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.
Royal Leamington Spa
Royal Leamington Spa is one of only four Royal towns in the UK. The Royal Pump Rooms opened in 1814 attracting the wealthy and famous, leading to the construction of numerous Georgian townhouses. With its growing status and popularity Queen Victoria granted the town its Royal prefix in 1838.
A statue of Queen Victoria was almost destroyed by a German bomb during World War II which moved the statue one inch on its plinth by the blast.
The first tennis club in the world was also formed in 1872 by Major Henry Gem and Augurio Pereira and the modern rules of lawn tennis were drawn up in 1874 at the Leamington Tennis Club.
With its period properties, stunning Jephson Garden Park, proximity to the luscious Warwickshire countryside (whilst still being commutable to Birmingham and Coventry) Royal Leamington Spa is a popular place to live within affluent south Warwickshire. Though the town has expanded its suburbs amalgamating nearby villages, the town’s Council have gone to great length to preserve the town center’s buildings and heritage. This also makes it popular for weekend shoppers visiting its wide array of independent boutiques and restaurants, as well as with film crews looking for period property features.
Royal Leamington Spa also boasts a hive of SMEs profiting for its great rail and motorway network connecting the town easily to the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport and London.