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Retail & Experiential Project Manager

The Agency

We are a full-service, data-driven marketing agency, rooted firmly in digital innovation. We transform the way our clients interact with their customers by connecting their brands to individuals. Our offering is centred around seven key areas: Data & Insight, Experiences & Retail, Film & TV, Platforms, Content & Social, Product Innovation, New Technologies. We believe technology is the perfect canvas for creativity. With this ethos, we build award-winning off-to-online campaigns and experiences around retail and commerce, mobile, events, launches and in-home. Basically, anywhere we can use technology and creativity together.

Cheil UK is made up of 160 experts, who are passionate about innovation. We like to challenge our clients to ensure they are one step ahead of digital transformation. As part of Cheil Worldwide, Cheil UK plays its part in one of the world’s biggest agency networks – comprising 53 offices and eight affiliates on 5 continents.

In a nutshell…

Cheil are looking for a Retail and Experiential Project Manager to support our high performing RX team. The RX Project Manager independently manages small projects or parts of larger projects, ensuring that client needs are met and exceeded. The PM will be the key interface between the appropriate Agency disciplines, as well as a main point of contact and liaison between Account, Production Manager and subcontractors to ensure all projects are delivered to the highest quality: on-time, within scope, and budget.

What the day to day looks like…

  • Be responsible for the planning, management and delivery of projects
  • Ensure projects are delivered on-time, on-budget and to agreed specification
  • Ensure all project milestones and deadlines are met
  • Manage project status reporting
  • Schedule regular team meetings and manage communications between team members
  • Participate in the development of integrated solutions that leverage agency offerings and are mutually beneficial for the client and the agency
  • Manage and coordinate project deliverables with various stakeholders, including Account, Production, external sub-contractors and the clients
  • Identify appropriate project resource requirement, work with Production Director and HoD to recruit necessary contractors / specialists where required
  • Budget management
  • Assist reconciling costs against budget
  • Evaluate the success of the project against project planning
  • Maintain and build key relationships with existing managers, within the Agency and with existing managers of external contractors
  • Support senior account team members – provide essential support on major projects when required

Strings to your bow…

  • Strong IT skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Ability to manage workloads effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Teamwork – able to work closely with team members across the Agency
  • Well developed, positive interpersonal skills
  • Able to take independent, proactive action to resolve challenges
  • Solution driven (effective problem solving skills), ability to provide alternative plans when required
  • Solid organisational skills and sharp attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills – both in spoken and written English
  • Strong presentation skills – clear, concise, effective skills for briefing team members and external contractors

You will be/have…

  • Degree educated (desirable)
  • 3-5 years of experience in either Retail or Experiential Project Management (client or agency)
  • Prior experience in Consumer Electronic industry is advantageous