Project Manager 6 Month FTC
Chancery Lane, London,

Company Description

Leo Burnett London

About Our Agency:

As Leo Burnett himself once said: “At the end of the day, we’re just people talking to people.”

And that sums up how we think. We never forget that on the other side of every screen, watching every ad or reading every tweet are people. Not just pairs of eyes with credit cards. But human beings, who want to be entertained, engaged and listened to.

Which is why we want to make work that connects on a human level. That everyone will love. Proudly populist creative work that makes people smile, laugh, cry and everything in between. Whether that’s through advertising or managing brand partnerships with our Sports + Entertainment team.

But it’s also why we believe in being decent human beings. Either to work with or to work for. Because putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in the power of a strong, supportive, and inclusive culture that puts people and creativity at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on a genuinely friendly and informal style where everyone’s invited, and the collective is more important than the individual.

We know we’re still falling short when it comes to diversity – but we’re working on it. Really working on it.

We’ve created the Anti-Racism Collective, to actively advance racial equality within our agency and the industry, and track progress against our commitments, to redress the balance and better represent the society and culture we serve. We’re working with “Free the Work” to support makers and creators from a wider range of backgrounds and we’re working with all our clients to ensure we’re building brands that actively and positively portray all types of people.

It’s our distinctive approach, combined with our passion for populist creativity and relentless pursuit of excellence that makes Leo Burnett such a uniquely special and enjoyable place to work.

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

We are looking for a Project Manager with previous experience within a busy agency or production environment to work on one of our newest (and biggest) accounts.

You will be working  directly into the other, a Project Director. The work we do is fully integrated and multi-platform, and your role will encompass all the traditional project management principles as well as producing for some of the elements and deliverables.

Specifically, we’ll need your help with:

  • Management and overview of the workflow of multiple projects ensuring that everything is running according to plan.
  • Communicating project plans both internally and to clients and partner agencies; managing expectations and ensuring alignment with the client and agency processes.
  • Creation of project timelines, updating and adapting as projects evolve.
  • Working closely with the Client Services team and other Agency departments to ensure efficient flow of work through the agency.
  • Full understanding of the internal workings of the agency and the production processes involved across all channels.
  • Ensuring briefs are approved and creative teams are briefed in line with project timings.
  • Scheduling reviews and ensuring all relevant parties attend.
  • Attending the reviews, setting the agenda at the outset and summarising any action points.
  • Facilitating work out of reviews to relevant departments within the agency and to potential third parties, ensuring that everyone is clear on the next stages and that any work is followed up and delivered on time.
  • Troubleshooting and proposing alternative solutions in situations where there are timing or delivery challenges.
  • Working closely with all departments within the agency and partner agencies to ensure delivery of output is the best possible quality.
  • Encouraging teamwork and great communication.
  • Producing production estimates & PO’s (except TV/Radio).
  • Ensuring cost-controller approval on estimates where required prior to sharing with Clients.
  • Reconciling projects once they are complete.


What skills we’re looking for:


  • Competence with Apple applications, including Keynote.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Competence with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Full understanding of the creative process, from brief to delivery.


  • A dedicated and ambitious individual, who shows a real passion for great ideas and creativity.
  • Confident person who is not afraid to speak up and have a point of view.
  • Self-awareness.
  • Someone who’s fun and friendly, with an appetite to get involved with all the extra-curricular things we have on offer.


  • Ability to always maintain a commercial perspective on work.
  • Display confidentiality and professionalism at all times.

Additional Information

 Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are a core part of our DNA at Leo Burnett. 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process.  If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

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