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.
Burton upon Trent
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent where residents are affectionately known as "Burtonians”.
Burton became a nucleus for the early brewing industry due in part to the quality of the local water, which contains a high proportion of dissolved salts, predominantly caused by the gypsum in the surrounding hills. This allowed a greater proportion of hops, a natural preservative, to be included in the beer, thereby allowing the beer to be shipped further afield. Much of the open land within and around the town is protected from chemical treatment in order to help preserve this water quality.
The town is currently home to eight breweries: Coors Brewers Ltd (formerly Bass Brewers Ltd), Molson Coors Brewing Company (which produces Carling and Worthington Bitter), Marston, Thompson and Evershed plc (bought by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries and renamed Marstons plc). The Marston's Brewery produces its own brands, draught Marston's Pedigree, draught Hobgoblin and also draught Bass. The town's proud connection with the brewing industry is celebrated by a bronze sculpture commissioned in 1977 by James Walter Butler and depicts a local craftsman making a barrel. It originally stood opposite the market and despite opposition from many townspeople was moved to its present location inside the Cooper's Square Shopping Centre in 1994.
The National Brewery Centre celebrates the town's brewing heritage and is its biggest tourist attraction, aside from Claymills Pumping Station, which is a restored Victorian sewage pumping station.