Creative Project Manager

Downtown Manhattan
Job Terms:
posted by:
Rae Jones

Job Description:

The Project Manager will support the development and management of marketing efforts and projects for a newly developed in-house Creative team within a Fortune 500 Company.

Key roles and responsibilities:

• Develop project plans and execution strategies for all projects from initiation through completion.

• Utilize a rigorous process of defining client requirements and project specifications.

• Use formal processes and tools to manage resources, project purpose; clarify roles, tasks, milestones, budgets and measures of success.

• Manage complex projects that cross multiple areas of a business, with minimal to no guidance from a more senior member of the team.

• Manage project estimation activity including daily schedules, budgets, and deliverables.

• Manages each project to ensure on time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs.

• Work closely with Creative Director to select core creative team, communicate approach, present plans and gain sign-offs.

• Work closely with Creative Director and clients to ensure resource strategy for specific tasks and to implement sourcing schedule to ensure workflow coverage and optimize talent.

• Conduct project kickoff meetings within the creative services team to communicate roles and ensure all team members have the tools to perform effectively.

Problem Solving

• Analyze and discuss risks and/or benefits involved for project requests and relay to client with accompanying solutions to enable client and team to mitigate risks.

• Solves a range of routine problems encountered in projects.

• Monitor projects on an ongoing basis, evaluating, reporting progress and quality of work, managing issue resolution and taking corrective action when necessary.


• Promote effective teamwork, and bring interpersonal issues to the attention of the Executive Creative Director

• Attend weekly and monthly meetings as necessary

• Create clear realistic schedules from kickoff meeting to completion and communicate those schedules to all appropriate staff. Red flag concepts and requests that are unrealistic, if needed

• Red flag talent, workflow and production issues

• Provide guidance, when necessary, to ensure successful conclusions

• Contributes to the achievement of team objectives and the objectives of the functional or business areas supported.

• Contributes to the project management team objectives and tracks objectives as necessary.

Minimum and preferred experience and skills

• Must have a clear understanding of the creative, digital and print production process

• Must have capability knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, flash, CSS, and HTML, Javascript, CMS, DAM management, Wordpress, Aftereffects

• Project Management Certification is a plus

• BA or equivalent experience

• At least 7 years managing creative projects in an agency or in-house agency necessary

Client Description:

Leading Financial Ratings Company


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