a fantastic culture and working environment and has some really great employees. The culture is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people that have access to continuous training, which will support both your individual needs and business ambitions. You’ll also get a great package with 25 days holiday, benefits including a smartphone, a cashback healthcare scheme a pension plan contribution scheme a MacBook and other kit as needed. What nextIf you’re immersed in all things UX, design experience and financial services and have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar client engagement role, then I’m keen to chat! Please apply with a short summary of why you are a good fit for this role and send your most up to date CV. If you have any questions, I’m free to chat on 0117 926 9530.
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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.
- Through an integrated talent attraction campaign, headhunting and tapping into our existing networks we successful sourced and matched them with exactly what they were seeking within 4 weeks.
“Joe used his digital marketing expertise and network to source an amazing candidate quickly. This was such a smooth process down to Joe's knowledge and proactive nature.”
Oliver Woodland, HR Adviser at Evolution Power Tools Limited
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- Outlaw are a new, progressive agency, specializing in branding and packing, in the heart of Bristol.
- 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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- Tapping into our extensive network of agency professionals, we were able to find Outlaw’s perfect SAM. She perfectly met their requirements and is set to achieve amazing things there.
"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.