Senior Project Manager

Building Blocks help global companies solve complex problems with digital technologies. We work with clients to identify digital opportunities that will increase revenues, develop relationships and improve efficiencies. Our design, technical and operational expertise then put those opportunities into practice - rapidly, reliably and at a global scale.

We have always worked with ambitious organisations who offer their products and services internationally.  We understand the need to balance centralised consistency with local flexibility and offerings to support the specific goals of local market teams. We have rolled out 100’s of websites in over 100 different local countries.

Our team sits in Manchester, Boston and Zaragoza. We are a team of 70 people and growing, quickly. Building Blocks is part of Dept - an international network of leading digital agencies. From our offices across Europe and the US, 600 of the most talented and experienced people in our industry combine creativity, technology and data to deliver digital products and services that build brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives easier

Dept is made up of the agencies TamTam, Expand Online, a friend of mine, Second Degree, Building Blocks, Studio Dumbar, Be Excellent, Trust Agents, Unskippable, eBrella, Webfactory and Tricode. The network has 600 employees, a combined turnover of over €60 million, and offices in Germany, UK, US, the Netherlands, Ireland and Spain.

Overall Purpose of the Role

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the management of the full project life-cycle, from requirements capture, through solution design, build, test and deployment and will manage project risks, issues and dependencies to deliver projects on time, on budget and to high quality.  

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of large-scale programs and projects on plan, on budget and to high quality
  • You will manage multiple projects in parallel, keeping all project activities moving throughout the week by managing the project teams
  • You will be responsible for weekly project reporting to the client and Head of Projects on progress against time and budget
  • You will be the single point of contact for client’s day to day during the project life cycle
  • You will be responsible for ensuring client PO numbers are confirmed before commencement of work
  • You will scope definition through creation of the Project Initiation Document and management and effective change management control during projects
  • You will lead the project team, holding project team meetings stand-ups
  • You will be responsible for the timely escalation of risks or issues to Account Managers and Head of Projects
  • You will work with the Client Services team to support new work proposals and create project plans
  • You will participate in weekly scheduling meetings and request project resources in advance of dates required
Technical/Specialist Skills and/or Experience

  • Excellent organisational skills and experience of planning projects using Microsoft Project
  • Highly motivated and motivating individual with leadership skills
  • Strong stakeholder management (at senior level)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Scope and change management experience
  • Ability to recognise and manage project risks, issues and dependencies through to resolution
  • Experience of delivering both design projects and technical web-based for web and mobile solutions to required time, budget and quality
  • Weekly reporting on project progress against schedule and budget
  • Raising invoices in line with agreed project milestones
  • Above all, a proactive and enthusiastic nature is essential

Our Core Principles 

We do things properly
We always focus on delivering quality, no matter what the task. We don’t cut corners and always strive to find the right solution for every challenge. We work with integrity and are dedicated to delivering excellence across the entire business.

We aim to be the best
We’re all passionate about what we do, so we focus on continually improving for the good of both our own personal development and the goals of the business. We’re confident in our ability to take ownership and tackle everything with a proactive mindset.

We’re open and honest
We are always approachable and transparent with our communications. Our opinions are open, constructive and respected by all members of the team and the clients we work with.

We trust each other 
We all appreciate the contribution of each and every one of our colleagues. We treat each other with respect and dignity and know that we can rely on each other to provide help, support and guidance whenever it’s needed.

We’re all in it together 
We don’t believe in blame, just in finding solutions to tackle even the hardest of challenges. We all have individual areas of expertise, and our success comes from our consistent collaboration.

Salary & Benefits Package

Excellent package dependent on experience

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