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We're hiring for a Project Manager

November 24, 2021

Title: Project Manager 
Role Type:
Full time
Experience level:
Mid to Senior 
Salary:
£35k + p.a. depending on experience
Benefits:
Lots! (see below)
Apply at: hello@calls9.com

Are you a people person? Are you organised from your desk space down to your sock drawer? Want the opportunity to join a great agency with the prospect of rising through the ranks? Here at Calls9 we’re looking for a motivated self-starter who is always learning and developing in a creative environment full of great people.

Being a successful Project Manager is all about being a great communicator. It’s a role that calls for a people person who is well organised, able to adapt, willing to learn from each experience as well as seeking opportunities to improve your skills. We want someone who takes a real interest in our customers, whatever their industry, and is keen to add to the creative ideas whilst ensuring projects are delivered on time to a fantastic standard. 

If all of this sounds like you, and you think you’d make a good addition to our team, take a look at the job description and get in contact.

The role

We are only looking for people with solid experience within a digital agency / technology consultancy environment. The ideal candidate will already have a keen interest in the world of digital and be involved in the digital scene.

You will be joining a motivated team where innovation and personal learning are a big part of our culture. Having a team first attitude, collaborating and bringing out the best  in each other to succeed, by creating, adding and improving our products and services, enhancing capability and usability directly for all our customers.

Project Managers have the day-to-day responsibility for the smooth and effective running of their projects with a focus on great delivery. This means managing multiple tasks for various projects while keeping the agreed scope, timing and budget in mind. You’ll be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment on various different tasks daily.

Do you want to break out of a larger team and into a role that’s motivational, working with a team that really wants to make a difference, then we want to hear from you!

Who are we looking for?

A great communicator; It’s important you regularly work closely with the different teams and be mindful of the various issues they may face. You should be comfortable navigating through ambiguity within projects to make aims and objectives clear. Most importantly you should be confident communicating with our customers.

The right candidate will:

  • Ensure all documentation, costings, briefs, scopes and presentations are of the highest possible standard
  • Be positive and a force for good in the team – even when faced with difficult problems 
  • Be solution-focussed
  • Be the voice of calm even when under pressure
  • Know when to delegate upwards
  • Create great relationships - internally and externally
  • Follow existing processes, and introduce new processes where needed
  • Get internal and client sign-offs on all key project deliverables, keeping an audit trail

Your experience, essential:

  • Have worked in a software development environment (websites, web apps, mobile apps) managing complex software projects (full life-cycle management)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of project management techniques and governance processes
  • Experience of stakeholder management and managing on-going customer communication

Your skills & abilities:

  • Are focused on delivery whilst being flexible and adaptable
  • Can escalate and prioritise with a sense of urgency and work to tight deadlines
  • Can manage third party suppliers
  • Can identify, locate and interpret complex information
  • Can work autonomously with limited direction
  • Have effective time management skills to make best use of time and resources
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have excellent I.T. skills 
  • Can establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues
  • Understand the key technical aspects of the development process for website and app development
  • Commercially aware with a working knowledge of business case development, managing project budgets and project margins

Why join us?

Our work is varied and involves us supporting businesses around the world. We deliver a mixture of bespoke projects alongside solutions powered by our own technology platform. From e-commerce websites and mobile apps to customer portals and intranets, our range of digital platforms enable new business models, improved customer experiences and better ways of working for our customers. 

We are a small team of creative individuals working across a broad range of specialisms. We bring together our knowledge and our thirst to learn new skills, to enable us to deliver great work and great service to our customers.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension (NEST)
  • Opportunity to participate in our EMI options scheme
  • Quarterly bonus and employee share scheme opportunities
  • Monthly team lunches - whether your favourite food is Pizza, Thai, Mexican, we always enjoy an afternoon off every month to socialise and enjoy ourselves after a month’s hard work
  • Quarterly team days out - This is beyond just a casual beer and bite to eat, we have been tank paint-balling, have taken on The Crystal Maze, become virtual detectives solving crimes, showed our true colours playing darts and made the finest pottery- and are always open to suggestions for what we do next!
  • £500 towards professional learning and development each year. Whether this is a Pluralsight subscription, training course or tech event we are keen to help you shape your growth and development within Calls9
  • 12 dedicated learning days per year. As the company is enjoying growth, we want to help you grow too

Apply today at hello@calls9.com and be a part of our fantastic team. 


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