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Project Manager-Animation

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7 month contract on-site at client location
Pay: Up to $62/hr. DOE

The Project Manager, Animation is primarily responsible for being the internal Marcom point of contact to oversee the timelines and own all schedules for Interactive hardware CG animation creation.
They will work with a variety of disciplines for e.g.: animators, creative prototypes, creative directors and front-end developers.
They should be comfortable with a 3D animation workflow as it relates to web and mobile, able to flex with a constantly evolving process and dealing with the ambiguous nature of 3D animation.
They should also be able to work cross-functionally and be tenacious about getting to deadline with the minimum of fuss.

Define, run and own the scope of projects (goals, deliverables, schedule)
Have familiarity with web and app development processes
Be comfortable in situations involving vague goals and processes
Possess strong problem solving skills, be responsible and flexible to evolving nature of projects and digital mediums
Lead and inspire teams by communicating a vision for the project
Manage interdisciplinary teams of visual designers, interaction designers, 3D artists, post-production artists, engineers, QA engineers
Able to scope and analyze design and technical requirements
Promote and participate in the continuous improvement of structure, processes and tooling to enable the team to deliver high quality products
Firm understanding of web and mobile best practices, and a high level of comfort working with creative, engineering, and technical teams.

They also participate in planning efforts and coordinate project schedules on a quarterly basis.

Additionally, they help to identify and evangelize new talent by assist with the recruiting effort.

The manager ideally has a college degree and at least 7 years’ work experience in the creative and design field.

Additional Requirements
He or she must have strong communication, writing, presentation, interpersonal, and creative skills.
He or she often work with other groups or departments so it is important that they collaborate well with different roles and levels in their organization. They should be analytical and able to solve complex issues using artistic concepts and solutions.
They should be a self-starter and able to deal with the sometimes ambiguous nature of project management.

Their work is typically done within small teams under tight deadlines, so strong communication skills are required, as is coolness under pressure, resourcefulness, ingenuity in solving problems, dependability, attention to detail, and the ability to learn and cope with rapid change.

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