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Agency: Initiative

Function: Project Management

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 13864

Beschreibung und Anforderungen

Position Summary

The Associate Director Project Manager role within Initiative requires an experienced, proactive, and diplomatic professional who is naturally curious, and not afraid to question and constructively challenge both clients and internal team members. The Project Manager is a key position within the account team and works with the Client Account Manager to support the team as they quickly work to deliver client-facing projects.

This person should have experience working with and manipulating data for project reporting purposes, have a keen eye for untangling complex dependencies, possess strong leadership and communication skills, and works well within a collaborative team environment. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the PM and Operations Director in fine tuning existing processes and templates, as well as contributing to new process development, on an ad hoc basis.
  • Create and maintain status reporting dashboards (along with other project/account documentation) for both internal and client teams; leads internal and client status meetings on a weekly basis. 
  • Work with the Client Account Manager in managing a client-facing account team while effectively communicating client goals, managing client expectations, managing workloads and timesheets, and managing risks/issues. 
  • Facilitate effective communication between the internal team, agency partners, and clients.
  • Function as a key cornerstone of the project team by keeping up-to-date with all current projects and news, ensuring all team members have the information necessary to develop great work.
  • Provides escalation of challenges to ensure adherence to project timelines.
  • Delegate tasks on projects to employees best positioned to complete them.
  • Streamline communication between internal team members.
  • Support teams with set up, integration, and maintenance of projects and campaigns within Smartsheets; develop and maintain detailed project plans and timelines.
  • Assist in setting up new internal and client team members in project management systems; maintain close attention to permissions granted.
  • Customize solutions & templates to align with client specific requests.
  • Provide 1:1 sessions with internal or client team members who need additional training or assistance on Smartsheets, Account Processes, or Project Management topics.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Extensive Project Management experience, preferably in a media environment, biotechnology environment, or consulting /client-services environment; process improvement/engineering experience a plus.
  • Qualifications in a Business or STEM Field, or work experience equivalent

Employment Transparency

At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate difference and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please reach out to our Talent Inclusion Specialist Jess at if you would like to have a confidential conversation regarding any adjustments that would ensure our recruitment process is accessible for you. Please note requesting a reasonable adjustment will not affect your application.

Über uns

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.