Our agency client is looking for a mid level PM to join their team // This is a full time (contract to hire) position Work with client teams to find the best solutions to clients creative and production needs
The Creative Project Manager is responsible for workflow and project management for a specific set of creative projects including design and collateral materials, social and digital content, web, video and events. They have technical knowledge that guides clients and account teams to the right talent and solutions for their creative projects. They understand agency business and are able to make business decisions that benefit and protect the agency and the client. The role requires someone who can be part account manager, project manager, production manager, technical advisor, finance manager and creative thinker.
It is essential that the Creative Project Manager understand digital and content development and distribution in order to be a strong technical advisor. They must also be able to assess and assign creative talent from within the agency and beyond to ensure that the talent is suited to produce best quality creative work. They are responsible for creating, managing and adhering to creative project budgets and timelines and protecting the business interests of the agency as they pertain to creative work vendor identification and management, systems management and intellectual property rights in particular.
Clearly define and scope tasks and allocate resources to ensure efficiency and effectiveness for creative projects including digital and social content, collateral, print, video, specialty items and events
Identify and manage appropriate external vendors including freelance creative talent, developers, broadcast production, printers, prop houses, etc.
Develop and manage budgets by tracking team labor hours and external costs.
Collaborate with global creative project managers network
Provide quality assurance for all projects including proof reading and review against client brand guidelines and ensuring that files are properly packaged for vendors
Identify and communicate potential pitfalls, changes to scope and alternative solutions to team
REQUIREMENTS 5-7 years of creative project management at an agency or similar environment
Strong understanding of and commitment to delivering high quality, strategy-driven creative work
Experience managing creative teams and vendor relationships through projects
Demonstrated communications and problem solving skills including ability to negotiate without compromising ideas or quality with creative, account service and vendors
Digital content including video, print/collateral and event/experiential project management experience
Exacting attention to detail
Ability to estimate and maintain accurate budgets and schedules
Experience identifying,contracting and managing all types of creative resources and vendors from freelancers to printers to experiential production
Working knowledge of CS