Senior Project Manager


Job Description


As Senior Project Manager you are expected to have the right people in the right place at the right time to enable the agency to “move it forward” and produce great creative work – on time, on budget and as efficiently as possible. You have the ability to manage a large multi-faceted project, account, or campaign. You also manage multiple projects at the same time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Independently manage large scale-projects in the agency (such as highly-complex websites, broadcast/tv production, software and/or custom applications, etc.)
  • Work with multiple department leaders to determine scope and project requirements
  • Define and continuously manage resource needs, project budgets, project plans and timelines
  • Manages change, evaluates risk, and assesses potential impacts on project delivery
  • Prioritize project tasks and manage independent deliverables to ensure projects are on-time and on-budget
  • Select, coordinate and manage efforts of outside vendors
  • Assist in solidifying processes and establishing best practices for the agency
  • Supervises Associate Project Manager

Core Characteristics & Requirements


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Extremely detailed and thorough understanding of the project lifecycle (planning, creative, production, launch, reporting)
  • Extremely proactive
  • Excellent client management skills and ability to proactively communicate deliverables, timelines, and budgets to clients
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple simultaneous projects, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage projects to budget, scope and timeline
  • Ability to accurately estimate costs on projects
  • Positive attitude & ability to keep calm in tough situations
  • Great problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to find solutions in order to keep the team and project on track
  • Ability to translate complex technical jargon and problems into layman’s terms
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Consistently brings new ideas and process improvements to the agency

Qualifications


  • At least 6 years of experience managing highly-complex projects
  • 7-10+ years of experience managing projects and coordinating the efforts of cross-functional teams; agency experience required
  • Experience working with and communicating project information to mid and senior level stakeholders/clients
  • Experience managing both digital and traditional projects
  • Experience with project management software such as Advantage and Basecamp is a plus.
  • Proven track record of leading projects
  • PMP certification a huge plus

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