Producer

Purpose of the role...

The role of the Producer at Code is to ensure the on-time and iterative delivery of quality products and services for our clients that deliver against their business objectives.

You may also be required to support your Account Director and Project Manager within your Account Team. You will work with a multi-disciplinary team ensuring adherence to plan, quality, deadline and budget, whilst maintaining communication and managing the client’s expectations, following process and documentation throughout.

Overall you must build confidence, earn trust and gain respect with our clients and with your team, via your credibility in planning, management, collaborative delivery and the quality of our deliverables.

Role and responsibilities...

Project definition and leadership:

  • Collaborating with the wider team, identify and document task/project objectives, scope, timescales, estimates, risks, benefits and ROI, using the available analytics and data to determine the correct path for the product/service.

  • Organise and deliver tasks/projects to plan and budget, assessing risks and revising when applicable to accommodate change.

Project communication and client relationships:

  • Build excellent and long term relationships with your clients, providing them with the best experience of the agency. Maintain continual communication and align expectations proactively and efficiently.

  • Overall our aim is to support them in driving change within their organisation and the challenges they face from their Stakeholders.

  • Communicate budgetary and team capacity information (with support from your Project Manager if required) throughout the task/project lifespan to internal stakeholder teams, proactively reporting progress and performance. Pro-actively manage issues to reduce risk to task/project delivery and client relationship.

Team leadership:

  • Encourage, inspire and motivate your team to work together efficiently to achieve task/project goals and improve team performance and effectiveness.

  • You role model Code’s core values and those you stand for, support in resolving team conflicts and share learnings.

  • Display creativity as a problem solver - be the enabler, the fixer – because tasks/projects are never ‘business as usual’.

Budget management:

  • Ensure your teams work to plan and deliver their tasks to schedule and budget. They must take part in your planning session to be bought into the plan and be able to take responsibility for what they deliver.

  • It's your responsibility to track the progress of the task/project, ensuring that budget expectations are managed/raised with your clients when applicable to ensure additional effort is accounted for. You must also manage internal expectations around budget over-runs and associated resourcing impact.

Administration:

  • Ensure task/project documentation is always current and job folders are set up and maintained correctly.

  • Ensure Job records and Paprika are updated weekly and supports your Account Team reporting and routines.

General tasks:

  • Maintain a good understanding of Code’s wider service offering and in-house capabilities/skill sets in line with the business areas.

  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging trends and technologies and their potential within client projects.

  • Be mindful of our agency objectives and work within your account team to deliver against them.

Skills and experience...

Education:

  • Being educated to degree level is not mandatory but previous experience of ‘agency life’ would be viewed as an advantage.

Specialist knowledge:

  • Tolerance for ambiguity – as a Producer, you are required to work on tasks/projects/with clients whose areas of business are unfamiliar to us. We need to be able to adapt and move the task/project forwards.

  • Gain the experience and ability to know your products (clients) inside out, to be the knowledge holder to support your team and use data/evidence available to support client needs and add the most value to their product.

  • A strong passion for digital and eager to learn - it will be part of your personal development plan to gather knowledge as you progress through your time at Code.

Time management:

  • Effective planning, organisational and co-ordination skills.

  • Leadership skills, able to motivate and inspire a team.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, able to adapt leadership style to deal with different people and environments.

  • Agility and able to adapt to change, always looking for ways to improve delivery, teams and your products.

Personal or behavioural characteristics:

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Well organised, detail driven and results orientated.

Professional certification:

  • Although not compulsory, certification in agile or lean methodologies such as Scrum, DDSM or Kanban are preferred. Prince 2 certification is also beneficial although not actively practiced at Code.

General experience:

  • Experience of working within the digital industry would be an advantage.

  • Embraces challenges, takes a proactive approach, ability and understands the importance to build trust and display competency.

What we value...

  • We value people who are brilliant in their capability and the things that they make together.

  • We value people who improve; continually improve themselves and the world around them to make a difference.

  • We value people who collaborate, who are a joy to work with and who get more from themselves and those around them, by working together effectively.

Benefits...

  • 25 days’ holiday and bank holidays
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Medical / health insurance scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • £500 personal training budget
  • £20 headphone allowance
  • Laptop bag allowance
  • Eye & dental cover up to £100
  • Gin Friday (Friday bar)
  • Social & supported events throughout the year
  • Subsidised professional massage (on site)
  • Bike scheme
  • Child care scheme
  • And much more!

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