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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— Sustainability Projects - Marketing AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £35kDigital Project Manager opportunity to join one of Bristol’s finest agencies. Sustainability digital transformation project on one of the agencies flagship accounts. Salary in the region of £30k - £40k. Opportunities like this don’t grow on trees! We’ve a lovely opening here to work for a fantastic digital agency in Bristol as a Digital Project Manager working on one of their flagship accounts on a digital transformation project. What you’ll be doingWith a far-reaching reputation, this highly regarded agency provides specialist both marketing and web consultancy services; they earn a huge amount of repeat business, as well as referrals, so because of this they are growing steadily. They are embarking on a digital transformation journey for one of their key clients; this is where you come in. They need somebody to come in and hit the ground running and help to manage an array of projects. Day to day you’ll be producing project documentation such as statements of work, project plans, and quotations, and you’ll be working with a variety of individuals internally, from designers to front end developers, ultimately the work will be extremely varied. What experience you’ll need You will have a strong track record, gained agency side, with previous experience managing digital and website related projects. You will be a solid Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Senior Digital Project Manager at the moment. Strong appreciation of user experience principals. This will be across design and build, apps, devices, user interfaces and so on – so experience across the board is essential. You’ll have a consultative approach with a natural flair for developing profitable long-term client relationships. Bringing with you bags of enthusiasm, you will be a real team player, always happy to muck in to get the job done and most importantly, you will have real desire to achieve results and play a key role in the growth of the organisation. What you’ll get in return for your talentsA salary in the region of £30k - £40k is on offer with excellent prospects for future development and the chance to play a significant role in the company’s development. What’s next?If you’re an agency experienced Digital Project Manager ready to make waves in a fast-paced agency then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Fran today.
— Maternity ContractLocation:BristolType:Salary:CompetitiveMaternity Cover - Client Services Director / Commercial Director – Digital Agency Lovely opportunity for a Client Services / Commercial Director to join a growing digital agency based in Bristol Maternity cover Lead the growth of existing client and new business activity Drive the commerciality of the studio Base salary up to £80k with further bonus incentives This is a brilliant role for an experienced Client Services Director / Commercial Director to join a digital agency based in Bristol where you’ll drive success in many areas across the business – this will be a maternity contract.What you’ll be doingLeading an established, but growing, account management team you’ll take the lead growth role in getting under the skin of an established client base spread across four core industry sectors, driving relationships and growth across the portfolio. When it comes to new business you’ll head up the proposition, shaping the marketing plan, networking, getting the agencies name out there regionally and beyond, utilising a wealth of credentials and heritage to identify prospects and kick start conversations from the ground up. Commercially you’ll ensure the team work cohesively and effectively as a unit, engaged into the businesses vision, the client’s work they are producing and essentially achieving strong commercial outcomes.What experience you’ll need Senior experience gained within a digital agency You could be an Account Director looking to step up, a Group Account Director, Client Services Director or Business Development Director – either way we want to hear from you An engaging and collaborative approach to work, team orientated and commercial A strong head for leading business development activity effectively What you’ll get in return for your talentsA salary up to £80k base, further incentives for bonus earning potential in lovely central offices.What nextPlease get in touch with Theo now for more information.
— Award Winning AgencyLocation:GloucesterSalary:Up to £30kJoin a highly respected and specialist film production team within a Gloucester based agency. Brand new Project Manager/ Producer role created due to exciting growth. Receive fantastic training and progression opportunities. We’re looking for a talented Project Manager/ Account Manager to join an agency in Gloucester. With an award-winning team, an impressive portfolio of work and clients, and ambitious growth plans there is no better time to join… What you’ll be doing Last year alone the studio delivered over 4000 films for brands across the globe. The business already enjoys a fantastic reputation for film, and as they are increasingly called upon to deliver animation they look to grow even further; this is where you come in. You will manage projects end to end, starting with onboarding and managing the full production process, keeping clients up to date on the progress of the projects through to final delivery. This will include coming up with proposals, design briefs, going on shoot location and seeing through the editing process ensuring all clients are happy and it’s smiles all round on the delivery day. Your projects will vary from small-sized and high volume through to large scale and low volume. Expect budgets to range from £1k - £10k and projects to run anywhere from a week in duration to 6 months or more, ensuring that no two days are the same. Acting as the lynchpin between the client and internal teams you’ll know what is being worked on, by who and when, therefore you’ll need to be extremely adaptable when it comes to managing the ever-changing demands of a busy agency! What experience you’ll need Strong project management experience gained in a previous role as a Producer, Content Producer or simply a Digital Project Manager that has delivered content-led projects. You could also be an Account Manager that is delivery focused. You keep a cool head under pressure and spin many plates simultaneously. You have a solution-orientated approach. Ideally your experience will had been gained in an agency. Highly organised with a hands-on approach. Strong communication skills, internally with cross-functional teams and senior stakeholder management. It goes without saying that you'll be self-motivated as well as proactive with the ambition to grow the role. You’ll also be a confident team player with excellent organisational skills with sound attention to detail. Experience within video and film production is desirable. What you’ll get in return for your talents The salary is in the region of £24k - £28k which is entirely dependent on experience and could potentially stretch to £30k for the perfect candidate. In addition to this, you will be joining an extremely successful agency that has seen 35% YoY growth for the last two years consecutively and don’t have any plans to slow down, which will naturally present progression opportunities for you. What next? This is an extremely urgent role, so please send an up to date CV through to Fran at ADLIB ASAP.
