Resource Manager  within Integrated Advertising

Resource Partner

ENGINE are a future company. A full-stack consultancy and communications company with the power of diversity and the imagination to seize the future.

The world is changing. Problems don’t look like they used to. Disruption is the new-normal and connectivity means complexity. That’s where we come in. We curate small, diverse teams who help our clients navigate the path to sustainable brand and business growth.

We’re hugely proud of the recognition we have received – winning c.100 top-tier industry awards including Cannes Lions, Clio’s, British Arrows, Creative Circle, Webby’s, the Channel 4 Diversity Prize and many more in just the past 2-years alone. Most recently, we were named by Fast Company as one of the 'Top 10 Most Innovative Advertising Agencies’ in the world.

We have recently been acquired by the Next 15 group which will see us merge with another Next 15 agency, ODD – an integrated creative agency who specialise in fashion, retail & lifestyle brands. We are hugely excited with the opportunity this provides us all, to create a business that’s truly fit for the future, our brands, and people.

We will be adopting a start-up mentality, backed with the power of 300+ incredibly talented founding members & c.50 founding clients. We are now looking for brilliant people to be part of this exciting journey.

People are our superpower - so you can expect a great working environment and superb benefits.


The role (in a nutshell)

As a Resource Partner, you will report into the Head of Resource and be a key member of the resource management team.  You’ll be close to the day-to-day running of client campaigns and projects. You’ve got your ear to the ground and know what’s going on, so will be best placed to ensure agency talent are working on the right thing, agency process is being followed and issues are spotted quickly and resolved.

Your primary role is resource planning for our clients’ projects across a range of disciplines. You’ll work collaboratively with the project management team to understand and align resource to project timelines, scope, and budgets.

Approachable, proactive, and commercially aware. The calm in the storm.


As our Resource Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • As part of the resource management team, you will work collaboratively to ensure a streamlined approach to resource allocation on cross-utilised resources.
  • Responsible for the resource management, planning and allocation, taking a min 4-week view, for confirmed projects for your assigned team and/or client/s.
  • Ensure resource bookings are aligned to project scope, budget, and timelines.
  • Forward plan resources, top-line, for upcoming briefs in the pipeline and communicate the resource plan.
  • Ensure work is allocated based on skills sets, individual’s goals and ambitions and not just on availability.
  • Manage conflicting resource requests and work collaboratively with client services and project management to agree priorities and resolve clashes.
  • Manage freelance requests and make a business case to the Head of Resource for freelance sign-off.
  • Manage the inevitable day-to-day changes to resource plans and resolve or escalate any wider impact.
  • Run the weekly resource meeting and own the output actions.
  • Update projects in Float to add key milestones to ensure you understand the milestone we are working towards - and align resources accordingly.
  • Book resources in Float, ensuring it is up to date and a valuable, current source of information.
  • Identify and communicate any upcoming resource availability.
  • Champion of agency process and go-to person for one page ‘how to’ on process.
  • Collaborate with the Resource Coordinator on signed off freelance requirements.


What kind of a person are you?

●      Proactive and approachable.

●      You’re happiest when knee deep in challenges to resolve.

●      You remain calm under pressure and can take the stress out of a situation.

●      Inquisitive and constantly learning.


What experience and skills do you have?

●      2-3 years resource management experience - preferably in an integrated creative agency.

●      A good understanding of agency disciplines across strategy, creative, design and digital.

●      A good understanding of project process and project delivery.

●      Commercial aware, you’ll understand freelance budgets and rate cards.


Our benefits:

We offer a generous, wide ranging, flexible benefits package which allows employees to opt in and out of many benefits to suit their personal needs. This includes a matched contributory pension, Private Medical Insurance, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, dental, medical help, gym discounts, buy & sell holidays and much more!