• Senior Project Manager

    Requisition ID
    2018-5856
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Production/Project Management
    Employment Duration
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Wunderman and POSSIBLE are award winning global digital advertising agencies. Wunderman is creatively driven and data inspired. A full-service creative agency that believes people move brands—not the other way around. They put creativity and data on a collision course to spark amazing ideas that make businesses thrive and people feel.

     

    POSSIBLE, believe in great creative above all else. They believe an idea can come from anywhere, which is why they use data to inform award-winning ideas.

     

    Wunderman and POSSIBLE are joining forces in Seattle to best serve a large technology and ecommerce client based in Seattle.

    Responsibilities

     

    We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager looking for their next challenge. We require energized self-starters who have a proven track record in managing workflows and display initiative in providing complex client-focused solutions.

    You will hit the ground running, thrive in the center of the action, and keep all the plates spinning at the same time.

     

    Essential Functions:

    • Work with Account team and leads to develop scopes of work, budgeting, and deliverable schedules based on business/operational requirements
    • Daily maintenance and management of balancing delivery team effort against scoped deliverables within resourcing and planning systems
    • Proactively review and manage project burn + forecasting to ensure alignment across stakeholders regarding project delivery, program impact, and revenue forecasting
    • Ensure goals, accountability, dependencies & timelines are clear to team/clients
    • Identify risks and mitigation plans throughout the course of project and program engagements
    • Create detailed workback schedules; develop, implement and manage project plans
    • Problem solve on the fly; work with client and internal teams to overcome any obstacle
    • Communicate project status for each project clearly to teams on a regular basis
    • Partner with Finance to track and report actuals; communicate these out to Client Services senior management and other leadership as needed
    • Identify risks and mitigation plans throughout the course of project and program engagements

     

    The intangible factors that help:

    • You look for areas and opportunities that can be more efficient and you implement a process that makes it so
    • You anticipate the needs of each discipline and proactively provide necessary groundwork for smooth handoffs and transitions between project team members
    • You understand what it is that you and the team are doing and WHY you’re doing it
    • Through a thorough knowledge of the internal teams, you adapt your communication style and level of detail according to who you’re speaking with.
    • You are able to show the data behind your reasoning, showing how schedules came to be or how estimates totaled up will help in communicating effort and project needs across leadership and project stakeholders
    • You keep and help the team with perspective

     

     

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years’ experience managing large-scale projects with reputable clients to completion
    • Experience with a wide variety of project/process management tools and methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Lean)
    • Knowledge of PMO methodology, tools and templates strongly preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools required, especially Excel (e.g., pivot tables) and MS Project; proficiency in NetSuite or Workfront also preferred (but not required)
    • A very high level of attention to detail
    • Expert understanding of how websites are built
    • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to clearly communicate complex messages to a variety of audiences

     

    The role requires 5+ years’ experience in an agency, design firm, or equivalent business environment.

    Experience in the following fields preferred:

    • Email/SMS Service Providers, including deployment tool interactio.
    • Targeted Display Campaign deployment
    • Marketing Segmentation Processes
    • Social Media – Paid and Organic
    • Data Collection and reporting on marketing campaigns.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Worked in a digital agency.
    • Understands Databases.

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