Senior Project Manager
COMPANY DESCRIPTION We are a brand experience agency specializing in creating and executing unique experiences for world-class brands. Driven by innovative ideas, fueled by a passion for execution, we create unforgettable brand experiences that engage audiences, create emotional connections, and leave a lasting impact.
JOB DESCRIPTION: the Senior Project Manager – Retail Build will understand each project’s desire outcomes. He/she will take responsibility for all assignments within a given project while ensuring deadlines, budgets, and objectives are being met. This is a leadership role that demands project executions are performed in the highest level. This position is responsible for developing broad department plans and programs and providing oversight of activities for direct and indirect reports to complete plans on time and within budget.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: _ Oversees the entire delivery and execution process of assigned projects, ensuring all deadlines and budgets are met _ Ensures that each assignment within a project meet the highest standards _ Leads team meetings to ensure a collaborative work environment and excellent communication within the team _ Leads client meetings and writes recaps _ Engages in short and long-term strategic and tactical planning on both departmental and organizational levels _ Directs and mentors staff through effective coaching, team building, goal setting, and professional development _ Collaborates and maintains strong communication with all stakeholders _ Prepares and manages ongoing budget, purchase orders, vendor invoices and final billing to clients _ Maintains digital project folder with assets, schedules, budgets, and client communication _ Responsible for job profitability and resource utilization _ Anticipates and responds appropriately to risks and changes in project scope _ Makes reliable and informed decisions for clients and our program _ Establishes effective communication with clients and co-workers while building professional relationships with co-workers, supervisor, and clients _ Ensures that project deliverables meet or exceed client goals in an effort to develop happy and loyal clients _ Passionately articulates goals and team principles to help form a positive work environment _ Serves as day-to-day point of contact for client and internal project teams _ Successfully completes multiple simultaneous projects on time and within budget _ Engage with outside vendors / production partners and internal teams to manage design and production _ Travel to manage project installs as required _ Manage multiple or larger scale projects from start to finish that involve extremely tight timelines
QUALIFICATIONS: The list of qualifications includes the minimum qualifications necessary for any new employee for this position, such as specific prior work experience, certifications/licenses, technical knowledge of software, machinery, or tools, and physical abilities such as relevant lifting, bending, walking, and/or stooping.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field _ 5+ years of work experience at a mid-level position in a similar role, agency experienced preferred _ Strong understanding of 3D fabrication, building material familiarity, and production / construction techniques in retail environment _ Familiarity with building codes in retail / pop-up environment _ Strong commitment to deadlines, budget, and on-time execution _ Understanding of the creative and environmental design process with knowledge of graphic production techniques, materials, and substrates _ Familiarity with Mac computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office _ Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in an extremely fast-paced creative environment _ Ability to effectively and appropriately interact with co-workers at a variety of levels, across many disciplines _ Effective negotiation and problem-solving skills required _ Strong financial understanding of budgeting, estimating, and agency profitability _ A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations _ Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of employees and clients _ Highly organized with a keen sense of attention to detail _ Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills _ After hours work and overnight travel required
WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We do a high volume of work, often on tight timelines and our dedication to client satisfaction is uncompromising. Travel should be expected. Use of personal vehicle will be required for local meetings. Mileage associated for such trips will be reimbursed per company's travel policies