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Long Beach

Project Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Manager will work closely with the Account, Creative, Production, IA, Biz Intelligence, PMO and Tech Departments as part of a collaborative project team.  We are passionate about what we do and are looking for people that bring excitement and commitment to their work. Type of work includes print brochure, digital brochure, photography, CGI, video production/editorial, etc.

We’re looking for someone who will thrive in a dynamic environment where you will manage medium-to-large content creation projects across multiple time zones and continents with various client stakeholders. You should be comfortable with ambiguity and able to orchestrate order within a highly creative environment. You are the lynchpin who motivates and collaborates with Account, Strategy, Creative, and Technology teams to deliver impactful work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure every necessary step of project scope is accounted for within the schedule and clearly organize and forecast deliverables and dependencies.
  • Develop and track project schedules and budgets, monitor project scope, and handle invoice tracking and account billing for both retainer and project-based accounts.
  • Manage day-to-day tasks, performing proactive identification of potential challenges and ensuring on-time project deliverables.
  • Contribute to the development of client proposals and cost estimates (e.g. SOWs, agency fees and third-party costs)
  • Executing change documentation when additional out-of-scope requests for features or functionality are made.
  • Ensure effective and ongoing communication with the Program Manager / Account Leadership related to project status and deliverables.
  • Manage project communication and document key meetings and decisions.
  • Participate in (and occasionally lead) weekly project status meetings and reporting on project status
  • Assign individual resource responsibilities, help identify appropriate resources needed for successful project completion.
  • A strong knowledge of best practices in project management and ability to see big picture while managing every last detail.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, information systems or a related field.
  • 3-5+ years project management experience managing budgets, timelines and people in an agency or related environment (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Experience managing workflow for medium-to-large scale content creation efforts (print, photography, CGI, video production/editorial, etc.).
  • Digital/interactive experience is plus.
  • Experience in client-facing settings whether face-to-face or on conference calls.
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, influence, focus on problem solving; solutions oriented, ability to delegate tasks, as appropriate, willingness to accept accountability, etc.)
  • Demonstrate analysis/assessment capabilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and written.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Mac proficiency, particularly in the applications of MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project
  • Experience with Smartsheets, Content Management Systems (CMS) and JIRA is a plus.