Project Manager

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Chicago, IL
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

job description: Under direct supervision of a Senior Project Manager or a Project Director, A Project Manager manages a small project or phase(s) of a larger project, and has responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close). The Project Manager must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.

Ultimately responsible for finding creative solutions to the time and budget constraints that impact every project while defending the quality and integrity of the work and remaining true to the creative vision and intent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with the project team to identify strategies and solutions that will best meet the client’s needs within established constraint
Works with account team as well as any and all members of assigned project team to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, technology requirements, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools
Actively participates in all project activities, collaborating on the content and presentation of key client deliverables as required to ensure relevancy, strategy, quality and timelines
Responsible for managing project financial lifecycle, including estimates, status reporting, revenue forecasts, invoicing, etc
Creates and maintains project documentation such as estimates, project plans, proposals, statements of work, status reports (internal and external), change requests, functional specifications, etc.
Communicates and drives acceptance of project deadlines, milestones, and dependencies.
Actively tracks project status, progress, risks and issues.
Manages scope change process.
Communicates roles and responsibilities to team members and clients.
Works cross-functionally (internally and externally) to ensure all needed assets, resources, costs and deadlines are identified and managed day-to-day to successfully meet organizational expectations and project goals

REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 3 years experience as an Interactive Project Manager within an agency environment, or similar.
Experience managing digital projects: branded.com website designs, OLA, native apps, social, etc. a plus
BA Degree

TRAITS
Skilled at listening to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them.
Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members.
Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.
Praises people for a job well done.
Delivers unsurpassed customer service
Delivers clear, consistent communication to clients and project teams
Demonstrates an agile mindset to embrace, and successfully handle fluid landscapes
Demonstrates proactive attitude – constantly planning with an eye toward the future.
Works until the work of the moment is done. Many times, that is after 5pm.
Demonstrates diplomacy and patience when it comes to challenging situations w/ internal and external teams and stakeholders
Demonstrates superior prioritization skills and ability to change focus on a dime for a given day. There will usually be too much work to get done at any given time, but it all eventually needs to get done.
Has ability to see things from all points of view, not just the PM point of view. This includes billing, finance, account management, creative, tech, executive management.
Ability to develop creative solutions to problems in relation to tactical and strategic project issues
Demonstrates an understanding of the financial operations of running a project

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