1 month ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Project Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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It is essential to be confident in managing complex client relationships whilst maintaining profitability and margins at all times. The PM must be seen to uphold the Hearst Project Management Business Principles at all times. This also requires the proficiency to build strong internal and external relationships; empowering all stakeholders to perform to the best of their ability and deliver efficiently and on time. Clear communication is vital in order to pragmatically solve complex challenges. Passionate about project management best practice and keen to evolve and learn with marketplace demands, the ideal Project Manager will help push Ops forward to be a best-in-class commercial team.
Key Responsibilities:
Project Management
• Full ownership of print and digital delivery - ensuring all print and digital creative assets are delivered on time and to the highest standard by co-ordinating the relevant stakeholders in order to meet client goals
• Uphold the Hearst Project Management business rules and principles
• Works with Account Management to plan the best course of action and then executes with a customer-centric attitude
• Advise on production cost estimates to ensure budgets and profit margins are maintained
• Well versed in the Hearst creative specifications for delivery and have the ability to recommend solutions, looking at previous campaign performance to build new assets and content
• Organise shoots (print, digital and video); booking locations, casting models, confirming permits and catering
• To be accountable for the cost of all content production - working to a previously agreed budget vs. net value of a campaign (Hearst policy is no more than 25%)
• Have an understanding of digital and standard specifications; awareness of third party tracking and analytics tools and how the production process can impact these
• Very willing to work across multiple brands to achieve scale of execution and seamlessly deliver across the Hearst portfolio
• Conscientious of budget and awareness of tracking to hit monthly/quarterly and annual targets
• Work closely with respective workflow directors and editorial members to ensure full visibility and transparency of all live work and upcoming deadlines
• Brief out copywriters and subs teams for print and Content Studio for digital, ensuring a clear understanding of the work required to hit the client's objectives and project schedules
Campaign Management
• Comprehensively handover all digital content in a complete format to Account Managers to the campaign management to commence
Post Campaign
• Ensure all invoices are processed quickly and efficiently to be with Finance and Payroll on time each month, coding these correctly and ensuring rates are adhered to
• Work alongside our external research agency to commission campaign research and product trials - particularly important when looking to re-book clients for upcoming campaigns
• Negotiate rates with model agents, photographers and other contributors to maximise profit margins on each job. This also involves establishing and developing a strong relationship with these agencies
• Attend wash-up meetings at the end of a campaign's cycle to establish; what worked well, what didn't work, how to improve for next time
Person specification:
• Excellent communication skills and enjoys interacting and building relationships with both clients and internal stakeholders
• Flexible and collaborative attitude with positive approach to change
• Always keeps the customer front and centre when managing projects
• Passion for the Hearst Magazines brands and products
• Ideally well versed in the basic rules and principles of Project Management
• Commercially aware and sales driven

Skills Required

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