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Traffic Manager in Newbury

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.

Newbury

Newbury sits in heart of Berkshire and over the years has evolved from a typically English rural market town, in to an extremely popular, vibrant and cultural town. So much so that it is consistently featured in the UK’s best places to live charts.

Newbury sits mid way between London and the south west of England, making locations such as London, Bristol and Bournemouth accessible within an hour’s drive. It’s therefore easy to see why it’s become such a popular commuter town, which has had a significant impact on housing prices fuelled largely by people moving out of the capital. House prices are among the most expensive in the UK.

By far the biggest employer in the town is Vodafone, who employ roughly 4000 people and has fuelled growth in the wider telecoms and technology industry in the region. Sat in the Thames Valley M4 corridor, Newbury is surrounded by the UK’s high tech industry which is home to some of the world’s biggest technology brands.

The town has a very active community, offering theatres, arts festivals, orchestras, and an array of restaurants and bars. In addition to this, there’s plenty of other activities to get involved with, from days at Newbury racecourse, to a multitude of outdoor pursuits in nearby Kennet valley.

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