— Green Technology FirmLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £45kDigital Project Manager opportunity to join a green technology firm. A fantastic working environment in Central Bristol location. Delivering innovative projects with cutting edge technology. We have a brand-new opportunity to join a hugely successful delivery team to support on a wide variety of business-critical projects as the organisation progress their technological capabilities. What you’ll be doing There couldn’t be a better time to join this organisation, from the get-go you will manage a large-scale digital transformation project which involves Salesforce implementation, platform and system integration, which will be followed by an app development later next year. Working in a cross-functional team you will mitigate risk issues, actions, collaborate with teams across various office locations. Working closely with the Product Owner you will work strategically ensuring that the stakeholders and priorities are aligned with the business pipeline, across both short, medium and long term along with the day to day management of the projects. What experience you’ll need Digital Project Management experience gained within an agency or client side as a Project Manager or Delivery Manager. Worked in cross-functional teams, closely with Product Owners, Developers, Testers and UX. Delivered front-end/ UX projects, platform integrations, Agile development. Solutions orientated approach. Desirable: MS Azure, MS .Net, Umbraco CMS and/or Salesforce. Experience within energy sector is desirable. Strong communication skills as this role involves stakeholder management. You’ll come from an Agile environment. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return, a salary in the region of £35k - £45k is on offer, a flexible working policy, generous pension and the opportunity to work for an ethical organisation with strong retention and genuine career progression opportunities (this role was created due to an internal promotion). What’s next? Please apply now with an up to date CV for immediate consideration.
— Fast growing agency with a hugely experienced and respected management team.Location:BristolSalary:£50k+Flexi working, part time or full time, unlimited holidays. Hugely rewarding culture. Opportunity to work with a portfolio of big name brands. What you’ll be doing As Client Partner you’ll be joining a fast-growing agency that comes with the backing and leadership of a renowned agency leader and success story. With a roster of big name clients already on board you’ll be tasked with owning a portfolio of brands, providing them with an incredible service level that delivers results. This agency doesn’t work on project based work, we’re talking long term contracts with budget clarity and a real partnership mentality, you’ll be embedded into their team as much as your own agency.The agency specialise in brand building, creating value propositions, campaigns and communications across level scale organisations internal audiences. Channels vary greatly from digitally led campaigns, brand development, research and proposition building, events and roadshows through integrated communications. At the heart of everything lies powerful and effective creative concepts, driven by an experienced team. What experience you’ll need First rate senior client management and communication skills gained within an agency environment (we’re open to integrated, digital, brand etc.) An Account Director ready to step up into a Client Partner role, you’ll thrive off the opportunity to join an early stage (though already nicely established) business where you’ll be able to carve a name for yourself and play a leading role in its future success You’ll be experienced operating at a senior level, running client workshops, deciphering requirements and presenting solutions A natural multitasker with excellent attention to detail Have the ability to keep a cool head under pressure when working to tight deadlines What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a salary in the region of £45k - £50k (possibly more for the right person), unlimited holidays, flexi working, part time / full time – this is one for those who want to get the work done and know how best they can deliver it. What’s next? Please get in touch with Theo at ADLIB to find out more.
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- Evolution Power Tools are a fast growing International business expanding their market presence at pace.
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