• Project Manager

    Requisition ID
    2018-5618
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Category
    Technology
    Employment Duration
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Acceleration crafts digital marketing capability for the largest global brands. We are digital natives. Technology is in our DNA. We have always understood the radical impact that technology would have on the future of brands.

    As strategic marketing technologists with deep domain expertise, Acceleration will orchestrate your technology, your data, your processes and your teams to solve your complex marketing technology challenges. Operating at the intersection of technology and strategy, consumer engagement and insights, we bring the possible to life.

    Since our inception in 1999 we have established a reputation in accelerating value-delivery for brands on the road to digital transformation. Part of Wunderman Data, we employ over 150 strategic marketing technologists globally.

    Our continued drive to expand and provide world class services within the digital marketing arena, has created the need for a Project Manager to be based on the east coast. You will primarily be responsible for ensuring that projects are scoped accurately, delivered on time and within budget.  You will support the Client Service team ensuring the smooth delivery of our larger and more complex projects.  You will work within the Acceleration Delivery Management Framework and will be responsible for co-ordinating both in-market resources and resources from our international offices.

     

    Responsibilities

    Key objectives

    • Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
    • Understand teams capacity to ensure resources are fully utilised at all times
    • Responsible for ensuring correct time allocation

    Responsibilities

    • Support consultants when completing RFP’s or scoping projects by providing insight into resources and availability
    • Ensure all projects are entered into Projector and resources assigned
    • Project leadership and management: ensure client expectations and deliverables are met, establish governance and communication routines, and mitigate issues/risks
    • Escalate any resourcing constraints to the relevant internal stakeholders
    • Oversee the Delivery Management of multiple projects from initiation to completion
    • Ensure that the Delivery Management Framework is adhered to
    • Create and manage the project plan from initiation to closure
    • Develop subject matter expertise in the projects managed
    • Multi-task across a range of projects and teams
    • Maintain customer contact and regular status updates for all outstanding issues regarding the project progress
    • Navigate the varying priorities for the projects assigned showing excellent negotiation skills
    • Responsible for project profitability; plan, track and approve project expenses, billing and invoices.
    • Stay current with client and industry trends

     

    Qualifications

    Requirements

    • Tertiary business or technical qualification
    • Recognised Project Management certification
    • Experience within a PMO environment
    • Experience in Digital consulting or transformation projects is a big plus
    • At least 4 years’ experience responsible for project delivery within a technical or professional services environment
    • Knowledge of online marketing technologies (Messaging platforms, Social Media, Analytics, Data) and their integration into broader IT infrastructure highly advantageous
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Passionate about customer service
    • Excellent, concise written and verbal communication skills
    • Obsession with details and planning
    • Good working knowledge of the internet, Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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