Senior Project Manager

We are seeking the expertise of a senior project manager with solid digital agency experience to join the Cape Town team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining profitable and mutually beneficial relationships between VML and its clients.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working on the digital (and in some cases TTL) accounts for high profile consumer brands, with the opportunity to expand as the team and client portfolio grows
  • Building strong working relationships with clients, external partners and suppliers while delivering against tight timelines and budgets
  • Owning the delivery and quality of digital projects for clients based on deep technical understanding of the digital landscape, trends and opportunities
  • Quoting, billing and achievement of all campaigns within client budgets
  • Negotiating and managing contracts
  • Plan, track, control and report on projects based on defined process
  • Project manage risk and scope throughout the project
  • Project manage client relationships throughout the project
  • Project manage various discipline teams and third-party resources
  • Managing client expectations
  • Prepare and update project plans according to templates
  • Effectively applying digital understanding to the creative process
  • Overseeing creative delivery
  • Identifying client growth opportunities
  • Sales and effectively growing client relationships
  • Understanding and interpreting of Clients’ business and requirements
  • Strategic input at a senior level and understanding of strategies developed for Clients
  • Achievement of agency budgets
  • Sound financial management of account


  • Three to four years’ digital agency experience as an account/project manager/one to two years’ digital experience running projects in agency is absolutely essential
  • Comprehensive understanding of online, including search marketing, digital media, platform development, advertising, CRM and emerging technologies is essential
  • Ability to manage and effectively deliver on multiple campaigns/projects with fast turnarounds
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Experience in stratgically analysing and solving client’s business problems
  • Planning skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience with managing budgets – a bit of a number cruncher
  • Understanding of various digital platforms and products
  • Post-matric diploma, degree, qualification in marketing communications or business – a plus

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Opportunity Details:


Cape Town


Project Management

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