Digital Project Manager

Cape Town Operations King James Digital 14 January 2019

We're looking for a mid-weight Project Manager with a minimum of 3-4 years proven experience to join our King James Digital team in Cape Town. 

You will manage our key Clients’ social and digital projects and must have an aptitude for business, management, budgeting and analysis. 

This high pressure environment requires you to be the calmest person in the room, and the centre that keeps the team focussed and clear on what needs to be delivered.

Attention to detail, speed and accuracy should be second nature, allowing you to accurate costings and timings.

Technical knowledge makes sure that our projects don’t fail when put to the test. You must be solutions driven when all others say it can’t be done. 

KEY COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all stakeholders (inside and outside the company) and ensuring technical feasibility

·Costing accurately based on the scope

·Co-ordinating internal resources (within the division and within the group) as well as third parties for the flawless execution of projects

·Developing a detailed project plan to track progress accurately

·Ensuring all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget

·Managing resource availability and allocation to the projects

·Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

·Report and escalate to management as needed

·Manage the relationships and communicate effectively with Client Service and all other stakeholders

·On more complex projects, direct Client contact relationships need to be nurtured and maintained

·Perform risk management to ensure risks are identified and mitigated early

·Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/suppliers

·Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

·Proven working experience as a digital and/or social project manager

·In-depth knowledge of web-based and social technologies

·Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Solid organisational skills including attention to detail, retention of complex information and multi-tasking

·Good understanding of people

·Master at managing conflict

·Solutions driven

·Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

·Working knowledge of Jira

·Experience with Agile methodologies

·Self organising

·Experience on Chase 

Nice to Haves

·Experience in an advertising and/or digital agency

·A fairly thick skin

·Sense of humour




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Campaign Producer

Cape Town Operations King James 14 January 2019

This is Traffic on steroids. The role requires a big picture approach and the ability to project manage campaigns across all disciplines.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Campaign Producer will manage integrated campaigns of varying size and budget across multiple clients.

The role will require both people and process management, working side by side with all heads of department. Working closely with both Client Service, Traffic & Creative to co-ordinate & drive workflow & execution through Broadcast, the Digital Project Managers, Print Production, DTP traffic manager, Hammer, Atmosphere, Earned Media & the JHB office where required. The position is Client Facing on a timings & delivery level.

This is Traffic on steroids. Requires Big Picture approach. Ability to Project Manage Campaigns across all disciplines is key.

The ideal candidate is a multi-tasker & co-ordinator supreme. Superior communication and interpersonal skills are a must. They will also need to implement and enforce the necessary procedures to manage resources, demonstrate problem-solving and financial thinking capabilities, motivate others and work at a dynamic pace with enthusiasm in order to reach the highest quality service for the agency and our clients.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and manage campaigns through the creative hub department
  • Ensure delivery of execution & production from concept to completion.
  • Act as the go-between that connects all the moving parts within the Group. 
  • Coordinate and ensure the timeous and orderly flow of all projects from job initiation, concept approval to campaign completion
  • Manage daily schedules
  • Create Project Plans & ensure communication of roles & responsibilities with Campaign Supersquad
  • Schedule & drive creative meetings, WIPs, presentations, pre-prods etc. 
  • Oversee jobs and make sure they are on track, on time and budget wise
  • Ensure time-sheets are completed on time
  • Oversee the forecasting of work and planning to ensure the most financially and creatively balanced solutions 
  • The role is hands-on day-to-day running
  • Accountable to CD & respective teams
  • Work alongside Ops Director, Retail Ops, Studio Managers & Traffic Managers 
  • Identify skills gaps & resource accordingly 
  • Drive & coordinate awards entries

Skills and attributes / Key competencies:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Amazing people management skills
  • Exceptional fire-fighting skills
  • Thorough understanding of the creative process, a passion in the creative product and the ability to think ahead and forward plan 
  • Accountability
  • Logical thinker
  • Clear communicator (with clients, suppliers & agency colleagues) 
  • Resourcing experience
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle several deliverables at any one time, managing stress and pressure with calm and clarity.
  • Motivated, goal oriented, persistent and a skilled negotiator
  • Team player
  • Ability to manage expectations, priorities and time
  • Patience of a saint to deal with the entire business & their clients.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside the standard job description
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • A thick skin and a sense of humour is a real bonus

Experience:

5+ years agency experience

Prior project management experience

Client service experience a bonus

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Operations Manager

Cape Town Operations King James Digital Media & Data 14 January 2019

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

The operations manager is responsible for scheduling all projects and driving them efficiently through the various stages of development. The role encompasses the entire Data and Media business. 

This role is vast and dynamic and may need to expand in scope as the need arises.

Minimum 3 years proven experience in an operations role. 

