Project Manager

Location

Bristol

Salary

£28k-35k

Level

Junior/Mid-Weight

Deadline

Friday 12th August

Type

Full & Part Time Options Available

Introduction

ORCA is a purpose-driven challenger brand agency based in Bristol. We empower brands to be better through emotionally driven brand and digital strategy services. We aim to create lasting change, challenge perceptions and always deliver results.

We're a close-knit bunch of obsessively creative, driven individuals who thrive on a challenge. We believe in culture first, which in turn encourages a great output, happy people and long-standing client relationships. We support collaboration and personal expression, encouraging the team to challenge themselves daily and try new things. We have built a fun, enjoyable and relaxed working environment, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of our work.

We are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within the business.

ORCA seeks a gregarious, resourceful and disciplined Project Manager. You will be responsible for managing the traffic in and out of the studio, managing the team’s resources and supporting our Account Manager to deliver projects on time, on budget and on brief. You will be an inherently organised and meticulous individual who gets strangely excited over a spreadsheet or timetrack report. You’ll have a knack for creating new processes and integrating new systems to maximise efficiency.

We’re looking for someone who is

  • Passionate about challenger brands, animation and digital design
  • Aligned with our company values; passionate about ethics, environment and DE&I
  • Able to confidently and articulately share vital elements of a project’s status
  • Independent, highly organised and comfortable working to tight deadlines
  • A strong communicator, proactive and passionate
  • Innately organised with an eye for accuracy and consistency
  • Positive and energetic with a sales driven approach
  • A team player with a ‘hands-on’ approach and ‘can do’ attitude

What you’ll do

  • Oversee the end-to-end project lifecycle, from initial scoping through to project delivery
  • Maintain budgets, timings and schedules for each assigned account/project, identifying conflicts between cost, time and quality
  • Plan internal capacity and resourcing for each project
  • Exercise leadership and control of key client accounts and suppliers throughout project duration
  • Maintain regular, proactive contact with all internal and external clients and partners to ensure proper plan execution and satisfaction
  • Attend client and agency meetings, to offer constructive input, leadership and opinion
  • Use your experience/knowledge of the client and the brief at hand to offer valuable opinion and insight during early concept work
  • Be a key decision maker on the outcome and delivery of creative work
  • Take ownership of internal PM software
  • Help with preparing effective and engaging presentations for stakeholders
  • Liaise and manage subcontractors and partners involved in project delivery
  • Offer support and assistance for the AM in the day-to-day running of the studio schedule and the client accounts

What you’ll bring

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a creative studio environment
  • A detailed understanding of a creative sudio’s processes and workflows
  • An insatiable curiosity and huger to develop
  • A detailed understanding of the branding process and its power to facilitate change
  • An ambition to drive ORCA forward as a business
  • Experience of various project management software

What you’ll get in return

  • 21 days annual holiday plus your birthday and the Christmas shutdown period off
  • Profit sharing bonus scheme
  • Employee referral scheme with cash incentives
  • Monthly team lunches
  • Private health care
  • Training and inspiration budget
  • Summer trip
  • Annual salary increases to reflect both performance and inflation
  • Company pension scheme
  • In-house and remote working opportunities
  • Flexitime
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Published wage brackets
  • Sensible travel policy

Progression

There is great potential for the right person to grow with us, becoming a Senior Project Manager, with a commensurate increase in salary and other benefits.

How to apply

If you are the game changer we seek, please send a short email to careers@onlyorca.com with the following:

Subject line: Project Manager

Content: A short explanation of why you feel you’re the best person for this role (150 words max), along with your C.V, a link to your LinkedIn.

No recruiters please.