A day in the life of a Traffic Manager at KVA

A day in the life of a Traffic Manager at KVA

Lynnette Kirk's journey as KVA’s traffic manager began in February and she's loving it.

July 30, 2019         Read 1496 times

My journey as KVA’s traffic manager began in February and I’m loving it. It’s such a refreshing place to work; the people are professional, talented, hard-working and have fun at the same time.

My day starts with a nice cup of tea and a catch up on emails before I go to see how the creative and development teams’ schedules are looking that day. Following my rounds, I have a production meeting with the account managers to run through what is booked in for the day and week, as well as working to prioritise and schedule in any last-minute client requests, which we always do our best to accommodate. We know that there are occasions that you just can’t plan for!

My role can vary a lot. I might have a planning meeting with the accounts team to create the timeline for a new project, work with the department leads to assign task to the relevant team member for a new win, or huddle with the creative or development team to see how the projects are going and ensure everything is on track to hit our milestones.

However, I spend most of my time alongside our account handlers ensuring the smooth delivery of each project by managing the workflow between our internal departments. As well as managing KVA’s capacity across the creative and development teams, I’m also continuously reviewing our predicted hours versus actual worked hours and progress to not only ensure we deliver every project on time, but also within budget.

No two days are ever the same. We have rigorous plans and processes to ensure a seamless delivery of projects, but in such a fast-moving industry, you just never know what you’re going to encounter. However, when faced with a challenge, I know I have the support of the team who are always willing to help me. It’s a very collaborative environment at KVA, where everyone is always looking to help each other.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of this team: our business is growing and that means the team is evolving and flourishing. I love that I can grow and develop with KVA while being surrounded by fun, like-minded, hard-working colleagues. It’s exciting to think where the future could take us.