In case you hadn’t heard, we’re currently looking for a first-rate Digital Project Manager (DPM) to join our talented team here at Proctor +Stevenson. To give you a personalised insight into the role, we caught up with Billy Black – one of our stellar DPMs, who works across so many of our client accounts.
You can hear all about Billy’s work, the clients and projects he manages, and life at Proctors in our latest vlog, but be sure to read on to learn more about the role, plus a few insights from the P+S team.
What does a Digital Project Manager do?
At P+S, our DPMs are tasked with planning and delivering digital projects, working with our in-house teams, account managers and clients to ensure everything’s executed on time, within budget and to the client’s brief. We’re ambitious here, so ideally we’ll exceed expectations. But it’s also up to the DPMs to manage those expectations, so that everyone knows what we’re hoping to achieve, what’s possible (considering deadlines and resources), and what’s needed of them.
There’s plenty of organisation, budgeting and scheduling that goes into project management, but something that’s often overlooked is the opportunity to build relationships. At Proctor + Stevenson, we take the time to forge strong relationships with our clients – DPMs play a really important role in this.
“Building relationships is a really rewarding part of the job, and it’s always interesting getting to know people in different parts of the world. It also means that even if the project is challenging, there’s still a foundation of mutual trust and respect.”
What does a typical day look like at P+S?
Like most of our teams, DPMs at Proctors have really varied roles. One day you might be meeting with one of our clients before briefing the design team, and the next you’ll be overseeing a website project for a global tech heavyweight. You’ll work across our different teams and pickup a wide range of briefs, big and small.
But it’s not all about the work. A huge part of our day to day is our sociable culture – something we’re really proud of.
“Because everyone’s so nice you can’t help but enjoy the day-to-day atmosphere. There’s a real buzz around the office and people really take pride in the work they’re doing.”
We also have a hybrid working policy, so you’ll work three days in our vibrant Bristol office, and two from home.
“I love being in the office, but the option of working from home for a couple of days a week really comes in handy. As do the flexible working hours – especially if you have kids.”
Tell us more about the fun stuff
If you’re in the office, you can have a catch up in the cafe over lunch and compare notes on the latest Netflix documentary – the jury’s usually out, but you can’t agree on everything. We also have regular pop-up lunches from fab local eateries, and we finish early for Proctors Quiz on a Wednesday. It’s a great way to flex your trivia muscles or simply have a drink and give it your best guess, depending on the theme.
There are also some great lunch and learn sessions, where one of us educates the rest of the team about a specific area of knowledge or interest, and workshops from external speakers.
“It’s always nice to see what other members of the team are up to and learn something from them. Everyone has useful skills and expertise both job-related and outside of work and we’re always encouraged to share them.”
We also recently had our first collaboration day, which was a great way to find out what people do across the different teams and departments. It also opened the floor for insightful conversations about how we can build on our culture, reduce our environmental impact and support our local community.
But enough about us! We want to hear from you.
Think you might be our next Digital Project Manager? Check out the full job description and send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org