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Project Manager

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Advertising agency seeks a full-time Account/ Project Manager (must have 5+ years experience in advertising agency or design studio). The Project Manager is responsible for guiding projects on a day-to-day basis in partnership with Creative Directors to develop and grow key client relationships. This role is focused on delivering an exceptional client experience, working closely with the client and the creative team to ensure that all goals and expectations are achieved. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter with client-facing experience and a proven track record in the fundamentals (communication skills, managing change orders, adhering to the overall timeline and budget, billing, etc.). Experience working with creative staff in a fast-paced environment is a must as well as experience handling both print and web-based projects. The ideal candidate must have a creative hearth and a business mind, ability to strategize and think outside of the box and experience keeping high-profile clients happy.

SKILLS:
• BA / MBA in Marketing, Advertising, or similar
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Can write a sentence without fainting!
• Ability to do competitive analysis, suggest marketing strategies and write marketing and creative briefs
• Ability to identify client short-term and long-term needs and establishes and develops business partnerships.
• An entrepreneur attitude (does not like to be micro-managed)
• The ability to identify risks and budget issues before they become issues
• Strong attention to detail and love for all things organizational
• Proficient with both MAC and PC
• Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and organize workload.
• Working knowledge in Word, Excel, PPT, Adobe Acrobat
• Basic background knowledge of web front-end and back-end development is essential as well as the ability to communicate project requirements to web developers
• Experience that crosses disciplines, including: collateral, direct marketing, interactive, web advertising, social media, etc.
• Skilled in using project management applications like Basecamp

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