Job Description

Spark 44

Location: Birmingham

Career Level: 10

Project Manager – Configurator

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This role will work within the Spark44 team

The Configurator is an important online tool to help consumers create a visual of their customised car, thus playing a fundamental role in the customer purchase funnel. Reporting into the Configurator Project Director – we are looking for a Project Manager to support the Configurator Team. Experience of working with an automotive client or a configurator tool would be a strong advantage.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the point person for Internal Team and Client enquiries on the Configurator – i.e. current offerings, project status,  overview of functionality and upcoming developments
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally to escalate and resolve issues
  • Drive delivery of Configurator Projects for all markets
  • Establish, manage and clearly communicate project plans and budgets
  • Work closely with the other Configurator Project manager and Team Leads to align processes and establish best practice
  • Book and manage creative time to work on briefs
  • Book and manage resource allocation/work schedules
  • Manage external CGI supplier
  • Estimating projects - prepare timings and costs
  • Working with the JLR Configurator clients, manage the Client Review process across all models and markets
  • Quality assurance
  • Oversee production and delivery of final assets for projects
  • Collaborate with internal Spark teams and the external Agency partners to resolve issues
  • Help to establish production process in conjunction with the Configurator Team Leads
  • Assist and support team members as needed
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Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Project Management/agency/client experience = essential
  • Existing knowledge, or interest in developing understanding of JLR Products
  • Experience within a deadline driven creative environment
  • Clear confident communicator
  • Organised and focused
  • Excellent attention to detail – quality assurance proofing is a key part of this role
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritise work schedules
  • Must be flexible and approachable

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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