Because together’s just better.Yes Agency and Optus work as one team, from product development to creative execution. This close collaboration sets us apart from external agencies. It enables us to deliver experiences people genuinely want in a way that inspires and excites.
‘Yes’ has never been more important than right now. As Optus forges ahead, we’re building a team of Communications specialists that can challenge preconceptions and limitations to produce the best work around. Our goal is to be the most impactful on-campus creative agency in the region, for our people, partners and community.
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Reporting to the Group Operations Manager, the Project Manager will work closely with clients and internal stakeholders across multiple campaigns concurrently, producing work of the highest standard that is both on-time and on-budget. Key to the role is ensuring that strong relationships are built and maintained across the business both internally and externally and to manage work in the most effective and efficient way possible.
As the Project Manager you will be responsible for managing smaller projects from briefing stage through to final financial reconciliation as well as working alongside the Senior Business Manager on larger projects. You will work directly with the internal Yes Agency team, along with clients and when necessary relevant partners of the Optus Agency Village to ensure all projects are delivered within budget and as per the agreed timeline.
The ideal Project Manager at Yes Agency will possess, at a minimum, knowledge and some hands-on experience across Integrated Production (especially print production).
Follow the Yes process, roles & responsibilities for every project assigned
Defining and scoping project using the Yes Agency one-pager document
Set up and participate in internal kick off meetings, agency briefings & reviews
Be able to write clear concise, design and production briefs
Keeping the Group Ops Manager, GAD and Senior Traffic Manager across project developments
Raising accurate estimates for each project and reporting them in the forecast tracker
Advise and work with Senior Traffic Manager regarding resource requirements for creative and studio
Liaise with Production on forecast of work. Sense-check that creative will meet budgets and is able to be delivered in a timely manner
Manage and participate in client WIPs, briefings, meetings and debriefs
Consolidate cross-channel production timelines into integrated timing plans
Work with agency village when needed
Become an expert on the Optus brand
Communication of expected overages to the Group Ops Manager and GAD to ensure that clients are paying for all of the work we produce, minimising potential write-offs
Project cost reconciliations: ensure external costs are reconciled with the relevant producer and JDRs are reviewed and submitted weekly
Work with Operations Director to monitor and optimize our Ways of Working and processes
Responsible for the print and press media plans, translating information into accurate material instructions, working with media agencies to get the right information
Be process driven, financially responsible, and solutions focused.
Ability to operate with a sound degree of flexibility to deal with unforeseen challenges throughout the process
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of integrated production disciplines & techniques, if not hands-on experience.
Ability to communicate with all levels of clients, management and staff
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once
Proficient in MS Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Google Apps
Natural problem solver - not afraid of a challenge
Passionate about great ideas and interest in providing solutions
Self motivated, positive and effective in challenging situations
Ability to work as a team and for the benefit of the team
Comfortable working under pressure and tight schedules
Self-aware and willing to get on with the job
Must have a 'can-do' attitude and be open to new ways of working
Experience working as a Project Manager to a mid weight level, in an integrated advertising agency leading small to medium-sized projects and supporting senior project and account management team members on larger projects
A strong understanding of print production and studio
Proven understanding of media plans and MIs
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
We are a fast paced, motivated, and supportive team
The opportunity to work closely with your clients / gain insights, and collaborate with them - literally across the courtyard, we’re on the same team!
Subsidised transport - Optus Employee Buses to and from Wynyard & Epping each morning and afternoon
If you’re a Project Manager ready for a new challenge get in touch - we’re looking for new brains!
To protect the health and safety of all our employees and clients, M&C Saatchi Group takes all reasonable and necessary measures to maintain a COVID-19 safe workplace. We are currently considering the way forward, however it may be a condition of this role that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this, please let us know during your application process.