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Project Manager- in house advertising agency

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as a 401k plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Inhouse advertising agency project manager
Location- South Austin, TX
Start date- asap
Duration- indefinite contract engagement
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- $30-33

Experienced advertising agency project manager needed to provide project management and logistical support in development and delivery of product launch and marketing collateral and other deliverables within an internal onsite creative agency team at a local high tech manufacturing semiconductor company. This is a project manager role and not an account manager or account executive. Advertising/marketing Project Management expertise required.

***Must have Advertising Agency experience***

We're looking for 2-5 years years experience in advertising, marketing and/or creative project management, preferably with a focus in high-tech, as well as a history of working directly with clients and building long-term relationships, while reporting and communicating project status effectively. Events experience a plus. This is a contract position.

Responsibilities:
In this job, you'll work closely with our marketing communications, creative and operations teams to manage workflow, prioritization and execution of projects to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met within project scope and timeline.
Act as the main point of contact for internal and external creative teams, clients and production partners throughout planning, creative development and production
Own management of print, online and experiential projects
Oversee project lifecycle and product launch deliverables
Interface with key project stakeholders to understand requirements, audience needs and make recommendations accordingly
Coordinate and facilitate project assessment and kickoff meetings
Articulate internal agency capabilities and value to clients and stakeholders
Act as a strong brand advocate
Develop and implement creative solutions to address issues around resources, scheduling, approval bottlenecks and project scope
Maintain a working-level understanding of key lines of business, products, services and corporate communication plans Work directly with teams to:
Initiate project work
Manage client workflow and prioritization
Attend appropriate client meetings
Ensure compliance to company brand, style guide and logo guidelines
Manage toward tight deadlines
Track project milestones and costs
Provide quality assurance and quality control of projects
Complete reporting on all projects in project management system

Other Requirements:
Must have 2-5 years of project management experience in digital, creative, advertising, and/or marketing, including agency experience in client services or account management Strong experience with events, internal and external creative agencies, and video and web project management

**Background check and drug screen required at time of hire.

Skills:
Must be proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Experience with project management and digital asset management software Must have strong project management skills and be able to ramp up quickly Positive, flexible problem-solver, exhibiting grace under pressure Self-starter who takes initiative and is constantly seeking better ways to get things done Must possess effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working across teams in a matrixed organization Must be able to work collaboratively in a high-volume environment Must be able to drive projects through to completion


WORKING WITH AQUENT (Contracting with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things):
You're paid weekly Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) Access to Fidelity 401(k)
Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.)
Direct deposit for your paycheck
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: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations.

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