We're looking for a Project Director

 Could you be our next Project Director?

We’re looking for an outstanding Project Director to lead delivery on an exciting new client engagement - one of the most significant wins in the agency’s history.
This is a brilliant opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to step up, or an experienced Project Director to get their teeth into a brand new challenge.
Working closely with our client services, strategy, creative, media and technology teams and, of course, our clients, it’ll be your job to ensure that projects are delivered to time and budget, from initial specification and planning to final testing and delivery. You’ll report to our Operations Director.
At True, we set the bar high. A Project Director is a creative and strategic thinker – someone the whole team can rely on to know every aspect of a project. You’ll need to be a natural leader and a swift problem-solver, with a keen eye for commercial detail.
The Project Management team at True has 4 cornerstones:

1. Leadership and decision-making

  • Leading and motivating teams to deliver an outstanding service, exuding confidence, while being calm and a pleasure to work with.
  • Being the person that the project team can rely on for everything they need to know about the project.
  • Having the confidence to assert leadership and to be decisive (or to escalate when appropriate)
  • Being a great facilitator and enabler of teams and clients; for example, in leading scoping workshops to define project requirements.
  • Having a keen focus on how to do even better next time. The Senior Project Manager welcomes and encourages a continuous feedback dialogue, listens and acts on it.
  • The Project Director embodies the Team spirited, Resourceful, Unafraid, Energising values that make True unique - and leads both practice and project teams by example.

2. Building relationships and influencing

  • Forging relationships with key clients, gaining trust and respect by creating open and honest communication.
  • Anticipating problems and opportunities, helping teams navigate through challenging points in the partnership.
  • Presenting persuasive arguments effectively both to clients and internally.
  • Educating other True members about all aspects of production, process, and operations.
  • Putting the team ahead of the individual – driven by camaraderie, shared goals and collaboration.
  • Creating an especially close working relationship with the client Account Director in order to provide exceptional client service.

3. Strategic and commercial nous

  • Having complete awareness of the big picture, ensuring an alignment of project prioritisation, approach and decisions with the broader account strategy.
  • Collaborating with client account teams to ensure projects and initiatives are aligned with digital and business strategies.
  • Balancing Agency commercial opportunity with our vision for building long-term, mutually profitable relationships.
  • Understanding the Agency finance model including forecast and conversion rates.

4. Honest, resourceful and tenacious

  • Being energetic about your work; championing work of the highest quality, having the skill and confidence to know when work is “good enough”.
  • Being a creative problem-solver, able to see and realise solutions to difficult and complex situations.
  • Exhibiting a hands-on ‘just do it’ approach – and striving to find a way to get things done.
  • Being unafraid and candid, and encouraging others to always speak out, to be the best we can be.
  • Being curious – interested in learning and understanding the way things really work.
  • Earning the trust of colleagues and manager, and therefore being valued by all at the Agency.
If those are all strengths you value and exhibit every day, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Tim.