Project Manager (6-month fixed term contract with potential to extend)


The IAB is the trade body for the digital advertising industry with members like Google, Facebook and Twitter. Our mission is to build a sustainable future for digital advertising. We do this by bringing the industry together through our 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands.  

We are here to help simplify and explain the sometimes complex world of digital advertising, as a trusted source of research, guidance and education, as well as celebrating the very best creativity and innovation in the industry.

We do this through a range of activities, events, training, research, defining developments in the industry, setting standards, helping the industry to remain self-regulated and more.

Ways of working:
The IAB works in a very open and collaborative way. A team of c. 30, we have a company meeting to kick off the week, project teams composed of people from different departments, as well as a strong sense of team within each department. We encourage our people to be entrepreneurial and feel empowered to drive change and new projects. We are not about working at your desk all day every day, our office and separate events space allows us to change the scenery and we encourage hot desking and support flexible working.

Culture is very important to us, we work with the whole industry, an innovative, dynamic and fast moving sector so we want our people to add to the fabric of what we do and what we represent. We are a social and upbeat team with different expertise and interests and a great ability to pitch in and work together to deliver our big events and initiatives. Education is important so in addition to training we hold regular lunch and learn sessions that help us all keep up to speed with developments across the industry. We celebrate success whether it’s the completion of a big project or something small but important that someone has done that helps us all.

The role:
Following the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Update Report on Real Time Bidding and Ad Tech in June 2019 and our response in December 2019, IAB UK has created a number of deliverables that we pledged to deliver on behalf of our members, the digital advertising industry. The role of the Project Manager is to ensure the workstreams that support these deliverables run efficiently and that interim milestones and KPIs are met. Ultimately with the focus that the work streams deliver against our commitments.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of internal and external stakeholders, ensuring clear and regular communication

  • Ensuring objectives and commitments are delivered on time and on budget

  • Establishment and running of multiple workstreams to deliver the commitments made by IAB UK in response to the ICO Report

  • Being the main point of contact for all things related to our response to the ICO Report, becoming an expert on our commitments and progress against targets

  • Communicating with other industry trade bodies

  • Keeping the wider IAB team updated with progress

  • Liaising with other IABs, particularly IAB Europe and IAB Tech Lab

  • Organising and managing meetings, distributing actions and making sure people are accountable for actions arising at meetings


Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of the digital advertising industry essential

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly knowing your way around a project plan and project management tools)

  • Proven experience of project management and relevant project management training and/or qualification

  • Experience running multiple workstreams

  • An agile nature, able to flex and adapt in fast-paced environments

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • IAB UK is happy to consider this role being part-time (3 or 4 days a week)


Other important stuff

  • This role report to the Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

  • You can read more about our response to the ICO Report here

  • Read more about IAB UK here


Application Process:
Applications to be sent to Caroline Stearn at Salary is competitive.

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