Manager, Project Management

OVERVIEW

What you’ll do - As a Manager on the Project Management team, you will:

  • Develop and keep up to date project plans and schedules, internal status, and client facing status documents
  • Ensure integration across agency teams at each step of the process 
  • Complete project set up activities including timelines, critical paths, RACI(s), final list of deliverables, etc.
  • Set up and maintain folders on shared Box server to house all program and project documentation; manage access to these folders
  • Input project information into all project management tracking documents (status documents and trackers, etc.).
  • Schedule and lead project kick off meetings (as it relates to schedule, folder structure and location, scope of assignment, creative asset particulars, etc.)
  • Initiate and conduct internal review meetings based on project schedules
  • Initiate and conduct team status meetings, including documenting and communicating risks and issues for internal purposes.
  • Maintain daily communication with cross-team members on all projects to determine and understand daily project status and generate daily hot sheets if needed
  • Coordinate and ensure quality processes and flag all issues or new opportunities for efficiencies and improvement

Timeline Management

  • Development, management and maintenance of integrated project inclusive of all functional groups
  • Communicate and enforce campaign timing
  • Track and report on campaign progress
  • Manage and communicate any campaign execution risks
  • Communications Management
  • Ownership of statuses, communication channels, meeting recaps, and tools/services to deliver project needs
  • Capture actionable next steps, send out recaps and follow-up on next steps

Risk Management

  • Identify and outline possible risks and mitigation strategies
  • Communicate risks to project team as soon as identified

External Partner Coordination

  • Acting as liaison with creative AOR, PR agency, etc

Financial Responsibilities

  • Work closely with project management Leadership as necessary on fee and out-of-pocket estimates, budget, and financial reporting/tracking

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re looking for strong, impactful work experience, which typically includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or another similar field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Project Management
  • Previous Account or client-side experience is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills

 

You are the right person if you:

  • Adherence to Publicis Groupe procedures and policies
  • Well organized
  • Flexible
  • Creative thinker
  • Excellent people skills
  • Self-confident, decisive and totally apolitical
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Keeping direct supervisor apprised of issues that impact projects and workflow
  • Timely completion of individual assigned projects

Attributes/Skills Required

  • Strong fact-finding skills and good judgment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Systematic, innovative thinker
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet or exceed deadlines
  • Team player, positive influence on teams and individuals
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent analytical skills, particularly problem solving and solution offering

 

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,500 employees across 18 countries and 32 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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