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Traffic Manager in Cambridge

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.

Cambridge

Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire and is primarily a university city. Residing on the River Cam, there is archaeological evidence of Bronze Age and Roman Britain settlements in the area. Whilst under Viking rule, Cambridge was an important trading centre and although the town charters were granted much later in the 12th century, city status was not officiated until 1951. Home to the universally revered University of Cambridge that was founded in 1209 and is consistently listed as one of the top five universities in the world. Exquisite architecture and undeniable handsome history abound; a tightly packed core of college buildings, picturesque gardens lead on to the river and green meadows surround the city. The stunning city skyline is dominated by university colleges, the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital and St John's College Chapel tower. Cambridge is also home to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research centres in the world, AstraZeneca and Papworth Hospital. Industry-wise, it’s at the heart of the international technology scene with software, bioscience and many start-up companies born of the local world-class university; more than 40% of the city’s workforce has a higher education qualification. 

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