Analog Folk

New York

Associate Project Director

AnalogFolk is a global digital creative agency, independently owned since 2008. Our mission is to use digital technology to make the analog world better – creating more intuitive customer journeys, enabling more customer-led uses of data, integrating seamless tech and building breakthrough campaigns. 

We have offices in Amsterdam, London, New York, Portland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, partnering with brands including Nike, Johnnie Walker, Diageo, L’Oreal and Showtime. Winner of Campaign’s Global Digital Innovation Agency of the Year 2019


As an Associate Project Director you will be instrumental in inspiring a Production and Client Services team to focus on the final output, become an escalation point for best practice and ensure award -winning creative is delivered alongside outstanding client satisfaction rates. You will lead by example and deliver key integrated campaigns from project inception through to end delivery, as well as shaping production approaches for others.  You will be seen as the champion of delivery as you share your vast 360 experience and exceptional aptitude to break down operational challenges and direct creative solutions that protect the work. 

You will be a leading and trusted client advisor during the project life-cycle, empowering internal teams to take well mitigated risks and build fantastic relationships with our Folk, partners and suppliers.

You will work with the Head of Delivery  to foster a culture of knowledge sharing, give clear direction on the commercial performance of your portfolio and become a progressive and leading voice in the agency as you influence others to find the most effective and sustainable way forward. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO / Roles & Responsibilities

- You will own and be accountable for the delivery performance of your allocated portfolio. This will include your team’s creative objectives, commercial targets and business deadlines. 
- Work with Head of Departments to ensure we are delivering to an outstanding quality level and continue to produce work that is effective and award winning. 
- Display an exceptional understanding of industry craft and implement best practice across a full range of integrated productions and delivery workflows (creative development, strategic toolkits + data analytics, content production, digital assets / CRM, build, innovation [VR, 360, AR] and experiential).
- Showcase adaptability skills and continuous willingness to flex, learn and problem solve (no matter the challenge) as AF develop new and sustainable ways of working against a broad range of new projects. 
- Alongside your portfolio leadership team, you will asses all new briefs to ensure they meet the business need, validate the commercial viability and shape the delivery approach / methodology accordingly.
- Develop and own a robust operational infrastructure for your portfolio.
- Demonstrate control to clients and internal stakeholders through outstanding financial tracking (recovery rate and revenue forecasting), develop status and risk documentation templates and micro and macro pipeline-planning / team resourcing. 
- Support the Client Partner / Account Director to develop a business and growth plan for your portfolio. You will be responsible for the overall team structure, commercial model,  established client ways of working/ delivery framework , pipeline plan and implementation roadmap.  
- Oversee a producer / (s) to shape and scope projects against specified objectives. 
- You and the team will be accountable for ensuring all relevant requirements have been prioritised,  estimates have been structured to the best delivery methodology, risks have been mitigated against  and there is an outstanding level of documentation (SoW, Budget, Project Plan)  that is clearly understood by the client and internal / external stakeholders.
- Demonstrate leadership and an entrepreneurial approach that develops new client opportunities and exhibits a high degree of independence and autonomy in decision-making. To drive successful team collaboration and bring together multiple specialist disciplines.
- Develop communication tools across your portfolio and mediate against any conflict to ensure productive morale and clear direction on the common objective. 
- Line management responsibility and mentoring for junior team members; hold staff reviews , set personal goals and measure progress against these.
- Work with the Head of Delivery to continue to evolve and challenge our creative process to ensure we are optimised for progressive delivery partnerships with our clients. 

THE EFFECT YOU’LL HAVE / Measurement & performance

- Your portfolio will receive industry and internal recognition for directing remarkable and effective marketing for our clients. 
- Your portfolio is working to a plus 80% recovery rate overall and all projects that overrun are managed within a 10% variance of an agreed estimate. 
- Portfolio growth due to organic return of business and client recommendations based on AnalogFolk’s  previous delivery and reputable creative value. 
- Outstanding 360 feedback from clients and the leadership team.
- Inspired team morale and retention for your portfolio.
- A clear team and programme plan within the business and consistently strong resourcing throughout the portfolio.  

WHAT YOU’VE DONE / Skills & Experience

- End to end delivery and full 360/integrated production experience (strategic + creative development, data analytics, content production, digital assets / CRM, build, innovation [VR, 360, AR] and experiential). 
- 8 years+ experience working within a top global digital agency or digital communications agency in a senior production or senior project management (or equivalent) role.
- A track record of problem solving and a can-do solution attitude. Delivered award winning marketing for clients Highly motivated, collaborative and entrepreneurial.
- Experience in managing production partners and suppliers Strong ethos to deliver innovative, creative solutions that have the client’s needs at the heart.
- Highly articulate communication skills (verbal and written), accomplished presenter, good negotiation and influencing skills.
- Understanding of processes, workflows, tools and methodologies.
- Experience of managing programmes of work and retainers from 1m+ and complex digital campaigns with multiple work-flows.
- Understanding of multiple project management methodologies: DSDM, Scrum, Prince 2 etc. 
- Management of multidisciplinary teams: Strategy, UX, Creative, Editorial,  Design, Technology and QA.
- Passion for cutting edge creative and innovation.

WHO WE ARE / Values & Behaviour

At AnalogFolk we use digital to make the analog world better. That means work that helps people in some way. Instead we strive to create experiences that are remarkable and fundamentally valuable.

Our Values: 

Stay Restless - Always strive for better to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Expect Remarkable - Go beyond the expected to create something worthy of remark. Accept nothing less. 
Make Change - In everything you do, find a way to make a positive impact.
Do Good - Don’t talk about ideas that create progress. Make them. If something isn’t working, be the agent of change.
Be You - Bring all of yourself and make this place your own. In return, welcome all of others.

How We Work:

We have evolved our ways of working over the last few years and believe that there are moments where we benefit from working in the office together and moments where we benefit from working remotely. We ask all Folk to opt-in and work from the office two days a week across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and work remotely on Mondays and Fridays. This current hybrid set-up is temporary until the end of the year when we will review what works for our employees and for our clients.

Click here to read more about our company North Star and our ambition to be an agency of change. 

We welcome applications from all identities and walks of life. We can’t wait to hear from you!