The Opportunity

Havas have launched their exciting new Village offering in Ireland and we are looking for a talented Technological Solutions Manager to join our creative business.

We are looking for experienced people with a passion for creative thinking and a strong problem solving mindset. They will be self-motivated, with experience working with brands on highly creative and effective digital campaigns.

As part of the Havas family, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow while working with great multi-disciplinary teams, as well as collaborating with our sister businesses, from business consultancy to CX, and the 70+ Havas Villages around the world.

As a Technological Solutions Manager, your main responsibility is to act as the Havas Technical Lead, providing guidance on potential digital capabilities and scoping of complex technologies to find better solutions for clients and foster innovation within the team.

You will be the Havas main point of contact for third-party technology providers, facilitating deals, creating strategies, prioritising requests and managing the overall roll-out and product success for our clients and campaigns.

The ideal candidate will combine technical know-how with an innate curiosity, playing an integral role in helping make sure our ideas are realised and improving the technical offerings and services of the Havas business model. The go-to person our team asks “can we do this? And if so, how?”

Our Agency

At Havas, our mission is to make a meaningful difference to our people and the brands and businesses we work with. Each day, we look to create meaningful connections using creativity, technology and innovation. We do all this from our new HQ on Cuffe Street, just off St. Stephen’s Green, where we collaborate with our four sister agencies that make up the Havas Village. As others attempt to integrate and consolidate their offer, we see our Village as Ireland’s only truly end to end, integrated model.

At Havas, we have an entrepreneurial culture at our heart. We believe our advantage lies in our combination of small, accountable, multi-skilled teams with networked access to specialists and local market know-how around the globe. Havas also boasts a unique and unparalleled entertainment offering through our parent company, Vivendi, and sister companies Universal Music and Gameloft.

We are looking for a talented, motivated Technological Solutions Manager to join Havas Dublin. A successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, know-how and be driven by a need to make the work matter. They will:

  • Work alongside an interdisciplinary team of developers, strategists, designers and content creators, helping bridge the gap between design and technology, by providing technical guidance to foster innovation.
  • Articulate complex technologies, ideas or prototypes in a clear and simple manner to influence key internal stakeholders and clients as necessary.
  • Perform product discovery and gather requirements for new and emerging business areas to identify solutions and solve problems.
  • Identify opportunities for clients to use digital technology to enhance their overall marketing mix and maximize engagement.
  • Leverage available analytics data to inform actions around performance optimisations.
  • Work with department leads to capture critical requirements, identify barriers and understand prioritisation as it relates to campaign timelines.
  • Drive the execution of website projects, providing development insights in planning phase and managing project schedule.
  • Comfortably work with user workflows, giving input into user experience strategy and design.
  • Provide regular updates to agency and client stakeholders on project deliverables and team effectiveness.
  • During development and deployment of an event/product launch, apply hands-on testing with testing plans, fixes, and optimisation.
  • Collaborate with external technology and production vendors as necessary.
  • Participate in new business efforts, from RFP response to final pitch presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, risk management, change management, communication planning).
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working with WordPress, Shopify, Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal.
  • Experience with Trello, JIRA, HTML, CSS, and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • Demonstrate analysis/ assessment capabilities.
  • Able to deliver under extreme deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience working in an agency, consultancy or related field.
  • A proven portfolio demonstrating expertise in multiple design/ development disciplines.
  • Experience with digital design, familiarity with user experience best practices, and working with and alongside developers.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Design & Technology, Product Design /Design Engineering, or related field/ equivalent industry experience.
  • A curious mind and have a love of learning, in the search of the next best technology or experiential opportunity for our team to add to our capabilities.

Please email all enquiries and applications to camilla.tuffy@havas.ie by 24th July.