Project Manager

This role is to provide Project Management services to a range of clients, across different industries. This involves managing both internal and external stakeholders through the full lifecycle of a project.

This role is responsible for distributing work and co-ordinating members of Gravytrain and the client (including any 3rd parties) in accordance with the project plan. This should happen on a daily and weekly basis, with clear reporting and communication to all stakeholders throughout.

It is important for the person in this role to be organised, accurately logging their time,
and be able to help manage the time of others. The responsibility of project delivery to (time/money) budget is with this role.

This role is expected to have exceptional interpersonal and organisation skills, with the ability to identify issues and produce solutions by utilising the people and tools available to them.

Main Activities

Below is a non-exhaustive list of day-to-day activities that are involved in this role:

Technical Presales

Work with Business Development, Head of Department and Senior Staff to help produce the following:

  • Project Proposal
  • Statement of Work
  • Relevant Case Study/Supporting Information

Project Discovery

Coordinate and organise scoping with the client’s key stakeholders, as well as Gravytrain Head of Department and Senior Staff.

  • Meeting booking and coordination
  • Documentation of meeting
  • Production of Scoping Documentation
  • Produce and Agree Project Plan
  • Consider timeframe and use of resources for this project in conjunction with other work for Gravytrain
  • Create all tickets/tasks in JIRA

Project Cycle

For the duration of the project, the Project Manager should coordinate the relevant people in at regular intervals (daily, weekly and monthly) until the completion of the project.

Daily

  • Complete or request ticket information to required standards
  • Issue tasks to Gravytrain team (and clients if needed)
  • Get estimates for work from relevant people
  • Communicate solutions effectively to relevant people
  • Data gather where required for work to proceed
  • Create win-win solutions through creative problem solving
  • Coordinate Scrum style stand-ups
  • Follow instructions and recommendations made by senior developers or managers
  • Basic Browser/Device Testing

Weekly

  • Update project plan to reflect current status
  • Report on work completed, issues and concerns to Head of Department and Client
  • Update Accounts and Head of Department on current budget spend
  • Forecast the next week’s work, and pre-emptively request information from the client

Monthly

  • Adjust project global timelines and work with relevant Gravytrain team to reprioritise and organise projects
  • Forecast the next months’ work and priorities

Project Completion

After a project is completed, a final review of the project should be created and presented to Head of Department and Directors. This should include recommendations for what can be done better in the next project, as well as recommendations for marketing and sales to do with the project.

The project manager is responsible for handing over the client to an Account Manager if ongoing work is required. This should be a full account of the project and any backlog that is documented.

Skills & Capabilities

The ideal candidate must have commercial experience in the following skills or have relevant transferable skills:

  • Demonstrable experience of Agile Methodologies and how the can be applied to an agency work environment
  • Basic to strong understanding of all services Gravytrain offers, including:
    • PPC
    • SEO
    • Magento Ecommerce
    • WordPress
    • Digital Design
    • Social
  • Knowledge of ticket management software
  • Knowledge of workflows and workflow optimisation
  • Knowledge of ecommerce Business Models
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Sales Process
  • Confident leading discussions around technology and service
  • Microsoft Office (minimum: Word, Excel & Outlook)

Additional skills that are beneficial to this role include:

  • Magento CE 1.9 or Magento CE 2.0+ experience
  • Magento EE 1.14 or Magento EE 2.0+ experience
  • WordPress experience
  • Google Analytics experience
  • Google Adwords experience
  • Experience in one of the following industries:
    • Fashion
    • Furniture
    • Health & Beauty
  • Atlassian JIRA/Confluence Software
  • Testing methodologies
  • SSH & basic Linux operations
  • DNS Management

Why Work for Gravytrain?

  • Beautiful open-plan office situated in the heart of leafy Teddington
  • Pool table with an office league
  • 4 duvet days per year
  • A fully stocked fridge of beer and soft drinks for our Friday meeting
  • Free full English breakfast and a 4pm finish on a Friday
  • Regular staff socials and days out, including a summer BBQ and Christmas party
  • Flexible working hours to afford a good work/life balance
  • Perkbox, Cycle-to-Work scheme, and a workplace pension with Scottish Widows, and health insurance with Vitality (after 1 year)
  • Approachable managers and directors, open to ideas and making the workplace a fun and productive environment

About Gravytrain

Gravytrain is a cutting-edge digital marketing agency based in Teddington, London. Gravytrain’s vibrant and passionate team are at the forefront of digital innovation, with a desire to make tangible changes for our clients.

We have worked with a number of well-known brands, both British and international, and have successfully implemented a range of web development, SEO and PPC techniques to deliver top quality campaigns in almost every industry.

When you join Gravytrain, you will become part of a close-knit team. Departments work in close proximity with one another in order to deliver the best service, so you will have a chance to learn and develop skills in all areas of digital marketing. Gravytrain has a strong work ethic, but we also love a staff social!

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