primary function of a traffic manager is to work as a go-between, connecting
CID to other departments within the company who require CID services They take
sole responsibility for jobs being produced by the CID on time and on budget so
are essentially profit responsible. The traffic manager sets a schedule of
deadlines for the completion of a job and assigns teams and team members to
each necessary step in the process. The traffic manager then manages that job
through, checking on the progress of the project, ensuring there are no delays
or if they are then those are communicated to the departments as needed.
tasks and check the statuses of outstanding tasks.
morning, go over items/tasks assigned (JTFs and Producteev Jobs) and determine
if there are any roadblocks
any issues with the team and department
weekly job status meetings (WIP) to gather and share information with CID and
the rest of the team
costs estimates, timelines and tasks
the status of these estimates, timelines and tasks
that the work is being completed on schedule and budget
appropriate task, expense and timesheet reports to ensure jobs are being
completed and invoiced correctly.
holiday cover/freelance cover and extra specialist skills as required.
develop into production tasks as well, e.g. of a shoot is involved or if third
more detailed description:
for managing the flow of work to ensure that all jobs are completed on time.
Also ensure that jobs are completed within budget. Traffic managers work
closely with product managers, creative and finance teams to ensure that work
flows efficiently through the company from the initial brief to the point where
it is released.Responsible for full sign off procedures of any and all work.
manager draws up schedules to ensure that any creative production progresses
efficiently through its different stages and completes on time.
issue schedules to each member of the team working on a job and provide key
dates for reviews and approval. They manage all the time and resources of CID,
tracking attendance, time, quality, requirements and effectiveness.
help control workflow, traffic manager ideally uses project management
software. They monitor the progress of production through different departments
and external suppliers, and adjust schedules to deal with any delays or
problems. They may arrange regular production meetings to review progress and
re-allocate resources to keep production on schedule.