Senior Project Manager

Menlo Park, CA
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Heather Farrin

Job Description:

Seeking a seasoned, results-oriented senior project manager to join our client-embedded on-site team, working as part of the Marketing Insights team at one of the world's most well-known tech companies.  Your previous experience working in a fast-paced marketing or ad agency has equipped you to manage a pipeline of projects and plug into project consolidation for this internal marketing organization. You will be partnering with creative, digital, and media teams, internally and externally, to deliver scaled national and global programs to the market. You understand how to complete a project without having a perfect picture, let your instincts lead the way, and embrace your processdriven approach to finding the path to successful delivery. You have the confidence and experience to multi-task and act swiftly and surely under pressure. You have an acute attention to detail, never letting anything fall through the cracks, and you are solutions oriented when challenges present themselves. 
The ideal candidate will possess a variety of competencies including a proven ability in leading cross-functional teams, strong project management, follow-through, expert communication, and the capability to manage and contribute to multiple projects simultaneously. Facebook is a company that demands flexibility, creativity, and calm -  you  should have just that. 
Your regular responsibilities will include:

  • establishing deadlines, communicating issues as they occur
  • operating as the liaison between vendors and internal leads to coordinate projects and work-streams
  • building cost estimates for outgoing projects and ensuring alignment across teams
  • facilitating communication and reworking schedules to meet deadlines
  • having the foresight to identify obstacles and pitfalls, and ensure everyone is on the same page
  • prioritizing competing needs with good reasoning and creative solutions
  • coordinating resources across projects and teams internally
  • tracking activities on projects and ensuring specifications and/or any technical needs or specs are paid attention to
  • establishing clear path of owners and next steps
  • communicating clearly across projects and people
  • identifying opportunities to improve processes
  • identifying need for additional resources on a project 
  • supporting quality control needs so that work maintains on-brand throughout the development and creation process
  • be solutions oriented and when hurdles present themselves, be prepared to have alternate solutions
  • facilitating quarterly vendor check ins to ensure partnership is operating effectively and efficiently 
  • And specifically for internal team organization: 
    • overseeing PO tracking and billable tasks to ensure vendor and team budgets are adhered to
    • maintaining an archive of assets, work and content, so that final versions of outputs, articles, research and campaigns are easily accessible o assisting in the purchase of stock images for projects and saving in the reserves
    • supporting content calendar management, copywriting tracking and oversight to keep projects and publication  needs moving forward, with occasional support in posting on social channels and pulling reporting metrics
    • communicating with team leads to align on project prioritization
    • coordinating with regional (in-region globally) project managers and/or traffickers to ensure deadlines and timelines are being met or adjusted as needed 

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of relevant experience working in a digital or ad agency
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience
  • Proven ability to coordinate and facilitate efficient partnerships between vendors, agencies, and internal teams
  • Experience partnering with creative, digital, analytics and media teams to deliver scaled programs
  • Experience building and managing resourcing plans
  • Advanced level Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Working knowledge of Workfront or other similar project tracking tools
  • Hyper organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Comfort with ambiguity and willingness to lead

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe Creative Suite tools
  • Understanding of the digital advertising industry, including exposure to digital marketing, media and data or analytics reporting
  • Understanding of web UX/UI trends and best practices 


Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do


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