Project Manager

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About us

BrandStencil is a SaaS product that enables employees in organisations to easily create on-brand posters, leaflets and stationery from customisable templates. Our product saves our clients time and money every day, as well as protecting their investment in their brand.

BrandStencil has been developed by Electric Putty, a software studio based in central Hove. Most of our clients are within the not-for-profit sector and we’re passionate about helping them use digital tools to build big ideas and make a measurable impact on the world. Our clients include, British Red Cross, TUC, RSPB, Mind, Alzheimer's Society and Leonard Cheshire.

At the heart of our company ethos is a spirit of collaboration and autonomy, giving people freedom and trusting them to deliver first class work. We believe that a healthy work life balance is key to this and offer a range of flexible working options to everyone in our team to keep them happy, motivated and energised.

Diversity matters

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the tech industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates. We have previously invested in women switching careers to come into tech and we'd like to further diversify our team. For more about why diversity in tech matters read this.

About the job 

We are looking for a positive and proactive part time (22.5 hours) Project Manager to deliver our BrandStencil projects for clients including template development and feature requests.  You’ll also get involved in delivering our roadmap, helping us to continuously improve the product. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be integral to the development of the BrandStencil product and to shape your own role as the customer base continues to grow.

You will be responsible for;

  • Initiating projects effectively to align with client requirements whilst managing expectations

  • Creating project plans including timelines and requirements

  • Managing estimates and budgets for projects

  • Scheduling and resourcing projects

  • Identifying and mitigating against risks

  • Reviewing artwork sent to you by clients using Adobe Illustrator or InDesign

  • Managing client correspondence and updates throughout the project process

  • Briefing developers - in-house and contractors to deliver the work

  • Rigorous testing to meet our quality assurance standards

  • Prioritising and managing multiple tasks concurrently against deadlines

  • Contributing to internal operational reports

About you

To succeed in this role you will be full of energy and enthusiasm with plenty of ideas; we need someone with a genuine passion for what they do. You are already working in a digital production environment so have a good understanding of web or software development. 

You have a level head, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to keep several plates spinning. As part of a small team you’ll have a pragmatic approach to your work. You’ll need to thrive on variety and be comfortable switching between tasks and projects. 

You’ll also need excellent prioritisation and decision making skills. As you’ll be liaising directly with clients you’ll need the ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner and be focused on providing excellent customer service. 

You’ll be expected to hit the ground running but you’ll have lots of support; we’re a friendly team and there’ll always be someone to ask.

Skills 

  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to quickly understand and diagnose issues

  • Exceptional time management with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks concurrently against deadlines

  • Obsessively process driven (you're that person who makes a spreadsheet for their holiday)

  • A great communicator, both verbally and in writing 

  • A great eye for design -  you don’t need to be a designer but you’ll know when something doesn’t line up or the wrong font has been used.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign is desired but not essential.

  • Knowledge of print production processes would be useful. 

  • At least 2 year’s experience in a digital production environment.

Why work for Electric Putty?

  • Profit share (paid annually)

  • Flexible working hours

  • 30 days annual leave (Including public holidays) - pro rata

  • A bonus 3 or 4 days additional paid leave for Christmas closing

  • £500 annual personal improvement budget (conferences, books and learning) - pro rata

  • Company pension contributions

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Healthy snacks available in the office

  • Friendly working culture where everyone's contributions make a difference 

  • Friday beers (naturally) and regular ‘working’ breakfasts / lunches

  • Office with rooftop views in co-working space just 5 minutes walk from Hove beach

How to apply

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. Please email jobs@brandstencil.com and convince us that you are perfect for this role.  Please include a cover letter, CV and LinkedIn profile. 

The closing date for applications is 31/10/2020.  Please note, we will be interviewing as we receive applications so may appoint before this date as we would like someone in post as soon as possible. We will be in touch if we’d like to take your application further. 


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