You will be expected to do the following:

  • Assign tasks and check the status of outstanding tasks

  • Deadline management and stakeholder communication

  • Conduct a daily morning meeting to go over items/tasks assigned and due for

    the day and determine if there are any roadblocks

  • Communicate any issues with the team

  • Conduct weekly job status meetings to gather and share information with

    GM and the rest of the team

  • Initiate new jobs for the client and create timelines and tasks for the work to

    be done (future planning)

  • Submit job to accounting for invoicing when appropriate, this includes CE's, PO's, BI's, IO's and credit notes.

  • Champion the work flow management system:
    • Job bags
    • Chase management reports
    • Resource Planner
  • Chase management (flagging any issues and getting them resolved by tech support)

  • Content proofing

  • Process updates

  • Ensuring all reports have gone out to clients by the relevant departments

Key Attributes & Qualities

  • Decisive and very strong problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Digital agency knowledge
  • Usage of Chase software & resource planner
  • Microsoft word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote (where applicable)
  • Email etiquette and management
  • Quality assurance skills
  • Being detail oriented is a must
  • Self confidence
  • Scenario planning
  • A thick skin and a sense of humour is a bonus.







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Front-end Developers

Cape Town Development King James Digital 10 January 2019

We're on the hunt for front-end developers to join our King James Digital team in Cape Town. The team that has recently been ranked by Loeries as the top Digital Agency in SA. Please only apply if you have at least 3 years experience and can deliver what we need. Please provide links to your portfolio of work.

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

  • Using a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build everything a user sees and interacts with on a website or Mobile App - that includes everything from front-end features like sliders, drop-down menus, inputs and buttons, to the overall manner in which web content like photos, videos, and articles are displayed in your web browser.
  • Interpreting and executing designs correctly.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with the creative team and clients

KEY COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

·BSc Degree/Diploma in Computer Science

  • +3 years' experience in Software Development
  • +3 years solid experience with OOP 
  • +1 year experience with Mobile app development – iOS and Android.
  • A thorough working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with version control system (Git)
  • Knowledge of NodeJS 
  • Solid knowledge of at least one framework or library (AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, etc)
  • Solid knowledge of grunt/gulp/bower/webpack
  • Good understanding of CMS driven development (Wordpress)
  • A thorough working knowledge of Web development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of security best practices for frontend technologies
  • Knowledge of REST API methods
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile
  • Experience with continuous integration
  • Understanding UX principles.
  • CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients.

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Front-end Developer

Johannesburg Development King James Digital 13 December 2018

We're on the hunt for front-end developers to join our King James Digital team. The team that has recently been ranked by Loeries as the top Digital Agency in SA. Please only apply if you have at least 3 years experience and can deliver what we need.

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

  • Using a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build everything a user sees and interacts with on a website or Mobile App - that includes everything from front-end features like sliders, drop-down menus, inputs and buttons, to the overall manner in which web content like photos, videos, and articles are displayed in your web browser.
  • Interpreting and executing designs correctly.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with the creative team and clients

KEY COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

·BSc Degree/Diploma in Computer Science

  • +3 years' experience in Software Development
  • +3 years solid experience with OOP 
  • +1 year experience with Mobile app development – iOS and Android.
  • A thorough working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with version control system (Git)
  • Knowledge of NodeJS 
  • Solid knowledge of at least one framework or library (AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, etc)
  • Solid knowledge of grunt/gulp/bower/webpack
  • Good understanding of CMS driven development (Wordpress)
  • A thorough working knowledge of Web development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of security best practices for frontend technologies
  • Knowledge of REST API methods
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile
  • Experience with continuous integration
  • Understanding UX principles.
  • CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients.



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Back-end Developer

Johannesburg Development King James Digital 13 December 2018

We're inviting back-end developers to send us your CV and examples of your work. We're looking for someone with at least 4 years experience to join our King James Digital team. The team recently ranked as the top Digital Agency in SA. If you have these skills and the right attitude we'd love to hear from you.

Summary of Role:

·Responsible for server-side web application logic and integration of the work front-end developers do. 

·Writing web services and APIs used by front-end developers and mobile application developers. 

·Responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. 

·Primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of databases, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end team. 

·Responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by coworkers into the application. 

·A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore a necessity. 

KEY COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

·BSc Degree/Diploma in Computer Science or IT related qualification

·4+ years’ experience in Software Development

·4+ years solid experience with OOP – Java/PHP/C#/C++

·Familiarity with version control system (Git )

·Working knowledge of NodeJS

·A thorough working knowledge of Web development

·Excellent communication skills

·Excellent knowledge of Databases (MySQL)

·Knowledge of security best practices

·Knowledge of cloud services (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)

·Excellent knowledge of REST API methods

·Excellent knowledge of Agile

·Experience with continuous integration

·Good Architecture & Design skills – Patterns & Service Architecture

·Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients.

·Exposure to at least one framework or library (AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, etc)

·Exposure to HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.

·Working knowledge of grunt/gulp/bower/webpack

·Understanding UX principles is a bonus


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