Who we are looking for :
Wunderman Thompson is seeking a Senior Project Manager with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for client satisfaction, quality of work and project profitability.
You will oversee that project deliverables map to the business objectives. You must have the dual ability to maintain the broad vision required for executing a project, including strategic thinking & leadership from beginning to end, as well as the talent for overseeing all the small details that add up to fulfilling our commitment to client satisfaction.
You are a problem solver and are comfortable navigating ambiguity and defining next steps for your fellow team members.
What you’ll do :
Work Deliver work that is excellent, on time, on budget, and goes beyond the brief. Oversee the entire delivery and execution of projects.
Identifies dependencies and the cascading impacts of delays. Leads resource needs and availability across the office and network, working closely with department leads and recruiting.
People Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great work. Establish and manage cross-functional teams across different locations that are collaborative, efficient and high-functioning.
Increase efficiency across a group of accounts through effective management of staff resourcing. Oversee staff aggregate bandwidth, utilization, and realization rates, as well as retention and employee relations.
Provide solutions for additional temporary resources, new business pitch support, and PTO coverage.
Process Establish and manage project / program communication and process. Leverage existing tools and processes to monitor people and progress.
Collaborate with Project and Program needs to ensure the right resources are in place to deliver the work.
Financials Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. Build detailed project plans. Collaborate with Delivery leads for resourcing and scoping strategy across portfolio, partnering with finance and account teams.
Partner with the Director of Project Management for resourcing strategy across the portfolio, and support Project Managers in resourcing to the scope.
Who you are :
Leader Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Comfortable communicating and partnering with discipline leads, tailoring communications based on audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, vendor).
Builder Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems. Drives projects and resource management from ambiguity to clarity.
Understands digital technologies and trends.
Detail Oriented Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection. Excellent problem-solving skills. Flexibility, initiative, dedication, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
A Strong Communicator Excellent communication and analytical skills. Conducts team and client meetings with clear, concise language and leadership acumen.
A skilled, creative, confident presenter and negotiator. Experience partnering with finance leads in corresponding departments.
What you'll need :
5 + years project management experience working in a CRM / Direct Marketing / Digital agency setting
5 + years of progressive experience in digital / Internet technologies
Experience on IT infrastructure and architecture development
Experience and understanding of Program Management
Project / Program Management & Agile Experience
Experience on Program Incremental Planning
Experience in managing large-scale projects and major client relationships
Resource managing and allocations within the project and workstreams
Able to operate on both a strategic and tactical level. Strong understanding of Information Architecture, SEO, CMS, Analytics, Social Media and the full range of digital media trends
Hold or is working towards a project management certification (PMP, CAPM, etc.)
Knowledge of DB : SQL, MySQL
Knowledge on source control and continuous integration
Tech knowledge on CMS
At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.
As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset;
our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.
Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.