Project Manager

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jul 20, 2014
Closes
Aug 19, 2014
Contact
Mr. David Dobrow
Category
Advertising, Other
Duration
Full Time

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Agency Operations, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing job schedules, balancing resources, creating scopes of work with the Account Services team, 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(print and video) 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 scopes of work (SOWs)
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 life of the project
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 planning and managing internal review meetings
Ensure adherence to established and approved processes
Influence and evangelize process improvement initiatives across disciplines
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 3+ years of project management experience
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Familiar with agency processes, including strategy, design and production
Experience managing production of online content (ex: websites, apps, banners)
Skilled in using project management applications (ex: Microsoft Project, Basecamp)
Must have abillity to have client-facing role when necessary
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 have outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills and be a team player

Previous project management experience

The Account Supervisor is responsible for managing, coordinating and leading agency resources to meet the integrated marketing communication needs of assigned accounts. This position is often the primary day-­-to-­-day interface with mid-­-level client decision-­-makers and, with their Account Director, instrumental to the client’s success with the agency, and gyro‘s financial success with the account. This role also assists agency management to define key strategic issues for clients, and their impact on agency objectives. In addition, they will provide input to the management team on opportunities to generate incremental revenue growth, and will often be responsible for account team direct reports.

•Develop knowledge of clients’ business, competitive challenges, and how key strategic issues could impact client/agency objectives
•Develop an understanding of integrated marketing campaign management, production processes and reporting
•Develop project/creative/media briefs based on client/agency input and present briefs to creative team and other agency departments involved in the project’s development
•Be proactive – understand the big picture as well as the details and contribute suggestions, new ideas, procedure recommendations, etc. to team and agency management
•Lead meetings (internal/client) and deliver presentations clearly, effectively and confidently
•Learn how to analyze campaign results, draw conclusions and proactively make recommendations to optimize the client’s program
•Identify new opportunities within existing accounts and/or with complementary businesses to recommend and sell additional agency services
•Understand multiple marketing disciplines beyond just advertising or direct response (e.g., how all disciplines can best work together to support client goals)
•Forge strong cross-­-agency relationships;

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