In Philadelphia, we need a

Project Manager

What we need is a manager! Is that still a thing? Seinfeld quotes? Well, anyway, we really are looking for a manager. A Project Manager. Someone who can keep folks in line and make sure projects run smoothly from scoping to delivery and all the way to optimization. The ideal human to fill this role will become the point person for a variety of projects. Keeping teams on schedule, on budget, and on brief is pretty pivotal, so you should be pretty good at that. Also, you should have the utmost confidence in making sure all the moving parts of a pitch, campaign, brand experience or project of any variety come together as beautifully as a PB&J sandwich. Are you into it? Cool. 

What You'll Do: 

  • Define the scope of projects (process, deliverables, schedule, and budget).
  • Lead and inspire project teams by maintaining a positive and calm demeanor.
  • Involve the right people at the optimal levels for project success and overall account utilization.
  • Manage interdisciplinary teams, made up potentially of strategists, media, experience architects, analysts, public relations, designers, writers, developers, producers, and editors, helping to evolve project objectives into clear sets of deliverables in a way that balances client requirements with team growth and morale.
  • Keep projects on track through clear task lists, issue tracking, status reports, and meeting notes.
  • Contribute to meetings and conference calls, ensuring efficient use of time and that the entire team is clear on outcomes, next steps and responsibilities.
  • Possess the ability to sense conflicts before they impact the work and team dynamic, and proactively facilitate conversations to address the issues.
  • Clearly communicate project issues and resolutions to the internal team.
  • Play a dual role of client advocate and agency team advocate.
  • Be passionate about delivering the best work outputs, but find ways of producing it that does not jeopardize schedule and budget.
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and fearlessly with teams across both offices
  • Play devil’s advocate, look for red flags, call out potential issues and escalate them when necessary in a cool, calm, and friendly manner
  • Create and own the schedule and details of the entire project lifecycle from concept to delivery
  • Help with writing proposals, scopes or work, change order requests, and project documentation
  • Forecast resourcing needs and collaborate with the digital production and project management teams to keep all work across the agency flowing
  • Balance multiple projects of different sizes across various platforms

Stuff You've Done & Stuff You're Good At:  

  • Prior experience (4+ years) as a project manager/producer in an agency environment, or directly related experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and obsessive attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in directing a variety of projects, including websites, social media, video, print, TV, radio, emails, and digital advertising, as well as involvement in strategy and media and marketing plan development.
  • Robust knowledge of integrated agency workflows and inter-office operations.
  • Familiarity with agency core disciplines and capabilities, including account management, finance, strategy, creative, user experience, interactive design, development, media, analytics, digital technology, and print/broadcast production.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; responsive and flexible to evolving responsibilities and changing environment.
  • Friendly, professional, confident, and proactive
  • Prior experience managing external vendors and resources to assist with execution
  • Familiarity with project management tools (such as MS Project, Merlin, SmartSheet; Basecamp, 10,000ft, JIRA, etc.)
  • You must be passionate about your craft, with solid marketing or advertising agency experience that demonstrates an ability to lead concurrent projects of varying size and complexity.
  • You’re a highly organized, resourceful individual with excellent communication skills.
  • You thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven business environment and can demonstrate the leadership and confidence required to move projects forward in a firm but respectful way.
  • Your knowledge of advertising and integrated marketing techniques is next level.
  • Your friends say you’re a strong team leader with a motivating work ethic and analytical mindset, able to effectively add value in workflow/process improvement, resource management, quality/risk management, and change management. You have good friends.
  • You are looking for a flexible, hybrid work schedule to work from home and one of our Boston or Philadelphia offices. We have excelled at cross-functional collaboration and achieving our clients’ goals remotely over the past two years, and our experience has taught us well.

If you've already mentally checked a bunch of these boxes, hit that Apply button. Let's see if we're a match.

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