What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for a junior resource manager to join our lovely team here at Waste. You’ll become part of the operations and resource department, working alongside our current resource manager to have a holistic view of the full studio, from creative through to production.
You will help facilitate work flow through the studio, working closely with the resource manager to ensure that briefs are tracking on time and have enough resources allocated to get the job done.
You will be fully responsible for booking and managing freelancers with in the design and motion team and will need to flag when monthly spend increases and give reasons to the ops manager. This role will require you to work well in a team, communicating with the Ops manager & resource manager on potential resourcing conflict and flagging when freelancers might be required.
We’re proud of our agency. Our growth has come from an unflinching commitment to brilliant digital thinking, delivered at speed. It’s a fiercely fast-paced environment, but it’s a lot of fun too, and we value our Wasters and the Waste culture above everything.
This is not a role (or agency) held back by time-consuming process or fussy hand-holding. Waste is a modern independent digital agency who needs a Junior Resource Manager to get on board and get stuck in.
The successful applicant will have:
Previous experience as a either resource, project or studio manager
Personable and approachable
Self-starter, with a can-do attitude
Positive and open minded - the main constant in resourcing is change so be open to this
Strong collaboration, and communication with the teams. Ensure the decisions are made with the right people
The ability to keep calm under pressure
Follow process and best practice
Added bonus: to have an idea of Design or Animation processes
Your duties will be to:
Attend daily stand ups and manage any resourcing issues that might arise
Managing freelance bookings, admin and timesheets.
Managing our freelance black book of contacts
Liaising with Project Managers to ensure briefs are running on track.
Attending weekly resourcing meetings working with the Resource Manager to book new projects into the team.
Assist on managing resource across design, motion and tech, with the aim to own the resourcing of these schedules
Helping make sure studio processes and ways of working are followed
Learning the skill sets of each team in order to resource the work more efficiently.
In return you’ll get:
The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment.
To work on big game titles in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency
To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing world-class work
Early-finish Fridays in August & February
Christmas and summer parties you'll want to post about
Cycle to work scheme
Access to Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)
Flexible start times
Waste is an independent creative agency founded in 2006. We connect entertainment brands with their fans, to drive creativity, culture and commercial success. A virtuous circle we call ‘Brands powering fans, powering brands’.
Clients include the mobile gaming giant, Supercell (Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars). Our remit is player acquisition and retention, built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. We also work with the mighty Nintendo, creating TV, OOH and integrated marketing campaigns, for both hardware and software. Other notable clients include Riot Games (League of Legends), Ubisoft, Sega, Verizon Media and most recently Zynga.
In 2020 we were named both “The Drum Content Marketing” and “Digital Industries (DADI)“ Agency of the year. Globally we employ 70+ specialists covering strategy, creative, social, content, experiential, OOH, and TV. We have physical offices in London & LA, and work with brands around the world.
Our approach to everything is shaped by The Waste Way (our company values), and an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s seen us win 100+ awards, including Art Director’s Club, Awwwards, BIMA, D&AD, Clios, Design Week, The Drum, The FWA, Marketing Week Masters, and The Webby Awards. We brew our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale, a favourite with clients and partners. And we’ve recently started our own animation production company, This Thing of Ours. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.
The Waste Way
At Waste, we live by 4 key cultural pillars and expect ALL Waster’s to live up to these principles. This is what Waste was founded on:
Be Brave – We look for fresh ways to solve problems and encourage diversity of thought.
Own Your Shit - We value actions over words and empower Wasters to make things happen.
Make it Better – We’re always looking for ways to improve our work, agency and ourselves.
Be Kind – We’re a team. Win together, lose together, learn together.
How Wasters embrace Diversity & Equal Opportunity
Us Wasters are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us diversity and inclusion are not just a tick-boxing activity, but a chance for us to make long-term meaningful change. A diverse workforce means that we’re able to unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.