(Design) Project Manager

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
Generous DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Sara Truesdale

Job Description:

Design Project Manager

Our client's Global Marketing Communications team leads all of advertising and marketing efforts to ensure the considered development and execution of world-class communications.

Our client's Design teams are responsible for the planning, development, creation and execution of our print or visual merchandising related efforts. They are subject matter expects in their field, who partner with Marketing Communications teams and specialized external teams to ensure design deliverables are designed and produced to world class standards.

The Design Project Manager stewards design team project schedules and drives production workflow for all Design deliverables. You will be responsible for the transition from creative to production, tracking project status and project timelines, identifying bottlenecks, scheduling key reviews and ensuring smooth workflow.

Key Qualifications

• You have at least 5 years of experience working with creative teams in an agency environment.

• Your project and time management skills are excellent, you learn quickly, and you can accommodate rapid change.

• You have the ability to organize information quickly and at a high level to address potential roadblocks and define the best way forward.

• You have a deep cultural curiosity and connectedness, including exemplary communication and negotiation skills.

• You understand print, digital and video asset creation and approval cycles.

• You are an inventive and enthusiastic problem solver, at ease with working in a dynamic, highly matrixed organization

• You are familiar with Mac applications, including Mail, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and Calendar.


• Set up project file organization, including briefs, production schedules, reference material, specifications, and legal requirements.

• Open and update all projects in the production database, facilitate accurate feedback and tracking and provide oversight for the deliverable tracking tool.

• Develop, revise and distribute roadmaps and schedules for high volumes of diverse projects, from table signage to large-format outdoor print.

• Build and maintain project deliverables lists with Producers and the Studio team.

• Maintain and distribute a weekly "hot sheet" of project priorities for team members.

• Route mechanical layouts, proofs, and files for internal review.

• Ensure timely handoffs to Production.

• Archive project files and assets with responsible parties.

• Be responsible for the tracking and delivery of all global assets to partners for localization.

• Consistently re-evaluate workflow for efficiencies, and identify tools opportunities for the group.


A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)