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.
From our Birmingham and Manchester offices, through our 10+ years experience operating within the Marketing, PR, brand and communications industry, we have gained valuable knowledge of how our markets operate.
Supplying both Permanent and Temporary staff, we specialise in the FMCG, Software, Manufacturing, Retail, E-Commerce, Charity, Technology, Agency and Professional Service sectors to name a few.
Below you will see all the roles we are currently recruiting for in the West Midlands. However if you are willing to search outside of this area, also have a look at all of our current roles.
The West Midlands is a metropolitan county with a population of 2,808,356 (2014), making it the second most populous county in England. It came into existence after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.
Home to great agencies such as McCann, WAA, Connect, 383 Project, ITG, Life and many more, the West Midlands boast an impressive advertising and PR community. Its historical ties to the automotive industry are still evident today with the luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover being one of the region’s largest employers.