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Traffic Manager (Cape Town)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
Welcome to an energetic setting where creativity merges with innovation! Our client, a prominent branding and design agency, is dedicated to injecting enchantment into each brand’s story. They are in search of a Traffic Manager who flourishes in fast-paced environments and embraces high-energy atmospheres. The ideal candidate is a proficient organizer, adept at meticulous planning while infusing enthusiasm and resilience into their project pipeline. If you excel in manoeuvring projects through obstacles, ensuring team unity, and exceeding deadlines, they extend an invitation to join their team. The ideal candidate possesses a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or a related field, along with extensive experience in project management or traffic coordination within a vibrant creative agency or marketing environment, showcasing the ability to not only cope but thrive under pressure.
 
DUTIES:
Project Coordination:
  • Be the maestro of project timelines, harmonizing the talents of account managers, designers, copywriters, and other creatives to produce symphonies, not noise.
  • Craft, maintain, and adjust project schedules with the precision of a seasoned conductor, ensuring every section of the agency plays in perfect time.
  • Navigate the flow of work with the agility of a skilled captain, steering projects through every department with a keen eye on progress and potential icebergs.
  • Stay vigilant and proactive, ready to tackle unforeseen challenges head-on and keep the project ship sailing smoothly.
Resource Allocation:
  • Master the art of resource chess, positioning the team members strategically based on their unique skills, availability, and project demands.
  • Work closely with department maestros to ensure resources are not just allocated but optimized, ensuring efficiency and harmony within the team.
  • Manage the network of freelancers and external virtuosos, ensuring their contributions are not just timely but of the highest quality, fitting seamlessly into the masterpiece.
Communication and Collaboration:
  • Be the heartbeat of project communication, ensuring information flows seamlessly, keeping everyone from the creators to the strategists in perfect harmony.
  • Facilitate collaboration with the grace of a diplomat, ensuring alignment on visions, goals, and deadlines, and keeping the team’s spirits high and focused.
  • Convene the creative councils, leading status meetings that aren’t just updates but strategic sessions to navigate challenges, celebrate successes, and plan the next victories.
Process Improvement:
  • With an eye for innovation and efficiency, continuously refine the processes, turning every project into an opportunity to enhance the workflow and productivity.
  • Seek out and implement new tools, techniques, and strategies to streamline the creative processes, ensuring the agency remains at the cutting edge of efficiency and effectiveness.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Candidate must be based in Cape Town
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in project management or traffic coordination within a bustling creative agency or marketing environment, demonstrating the ability to not just survive but thrive under pressure.
  • Exceptional organizational prowess and an unmatched attention to detail, capable of juggling multiple high-stakes projects without breaking a sweat.
  • Stellar communication and interpersonal skills, capable of fostering collaboration and unity among diverse teams and personalities.
  • Proficiency in cutting-edge project management tools (Asana, Trello, Basecamp, etc.), with a knack for leveraging technology to enhance workflow and efficiency.
  • A background in design and branding is a plus, offering a deeper understanding of the creative processes that fuel the agency.
  • A resilient and adaptable nature, with a proven track record of navigating high-pressure, deadline-driven environments with grace and effectiveness