• Resource Manager

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
    ID
    2018-5253
    Function
    Program Manager
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

     

    We have a new role for an experienced Project Manager / Resource Manager who thrives off organising teams, championing process and is obsessive about resourcing and project timings.

    Experience with resource and project management tools is essential. Experience with Deltek Workbook is desired but not essential.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contibute:

     

    • Work collaboratively with all team heads and senior management to support the development of project plans, consistent process across business units from brief to deliverable (project plan, objectives, key milestones, timelines, pricing and costs and schedules)

     

    • Provide regular status reports and progress updates to project manager (During discovery and setup phase of project) and Senior Management  / steering groups as appropriate

     

    • Assist in maintaining KPIs and other metrics used to measure  efficiency, productivity, quality and profitability

     

    • Manage the Workbook tool ensuring all work is booked in and resourced correctly 

     

    • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert regarding project processes, capacity, timelines and workbook

     

    • Champion the correct process when it come to team requirements, project timelines and budgets

     

    • Monitor and motivate the teams to use workbook

     

    • Ensure compliance with all internal account and project tracking procedures

     

    • Assist in planning internal and freelance resource schedules

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role include:

     

    • Proven expereince within a project management role or resource management role and experience managing teams is ideal

     

    • Strong knowledge of managing digital deliverables and / or events

     

    • A confident and clear communicator who enjoys working with multiple stakeholders with the strength of character to push back when necessary

     

    • Demonstrated ability to manage heavy workloads, prioritise work appropriately and meet assigned deadlines

     

    • Excellent organisational and analytical skills (including attention to detail)

     

    • Ability to make effective decisions in challenging situations and/or under pressure

     

    • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to proactively identify and implement effective solutions

     

    • An ability to be proactive and drive projects forward - Making things happen

     

    • Experience using Resource management tools is desirable -Ideally workbook

     

    • Previous experience using project management tools (basecamp, smartsheets, trello, slack)

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