Job Title –Project Manager
Location – London
Who we are
Hall and Partners is a strategic brand consultancy, powered by data and insight. We work with some of the world’s biggest brands turning data and research into actionable insight for over 25 years.
We help brands build relationships that matter.
We help shape brands through disciplined strategic thinking. This then acts as a driving force to extract hidden insights from further research investigation and data analytics.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our business. You will successfully run a range of client accounts, setting up projects and managing them to schedule and cost with clients and suppliers. You work in close partnership with account teams and clients, driving best practice, strong processes and efficiency, including managing outsourcing relationships with suppliers. You work directly with clients, working across clients and teams as required to deliver improvements.
You work collaboratively with clients, account teams and external suppliers to continually improve process, tools and resource management. You are skilled at refining, driving and implementing efficient processes, systems and ways of running project and accounts.
You operate in a matrix environment and in addition to reporting to a Project Director (PD) you would also have a dotted line into the account team you are imbedded within.
We are looking for proactive, positive solutions orientated people who have a determination to drive growth and deliver change. We are open to a variety of professional backgrounds and need someone who can deliver across a broad spectrum of projects.
Capable of managing complex projects with multiple components from proposal stage to completion whilst also picking up other work (in or outside of RD team). Has excellent time management and planning skills for own work and that of others. Proactively highlights potential issues or risk as needed to the PD.
Plays a key role in running client projects, specifically collating costs from vendors, setting up the ONE system and timing plan accurately, booking client and supplier meetings for the team. Briefs suppliers to ensure research delivers its objectives, monitors fieldwork progress. Proactively manages issues and contributes to SOP and tool improvements.
Understands division and company goals and how their projects and functions fit into those goals.
Leads negotiation and supplier management at a project level. Develops and manages positive supplier relationships to effectively manage cost, delivery timings and risk. Provides suppliers with performance feedback and makes recommendations for improvements. Good understanding of SLA’s and SOW content and implementation.
Tracks GP and EBIT margins for projects. This includes managing outgoing costs as well as internal time management. Tracks costs and invoices, creates paperwork for sign-off and informs manager of any additional costs.
Keeps client and company paperwork up to date for all accounts and projects managed by them and the team and ensured SOP is adhered to.
Work with Project Director to ensure processes put in place for GDPR are adhered to internally as well as externally.
Incorporates new ways of working, technologies and methodologies across client accounts including the Hub, Adapt, Social Reading and Annalect, Tempo, Rapid, Living Lens.
Takes an active role in new business work and meetings. Contributing to specific elements such as appropriate methodology and suppliers, data collection. Manages client ready outputs in our templates with input of the PD. Creates high quality procurement and Proposal outputs in consultation with the PD.
Takes responsibility for accuracy in data and information provided to internal and external stakeholders including finance, procurement and account teams. Implements processes for getting data to the hub and to client.
Acts as a local efficiency champion, helping the PD to drive change. Includes delivering offshoring solutions as well as auditing, measuring and evaluating processes and practices to improve quality and speed.
Shows a passion for the digital media landscape and integrates digital solutions proposed to clients. Oversees analysis of social listening and other digital data sources; understands use and role of cultural tools including semiotics and cultural reads.
Stays up to date and can talk knowledgably about developments in our industry and beyond, identifying and sharing innovative ways of doing things as well as the latest developments with local and international regulations and codes of conduct.
Communicates regularly with the business about efficiency and quality improvements, championing the PM function.
Courageous. Proactive, gets involved and makes decisions when needed.
Creative. Demonstrates a love of people and brands, steps outside the ordinary to surprise and delight clients and teams. A problem solver, thinks pragmatically to make the complex simple.
Curious. Shows a hunger to learn, innovating and experimenting at work. Embraces new ideas and ways of working.
Collaborative. Great at working within team environments and getting stuff done together. Actively participates in company initiatives.
Knowledge of blended research methods and able to work across a variety of different business areas and projects.
Shows a strong understanding of the evolving media and consumer landscape (e.g. digital channels), knowledgeable about how to use of various types of data to answer business questions.
Strong management skills. Able to lead and prioritise to deliver outstanding quality on time and coach team members to do so.
Strong communication skills.
Highly motivated and driven; with strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
Able to travel occasionally as the job requires.
What we offer you
We’ve been told that our culture is unique, it’s a difficult thing to put into words but it’s all about being challenging yet treating each other with respect. We are naturally curious and we love to learn and discover new things.
We nurture opinions and really respect people who have a point of view and aren’t afraid to share their thinking. We work as teams and responsibilities sit with everyone in that team, whatever their job title. A can-do attitude goes a long way in our business and we don't tolerate egos!
We are passionate about helping our people to learn, stretch and grow. We want this to be a place where people feel challenged, as well as guided and supported.
We have a Learn calendar packed with opportunities to attend interactive training sessions. From “OutsideIn” sessions with industry experts to “15 minutes of Fame” sessions with colleagues to share the amazing work we do, there are lots of ways to build your skills for the future.
We want our people to feel rewarded for the great work they do. Here are some of the benefits we offer:
Permanent health insurance
Salary sacrifice pension scheme
Group life insurance
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Monthly financial planning clinic
Additional weeks holiday after 4 years continued service
Interest free season ticket loan
A bottle of champagne and a £50 gift voucher for each birthday
Eye test & £50 contribution to lenses
Cycle to work scheme