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Traffic Manager in South Yorkshire

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.

South Yorkshire

The southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, this area was the original industrial powerhouse of northern England. What wool was to West Yorkshire, steel was to South Yorkshire and as confluence of natural resources: coal, iron ore and water, it became the nucleus of the British iron and steel industries, from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Sheffield’s and Rotherham's furnaces and the coal pits of Barnsley and Doncaster may be long out of working order but the Victorian reminders remain; some the old steelworks and pit heads have been converted into museums and exhibition venues. The grand civic buildings that feature at the centre of Sheffield's city are testament to the ambitions of its 19th-century populace.

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