Working closely with in-house marketing and creative staffs, this position is responsible for ensuring that various types of internal and external marketing communications are created, produced and distributed in a timely manner. As a member of our client's Creative Services unit, the Project Management Specialist has an initial consultative role in terms of identifying the customer’s needs and in managing expectations in terms of estimated turnaround time and costs. The consultative nature of this position is enabled by the Project Management Specialist’s core competencies in marketing communications strategy and in building and maintaining strong relationships with internal clients. Importantly, the Project Management Specialist must keep all incoming requests within the larger context of what is most appropriate for the intended audience(s) as well as determine how any new requests might be addressed with existing solutions to ensure cost-effectiveness. The impact of this position is in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of consistent and respectful communication to client's various audiences, in keeping with overall brand standards so that all efforts help improve client's ability to stand out in the marketplace.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage all assigned projects from beginning to end through the workflow process
Primary point of contact for client and Creative Services team on all assigned projects
Seek consultation, when needed, with internal and external partners/vendors to inform the project team and the client with information needed to make decisions on project direction
Develop project estimates and schedules, as needed. Track and report estimated vs. actual costs, as needed. Monitor schedules to ensure on-time delivery.
Utilize schedule management to foster collaboration between writers and designers
Help advisor/writer and design team members prioritize projects
Keep project status reporting tool updated in real time
Coordinate with external production vendors to ensure the end creative product will meet production specifications
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