Web/Interactive Project Manager

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Fortune 500 pharma client located in Central NJ is seeking a Senior Web/Interactive Project Manager for their in-house ad agency. This is a long-term, full-time contract opportunity (2-4 years). Please see the following job description for more details about this positon:

Project/Practice Management Requirements
• Gathers project business, marketing and technical requirements in order to develop project estimates and SOWs
• Creates and executes project plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
• Collaborates with team leads to identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities
• Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
• Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to business partners
• Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards
• Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures
• Minimizes our exposure and risk on projects
• Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
• Assists with proposal efforts including project scoping, level of effort assessments and project plan development
• Identifies business development and "add-on" sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project or brand

Project Accounting and Financial Management Responsibilities
• Responsible for logging accurate time against projects in a timely manner
• Tracks and reports team hours and project expenses
• Communicates actual vs. estimated hours to Interactive Management Team
• Monitors and manages project budget
• Facilitates change logs and change orders to allocate additional budget when applicable
• Facilitates image asset procurement paperwork
• Understands basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly
• Gains an understanding of our pricing model and billing procedures in order to manage project finances efficiently

Communication Skills
• Participates in team and business partner meetings effectively and efficiently
• Holds regular status meetings with project team and business partners
• Keeps project team well informed of project changes, changes within the organization and general corporate news that affects our daily operations
• Effectively communicates relevant project information to management
• Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
• Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
• Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
• Effectively conveys our message and approach in both written and verbal communications

Technical Understanding
• Possesses general understanding in the areas of web development, application programming, database and system design
• Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and general client/server architecture
• Possesses a thorough understanding of our team's capabilities
• Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and industry best practices to potentially be applied on business partner engagements
• Understands at a high level the abilities and limitations of industry standard technologies, hardware and software packages