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Traffic Manager in Berkshire

Traffic Manager

Traffic Managers are responsible for people and project management through the agency to maximise the efficiency of the agency’s workflow.

Traffic Managers will work with every department within an agency using the latest software tools to create and maintain a streamlined and dynamic work flow process on a day to day basis. As such the Traffic Manager will work with account management, project management, creative, technical and production teams to ensure all work is accurately forecast, and resource requirements are known in advance.

They will allocate all new job briefs, job requests and SLA requests to design, development and production teams as required. They will also work with heads of design, development and project management to ensure all design, development and project management resources are effectively scheduled.

This will involve running weekly workflow planning meetings with business unit heads and providing status reports to management.

Traffic Managers are crucial facilitator in ensuring effective resource utilisation via:

  • Planning current resource utilisation and shifting resource around to achieve deadlines
  • Daily reprioritisation of resources to ensure ad-hoc changes are managed and followed through
  • Making sure the above changes are well thought through, understanding the consequences for the business and communicating these to the appropriate people
  • Proactive in developing solutions which enhance the overall workflow process

Salary wise outside of London the role generally pays between £28,000 to £40,000 depending on regional variance and level of experience.

Berkshire

Berkshire is based in the south east of England, to the west of London. It is renowned for it’s links with the royal family and in recognition of this it was given the title ‘Royal County’ by the Queen in 1958.

Berkshire is extremely popular with visitors, with an array of places to visit, the most famous of which is undoubtedly Windsor Castle. Other popular destinations include the likes of Eton College and Ascot Racecourse.

The largest towns in the county are Reading, Slough, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Workingham, Windsor and Sandhurst.

As a county Berkshire is on London’s doorstep, making it extremely popular with commuters, however, there’s also a huge amount of commerce and industry in the county.

The region is particularly well known for being home to some of the UK and the world’s biggest technology and high tech businesses, as well as the headquarters of globally renowned pharmaceutical, fmcg, financial services and automotive organisations.

These include Vodafone, O2, Panasonic, Dell, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Bayer AG, Reckitt Benckiser, BMW Group and numerous others.

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