Econsultancy Project Manager

Oxford Circus, Central London
09 Apr 2018
07 May 2018
Job Function
Project Management

Econsultancy Project Manager

About Econsultancy 

Our name is a bit of a curveball. It’s easy for people to assume we’re just another consulting house. In fact we’re much more than that, and in everything we do there are always two things that drive us: our content and our community. 

Our award-winning content and thought leadership in Modern Marketing is what makes our blog, events, training and consultancy highly sought after. Our community means that we can always find the right expert for any challenge…and crowdsource the answers when we don’t. Simply put, we love empowering millions of Marketers to achieve excellence in everything they do.

Our customers come to us to build their knowledge, their teams’ capabilities, validate decisions and benchmark their activity. They know they can trust us to provide independent advice. Without mincing our words.

The role

An experienced Project Manager to take responsibility for the larger projects in our Customised training team.

The digital and marketing training that we provide for our clients is truly best in class, we’re proud of the difference we can make, and are looking for someone who has the passion and skills to help us do this.

The role involves building close client relationships, often at a senior level, so requires a ‘grown up’ with the maturity and people skills to engage with clients and deliver outstanding client service.

It will also necessitate building close ties with Econsultancy’s consultants and trainers, and working with them to provide outstanding training solutions for our clients.

The nature of our customised training projects is varied in nature and scale, from a one-off training workshop, to the design and delivery of ongoing Marketing Academies for the likes of Sainsbury’s, Virgin and TKMaxx.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the success of key projects and to be a central driver of customised training at Econsultancy, as part of a close-knit project team. This will involve managing all aspects of the project – from shaping delivery elements and cost estimates for proposals, to designing the training calendar in close collaboration with the Econsultancy team and appropriate consultants/trainers, to the successful delivery of all training including workshops, materials, and feedback to build on learnings.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The management, smooth running, client liaison and growth of medium and large Customised training programmes
  • Supporting colleagues with new business efforts, both through organic growth of existing clients, and through supporting proposals for new clients
  • Managing Modern Marketing Academies on an ongoing basis, building close relationships with all clients
  • Practicing and helping embed of our Ways of Working for training, encompassing trainers and Econsultancy team members
  • Managing one-off training workshops as required, in close collaboration with colleagues and trainers
  • Ensuring all work is delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest possible standard every time
  • Compiling, analysing and sharing feedback/performance scores as a means of demonstrating success and in creating an environment for further training opportunities
  • Identifying new opportunities and revenue streams from existing clients and demonstrating that you are able to incrementally increase revenue
  • Supporting our Project Executives; managing and coaching them to ensure the flawless running of all customised training programmes.

Expected behaviours

  • To be known as a key team player in the Econsultancy Capability team for Customised training
  • To act as a role model:
    • Being supportive and helpful, and modelling best practice behaviours in front of the team
    • Ensuring things get done – using management and influencing skills to bring about enthusiastic teamwork, with clear roles & responsibilities
    • Building strong client-facing skills – be the client’s champion within Econsultancy, and the Econsultancy champion with the client
    • Being responsible for the smooth running of all of your projects
    • Demonstrating ongoing proactive collaboration with the wider Econsultancy Capability team, plus the wider Econsultancy/Centaur teams
    • To be fluent in our Econsultancy product & offering
    • Industry knowledge: Embracing the industry and demonstrating a working  knowledge of the Marketing and Digital Excellence

Desired character

  • Instinctive and natural passion for training and a real interest in Marketing and Digital
  • Proven track record, either client or agency-side
  • Entrepreneurial flair and passion that enables a positive and determined approach to projects
  • Self-motivated and capable of hands-on problem solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions, and ensure strong culture of client service.
  • Confident, articulate and a proactive thinker.
  • Strong communication & presentation skills (verbal, digital & visual).
  • Competent in Microsoft Office – able to develop and format compelling presentations
  • Proven team player

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