Project Manager Lead (VA role)

Richmond, VA
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 
• Identify workflow holes through constructive criticism and provide possible resolutions. 
• Source creative staff, matching the talent with project objectives. 
• Manage and source vendors as necessary, matching qualifications with project requirements. 

Typical Scope and Goals 
• 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 Ratings Company


If you fit the above criteria and would like to pursue this opportunity, please send your resume to rjones@aquent.com. Thank you in advance for your time!