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Project Manager

VML Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Posted: 23 May 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


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  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Professional


About the job:
At VML, we are a beacon of innovation and growth in an ever-evolving world. Our heritage is built upon a century of combined expertise, where creativity meets technology, and diverse perspectives ignite inspiration. With the merger of VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson, we have forged a new path as a growth partner that is part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology powerhouse. Our global family now encompasses over 30,000 employees across 150+ offices in 64 markets, each contributing to a culture that values connection, belonging, and the power of differences. Our expertise spans the entire customer journey, offering deep insights in communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. We deliver end-to-end solutions that result in revolutionary work.

Who we're looking for:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in managing projects within a digital agency environment. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in both agile and traditional project management methodologies, with a strong understanding of the nuances of delivering projects in the GCC region. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards, while effectively managing stakeholders at all levels.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the end-to-end management of digital projects, from inception to delivery, ensuring alignment with client objectives, budget constraints, and quality standards.
  • Utilize both agile and traditional/iterative project management methodologies to adapt to project requirements and constraints.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including designers, developers, and analysts to drive project success and ensure seamless execution.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to project teams, fostering a culture of accountability, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring accurate forecasting and resource allocation.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and communication effectively, providing regular updates on project progress, risks, and issues.
  • Implement best practices in revenue recognition and budget management, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and organizational policies.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate project risks, resolving issues in a timely manner to minimize impact on project delivery.
  • Drive a customer-centric approach, ensuring the delivery of high-quality solutions that exceed client expectations.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within a digital agency environment or a technology company.
  • Strong understanding of agile and traditional project management methodologies.
  • Experience working with clients in the financial and public sectors is highly desirable.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in revenue recognition and budget management.
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders of all levels, from executives to project team members.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • GCC experience is a plus, with a solid understanding of cultural and business dynamics in the region.

At VML, we are committed to fostering an all-inclusive work environment that is both rewarding and career-forward. Our Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging initiatives, alongside the VML Foundation, reflect our dedication to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our people are the heartbeat of our organization—creators, doers, innovators, makers, and thinkers—who drive not just marketing, but meaningful experiences that resonate in every action and interaction. VML is a WPP Agency. For more information, please visit our website, and follow VML on our social channels via Instagram, LinkedIn, and X.

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About VML

VML is a global powerhouse born from the unification of Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R — two of the world's most powerful and accomplished creative agencies with complementary capabilities and geographic strengths. We have an industry-unique opportunity to provide our client partners with a fully integrated offering across brand experience, customer experience, and commerce practices — powered by deep data and technology experience.