Creative Planning Project Manager

Job Type Business Change & Improvement
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 23/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £45,400.00 - £68,000.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35 hours per week Mon-Fri

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Our Purpose

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At a glance:

The Partnership has adopted a hybrid working approach meaning you'll be able to work a mixture between the office and home based upon your personal needs whilst balancing the needs of the business. The Creative team aim for around 2 days a week in the office to connect and on a more ad-hoc basis to attend key meetings but again, are flexible on this. The role is based in our Bracknell campus.

The salary range for this role is set at £45,400 - £67,500

This position is permanent 

About the role:

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Waitrose Creative & Content team as our Creative Planning Project Manager. In this pivotal role, you will support the integration of our new hybrid creative operation in collaboration with our newly partnered vendor.

As the Creative Planning Project Manager, you’ll champion new innovative ways of working within the hybrid studio, optimising our new production technology platform. Collaborating with planners, you will integrate new workflows and processes, and be the daily point of contact for the partnered agency.

Your responsibilities will include supporting the hybrid studio in delivering creative assets that align with our brand values, engaging customers with relevant content, and driving trade growth. You will facilitate the translation of briefs from planning through to implementation and assist in producing and communicating both the Waitrose Content and Customer plan.

Essential skills you’ll need:

  • Proven experience of creative operations across digital marketing, online and store estate

  • Good knowledge and understanding of all marketing channels (ATL / BTL)

  • Agency/supplier management

  • Highly numerate and literate

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

Benefits of the Partnership and the role

  • 💻 -  Hybrid Working. 

  • 🏖️ - Full - time working holiday entitlement 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part time hours).

  • ⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

  • 🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

  • 🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.

  • 🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

  • 🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them

  • 🌱 -  Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - ttps:// 

Next steps: 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage virtual interview.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early.

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External applicants you can view a copy of the full job outline attached to this advert. 

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