PMO Support for Strategy Marketing

Chicago, IL
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Chris Woodbridge

Job Description:

Our global consulting client is looking for an Project Manager for Strategy Marketing  for a longer term freelance opportunity that can be worked remotely. This role will start once onboarding is completed and is through the end of August 2019 with the strong potential to extend another year.

This role will manage marketing finance, operations and planning for an a Client Business and direct the execution of integrated marketing and communications activities. The individual will provide guidance to senior marketing leadership based on a thorough understanding of global marketing programs and interactions with marketing colleagues and other parts of the business. They will also synthesize input into insightful conclusions for the Clients'  leadership and other stakeholders. 

The successful individual will be a well-rounded individual with superior communications skills both orally and in writing and a track record of being able to influence a broad range of executive stakeholders. They will be assertive, articulate and agile in their work style. This is a role for someone who understands the strategic value that marketing can and must be able to deliver to the business and excels at the business operations needed to optimize the successful outcome of marketing campaigns. 

Essential traits which will help this person be successful: A Chief of Staff type person who is good with and understanding of numbers and forecasting and pivot tables but also a very good people person, excellent communicator, the glue between team members highly disciplined, organized and detail oriented. It’s an exciting role for someone who is broadly focused and intellectually curious, who likes working with people, solving and finishing things. This is not a finance role for a pure numbers person. Needs to have as much EQ as IQ and know when to advise and challenge for the best outcome. Someone with the ability or experience with data visualization is a nice plus. 

Key Responsibilities 
The role is split between one-third functional finance management and two-thirds operational planning management. 
The financial responsibilities include managing the marketing budget for the business and providing guidance to marketing leadership. It requires a keen sense for numbers and an ability to manage a great deal of detail while interacting with many stakeholders. 
Planning/setup for next fiscal year including: 
o Creation of business cases and forecasts for each area in the financial management tool 
o Collaboration matrix (shows prioritization for countries, functions, industries) 
o Payroll estimation/forecasting 
o Plan entry into the financial management tool 
o Client Service Group guidance (estimation of spend by quarter for each CSG) 
o Create master tracker that rolls up budget for all programs/areas/centrally held budget 
o Cleanup of WBS inventory and submit business cases for new WBS elements 
o Plan for corporate chargebacks