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Agency Director of Project Management

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Exciting opportunity to join a retail and brand agency as a Director of Project Management. In order to be considered for this role, you must have extended experience working within a retail and brand agency on large scale projects as well as managed a team of Project Managers.

This position is a key member of the Agency team and helps to ensure all client and business goals are met. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Lead internal project teams for client assignments. 
  • Manage all steps of projects to ensure that project timing and budget stays on track. 
  • Initiate necessary meetings, issuing requests and directing flow of information, to ensure projects are properly moving forward. 
  • Understand and interpret account sales forecasts as they relate to timing of execution for project and drives project to meet the forecast. 
  • Work with team to create project time lines as well as management of the time lines to ensure that key milestones are met.
  • Raises awareness to account manager and project team if/when milestones are not met.
  • Holds team members accountable for delivering prescribed information / solutions / deliverables previously agreed to meet critical dates. 
  • Coordinate and communicate change management within project and developing corresponding plan alterations. 
  • Ensure proper and complete project closure, and invoicing. 
  • Manage inventory disposition, and other after-the-project duties such as inventory awareness (bill as ship) and e-commerce activity. 
  • Oversees a team of employees to ensure proper project support / client satisfaction and margin achievement. 
  • Work with team to deliver projects to clients at or above predicted margin. 
  • Perform performance evaluations with each group member; provide yearly goals and targets for improvement. 
  • Manage problem escalation process as needed. 
  • Ensure that proper processes and procedures are effectively trained and maintained by department. 
  • Ensure department goals are met. 
  • Achieve annual business plan operating profit per client base. 
  • Additional duties as assigned. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required 
  • 8+ years progressive project management experience required 
  • 5+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect) 
  • Prior managerial/supervisory experience 
  • Periodic travel is required, including the potential for international travel 
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications 
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning) 
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients 
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

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