Our Ad Agency client is looking for a stellar Project Manager! PMs have a solid understanding of project management principles and approaches to managing multi-‐phased projects and the flexibility to lead multi-‐disciplinary, diverse and dynamic teams to deliver integrated solutions. They have a “do whatever it takes attitude” to plan, scope, schedule, resource, drive and actively manage projects across departments, from start to finish, to achieve our collective success. They have a passion for great work and have an understanding of how to most efficiently utilize the team and proactively drive the process with groundbreaking innovative work as the end result. Accurately scoping work and defining/leveraging the appropriate project delivery methodology for client specific needs.
As a project manager you will be responsible for:
Creating strategic project plans that take agency strengths and resource utilization into consideration.
Effectively communicating with all agency departments as well as clients.
Quality end-‐to-‐end management of all projects throughout the agency.
Recognize that each project goes through a series of interdependent processes that require planning and monitoring – from initial research and strategy through final production.
Stewarding project execution.
Allowing projects to be planned and completed quickly when required, without compromising other projects. (managing trade-‐offs)
Being flexible to the creative process and client needs.
Building client relationships that ensure smooth operational success and develop client confidence of the agency’s operational excellence.
Creating team tempo through development and execution of project.
Completing and managing all internal schedules (working with appropriate departments as required).
Ensuring all team members are aware of – and meeting – the project timing and managing that time and tempo to achieve great work.
Plan for and manage and own resource allocation across the creative department, studio, production and development.
Manage and own the status of projects, internal meetings related to the projects’ status and their outcomes.
Responsible for understanding holistic budgets and managing appropriately.
Leading internal meetings as it relates to project momentum – ensuring decisions and actions are made and agreed to.
Prepare and maintain project documentation: SOWs, project plan, status reports, change requests, etc.
Competencies (skills you have)
Successfully managed integrated programs through an agency.
Has deep understanding of digital media
Understands how to translate marketing strategies into operational plans.
Can make the complex, simple.
Solid knowledge of Project Management principles, methods & techniques
Provide high levels of client satisfaction.
Experience leading and motivating a cross-‐functional team within budget and schedule constraints while meeting or exceeding client's expectations.
Solid knowledge of all facets of web development including strategies, design, implementation, and user adoption.
Highly developed communication, presentation, leadership, facilitation & negotiation skills
Flexible, ability to adapt to unique situations and projects
Able to thrive in a changing, dynamic environment
Professional, high degree of diplomacy and business acumen
Qualifications: At least 3 years working within a CREATIVE AGENCY on high profile and complex brands. 2-3 years of working in the digital space on multiple types of projects.
Director of Integrated Production