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Traffic Manager in Sheffield

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.


Sheffield is located in the metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire; its name is derived from the River Sheaf, which runs through the centre. The city sits within the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries: Loxley, Porter Brook, Rivelin and the Sheaf. Over 60% of Sheffield's entire area is green space and a third of the city itself lies within the Peak District national park. Boasting more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens, the city is also proud of its historic sports scene, being home to the world's oldest football club, Sheffield Football Club. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations such as stainless steel were developed locally, almost single-handedly fuelling the Industrial Revolution of the UK. International competition in iron and steel created a decline in the traditional industry during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining. Today it's not the steel of the foundries, mills and forges that make the city's fortune but the scaffolding, cranes, modern sculptures and steel-framed buildings that stud the skyline. Thanks to opportunities of urban renewal, Sheffield is working hard to reinvent itself. The modern economy is based on services, shopping and the 'knowledge industry' flowing from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. 

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