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Project Manager

at Creative Spark in Johannesburg

Creative Spark is a fast-growing, ambitious digital agency and online publishing business. Now part of the M&C Saatchi Group with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, this Project Manager position is part of our ambitious growth plans and an important element in improving our value proposition to clients.

We run five award-winning online brands, including, that are locally and internationally reputable, and our agency services clients like Heineken, Philips, Kimberly Clark, Gautrain and Medscheme. We’re a fast-paced business that employs ambitious and committed people who want to go places, grow with the company and impress our clients.

We’re looking for a Johannesburg client facing Project Manage to manage and co-ordinate complex development projects and build strong relationships with the clients and internal stakeholders to ensure world-class delivery on time and on budget.

Job Description

  • To manage the entire lifecycle of the project
  • Brief in the design and development requirements
  • QA of the project work in its iterations
  • Ownership of timeline
  • Weekly timesheets to client
  • Weekly reports to COO weekly on delivery
  • Weekly status meeting with client
  • 1x monthly on site visit to client to discuss milestones
  • Collation of content and other assets for the build

Reporting to the COO with a strong relationship required with the Production Manager, the role will entail:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Know and implement appropriate tools for project management – Prince 2 a preference
  • Understand mobile and web technology, user interface best practice and trends, with a good eye for design;
  • Sharepoint and .net
  • Ensure high quality standards are maintained;
  • Be able to liaise between client, developers, designers and other stakeholders;
  • Have broad knowledge and be passionate about the web and mobile;
  • Be able to motivate people to meeting tough and tight deadlines;

The position would suit a mid-level candidate, ideally someone who wants to grow and take on new and more responsibility as the company expands its presence. This is an opportunity for ambitious individuals keen to develop their skills further and be part of a growing operation.

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Professional manner and confident
  • Well-developed sense of humour and enjoys being part of a team
  • Pride in work!
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Solution and deadline driven
  • Proactive and ability to adapt (any environment, systems, processes and procedures)
  • Good communicator with strong time management
  • Attention to detail!
  • 2-5 years experience in a digital agency environment, dealing with multiple complex projects simultaneously and client demands at once;

Please submit your CV and covering letter to

Only applicants with relevant industry and role experience need apply

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