Project Manager- Mccann Echo

Worldgroup Careers MWT Mountain Lakes , US-NJ 07046

Posted 11 months ago

Naturally creative, instinctively insightful, and authentically strategic? McCann Echo, Mountain Lakes, NJ is looking for you! Our business is strong and were looking fora Project Managerto help support our growing business. A perfect match for us would be a great team player who loves the opportunity to collaborate with others to create fresh ideas, wants to play a key role in developing engaging digital solutions, and has the keen ability to become an asset to the assigned pharmaceutical brand and therapeutic category. If this sounds like an opportunity where you would want to add your voice to our vibe, we want to hear from you.

The Project Managers primary responsibility is to own and manage the full range of deliverables (print, direct mail, web banners, websites, iPAD apps, emails, etc) for an assigned brand from concept to final delivery, with regards to timing, quality and budget. This position requires meticulous record keeping, creative and flexible problem solving, and the skill set to provide direction and vision throughout a project lifecycle. The Project Manager (PM) is also responsible for a variety of documentation including meeting follow up and next steps to digital documentation needed for project execution.

Job Responsibilities (essential functions of the job):

Project Management

  • Own and manage (with the assistance of an Associate PM and PC) all projects for assigned brand from concept to deployment
  • Responsible for insuring all deadlines are met, project budget is monitored, and stakeholders are informed of status at all stages
  • Understands, upholds and enforces internal procedures
  • Shares the responsibility of facilitating all internal project meetings from kickoff through launch with the PCs and APMs
  • Support the PC/APM in the creation of detailed timelines for print and digital projects
  • Support the PC in recommendations for the most efficient way to circulate a job
  • Responsible for the creation of detailed project plans for all Digital projects
  • Responsible for internal meeting documentation and follow up with team
  • Solve project or client challenges in tight collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Manage 3rd party vendor relationships and client IT, collaborating on timelines and identifying challenges and risks to keep on schedule
  • Escalating issues through the right channel that may impact delivery; escalated issue should including solution options prior to escalation
  • Works closely with agency technical resources to obtain and communicate technical specifications to internal and external development teams on digital projects
  • Responsible for collaborating on functional spec documents with appropriate technical/UX internal resources

Business Management

  • Collaborate with Account team on SOW development and Creative Brief/Charter development
  • Responsible for creating all project estimates in collaboration with internal stakeholders, tracking actuals against estimates for all active projects, and maintain budgets and burn reports with assistance from PC and APM
  • Responsible for impact analysis for scope change and collaborates with Account Team to determine next steps

Internal Agency Skills

  • Develops good relationships within the department and works as a team player
  • Interacts in a professional manner with all employees of the Agency
  • Always ready to roll up your sleeves and help out in anyway possible
  • Recognizes problems and discusses it with supervisor for solutions
  • Prioritizes work and completes the work in an accurate and timely manner. Reports to supervisor in case additional effort required for completing work that may impact client deliverables
  • Arranges for back-up coverage on assigned projects when unavailable
  • Understands and operates within established Agency

Prerequisites (formal education, skills, job-related experience):

Industry:2-4 years experience in an Agency setting in either a Project Management or Account Executive role

Education: 4 year College level education. Business, Marketing or Communications degree preferred.

Were a full-service, award-winning, creative healthcare advertising agency solely focused on healthcare professionals and their patients. Standing behind us at all times is McCann Health, the largest global agency network. We think creatively, encourage collaboration, and care deeply; about the brands we work on and about making a difference. Were instinctively insightful, and authentically strategic people, whose vibe is genuine and relaxedmore backyard barbecue than boardroom, and we pride ourselves on being independent but inclusive, down-to-earth but driven.

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