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Chicago

Creative Project Manager

JOB SUMMARY: 

Designory is a global, award-winning, marketing agency with expertise across the content creation spectrum including digital, print and video.

 

We are looking for a Creative Project Manager to work closely with creative and project management teams in our Chicago office. This role will be responsible for planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and allocating talent focused in Chicago, as well as working with our Long Beach and New York offices.



RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

  • Maintain an aggregate view of existing freelance/internal talent and their workloads 
  • Work with project management and creative leads to ensure that all projects are staffed according to budget and needs 
  • Evaluate and determine appropriate allocations, based on current over-resourced and under-resourced staff
  • Reassign available resources when and where necessary
  • Collaborate with team leads to ensure skill sets match project requirements
  • Meet regularly with Project Managers and Creative leads to review projected projects and resource allocations to determine staff availability vs. the need for freelance hires. 
  • Assist PMs in tracking hours of various resources
  • Source, recruit and hire freelance talent for various positions
  • Assist HR with onboarding/offboarding of new hires
  • Maintain a “bench” of qualified, diverse, talented ready to go candidates for last minute and immediate hire
  • Work closely with the Resource Manager, Hiring Managers, HR and CFO to obtain finance approvals for open requisitions as well as extensions and terminations
  • Participate in local networking events and recruiting efforts sponsored by ad clubs, advertising/production/industry meet up groups, both online and onsite, as well as colleges and art school career centers and intern support groups to contribute to diverse pipeline flow. 
  • Provide weekly allocation reports 
  • Address all resource requests 
  • Maintain freelance database

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • 3+ years as a Resource Manager or Recruiter or Project Manager in a fast-paced environment (advertising agency or creative environment is a plus)
  • Be able to maintain a consistent, can-do, flexible attitude
  • Exceptional initiative, attention to detail and follow through skills
  • Discerning creative eye and problem-solving skills.
  • Personable, customer service, company ambassador type personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels
  • Experience in Studio/Production or Creative disciplines is a plus
  • Knowledge of project management processes including budgeting and scoping is a plus
  • Advanced Mac skills desired

 

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Designory is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Designory does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.