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Project Manager - Agency

Job title: Project Manager - Agency
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Los Angeles
Industry: Marketing
Remote: No
Reference: 423618
Contact name: Chloe Janssen
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a big ad agency, is seeking an Integrated Project Manager to join their team. 

This role is partially onsite in their Hollywood office. 

Responsibilities: 

Project Managers are facilitators, partnering with Account Services, Strategy, Creative and Production to anticipate, plan and communicate key information required for successful agency projects and initiatives.  
  • Collaborates with account leadership and other stakeholders to develop integrated project schedules either general topline or project specific, and provide team with key milestones and due dates
  • Facilitate communication and understanding within the agency team and partners of task objectives or deliverables, key dates, milestone contingencies, project status and implication of delays
  • Proactively identifies resources such as time, money or external contractors necessary to support initiatives and complete project accurately and on-time
  • Builds project plans, resource sheets, project playbook and review with Senior Project Manager and account team leads
  • Foster collaboration; identify and bring together appropriate team members and internal resources as needed
  • Collaborates cross-functionally across disciplines to ensure projects are moving effectively toward their milestones; ensures that the team is operating smoothly and efficiently in order to achieve the most integrated and efficient productions
  • Sees the big picture, but stays on top of the details; aware of project status at all times and communicates project status to team to ensure on-time project completion
  • Proactively identifies and escalates potential issues before they hinder progress; leverages interpersonal skills facilitate creative problem solving 
  • Organizes project information; creates clarity when information is unclear
  • Adapts and modifies plans and schedules as needed based on new or updated information
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders to update project tracking systems to provide teams and management accurate status around resourcing, timing and burn
  • Learn, maintain, communicate and reinforce correct process, procedures and best-practices. Coach, mentor and train others as needed
  • Documents and archives project activities and asset files; monitors the archival of other stakeholder assets
Qualifications: 
  • 5-7 years project management or production experience; ideally across 360 campaigns
  • Experience working in a creative environment (advertising/PR, entertainment, media); from strategy development through to production delivery
  • Team player, able to multi-task and problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish strong working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Professional and flexible demeanor to handle interactions with a range of people from entry level team members to executive leadership
  • Able to work autonomously but also collaboratively with team for solutions-oriented results
  • Clear and concise written and verbal presentation skills and style; proficient in presentation (Google Slides, Keynote, PowerPoint) and workflow software (Smartsheet, Microsoft Project)
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