Project Manager (part time with flexible hours - mat leave cover)

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About the job 

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

This is maternity leave cover, and we’d like you to start as soon as possible. The contract is for one year initially.

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 by clients using Adobe Illustrator or InDesign

  • Managing client correspondence and updates throughout the project process

  • Briefing developers (both 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

You’ll have lots of support right from the start; we’re a friendly team and there’ll always be someone to ask. You’ll work closely with our Customer Success Manager throughout. 

About you

You thrive on variety and are comfortable switching between tasks and projects with the ability to keep several plates spinning. You like working in a fast paced environment with a small, close knit team. You enjoy taking responsibility and ownership of your work and you have a pragmatic approach to getting things done. 

You might be working in a graphic design studio, managing lots of concurrent projects and looking to get into project management or software. Or, you could be working in an agency and looking to move into software products. 

Your skills 

  • Problem solving - can quickly understand the problem and realise solutions that can be realistically implemented. 

  • Communication - can communicate complex information in writing and verbally in a way that is easy to understand, personable and professional. 

  • Time management - exceptional ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks concurrently against competing deadlines.

  • Technical - can understand and learn the principles of how software and web technologies work. 

  • Financial - can manage budgets, quotes and invoices. 

  • Analytical - can use data to gain insights and reports to help us improve our service and profitability.

  • Evaluation - can spot differences between work produced and evaluate against an agreed scope. 

  • Tools - extensively used software systems to manage projects, time or budgets. 

Knowledge and experience - highly desirable

  • Knowledge of print production processes.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign.

  • Experience of managing graphic design or web development projects.

Personal attributes

  • Own and take pride in what you do.

  • Have a curious attitude and enjoy diving into a challenge.

  • Meticulous attention to detail with a design eye. 

  • Highly motivated. 

About the product

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 is a product developed by Electric Putty, a software studio based in central Hove. BrandStencil is now its own successful business but we share a space with the Putty team and work closely together. 

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.

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours Monday - Friday. 

  • 18 days annual leave (including public holidays) - this has been adjusted for your hours worked (22.5).

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

  • £300 annual personal improvement budget (conferences, books and learning)  

  • 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

  • Regular get togethers throughout the year

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

Salary

£15,000 - £21,000 (Part time)

£25,000 - £35,000 (Full time equivalent salary)

Attendance

Part time - 22.5 hours per week.

Remote working options

Flexible working is at the heart of the way we work, not just as a response to the recent pandemic situation. This means we can arrange your working hours and days to suit you. As much as possible we give you the flexibility and responsibility to manage your own schedule within our core working hours of 10am-2pm.

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 if you have one. 

The closing date for applications is 28/02/2023.  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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