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Traffic Manager in Merseyside

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.

Merseyside

Merseyside is comprised of five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool; it takes its name from the central River Mersey. Spanning 249 square miles of land, it borders Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the Irish Sea to the west; North Wales is across the Dee Estuary. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Merseyside, but the majority land use is urban. Its business district nucleus is formed by Liverpool city centre and is in the top five most populous conurbations in England, dominating the geographic centre of the county. Merseyside is an amalgamation of 22 former local government district counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and six autonomous county boroughs centred on Birkenhead, Bootle, Liverpool,Southport, St Helens, and Wallasey.

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