Project Director

After a year of growth we're looking to recruit a Project Director to join our award winning agency.
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Future Platforms is an award winning digital agency with offices in London and Belfast, who create web and mobile applications for our client’s end users. For over 20 years we’ve created expertly designed and built applications and have seen over £1bn of revenue run through our apps! As we’ve grown over the past year, we're looking for a Project Director (full-time, permanent) who will manage a small team of Project Managers whilst running one complex project and reporting to the Head of Delivery. 

About the role

As Project Director, you will be the central point of contact for the performance of projects, and responsible for maximising profit from projects by ensuring they are delivered on time and to agreed budgets by the Project Management team. You will be expected to manage the growth and performance of the Project Management team, overseeing their development as the business grows.

You will take an active role in the on-going assessment and improvement of quality delivery processes working alongside different departments such us UX/UI, development and QA, as well as establishing ways of working with new and existing clients. You will support the leadership team by providing process documentation, costs and timing estimates for new business proposals when required.

More specifically

  • Day to day responsibility for managing projects and team productivity
  • Monitor and drive commercial profitability of projects
  • Development of project specification documentation
  • Development of project delivery plans, using Agile and Waterfall project methodology for delivery of technical build
  • Support sales pitches by contributing Project Management experience and knowledge
  • Work with the account team to identity and grow new business opportunities
  • Provide leadership and steer your team to the highest standards
  • Manage 3rd parties within given boundaries e.g. quality, commercials, scope
  • Identify opportunities to develop capability within your team

Ideal experience

  • Extensive Project Management experience with a proven track record in delivering digital solutions comprising strategy, customer experience, mobile and technology with budgets in excess of £500k-£2m
  • Have proven experience working in a creative/digital/mobile agency/consultancy leading digital teams in a fast-paced environment comprised of pitching to clients, delivering a portfolio of work and managing client relationship
  • Extensive experience working on Digital and Mobile App builds is essential
  • Able to demonstrate clearly the different project and programme management methodologies (E.g. Waterfall, Lean and Agile)
  • Very good working knowledge of platform, mobile, CMS & technical concepts / deliveries
  • Very strong understanding of the strategy and design processes
  • Understanding of common web technologies, technical architecture, platforms, CMS, and services
  • Experience setting up, monitoring and driving Project team KPIs

What we offer

  • Great clients like the First Bus, Domino's Pizza & PSG Football Club.
  • Private medical and dental healthcare
  • Personal annual training budget
  • Discretionary Bonus plan
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible (Smart) working 
  • Friendly teams and central office (post pandemic)
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Retail and other discounts
  • Access to online exercise, meditation, cooking classes, and other wellbeing resources 


 

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Benefits and Perks

  • Enjoyable days

    Sociable colleagues who can't wait to get to know you - you won't feel like the "new kid" for long.

  • Amazing clients

    We have a portfolio of long-term and new clients who keep the job engaging and keep you on your toes.

  • 28 days paid holiday leave

    We urge our staff to take all their holidays, and we close between Christmas and New Year.

  • Learning and Development Budget

    We invest in you and want you to learn: we have budget put aside for everyone to take courses to keep them growing in their roles

  • Pension scheme

    Because everyone should be saving something for later in life!

  • Private health and dental cover

    Top notch provision from Vitality and BUPA.

  • Cycle to work scheme

    Access support to buy a bike.

  • Flexible-first working

    The world has changed and so has our approach to the workplace. We offer flexible working hours to fit your home-life balance. Currently, we're fully remote but we also offer co-working spaces for those in need of a break from their dining table desks.

  • Company Curly Wurly Awards

    A Future Platforms institution! We nominate our colleagues to win Curly Wurlys and celebrate the little things that we all do to help each other!

  • Online and store perks

    Access to hundreds of savings and discounts from retailers like M&S, John Lewis, Expedia, Costa Coffee, and more...

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