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.
Swindon is a buoyant town in the heart of Wiltshire. With the M4 on the doorstep, Swindon a number of major destinations such as London, Bristol, Reading and Cardiff are easily accessible, making it an ideal location for professionals who regularly travel for work purposes.
Swindon is a popular place to live and work and the town has had huge investment in regeneration over the years, which has seen the town become one of the fastest growing in Europe.
Today, Swindon is one of the most economically successful and highly innovative towns in the UK, ranking in the top 5 towns for business investment.
Key industry sectors in the town include manufacturing/engineering, life sciences, information and communication technologies, financial and business services. The town is home to major businesses, including Intel, npower, Zurich Financial Services, WHSmith, Honda, Nationwide Building Society and First Great Western to name a few. It also has a high proliferation of successful business start-ups.
Away from work, Swindon has countless restaurants, cafes and bars serving a selection of great food and drinks. It also has an excellent education system, with over 75% of schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.