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Long Beach

Freelance Senior Project Manager

JOB SUMMARY

This senior project management lead is on an automotive brand. This role is responsible for coordination, integration and communication of Model deliverables across media both internally (supervising a small group of project managers) and externally (client facing across departments.) This role reports into the Program Manager and helps to implement and optimize program processes.

This role must oversee assigned projects ensuring project goals and/or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. This person will work closely with all departments on the team from Account, Creative, Strategy, PMO and Tech, Departments as part of a collaborative project team as well as 3rd Party and Agency Partners. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in oversight with day-to-day digital creative production workflow and delivery
  • Create a motivating and encouraging environment for team members.
  • Properly realize all the short-term and long-term client and recommends sounds solutions/ideas to business challenges and effectively represents agency recommendation and POV to Account team.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of client business and partner agencies
  • Lead, motivate, supervise and retain a small team of project managers and project coordinators.
  • Review project proposals and plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures to accomplish project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
  • Lead and pitch in as part of diverse delivery teams (wear many hats).
  • Assist in development of SOWs, resourcing plans and process optimizations
  • Ensure effective and ongoing communication with the Account Team related to project status and deliverables.
  • Communicate effectively with client and internal team to direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Prepare project start materials, open job numbers, create estimates, agendas and conference reports as needed. Prepare pre/post project analysis reports for management, client, or others as required.
  • Deal with financial and budgetary issues under pressure for deadlines in a fluid, fast-paced environment
  • Own the Asset development for their assigned projects. Be the point person for status of assets regardless of where they are in the pipeline.
  • Support project managers in developing the individual project schedules by having an understanding of the larger program across the different media.
  • Have an understanding of the image development process, both CG development, retouching, and imagery funding and routing processes.
  • Hands on understanding of the Designory’s image database and shot list naming conventions.
  • Experience in video project management, familiarity with video production or editing process is a bonus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Experience working in an advertising agency, marketing department or similar environment
  • 6+ years project management experience; of which 2 to 3 years must be in a senior position supervising other project managers.
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS, iOS, audio and video tools (You Tube, Vimeo) design and multimedia tools (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), information architecture and user interface design.
  • Mac literate, in the applications of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MS Project) and  Job tracking software (such as JIRA or Basecamp).
  • Content Management System (CMS) proficiency, specifically to AEM (Adobe Experience Manager). Mobile and App experience is a plus
  • Experience with a variety of project management styles especially Agile Demonstrated success working in a small team setting.
  • Excellent time management, communication and interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, influence, focus on problem solving, manage timelines, accountable, and ability to effectively delegate and manage tasks, as appropriate)
  • Available to work some evenings and/or weekends, as needed
  • PMP Certification Preferred  

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