Junior Project Manager
Chancery Lane, London,

Company Description

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.

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:


We are looking for a Junior Project Manager to join our busy Project Management team on the McDonald’s account. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and to play a part in the ideation and delivery of outstanding work for our Clients.

Specifically, we’ll need your help with:


  • Management and overview of the workflow of various projects ensuring that everything is running according to plan.
  • Communicating project plans, managing expectations, and assuring alignment with the client and agency processes.
  • Working closely with the Client Services team and other departments to ensure efficient flow of work through the agency.
  • Understanding the internal workings of the agency and the production processes involved.
  • Ensuring briefs are approved and creative teams are briefed according to timing plans.
  • Scheduling reviews and ensuring all relevant parties attend.
  • Facilitating work out of reviews through the agency to relevant departments and potential third parties and ensuring that it is followed up and delivered on time.
  • Trouble shooting 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 good communication.
  • Producing estimates & PO’s (except TV/Radio).
  • Ensuring cost controller approval on estimates prior to sharing with Clients where required.
  • Reconciling projects once they are complete.


What skills we’re looking for:


  • Basic knowledge of Apple applications, including Keynote & Adobe Creative Suite
  • Competence with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Understanding of the creative process, from brief to output.


  • A dedicated and ambitious individual, who shows a real passion for great ideas and 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.


What qualities and behaviours we like:

  • A strong communicator with a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Confident to get your point across and able to inform your line manager or the senior management team of any account statuses, problems, plans and meetings as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, problem solve, multitask and drive projects forward.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to plan for all eventualities and provide solutions to any arising issues.
  • Proactive, always looking ahead and spotting potential pitfalls.
  • Willingness to become a champion of the client's business.
  • A contributor to agency culture, striving to help make Leo Burnett an even better agency than it is today.

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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