Traffic, Resource and Production Management

Again, an area in which I have a passion about. It incorporates both project management and operational expertise. Having run an SME production department client side which including building high tech equipment from R&D through to full production, testing and delivery and also agencies 40+ creative department, its always a test of interpersonal and people management skills to get products or projects through as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here are a few of the areas in which I can cover:

  • To manage and filter workflow as well as organise and prioritise workloads to maximise productivity on various platforms and systems
  • Planning multiple projects through all agency disciplines (concept, copy, print, digital, development, strategic services)
  • Planning multiple products through production (supplier management, purchasing, build, test and delivery)
  • Strong relationship builder, paring the right jobs with the right resource skill set
  • Provide input and support the leadership team in the forecasting of hiring needs 
  • Identify, anticipate and manage risks and resource bottlenecks
  • Chasing for briefs / scoping times
  • Pushing for creative and build excellence (no short cuts!)
  • Importance of QA/testing both in digital projects and manufacture
  • Continually improve and optimise agency/client workflow
  • Sourcing and onboarding quality freelancers/contractors
  • Constant liaison with production teams, client services and new business teams
  • Working closely with HR/talent management and finance teams
  • Reporting on department efficiency and utilisation
  • Solid problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Manage expectations, deliver under pressure and prioritise workloads
  • Training of Traffic/Resource Managers