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Senior Project Manager

Role: Senior Project Manager

Job Level: Snr (5+ Years)

Department: Dedicated

Location: Strictly South Africa - Remote  

Time Zone Required: Central/BST

Type of contract: 12 months FTC

Start Date: ASAP

Language: Proficiency in English is required as we are a global business

What You'll be Doing:

  • You will develop a deep understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations and requirements to help advise on the optimal solution.  

  • You will then ensure everything runs smoothly end to end from scoping and estimation, through contracting and work authorization, resourcing and development, all the way to acceptance, invoicing and collections.   

  • You must be very technically minded with proven ability to work effectively with globally distributed creative and production teams, able to interpret client specifications and direct teams to deliver on time, on budget and with the highest quality.  

  • You must also be able to partner closely with and collaborate effectively with the client’s other vendors and suppliers.   

  • You will also ensure that new challenges and requirements from the client are fully understood by the team  

  • You will participate in solution development as the engagement evolves.   

  • You will be comfortable making decisions, adjusting budgets and managing resources and related project governance consistent with the clients' tiering structure (Tier 1 is basic execution, Tier 2 is creative execution and Tier 3 is strategic execution). 

  • You will know when to escalate issues and be proactive in resolving problems.  

  • You will be able to focus on the entire project lifecycle rather than what is happening right now.  

  • You’ll be able to scope and manage complex projects, know when to request help and how to take charge in challenging situations.

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of creative campaign delivery and/or agency experience.  

  • Production experience is ideal.  

  • Creative and technically-minded in nature - we don’t expect you to know how to code or expect you to come up with the next big idea, but you must be comfortable understanding the world in which these disciplines operate.  

  • Strong client facing experience with the ability to instil confidence in the solutions and selected approach.  

  • Able to effectively navigate conflict with internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Commercially astute with experience implementing to a statement of work within a master services agreement context and meeting stringent financial targets.  

  • Clear and concise communicator, to all levels of stakeholders both with clients and with Oliver.  

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.  

  • Able to manage schedule, scope, burn, resources and risk proactively and decisively.  

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role on the project and someone who seeks solutions rather than just reporting problems.  

  • Understanding of how the program fits strategically for the client and for Oliver.  

  • Client-side or In-house agency experience  

  • Recognised delivery qualifications such as Prince 2 or Agile SCRUM  

  • FMCG experience  

  • Strategic thinker  

  • Flexible and adaptable

A little bit about us

We are OLIVER+ (previously known as MORE), part of OLIVER and the Inside Ideas Group. We’re a global collective of creatives, technologists and production experts who create and maintain world-class content in film, CGI, motion design, digital, print and tech. We connect opportunities for clients by providing high quality solutions and capabilities to ambitious businesses all over the world.

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Other essential points to note: 
As we are working remotely, it is essential that the ideal candidate have the following in place to ensure there are no delays on delivering work timeously:

  • Back-up power supply, if necessary.

  • Stable internet connectivity – fibre connection preferable (options can be discussed) in order to connect to remote servers as well as conduct virtual meetings daily.

  • Personal computer with relevant capabilities necessary for the role.

  • This is a snapshot of the responsibilities & desired deliverables. Other areas for delivery and responsibilities may be added or addressed during the period of employment. This document should not constitute as the sole indicator for responsibilities and delivery, but it can be used as a generic guide to help with managing your performance. 

Inside Ideas Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All suitable applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

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We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle. 

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