Traffic Manager

Traffic Manager

JOB PURPOSE

As a Traffic Manager you will be a central point of contact for all our current and planned creative projects. You’ll be adaptable and solutions-oriented, processing multiple sources of information to ensure we deliver world-class creative work in a manner that’s efficient and enjoyable. 

 

In this key operational role, you will sit in our Production and Resourcing department, alongside our team of producers and production managers, reporting into the Head of Production. You will have a view of the entire creative output of the agency, from paid social campaigns, to chatbots to augmented reality lenses. You’ll be a highly motivated and exceptionally organised person, with an appreciation for design and creativity. You’ll be able to quickly understand the needs of a project and match them with the skills of our Creative Planners and Designers. Roles overlap and blur at Byte so you’ll get to know the individual skills and working style of every Designer and Creative Planner in depth, ensuring we can assemble the right team for the job.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role of the Traffic Manager is exciting and fast-moving. In this role, you will:

  • Manage the flow of creative and technical work through the agency by ensuring a good match between the brief/task and the resource you assign
  • Maintain an accurate understanding of all current and upcoming creative projects
  • Work with Account Planners, Head of Tech, Heads of Design, Head of Production and Head of Creative Development to assemble the right team.
  • Plan resource allocation based on quarterly long term planning, fortnightly resource meetings and daily adjustments
  • Review daily workloads and ensure all resource has the optimum allocation
  • Communicate assigned workload and any changes to relevant teams and individuals
  • Source, book and manage freelancers
  • Report on project status, workloads and timelines
  • Report on project hours and commercials (we don’t use timesheets)

 

In addition, you will:

  • Work with Production Managers to maintain a roster of excellent freelance contacts
  • Keep up to date with the latest digital trends
  • Contribute to our creative process by sharing your ideas and experience
  • Maintain effective, professional relationships with team members and colleagues
  • Participate in team training/meetings and events when asked
  • Have the chance to work as a post-production producer on high asset volume projects

SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE 

Essential:

  • Experience at a digital/creative agency
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills and a high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with scheduling and workflow management software
  • Knowledge of video and stills production 
  • A commercial mindset
  • Ability to react quickly within a fast-paced environment
  • Above average written and verbal English communication skills
  • Advanced Internet research and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Office
  • Ability to work within a team as well as with clients
  • A love for learning new things and exploring new formats

 

Desirable:

  • Experience with social media marketing, understanding its potential and its limitations
  • Experience resourcing tech projects

HEALTH, WELLBEING & BENEFITS 

As the business has grown, we have and will continue to evolve the benefits that we offer to our people. Here is a snapshot of some of the perks you can expect. 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Company Pension scheme 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • EAP scheme
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Sabbatical 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Flexible working* 
  • Mental Health First Aiders 
  • Events throughout the year to promote health & wellbeing 
  • Training & development opportunities 

*The COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly everybody move to remote working. Our approach is reviewed and adapted in line with the changing restrictions. When it’s safe to return to the office our flexible working approach will include a hybrid mode of working incorporating remote and in-office working.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

Diversity, Equal Opportunity & Inclusion (DEI) are hugely important to us. Our DEI commitments sit at the core of our business and are part of our culture. We’ve always held the belief that being a progressive and innovative business necessitates a diverse team with an inclusive attitude - one cannot exist without the other. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Self-starting, reliable and dependable
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Open to feedback and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Sense of humour

 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

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