Contract Project Manager (612) 338-8300 Hanley Wood Marketing
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The project manager is responsible for facilitating the development and execution of projects from the launch meeting through the close-out meeting. They work closely with team members to ensure that each department has ample time and sufficient and correct information to complete the project. Their objective is to ensure the project is completed on time, on budget and meets the quality standards of both the client and Hanley Wood Marketing.
Primary Essential Duties:
Work with client services lead and client services project contact to understand the scope of each assigned project.
Serve as the conduit for all project communications. Ensure that communication flow is efficient and inclusive of all pertinent parties at the appropriate times.
Collaboratively create schedules with the production manager. Responsible for the creation and dissemination of schedules.
Work with team members to communicate individual responsibilities and deadlines.
Monitor the budget during the life of the project. Alert finance, the production manager and the client services contact when fees and/or expenses will exceed the budget.
Manage and coordinate project workflow by evaluating project status and collaborating with team members to meet project deadlines.
Work with other project managers to reallocate shared team resources and prioritize workloads.
Coordinate and facilitate project close-out meetings to analyze project efficiencies and effectiveness.
Experience, Skills, and Talents Required:
Excellent listening and communication skills. Ability to quickly grasp the project objective and deliverables. Can interact with staff at all levels.
Skilled in managing 40-60 projects simultaneously.
Ability to identify, mitigate and manage risks against project schedules and budgets. Can quickly modify plans and reprioritize as circumstances change.
Background in traffic or project management with an advertising/marketing agency and/or print production management experience
Five years minimum experience in a traffic and/or project management role
Preference for project management experience that includes interactive/web-based projects, print, direct mail, publications
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Education and Certifications Required:
B.S. or B.A. degree required