You will be expected to have right people in the right place at the right time to enable the agency to produce great creative work - on time, on budget and as efficiently as possible.
As a Senior Creative Project Manager, you must be able to manage multiple large-scale brand and creative projects at the same time - from developing initial statements of work, estimates and timelines through project delivery. You will be responsible for developing and implementing the project plan and budget, and working with creative leadership on staffing plan. You must manage change throughout the life of each project; monitoring project status, evaluating risk, communicating potential impacts to budget and project delivery, and adjusting resources and priorities accordingly.
Be the communications hub between all Agency team members and partners who may touch an assigned account/project.
Lead the development of creative project workflow templates in our agency management system, Workamajig. Use data from past projects to evaluate and adjust templates as needed.
Lead development of creative scopes, project estimates and schedules
Ensure that proper forecasting is being done for all creative projects
Oversee creation of detailed project schedules (from creative development through delivery) and manage throughout the life of each project. Work with Creative leadership to plan and manage creative resources. Raise any staffing concerns as quickly as possible.
Set up and run all necessary key touch-point meetings in the process.
Organize, manage, prioritize and be accountable for project workflow from creative development through delivery of materials
Develop, manage and enforce a rigorous approvals process (from creative development through production phases of each project).
Manage any freelance or outside creative resources/vendors, as needed
Manage project scopes, timelines and budgets. Alert team if a project strays out of the originally set parameters. Engage in contingency planning and recommend solutions.
Keep Director of Operations & Director of Client Services aware of progress on each project and the development/deployment of the process - raising concerns as quickly as possible.
Keep detailed records of the life of a project. Lead post-mortem evaluations of completed projects, as needed
Provide insight on process improvements or resources/tools opportunities.
Help to develop the skill set and career path of any/all project managers on your team - organize and gather data for performance reviews.
Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
A minimum of 7+ years of project management experience - preferably from a traditional advertising agency setting (for candidates outside agency only).
Experience working within agency management or project management software, such as Workamajig
Basic to expert understanding of one or all brand and creative production disciplines
Self-motivated, quick and assertive.
Extremely detailed oriented and organized.
Exceptional time management skills.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Cool, calm, collected and collaborative.
Strong sense of design and experience with industry leading creative output.
Proficient in MS Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Professional.
A working knowledge of MSProject and/or FileMakerPro, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., a plus.
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