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.
City of London
One of the world's most visited cities – founded by the Romans and named ‘Londinium’, London has something for everyone! Immersed in history with fascinating antiquity and splendour everywhere you look: London’s buildings are milestones in the city’s unique biography, World Heritage Sites and landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Shard, the London Eye complement the architectural grandeur of the West End’s theatres, the enthralling remains of England’s many bygone eras and today’s charming society housed in the cultural hubs and public houses in and around the banks of the River Thames. Central London is where to find major museums such as the British and Victoria & Albert, galleries such as the Tate Modern and iconic sights such as the centuries-old Borough Market, and yet you can visit Hampstead Heath or the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to escape the crowds and even venture out to Kew Gardens, Richmond or Hampton Court Palace for excellent panoramas of London – all easily accessed thanks to the London Underground, the oldest underground railway network in the world. The modern conurbation of London includes the small district of the City of London and the county of Greater London. A leading global city with international strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development and tourism. London's 43 universities form the highest concentration of educational institutions in Europe, helping the city to rank highly the world’s multimedia development and technology markets.
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