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.
Mention Nottingham and the first thing that springs to mind: Robin Hood. The mysterious outlaw’s existence may well be folklore but his presence is celebrated nonetheless; this green and bountiful county also boasts the origin of provocative author DH Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover) and famed poet Lord Byron. Far from the historic literature and stately homes that precede this region, today its centre is a bustling hub of residents, students and professionals. With two universities, Nottingham Trent and University of Nottingham, attended by over 60,000 students, an award winning public transport system, including England’s largest bus network and an infallible tram system, Nottingham Express Transit, the city provides visitors and resident alike with a thumping entertainment and leisure scene.
Dubbed the 'Home of English Sport' in 2015 due to the presence of the National Ice Centre, National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground, home to tennis’ Aegon Nottingham Open; Nottingham also claims the country’s only ‘City of Football’ title, thanks to Nottingham Forest Football Club’s City Ground and Notts County Football Club’s Meadow Lane.
Nottingham has a rapidly growing creative and advertising scene in and around the city centre, especially within the very popular Lace Market.