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Program/Project Specialist (Freelance)

Job title: Program/Project Specialist (Freelance)
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: No
Salary: 40-48/hour
Reference: 439225
Contact name: Jakob Ursitti-Clapp
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a leading digital consultancy, is looking to bring on a Program Project Specialist for an onsite contract in Chicago, for 6+ months. 

Tile: Program/Project Manager
Pay: $40-$48/hour
Type: Freelance
Duration; 6 months
Location: Chicago (W. Madison)
Schedule: On-site 5 days per week

As part of this team, you get to support the in-house agency that involves with some of the world’s most interesting content, ideas and innovations from client, that literally change the way the world works and lives. In many cases we are bringing new thinking to our global audience, and our job is to make it simple, easy, human and compelling.

You are excited about supporting the client the global organization by orchestrating the process for developing and delivering cost-efficient, high-quality creative assets at speed. Work as part of a global project management team to implement strategies and processes of the in-house client,

Responsibilities include:
  • Support the development of creative assets using effective program management principles.
  • Take inputs from client members and/or project requestor to understand the brief in preparation to begin the project work.
  • Collaborate with project requestors, client account managers, Creative Leads, designers and content writers to project manage creative assets through the workflow process.
  • Use project management tool to enter project details, track progress, and manage iterations and changes in scope, timeline, costs to ensure creative assets and outcomes are delivered according to agreed brief and budget.
  • As a team in collaboration with members of client, present assets to and secure final approval from project requestor.
  • Organize and deliver approved asset files to requestor.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships and manage expectations for high volume, fast turnaround results.
  • Contribute ideas to refinement of global project workflow process through use over time.
  • Collaborate and share best practices with other Project Management
  • Support team members globally.
  • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PPT), project management software such as Workfront is a plus.
Qualifications and Skills:
Basic Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of experience in integrated marketing and/or marketing program management roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Marketing program management or equivalent experience with proven multi-tasking, organizational and deadline-oriented skills; agency experience a plus
  • Experience with developing marketing collateral in all delivery channels
  • Experience working with creatives and vendors, a plus (agencies, designers, writers)
  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication (English), presentation, problem solving and critical thinking to optimize client satisfaction
  • Aptitude for effective collaboration in a cross functional work environment; experiences working in teams across time zones
  • Natural ability to operate with a high level of energy, commitment and motivation
  • Strong Microsoft Suite knowledge and ability, especially Excel, Word, PPT. Experience with workflow/asset management and production tools a plus
If you are interested in and qualified for this opportunity, please forward your resume today! Apply for this job