Creative Project Manager

San Diego, CA
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Kate Gottfried

Job Description:

Our biotech client in San Diego is looking for a Creative Project Manager to act as liaison between account services and individual contributors in the internal agency, clearly communicating expectations to each group.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but not limited to):

  • Determine resource requirements based on project specifications.
  • Use sound judgment in all project communications and make sure that key stakeholders are apprised of project activities in a timely manner.
  • Identify the need to engage external vendors to augment internal resources when needed.
  • Use Workfront to track and report on program progress, risks, milestones, and other metrics.
  • Establish and maintain a usable and well-communicated schedule that identifies when each task will be performed, dependencies between tasks, and who will perform each task.
  • Resolve or escalate issues promptly to minimize impact to timeline, quality, and budget. If a project is in jeopardy, create contingency plans with input from key team members and implement a revised project schedule or scope.
  • Facilitate reviews and help hold the agency accountable for delivering on-strategy, on-brand, high-quality assets that will deliver intended business results.
  • Coordinate with other project managers to develop consistent management practices and ensure effective support for marketing objectives.
  • Use Workfront to manage ~30 concurrent programs totaling ~250 multichannel assets
  • Assign internal or external resources appropriately and manage workloads
  • Adjust resources and projects to meet aggressive deadlines under changing conditions
  • Apply best practices for effective and efficient project management and reporting
  • Communicate clearly, promptly, and appropriately about projects and processes
  • Manage the review and approval process
  • Transfer and post files and tool kits for execution by partners in the regions and other areas
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to simplify internal processes


  • Extremely detailed oriented and organized
  • Expert-level knowledge of PM Software
  • Experience managing day-to-day operations for marketing deliverables


  • 5+ years project-management experience