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Project Manager

  • Salary: Up to $75k
  • Sector: Content
  • Sub-sector: Project Management
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: USA

job description

Are you an experienced and innovative project or account manager from a digital marketing or creative agency looking for that next step? Do you thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment where every day is different? Do you love building relationships with people both internally and externally, and are you passionate about delivering a world-class experience and world-class creative to your clients? If so, this could be just the role for you!

Our client is looking for a Project Manager to join their successful, hard-working, and friendly client services team on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for leading the smooth delivery of work to clients, delivering high-quality work on time and within budget. 

About the role:
We are looking for a US based Project Manager to join the team. You will need to have a few years project or account management experience under your belt, preferably from within a digital marketing or creative agency, and be confident in a role that is client facing on a daily basis. This role consists of 50% project management and 50% account management. The project management team is responsible for delivering projects and campaigns (both big and small), leading client communications, costing, planning, delivery and financial management. They are the glue that brings our diverse teams together around shared objectives, to deliver results – happy clients, happy colleagues and profitable projects.
Supported by a team of highly experienced account directors, the senior project managers work across several projects at any one time and the type of work we deliver for our clients can vary greatly – you could be delivering a video, web page or digital experience one day and strategic consultancy, messaging, or a suite of creative campaign assets the next.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading project delivery, working independently and proactively, to deliver high-quality work for clients
  • Managing a variety of projects end to end including client management, scheduling, billing, briefing etc.
  • Owning client relationships during the day-to-day delivery of projects
  • Preparing estimates and time plans
  • Taking complex briefs from clients and working with them and internal teams to shape the work, define the scope and agree budget/timelines for delivery
  • Owning the financial management of the job including managing billing plans and working with our finance team to complete billing
  • Understanding, and day-to-day management, of project profitability, maximising income from projects through good management and efficient delivery 
  • Demonstrating ability to act as an advisor to clients, rather than just implementing things for a client 

About you:

  • 3-4 years agency experience working with large clients – experience working with global professional services clients is a bonus 
  • Experience of delivering a variety of projects including creative marketing campaigns, video and digital (websites, apps and digital experiences) 
  • Experience of taking projects from initial strategy and concepts through to asset creation across a range of asset types e.g. digital/social assets, sales materials/brochures, video, web pages 
  • Curious, hungry to learn new skills, unafraid to challenge and to come ready with ideas 
  • Values and respects the different perspectives that make working in teams great
  • Bounces back from setbacks and finds solutions to problems 
  • You have great organisational skills
  • Flexible – able to adapt to changes in scope, project direction and step in to support team members when needed 
  • Be comfortable and adept with numbers and financials 
  • Genuine passion for creative work with the ability to input and add value
  • Fascinated by new technology and how it is shaping our world 

Key Knowledge/Experience of systems:

  • Synergist/Paprika or similar finance management system
  • Smartsheet or similar project management tool
  • Jira/DevOps or similar ticketing system

You will also have the chance to work on some of the world’s biggest brands and the encouragement to think differently, challenge yourself and our clients to produce award-winning work. We offer a competitive salary based on industry benchmarks, pension contributions, well-being and diversity initiatives and the access to a discretionary bonus.

For a complete spec, please register your interest. We regret only successful candidates will be contacted.

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