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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— Digital AgencyLocation:Oxfordshire /RemoteSalary:up to £40kOpportunity to work as Digital Project Manager for a leading Creative Agency. Get stuck into a variety of high profile clients and creative projects ranging in size and budget. Commutable from Swindon, Oxford, Newbury, Stroud, Cirencester. Now this is an exciting one! I have an urgent requirement for a long-standing client of ours to help find an impressive Digital Project Manager to join a well-respected, established creative digital agency. This presents an opportunity to work with a list of high-profile clients, as part of a hugely talented team. What you’ll be doing This company truly knows how to create outstanding content and market it in the right way so as Digital Project Manager your priority is to guide the design and delivery of multiple exciting projects that counts film, animation, learning, digital and design at its core. Strong experience of design and build projects are a necessity as you will act as the lynchpin between very talented creative teams and a broad range of clients to ensure that projects are delivered successfully. Your Project Management skills will encompass managing budgets and schedules, creating project plans and identifying risk, whilst managing a small yet high functioning team to guarantee steady progress through large, complex projects. You will work closely with other Project Managers, senior management and the account management team to nurture and drive client relationships, providing constant support and advice to the client, identifying surplus work opportunities wherever possible. What experience you'll need You could be working as a Digital Project Manager or Digital Producer at the moment. Ideally, your experience will be gained from a creative, marketing or digital agency. Demonstrable experience of managing design and build projects such as web apps, mobile apps, creative campaigns. An understanding of Digital inside out, act as Digital Lead when required. Comprehensive knowledge of a range of tools and platforms. Strong track record of efficiency and process. First-rate client management skills with the ability to manage expectations. 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 within a friendly, inclusive environment. What’s next? Get in touch with Sam today if you meet the criteria!
— International FMCG ClientsLocation:Bristol/ RemoteSalary:Up to £40kMarketing Project Manager opportunity to join one of the South West’s finest creative agencies. Permanent role paying up to £40k. 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. The role will initially be fully remote but will likely involve going into their Bristol 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. 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!
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— Digital AgencyLocation:RemoteSalary:Up to £55kDigital Project Manager/ Senior Digital Project Manager opportunities to join a successful digital agency. Salary in the region of £35k - £55k. Stunning portfolio of well-known clients to work with. This is a lovely opportunity for experienced Digital Project Managers and Senior Digital Project Managers to join a well respected digital agency, where you'll get involved in large scale website design and build projects. What you’ll be doing Working closely with the department head you'll manage a portfolio of clients across a variety of industries (charity, financial services, entertainment and FMCG), helping to shape and grow the department as the agency continues to go from strength to strength. You’ll run digital projects through their entire lifecycle; from requirement capturing, concept and scoping, through to planning, risk management and sign-off, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met every time. You’ll have broader input to the team too, helping in the development of new strategies and concepts to take their tech capabilities to the next level. A communicative and confident stakeholder manager, you’ll keep everyone informed along the way, obtaining buy-in and sign off for briefs, and ensuring smiles all round on delivery What experience you’ll need Proven experience as a Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Senior Digital Project Manager gained within a digital agency. Experience of working on sizeable web development projects: scoping, creating project documentation, functional specifications, resource planning, working through to delivery, ensuring that projects are on brief and budget. You'll enjoy being client facing and work closely with internal departments to deliver the goods. Comfortable in a fast paced, Agile environment managing multiple tasks simultaneously. You will be ambitious and driven, and a passionate about a career within a great digital agency who are really going places. You will be passionate about the digital world and understand the full development lifecycle. Naturally you’ll be extremely organised, ensuring projects are being delivered on time and on budget and everything runs like clockwork. What you’ll get in return for your talents The salary on offer is in the region of £35k - £55k. You will be joining a successful agency where you'll have the opportunity to work on big budget projects. The agency will invest in you and your personal development and it's an exciting time to join as they have ambitious growth plans over the next couple of years based on the new business they've secured and a recent acquisition. What’s next? If this looks of interest please send your CV through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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— Big projects, Top Software HouseLocation:Bristol + RemoteSalary:Up to £50kOutstanding client base and technically challenging projects. Variety of small to large website development and Microsoft Dynamics/CRM implementation projects. Real comradery within a progressive and ethically minded organisation. I am working with a hugely ambitious digital solutions provider with an enviable list of clients to bring on board a talented Technical Project Manager. You'll be part of a digital leader known for delivering top quality solutions using cutting edge technologies. What you'll be doing You will be part of a tech business built on strong foundations, with circa 60 colleagues, who have continued to recruit and grow during a very difficult year for all of us. As one of five Project Managers, you’ll play a key role in managing amazing website development and software development projects end to end for high profile clients within the not-for-profit space working across their design and development teams, ensuring projects are delivered on time, budget and scope. Projects are mainly agile, and you’ll be expected to play the role of Scrum Master when required as well as offering coaching and mentorship when appropriate – these guys have a real collaborate enthusiasm where everyone helps each other. This is a superb opportunity to be part of an organisation with a long-standing reputation for excellence who believe their people are the key to their success. They also champion doing their bit for the environment and community so as ADLIB is a B Corp certified recruitment partner, we are proud to be working with them on this requirement. What skills you'll be needing Experience of project managing complex, enterprise-scale website and software development projects. Background working as a project manager on a range of development projects with developers covering front-end, back-end, UI/UX and devops tech. Engaging and influencing senior client stakeholders. Microsoft Dynamics 365 or similar i.e. Salesforce. Understanding and experience of iterative and incremental software development/delivery. Knowledge and understanding of development and deployment approaches and systems (such as Git, Jenkins, etc.). Shaping ideas/concepts and proposals. Project costing/estimating and managing to time and budget. Managing project team and multiple projects with a calm, cool outlook. Strong Agile experience or understanding. What you’ll get in return for your talents Alongside the job satisfaction of working on an interesting mix of web and software projects for a business that rewards its staff regularly, you can expect some great benefits and incentives too. There's a competitive salary (£35k-£50K), annual bonus, paid staff events, access to Agile training/certs, cycle parking and showers, pension, health plan and much more on offer here. They have a very well positioned office near to a huge range of lunch options and a massive park. This really is one not to be missed! What’s next? If this role sounds like a good match, please apply via this advert asap to be considered. For more information contact Francesca at ADLIB Recruitment.
— International ClientsLocation:Bristol + RemoteSalary:Up to £45kOpportunity to work for a successful, independent agency in a technical project management position. Global client base. Brand new role to the business due to client growth. We're looking for an impressive Senior Digital Project Manager to join one of Bristol’s most well respected 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. You’ll 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. 70% of your time will be working on a global account which is the agencies largest client and the remainder of your time will be spent working on a variety of projects for a range of industries including government – GDS experience would be highly desirable here. What experience you'll need You could be working as a Senior Digital Project Manager, Senior Digital Producer, Technical Project Manager or Software Project Manager at the moment. 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. 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. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to work for a business that put their employees first and care about their wellbeing – from sessions with psychologist, weekly yoga classes, open feedback forums and an ongoing engagement programme welcome regular feedback to make sure employees are happy and their voices are heard. What's next? If you’re interested please click apply with an up to date CV to be considered.
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