Traffic Manager 

What makes us Rare?

Why are we here? It’s a question we ask ourselves often. At Rare, we exist to effect positive change for our clients through purposeful creative informed by smart insights. How do we unearth these insights? By wondering more and asking the right questions. We’ve been hunting greatness for 17 years and by living our values every day we’ve become Perth’s largest independent agency with an amazing portfolio of brilliant work.

If you’re a passionately curious Traffic Manager, you might just be a Rare one.


You’re a juggler. A one-in-a-million. A go-getting multi-tasker. You’re a get things done person, ready to hit the ground running. A person who loves being in control.


You will manage the workflow for all client jobs across a diverse mix of campaigns, strategic initiatives and projects within the agency. This includes coordination of the planning process, scheduling, prioritisation and reporting for all staff.

You will help drive an efficiency around how work is managed internally to help ensure all deadlines are met and staff are only working to capacity and not beyond.

As the Traffic Manager, you will be responsible for the daily planning, project management, scheduling and brief management in and out of the team for all brand deliverables.

  • Conduct daily WIPs with the team to go over tasks due for the day/week and management of deadlines and tasks delivering to briefs through
  • Attendance in WIPs across client accounts, studio, digital and creative teams, updating projects and workflow as required and providing timely communication between relevant departments
  • Monitor current workflow processes and inputting ideas on how to improve current practices where required
  • Understand the internal rules built to manage traffic but also be an expert problem solver to work out the best way forward
  • Run regular traffic meetings and governance sessions to ensure timelines are met and processes upheld
  • Create templates and processes to ensure regular reporting to senior management
  • Maintain JobBag and WIP documents ongoing as well as inputting timeframes and deadlines into all software to manage allocation of time
  • Help drive monthly traffic management process improvements
  • Meet with stakeholders to learn more about new brief details and give progress updates on existing projects, communicating updates with the team
  • Use business acumen to understand context on which clients or briefs get priority and how to adjust workloads to suit.
  • Monitor projects and workloads, adjusting assignments and deadlines accordingly and drive and support with the creative workflow management
  • Overseeing project resources and assisting with the management of freelance requirements and bookings
  • Support Finance with monthly meetings to ensure agency activity is kept on budget

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an experienced Traffic Manager. Someone with relevant experience in a similar role. You’ll need to be talented and nice. Still with us? Read on.

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Production/project management experience whether in agency or a corporate setting
  • Proven project or account management experience
  • Adept at briefing teams and reporting to key stakeholders
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Superior communication skills – written and verbal for internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency with JobBag, Excel, and other project management software
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to multi-task & work effectively within a team
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within a busy team environment
  • Strong decision-making and prioritization are essential to ensure the smooth operation of the function
  • Experience within an advertising agency would be highly advantageous
  • Proficiency using
  • A competitive remuneration package, including incentives
  • Flexible working hours for greater work life balance
  • A city centre location for easy access to transport, food and retail
  • Heritage listed office building, designed to support a high performing work force
  • A creative, fun and rewarding team culture where collaboration is key
  • Social and supportive team environment putting “humans at the heart of all we do”
  • A day off on your birthday, cakes, party pies and an always stocked drinks fridge
  • A doona day every year for staff with 5+ years tenure
  • A $1,500 p.a training allowance to help you get to the next level
  • Confidential 24-hour support via our employee assistance programme

Rare is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, knowing our individual differences make us collectively better. We are committed to helping create a better Australia through a focus on health and wellbeing, social and economic inclusion and reducing our environmental impact.

Be good

We care about doing good work and doing the right thing by our clients, of course. But most of all, we care about being good to each other. We want Rare filled with happy people with healthy lives.

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