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We’re looking for a Digital Project Manager to join our studio team here at Freestyle.

 

 

The role.

As a Project Manager, you’re a studio linchpin! You’re vital to the slick running of client projects, and for keeping our project work on track, ensuring deadlines, budgets and expectations are managed, understood and met. You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management and smooth operation of various digital projects, including site launches, online tools, web and mobile applications to name just a few!

We also see you as a studio cornerstone, so naturally, you’ll collaborate with our talented dev, client services, support, strategy and creative teams to ensure the efficient running of projects coming into the studio. It goes without saying that you’ll work with our Head of Product Delivery to work through scoping, planning, and budgeting projects through strategy and insight, design and prototyping, and development and deployment.

Not only that, but as one of our internal delivery champions, you’ll make it a priority to keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques surrounding project management and delivery, and spend time sharing your knowledge with the wider team.

We’re totally aware that stepping into a role like this requires solid time management and communication skills, as well as some more official project management skills, so rest assured, that we’re here to support you with training, coaching and mentoring, which will enable you to absolutely smash it!

What the day-to-day might look like.

  • End-to-end digital product delivery through our Explore-Experiment-Create delivery process
  • Partnering with our client services team to develop proposals for new programmes of work
  • Scoping and estimating projects, creating clear and detailed statements of work documents for clients
  • Tracking project risk and change, maintaining project control documentation through the course of the project, and managing escalation processes as appropriate
  • Resource planning and scheduling of projects – including freelancers
  • Overseeing the project’s financial budget, notifying stakeholders of key cost implications, changes to budget, spending and cost changes
  • Building strong working relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Working with the Head of Product Delivery to keep the team on track and motivated
  • Organising and running internal training on websites and functionality
  • Working with our QA team to develop detailed acceptance criteria for testing 
  • Becoming an ‘expert user’ of industry-relevant platforms including Optimizely (former EpiServer), Wordpress and Umbraco
  • Effectively using (and championing) delivery tools such as Jira and Smartsheet. 
  • Continuously assessing working methods and processes and making recommendations and suggestions to Head of Product Delivery for improvement
  • Running weekly production meetings alongside the Head of Product Delivery

Qualities that will help you smash it.

  • Technically focused, with a background in technical project delivery
  • Experience creating clear, concise and detailed statement of work documents and estimates
  • Experience delivering 6 figure client-facing projects
  • Ability and desire to manage multiple projects and project teams simultaneously
  • Expert user of project management tools (for example Jira, Smartsheet) 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Impeccable time management and organisational skills
  • Commercial awareness at all times, to ensure projects deliver financially
  • Confidence to lead teams and work with senior client stakeholders
  • Ability to coach and mentor other members of the team in project management best practice, amongst other things
  • Drive and determination to improve efficiencies wherever possible.

Who is Freestyle?

We’re Freestyle - we’re a digital product studio based in the heart of Warwickshire. Currently a team of 30, we span across strategy, design and build, in order to deliver outstanding digital experiences for a range of clients across a variety of sectors.

 

Why Freestyle.

First and foremost, our people are always at the core of what we do here at Freestyle. We’re a really friendly bunch and we love working, collaborating (and having a laugh) together.

We have a great list of perks including, but not limited to 28 days holiday (20 days, 2 duvet days and 2 weeks shut down at Christmas) - plus the chance to buy and sell more holiday, BUPA cash plan, competitive pension, fresh bread deliveries weekly…artisan coffee, a dedicated social committee and a whole load more!

What’s more, we’ve fostered a culture of trust, and we believe in giving our people the autonomy to own and shape their role, and work flexibly around their personal commitments and interests. We’ve created a truly safe environment where people can innovate, create, play and experiment and in addition we promote a ‘fail fast, learn fast’ mentality with a genuine understanding that we’re all human.

So if you’re looking to join a progressive, people-focused environment where you can really add value and have an impact on how we do what we do then get in touch today.

 

 

The perks.

 
2 duvet days every year, at least 3 days off at Christmas, subsidised massages, holiday buy and sell scheme, healthcare benefits, refer a friend scheme, flexible working hours, weekly pilates, monthly fitness mornings and much more.

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