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Creative Project Manager

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Seeking a Project Manager who can own every detail of a program’s operation and delivery, and make life on each program the best it can be. This would be a Temp to perm position (40 hours a week) in San Francisco!

MUST HAVE:
**Agency Experience (3+ years)
**Experience running multi-million dollar work streams with a team of 20+ people
**Solid service-side digital, industrial or experiential design background in a Creative environment is a MUST!
**60% Project Management and 40% Client Focused/facing
**Excellent work ethic and communication skills - someone who can work closely when needed with an Account Manager/Lead.

Specific responsibilities include:
- Consulting with your Design team-leads, to develop a clear plan of action and next steps on design decisions for your programs
- Partner with the Account Manager to clearly convey the design process and work plan; you will maintain scope and manage emergent requirements with the client and internal teams
- Ensuring all deliverables (oftentimes complex/interdisciplinary/interlinked) are clearly specified, scoped and agreed between client and internal team(s)
- Keeping the team current with critical information, and filtering information effectively, you are THE conduit
- Providing weekly status to internal and client teams, briefing internal teams with emergent requirements, managing teams’ efforts against budget and timelines
- Accurately forecasting the resources needed to execute client work; keeping studio resourcing and time-tracking systems up-to-date
- Communicating utilization rate clearly to clients and team; re-forecasting program time/cost as necessary

Must have Experience:
- 4+ years of Project or Product Management experience in a DESIGN/agency/consultancy environment
- Strong understanding of the creative process (and mind)
- Strong critical thinking and verbal abilities
- Experience in formal project management methodologies, including various forms of documentation but with the flexibility of an acrobat
- Experience managing both digital and physical/hardware design projects
- Excellent writing skills and ability to produce enough project documentation, business requirements documentation and functional specifications to drive successful development
- Must have experience in a range of project management situations (i.e. multiple industries and corporate structures, projects of varying duration and complexity).
- Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills
- Domestic and international travel is required

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