OLIVER is hiring a

FTC (Junior - Midweight) Project Manager

Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Role: Project Manager - FTC 6 months with the view to extend

Location: Hybrid / Leatherhead (required onsite 2-3 days per week)



Working in partnership with our client, the Project Manager will develop a deep understanding of the business at a brand level, their needs, expectations, and requirements to help advise on the optimal solution. You will then ensure everything runs smoothly from scoping and estimation, through contracting and work authorization and development, to acceptance, invoicing, and collections.    


  • You have a demonstrable project management experience, ideally within the beauty, wellness and/or FMCG industry 
  • You're extremely well organised, naturally juggling multiple tasks at any one time. 
  • You cope effectively when things are up in the air and carefully manage ever-shifting priorities 
  • A problem solver with an understanding of the creative industry 
  • Great attention to detail
  • You genuinely care about people and build collaborative working relationships. You listen well to challenge and work with people to overcome problems in a positive way
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience in working and managing high volume of work
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A real self-starter – Never be sat there twiddling their thumbs
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to effectively and proactively manage account finances and invoicing
  • Highly creative with the ability to generate ideas and practically contribute to the design studio output
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other related software
  • Understanding of how to integrate with a client-side team whilst maintaining a top tier agency service 


You would be part of a team which comprises of people (creative, marketing, CMI, Media and eCommerce) leveraging their expertise and tech to data-driven assets for use across marketing platforms. 


  • Effective project management through the full life cycle using project governance as directed by the client – escalating issues and proactively resolving problems, managing project resource and spend and making critical decisions. 
  • Successful meeting of project deadlines and ensuring speed and quality of the work. 
  • Ensuring adherence to creative best practices and standards, both according to Unilever and platform-specific guidelines, towards channel optimisation and performance. 
  • Effectively managing resource within the Personal Care DMC. 
  • Work-flow management – liaising with internal creatives and external suppliers where needed. 
  • Understanding the importance of brands and working within brand guidelines.
  • Building and maintaining relationships within Personal Care brand teams often through regular face to face contact and virtual meetings.
  • Run account meetings and take responsibility with contact reports and actionable next steps.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for brand team requests concerning the DMC. 


  • Confidence and comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing client environment 
  • A passionate, inspiring and curious outlook 
  • The aptitude to learn new software and programmes efficiently and effectively 
  • Self-motivated, happy working independently 
  • Collaborative team player, open minded
  • Value team performance over self-promotion 
  • Discrete about all confidential and personal information
  • Driven, proactive, helpful, and enthusiastic team player



Lots of agencies say they're different. OLIVER is.

OLIVER believes that agencies work better inside a brand's organisation; delivering more effective work at the speed required to drive modern businesses forward. Using our unique Inside Intelligence methodology, we build specialist, dedicated in-house agencies that collaborate with clients to form better marketing solutions.

Established in 2004, our model is now driven by over 4000 people, working across more than 200 in-house agencies globally. Clients include The Guardian, Unilever, Barclaycard, PepsiCo, AXA, The AA, Adidas, BMW, Post Office, and 3M. OLIVER is part of the Inside Ideas Group (IIG), which also includes a global content agency to Adjust your Set, design, experience, and engineering company DARE and property marketing specialists Aylesworth Fleming.



We are a company built on our values, we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.


Be Ambitious to succeed

Be Imaginative to push the boundaries of what’s possible

Be Inspirational to do groundbreaking work

Be always learning and listening to understand

Be Results-focused to exceed expectations


As an employer, we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.


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Inside Ideas Group and its’ affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All [suitable] applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

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