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FT Longitude, the leader in thought leadership and research, is looking to recruit a skilled and enthusiastic client-facing Project Manager to join its dynamic, fast-growing team.
About Longitude
FT Longitude is a thought leadership specialist that is owned by the Financial Times Group. Longitude’s product offering spans three areas: Strategy, a set of services that helps clients to plan and execute effective and differentiated thought leadership campaigns; Research, which encompasses surveys, interview programmes, data modelling and desk research; and Content, which covers multi-format thought leadership campaigns, spanning reports, articles, opinion pieces, visual and interactive content. We work hard to build and maintain a strong, engaging culture that motivates and inspires our team to do great work, learn new things and develop their careers.


Role overview

Reporting to our Delivery and Projects Director, you will use your programme management skills to set-up and oversee complex, long-tail projects through to successful completion. You’ll have strong project management skills with the ability to juggle a programme of projects and coordinate many stakeholders. You will also have strong interpersonal skills enabling you to build relationships with our clients and work at ease with our B2B and internal clients, team members and external suppliers to create strong connections.

This role is not a technical role and does not include management of software developers.

Key requirements

  • Proactively, build great relationships with our clients but also internal teams.

  • Help our clients to realise their project scopes: on budget, on time and with a professional attitude.

  • Collaborate with different internal work groups and departments to coordinate and align projects.

  • Oversee a portfolio of projects while handling your own with good attention to detail.

  • Be a positive and proactive problem-solver.

  • Advise and support project managers in the set up and management of their projects.

  • Brief production and digital producers to ensure smooth handover from main project to production.

  • Manage risk well; understand and use escalation processes, effectively.

  • Spot revenue growth opportunities within your projects.

  • Understand the content and digital production process.

  • Show initiative and flexibility to embrace new ways of working and leverage productivity tools.


Skills and experience

  • Ideally, you will have around 6 years’ or more experience as a project manager from within a marketing services agency spanning an array of different project types and complexities.

  • You will have deep experience with complex stakeholders across different sectors.

  • You can demonstrate a strong desire to achieve high-quality outcomes by consistently meeting your client’s objectives.

  • You will have an engaging communication manner that enables you to build great relationships (internally and externally)

  • You are able to initiate and engage in collaboration and are a strong team player, supporting team members and embracing openness and transparency

  • You are able to forecast your projects accurately, manage budgets and ensure profitability

  • You adapt well and are unfazed by changes and are able to alternate and switch plans when needed to drive improved commercial outcomes.

  • You have line management experience.

Our values

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do

  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time

  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes

  • Be transparent and open with each other

  • Embrace and drive positive change

  • Think commercially at all times

  • Be proactive and creative


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 



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