Senior Project Manager

Department: Operations
Location: London

Job Title: Senior Project Manager (UK)

Function: Project Management

Reports To: Head of Project Management

Reporting Office: London

Location: London

Company Profile

Spark44 is a new type of agency, established as a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover globally.

We’re not an in house department; we’re a separate business with a specialism in automotive and luxury goods. We are Demand Creation Partners. That means we work across all platforms with a clear customer journey strategy. From the point of Intrigue, through an inform stage, close of sale and delivery of the on-going relationship.


The SPM (UK) will take a leading role across an integrated programme of work, including strategic campaign activities, large integrated campaign launches, global platform development and CMS projects, etc. The scope of work is varied and therefore requires the SPM to have good knowledge across all channels, including press, print and everything digital. The right candidate will have experience of rolling out CMS-based website / platform projects, including a solid understanding of JIRA and agile delivery methodologies.

Job Description

  1. The SPM focus is to successfully define, scope, manage and deliver projects as a liaison between Strategic Planning, Account, Creative, Development, Authoring, Finance, vendors and third party vendors (as and when applicable)
  2. The SPM is Client-facing for direct conversations regarding projects (budgets, timings, scope, etc.)
  3. The SPM is responsible for (working alongside the Head of PM and Account) defining and planning the programme of work, including internal reporting on shorter- and longer-term resource forecasts, financial reconciliations, etc.
  4. In addition to managing the projects internally and with Client partners, the SPM also oversees production (3rd party agency) and Spark’s vendor relationships for their projects
  5. The SPM is responsible for ensuring timely, in-budget quality deliverables for projects in accordance with the agency’s goals, balancing project details with the big picture
  6. The SPM must be able to work resourcefully (both independently and in teams), knowing how to manage risks and when to escalate issues
  7. The SPM is responsible for the management of up to 3 junior members of staff, including formal career management (quarterly reviews)

Main Responsibilities

Project Maintenance and Production

Project Reporting and Tracking

Project Reconciliation


Person Specifications, Qualifications & Skills


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