What does a typical day look like for you?
I am very lucky to have a varied role within the team, which means that every day is different and I’m involved in a wide range of tasks and activities.
On the project management side, I spend time liaising with clients, assisting with schedules, sourcing voiceover demo reels and booking in voiceover sessions. I also help put together storyboards and support with developing the content that goes into our animations - making sure the right messages are coming across clearly.
As the Office Manager, I help to ensure that the team has everything they need in the studio to do their best work, in a clean, safe, and productive environment. These responsibilities include everything from organising health & safety training and carrying out risk assessments, to helping onboard new starters, researching and organising social events and planning away days for the team.
What are the most exciting aspects of your role?
I really enjoy the wide variety of projects we work on in terms of the industries, budgets and scope. From playful and fun pieces to more serious and emotive topics, the range of subjects we work on is definitely exciting – it certainly keeps us on our toes!
I also feel very lucky to be working for a company that has such a focus on charities and other great causes. It feels good to know that we’re also making a positive impact.
What skills, qualities or experience do you think you need to be a successful Office & Project Manager?
Being organised and methodical is a must! Having a proactive, solution-focused approach and good problem-solving skills helps with managing any project. As an Office or Project Manager, you’re working as part of a team. So being a clear communicator and active listener really helps you to be an effective collaborator. Something that’s really important at Buff is having strong attention to detail and high accuracy. These skills would be beneficial in any organisation - and in any role really!