Careers

Senior Project Manager

Fixed Term (maternity cover)

We’re looking for an ambitious project manager to work with our consultancy team, helping us delight our clients and deliver brilliant work, on time, on budget, and to the highest standard.

As a project manager you’re the driving force behind all of our consultancy projects. Working with all teams at Brilliant Noise, you oversee production, finance, communication and quality. 

You make things happen.

What You Can Expect

As a member of the Brilliant Noise team, not only will you be working alongside talented, awesome people, you’ll be part of a growing, ambitious movement, where you can really make a difference.

As the Senior PM on the consultancy team, the majority of your time will be spent on our marketing capability and change projects, working alongside a great team of consultants and specialists. You’ll also be part of the core operations team with other PMs and our Head of Production, so you can continue to learn, share and improve our project management function.

We value ambition and curiosity. If you’re proactive and open to learn, we’ll make sure you have the tools, autonomy and support needed to deliver the best work of your career.

What You’ll Do

Delivery

  • Drive and support the day to day running of projects, managing your own projects and assisting colleagues with theirs.
  • Maintain focus on outcomes and pace of productivity.
  • Monitor and proactively manage project risks and opportunities.
  • Quality assurance – checking, coordinating testing and ensuring we only produce high quality work.
  • Manage or contribute to internal projects and OKR initiatives

Planning

  • Provide clear and accurate project plans, schedules and backlogs
  • Effectively plan resourcing for project teams, ensuring the right amount of time is booked well in advance
  • Work closely with client partners, account managers and strategists to plan delivery, keeping them up to date on project progress.

Budgeting

  • Manage the budget and profitability of each project under your control
  • Report regularly to the client partner and operations director on financial progress.

Reporting

  • Write reports, statements and specifications as needed, e.g. progress/ status reports, statements of work or requirements specifications

Client management

  • Build strong relationships with clients, making sure you’re the one they call for production matters.
  • Manage client expectations carefully, keeping them fully appraised of project progress.
  • Help identify and define new project opportunities, and work with the client partner and lead strategist to shape and secure them.

Who you are

  • You’re an excellent communicator, helping us understand our clients’ needs, facilitate ideas and explain them well, to the team, our partners and our clients.
  • You’re a positive and proactive person, you’re great at upholding processes and making sure everything happens when and as it should.
  • You’re able to objectively work through multiple challenging projects in order to meet deadlines.
  • You’re self motivated, but also an equally brilliant team player, able to motivate a team and adapt your approach to different working styles in order to get the best out of everyone.
  • Confidential and trustworthy, you’re diplomatic about how and where you discuss client needs and information.
  • Dynamic and flexible, the life of a project manager is nothing if not varied, you can think on your feet and turn your hand to many tasks
  • You know what you want.  We are an ambitious company in a fast-moving environment and there is much to keep on top of.  If you are interested in a long-term career in project management we provide great opportunities for career development.

Your experience

Essential

  • You have solid experience as a project manager, having managed multiple projects from conception to completion.
  • You’ve worked in a client facing role before, and can utilise this experience to build strong working relationships quickly and effectively.
  • You’ve managed projects within either agile or waterfall methodologies, or both.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a digital agency/consultancy business on marketing, digital transformation or product development programmes.
  • Experience of collaboration platforms and project management software such as Synergist, Asana, Trello.
  • You’ve managed long term change and capability projects.

Your skills

Essential

  • You have great organisational skills and will make sure that we meet our clients’ needs with care and attention to the core pillars of project management: scope, time, quality and budget.
  • You demonstrate sound judgement, diplomacy and excellent negotiation skills.  
  • You can plan well, delegate effectively and adapt to changing circumstances.  
  • Good at prioritising, you can manage client needs effectively across multiple accounts and remain assertive and professional despite rapidly changing needs.
  • Able to see the bigger picture without missing the detail.  While we never forget the bigger picture, we need you to make sure every little detail has been attended to.

Your knowledge

  • You have an in-depth understanding of project management principles, including agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • You’re familiar with our industry, and have a good knowledge of how agency and consultancy functions work.
  • You are curious, and will proactively seek new knowledge and development opportunities, particularly in your field and the industry. Your learning never stops.
  • As well as having an in-depth understanding of project management methodologies and tools, it would be great (although not essential) if you’re certified in PRINCE2 or Agile methodologies. 

Salary and benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll also benefit from:

  • A flexible approach to how and where we work
  • Loads of activities – from bouldering and morning beach strolls to bowling and crazy golf – as well as plenty of team gatherings and socials
  • A BEAUTIFUL office space, with excellent facilities
  • Learning lunches with external experts and knowledge-sharing from colleagues, and an open approach to your professional and personal development needs
  • An award-winning Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family to access 24/7
  • A paid day every year to spend giving back/ volunteering for a community project or charity of your choice
  • We’re missing some of our ‘normal’ perks like beer o’clock, free fruit for all, and the best coffee in Brighton – BUT we’re announcing new remote benefits in the New Year!

We welcome applications from everyone, and would particularly like to hear from under-represented groups in the digital marketing industry.

If you’d like to apply, have any questions about the role, or need additional support with your application, please get in touch with us at careers@brilliantnoise.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!