Senior Project Manager

Role

A Senior Project Manager at FX works to ensure the continued successful delivery of projects within FX, supporting and enabling team members to ideate and create to the best of their ability. They use their experience and skills to support the wider team in the creation of briefs, scopes/statements of work and the communication of deadlines with internal FX team members and clients. Further to this, they communicate the progress of projects to clients and report on the outcome of projects to the FX leadership team.

About FX Digital

FX Digital is an award-winning digital agency based in London, specialising in OTT (Over-The-Top) streaming and Connected TV-first application design & development.

It is an exciting time to join our team and help our clients find industry-leading, innovative solutions in the exciting and rapidly growing world of Connected TV.

We currently deliver solutions for incredible brands like Discovery, Eurosport, GCN and the ATP Media, as we continue to work with global sports and entertainment brands, helping them to reach millions of viewers across the world.

Our dynamic and energetic team of 50 is based in the beautiful Bentima House in Old Street, close to the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Own the entire project process from conception through planning, creation, QA, and delivery, ensuring accurate specification and efficient execution of a flagship internal FX project, composed of multiple work streams.
  • Arrange and run sprint ceremonies.
    • Ensure estimation & planning is completed at the beginning of each sprint
    • Highlight dependencies and risks between work streams
    • Ensure effective communication between all streams
  • Work with FX stakeholders to manage a product roadmap, backlog & incoming ‘client’ requests and work towards delivering the overall vision of this FX project.
  • Help encourage and enforce the processes required to ensure effective delivery of internal FX projects.
  • Get involved in the gathering of requirements and collate briefs on new projects.
  • Create estimates, project plans, SOWs, CRs, functional specs, invoices, and all other project documentation.
  • Communicate projects and deadlines clearly within the production team reporting to all internal project stakeholders.
  • Report to the lead of project management on team performance, wellbeing and strengths/weaknesses.
  • Attend training and events to ensure continued self improvement.

Account Direction

  • Have regular meetings with all internal FX stakeholders to gauge satisfaction, respond to change, and update us on the progress of internal projects.
  • Problem solve and manage any issues through to a positive outcome.
  • Deliver projects that meet our requirements and exceed expectations.

Team Leadership

  • Be a figure of respect within the FX team, able to motivate, energise and invigorate the team to promote collaboration, effort and delivery across all departments.
  • Support the ongoing improvement of efficient process that makes life easier for all.
  • Contribute constructively to and sometimes lead brainstorms and idea sessions, concepting, and mock creations for pitch decks as necessary.

Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience writing essential digital PM documents such as SoWs, Change Requests, Project Plans, Functional Specs, and Creative Briefs.
  • Deep knowledge of industry PM tools such as Gitlab/Jira, and experience in setting project timelines, writing task tickets, setting up work boards and reporting back on progress made.
  • An understanding of how technical aspects of digital products work and the ability to translate these actions into clear, understandable terms for team members and clients alike.
  • Plenty of experience delivering digital products, with both budgets and teams of varying sizes.
  • An understanding of the basic capabilities and limitations of design and development software and languages.
  • Experience in the OTT industries.
  • Great documentation.
  • Good communication with clients as well as technical and creative team members.
  • Ability to stay calm and prioritise in times of tight deadlines and conflicting demands.
  • Proven success working directly with product design and software development teams.
  • Strong leadership and presentation skills.
  • Deep and diverse knowledge of memes and a willingness to use GIF’s at every opportunity.
  • A prolific Slack-er!
  • You’re a big fan of Notion!

Desirable

  • Certified Scrum Master.
  • Experience in writing user stories, and technical/functional specifications.
  • Experience building/delivering OTT/TV products.
  • Great eye for design.
  • An appetite to facilitate workshops/present to clients, prospective and existing.
  • Comfortable using JIRA, Gitlab and Content/Video Management Systems.

Why work at FX?

Financial perks

  • We understand the importance of being compensated fairly for your hard work, so we offer competitive compensation packages for all job roles.
  • To recognise everyone’s incredible contribution to the success of the business, we offer an annual profit share equally distributed across all roles and departments.
  • We offer pension contributions with Nest pensions to help you plan for your future.

Health and wellbeing

  • Every month you have the option of a one-on-one Sanctus mental health coaching session, a great opportunity to get quality mental health support at work.
  • Our Mental Health and Wellbeing group is open to everyone and empowers FX employees to make real, positive change within the business.
  • All our people can opt-in to Vitality Health Insurance (on completion of your probationary period), which comes with a whole range of great benefits, including a heavily discounted Apple Watch, cinema tickets and Amazon Prime.
  • Join our 5-aside-football group for a relaxed, friendly kickabout after work.
  • Join our professional yoga teacher twice a week for sessions open to yogis of any level – clear your mind and stretch those muscles!
  • Get active and help the environment by enrolling in the cycle to work scheme and get a new bike with a saving of up to 47%.

Epic office environment

  • Our awesome office is located on Old Street in East London, easily accessible and close to a number of transport links and surrounded by cool restaurants, food stalls and bars.
  • Our office is equipped with showers, secure bike storage, a rooftop terrace with breath-taking panoramic views of London and plenty of private meeting spaces and quiet areas to get your head down and focus when you need to.
  • We believe FX Digital should be an accessible workplace for everyone and our office is fully wheelchair accessible.

Flexible working and annual leave

  • Recharge your battery with a generous 35 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and our Christmas office shutdown)
  • We appreciate that the world has changed and so we offer flexible working, working from home and a flexi start time between 9am and 10am.
  • To ensure that our remote workers don’t miss out on the office experience, we have invested in technology that allows us to run company events in a hybrid way.

Personal development opportunities

  • We are invested in your growth and so we run regular, quarterly appraisals, to ensure you are receiving constant feedback and working towards goals for growth.
  • We support our team to get involved in conferences, events and trade shows at home and abroad.
  • Personal development is hugely important and so we offer weekly training time to upskill and continue your learning.
  • Work with epic and prestigious global brands in the media, sport and entertainment space, from Discovery to BBC and ATP Media.

FXtras

  • Take part in regular company-wide and team-specific socials (both in-person and remote).
  • We take great pride in our culture of acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • We are committed to doing our bit for the planet and our sustainability group is open to anyone passionate about making a difference.
  • Complete regular surveys to provide anonymous feedback on the business, leadership team and your role to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep improving and making FX a great place to work.
  • Join us at our monthly Show and Tell, where team members update us on what they’ve been working on.
  • Get nominated for the monthly FX Factor by your peers and get recognised for your contribution to the business.
  • From baking to running, we offer a wide range of clubs for a variety of interests so you can meet and socialise with likeminded members of the team.

Job Details

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time
  • Location: FX Digital’s office is situated in the Bentima House, Old Street, East London
    • In light of the pandemic, FX Digital is currently operating on a hybrid working model, meaning that our team has the option to work from home but days in our London office will sometimes be required
  • Salary: Depending on experience, in between £40k-55k / year

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please submit your details through the application form below.

If you’re asked to an interview, great! This is an informal chat and an opportunity for you to tell us about your passion for Project Management and goals for the future, run through any past work you have to share, and also for us to go into more detail about the job and discover if it’s a good fit for you.