• Digital Project Manager at Now Boarding

  • Posted on: 11 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Now Boarding  Founded in 2010 by Jacques Oberholzer & Michel Brink, our Cape Town creative studio delivers first-class services to clients across the globe. Whether you’re preparing for take off, or simply require some new direction, our agile crew of designers, thinkers, marketers and data monkeys are ready for the challenge. We thrive on creativity and collaborative relationships with our clients and we’re passionate about results-driven, conceptual thinking and pixel-perfect design. We work in a lean and agile environment, and we like to move fast!

    Digital Project Manager


    Job description

    We’re looking for an experienced digital project manager to join our fast-growing, agile and quirky digital and creative agency. At Now Boarding, we create captivating digital products, and help our clients take them to market. Our specialisations are UX/UI design and digital marketing, and we work with well-known SA and global brands, corporates and startups.

    Project Management is a core part of our value offering. We’re looking for an experienced Project Manager who enjoys engaging with clients, speaks “dev” like a second language and can keep a number of projects running successfully in parallel. A proven track record in Project Management is key, with some technical knowledge being strongly advantageous.

    If you’re a strong team player and believe that our clients and partners will love working with you, we’d like to hear from you.

    Our new Project Manager will:

    • Run projects from kick-off to delivery, in conjunction with our Designers, Marketers and Directors.
    • Define project scope, goals, budgets, deliverables and dependencies in conjunction with the relevant Director.
    • Prepare project timelines and work with creative, operations and traffic to ensure milestones and deadlines are met.
    • Prepare the necessary documentation to ensure smooth and successful projects.
    • Keep clients informed throughout projects and manage expectations.
    • Identify risks upfront and effectively mitigate and manage these with our crew and clients.
    • Perform Quality Control on projects and ensure delivery against expected standards.
    • Ensure that projects are completely on time, and on budget.
    • Report to the Directors on project profitability and future project optimisation suggestions.


    • Relevant tertiary education
    • Project management experience (preferably with some technical knowledge or background)
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Financial aptitude and ability to manage budgets
    • A positive attitude with the ability to rally a team
    • The ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience in a preferred project management tool or methodology
    • Must love dogs

    We’re looking for someone who

    • Learns fast and is able to grasp the requirements of a project quickly.
    • Is highly organised and detail orientated.
    • Is passionate about digital and technology.
    • Works effectively under pressure while keeping the team calm and motivated.
    • Takes initiative, doesn’t wait for instruction and can manage their own time.
    • Is completely dependable.
    • A natural problem-solver and able to pull a project back on track when the unexpected comes up.
    • Can effectively manage clients, even when things aren’t going quite to plan.

    Why we think you’ll love working with us:

    • Projects across a wide variety of industries.
    • Working with clients of all sizes, from startups to corporates, both local and international.
    • Our organised, disciplined, talented and crazy team.
    • Our passion for process and efficiency.
    • Flexi-time.
    • Fresh lunches every day and a fridge full of chocolate dessert.
    • Our regular office dogs, Yoyo and Huey.
    • Strong, collaborative relationships with our clients.
    • Light and bright offices in Gardens.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Now Boarding career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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