Project Manager (Advertising & Marketing)

“To everything. There is a spreadsheet; and a time to every task.” – Eccl-EASY-astes

The project manager works with the client service team to manage all marketing communications projects for assigned clients. Involved from new business meetings and pitches through project completion, the project manager is responsible for initiating proposals and project plans, then guiding the project through development and creative. The Project Manager is the liaison between the client and the agency creative team. An effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, the project manager must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

The project manager requires super project management skills. S/he must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer. This person also demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills. The project manager is a creative problem solver, exhibiting initiative and a take-charge attitude.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as primary client contact for assigning projects, developing relationships with clients and working closely with them to learn their business and communication needs
  • Works closely with all agency department staff to develop and implement strategic project plans
  • Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative, and production processes
  • Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project
  • Provides timely issuance of all documentation: proposals, project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status and budget reports
  • Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget
  • Handles monthly billing and reconciliation of all projects for assigned clients; maintains ongoing accounting status reports for clients
  • Maintains a working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work
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Requirements

  • Must be able to work independently and collaborate well with others
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising or other related fields
  • At least 3 years of work experience
  • Must be proactive, hardworking and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent commercial awareness and time management skills
  • Accuracy in terms of grammar and information
  • Work experience in leading advertising agencies is strongly preferred
  • Excellent English communication skills

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