Project Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Dec 03, 2013
Closes
Jan 02, 2014
Contact
Mr. David Dobrow
Category
Advertising, Other
Duration
Full Time
SUMMARY
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing job schedules, balancing resources, creating scopes of work with the help of the Senior PM, maximizing staff utilization and ensuring all projects are seen through to completion on time and on budget. This is an integrated role with a mix of traditional and digital projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Confer with key team members to develop a project plan, milestones and required tasks for each project
•Work with Creative Directors, Account Management and Production to generate the schedule for overall project completion and make updates as needed, notifying all appropriate parties
•Work with Account Management to create a scope of work (SOW)
•Assemble the project team by coordinating with Senior PM, Creative Director and other department leads
•Follow up to ensure project goals are being met, projects are within scope and budget, and provide direction and insightful solutions to issues when needed
•Regularly communicate status of projects by means of weekly meetings, status reports, and updates throughout the day
•Help to maintain overall quality by assisting Account Management with proofing materials prior to routing, and with QA of digital content
•Obtain necessary approvals from required departments by initiating and conducting formal review meetings
•Ensure that the fundamental office processes are adhered to
•Influence and evangelize process improvement initiatives across multiple departments and locations
•Must be able to diplomatically enforce deadlines
•Willingness to do what it takes to see jobs through to completion and meet tight deadlines

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of project management experience
•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
•Familiar with agency processes, including strategy, design and production process
•Experience managing production of online content (ex: websites, apps, banners)
•Skilled in using project management applications (ex: Microsoft Project, Basecamp)
•Must be able to coordinate and lead discussions, meetings and project-oriented workshops across client and agency teams
•Must have a proven record in a client-facing role
•Must have proven experience with vendor management
•Must be able to provide clear, thorough written direction to staff and deliver concise, accurate and actionable next steps after meetings and discussions
•Must demonstrate confidence and authority as the project lead, as well as the ability to be autonomous
•Must have outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills and be a team player
•Previous project management experience with advertising/marketing preferred


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