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Creative Services - Project Manager - In-house Agency

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We're working with a global Fortune 500 company (top 30) to find a Project Manager to join their Creative Services team in Huntington Beach, CA.

Desired Start Date: 10/28/16
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 9 months with the potential for extending longer term

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Candidate will be responsible for efficiently running the operations of large-scale integrated campaigns to drive business results.

The project coordinator will drive operational excellence for a multifunctional creative team, partnering closely with creative directors, account managers, and creative talent across multiple offices. Additionally, the project coordinator must confidently adapt to a dynamic work environment, prioritizing dozens of large projects at any given time while ensuring project deliverables are on schedule and within budget. This is a client facing role that requires an individual to be confident, resourceful, professional, and take initiative.

Key responsibilities:
• Identify project requirements, constraints and deadlines to develop statements of work, project schedules, and estimates. Obtain business partner approval on statements of work, schedules and estimates.
• Develop project plans for integrated campaigns with multiple deliverables including graphic design, multimedia, web, photo, video, exhibits, writing and editing.
• Tracking project schedules, estimates to actual costs, documenting and communicating change requests to project scope, budget and schedule.
• Assist in resource management.
• Close out completed projects, and archive deliverables.
• Generate reports using the organization’s resource management system.
• Coordinate final production and vendor support as needed.
• Advise on process improvements and lead lessons learned meetings.
• Serve as the team point of contact for questions regarding project process, estimates statement of work and deadlines.
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with peers, leadership, business partners and external partners.

This is a 9 month assignment with the potential for an extension based on the candidate’s contributions to the organization.


REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree and typically 10 or more years’ related work experience, a Master’s degree and typically 8 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Onboarding Requirements:
Background Screen, Drug Screen, Education Verification

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Interested? We'd love to hear from you! To be considered for this role, please include the following:
• Updated resume
• Availability for employment
Current hourly rate

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About Aquent
Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
• You're paid weekly.
• Subsidized health (including term life and LTD), dental, and vision benefits.
• Access to 401(k) through Fidelity.
• Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward public transit, etc.)
• 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: we check 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.)

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