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Project Manager

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Aquent is looking for a strong Project Manager to work within a large corporate in-house studio setting. This position will work closely with Marketing and Program Managers to understand the needs and deliverables of their clients. This Project Manager will also work very closely with the design studio, acting as oversight for all decisions necessary in order to fulfill client needs.

Specifically this Project Manager role will be leading a large portion of business dealing with Replacement Terms for large Retail based clients. Candidates with previous experience working in corporate in house studios or Agencies will do well in this role.

Day to day responsibilities will include:
Maintain issues log database (updates and status only; technical knowledge of database not necessary)
Ensure Replacement Terms customer requests are fulfilled according to compliance guidelines – all Issue Log entries.
Oversee management of client matrices (matrices -- catalog of all replacement term documents)
Consults Legal Team and CSS to ensure the integrity of Replacement Term documentation.
Determine when RT team meetings are necessary; responsible for hosting the meeting

The role requires strong Project Management skills, a strong understanding of branding and other marketing best practices and detailed knowledge of the creative process and what's necessary to produce work under deadlines.

Other points that are helpful:
- Experience understanding creative process and design principles (not actual hands on design skills)
- Able to run a project from initiation through completion
- Able to deal with a large volume of information and prioritize accordingly
- Able to direct individual designers and production artists, act as oversight for all projects
- The position will deal with many different brands and branding guidelines, must have knowledge of all brands and what their unique needs are - Act as quality control and gate keeper for all ongoing projects
- Able to work with Design Studio, internal and external clients and internal legal teams
- Review designs from Studio for accuracy, with an experienced eye to design: how the new images were chosen, sized and cropped; the position, size and wrap of copy; colors and fonts within brand, correct card art added, etc.
- Staying on top of studio revisions, regarding turn around time for revisions and meeting the overall timeline.
- Communicates timing to program manager(s) as appropriate
- Following up with artists to stay on schedule, working with Studio Manager to get changes made after an artist has left for the day or when the primary artist is over capacity - Being familiar with the Studio archives, client photo files, and being able to help answer artists' questions.

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