Senior Project Manager
Chancery Lane, London,

Company Description

We are Saatchi & Saatchi – a full service, integrated communications network, with 114 offices in 67 countries, with our headquarters in London. Saatchi & Saatchi is part of the Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group.

Saatchi & Saatchi launched in 1970, with the philosophy that “Nothing is Impossible” – a statement that crowns the top of our London building and is fundamental to our spirit. We approach things with the audacity of chutzpah. Chutzpah defines our culture at Saatchi & Saatchi. It’s the quality of audacity. Because if you are going to attempt impossible things you have to have the audacity to believe you can achieve them.

It helped us build an agency we are really proud of and does things differently – which means an industry leading diversity approach, that includes Saatchi Ignite – our curriculum-based schools programme, Saatchi Open – our entry level programme, Saatchi Home – our affordable accommodation initiative, Saatchi Women – our programme for progressing talent, and Saatchi Family – our programme for parents and carers.

We are still looking for great clients. Still trying to rock the world. Still believing. Still being impossible. Still having ideas that make our clients famous. Still searching for people who want to set the world alight. Still knowing there isn’t a problem a great idea can’t solve.

If Nothing is Impossible is our spirit, then Chutzpah is what runs through our veins. But there is still one missing ingredient in creating the impossible and that’s YOU.

Our Commitment
Diversity and inclusion are a core part of our DNA at Publicis UK. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates, and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group irrelevant of their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion fuel our creativity and innovation, it enables us to be closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Job Description

Supporting and being central to the successful management of campaigns through working with the Account Team, Creative Department and Client. Being the knowledge base for all campaigns and championing the best creative work possible through tight management of timing, cost and processes.

What you’ll do


  • Management and overview of the overall delivery of a multi-channel campaign.
  • Creates project plans for each brief by amalgamating timings from relevant channel specific producers and partner agencies, where relevant.
  • Communicates project plans to clients and assures alignment with client processes.
  • Assures that briefs are received on time and that creative teams are briefed.
  • Ensures that reviews are held and attended by all of the relevant departments and cross agency teams.
  • Facilitates work out of the reviews through the agency to the relevant departments and potential third parties.
  • Takes responsibility for suggesting alternative options in situations where there are challenges from a timings or delivery standpoint.
  • Works closely with all of the channel specific production arms to assure delivery of output.


  • Manages and follows up on all internal and third party production costs including : raising job numbers, PO numbers and liaising with clients on receiving POs.
  • Assists in actively managing the fee scope and campaign budgets alongside the account management/finance departments.
  • Communicates the financial production overview to Client alongside the account management department.

Who you’ll do it with

You will work closely with the key departments (Brand, Prodcution, Creative) within the agency and also other agencies engaged by the client, for example across direct mail, design and activations.



The Senior PM will have strong communications skills and first hand experience of taking personal charge for the delivery of similar highly innovative and creative projects along with

  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise, to multi task and to manage the creative process from start to finish are critical for this role.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills; ability to plan for all eventualities; identify risks and provide solutions to issues.
  • Know and understand the client’s organisation and processes.
  • Experience and understanding of the processes involved in producing of TV, print, radio, digital display and outdoor campaigns is essential, however producers will ultimately be responsible for the output.
  • Works as a strong team player.
  • Professional at all times. 
  • Ability to manage diverse stakeholder groups. 
  • Willingness to becomes a champion of the client’s business. 
  • Display a good understanding of various media, including costs.
  • Has a full understanding of the invoicing process, mark ups and charge out rates.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • Great attention to detail is a must.  
  • Preferably Ops experience.  
  • Ability to operate with little supervision and resolve problems efficiently.  
  • Excellent communicator both verbal and written.  
  • Ability to juggle numerous tasks at once and to deliver effectively.  
  • A natural problem solver. 
  • Confidence, positivity and ability to be calm under pressure.  
  • An eye for craft, agility and resourcefulness.

Additional Information

Saatchi & Saatchi has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS – Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • HYBRID WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday.
  • AGENCY DISCOUNTS, onsite gym, and discount in our Publicis-Owned Pub – “The Pregnant Man”

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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