Creative Project Manager
Pathways - Schaumburg, IL

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Long-term Contract on-site position in Lisle (until the Corporate Headquarters move to Schaumburg this year) , 40 hours per week The Creative Project Manager acts as a central point of coordination on multiple creative projects. The Project Manager will develop project schedules, track progress, coordinate resources, and facilitate team cooperation. The Creative Project Manager:

- Manages creative projects from start to finish, including writing, print design, powerpoint, video and web design
- Facilitates team meetings to ensure projects are progressing as scheduled
- Sets up new projects in a job-tracking system and a production server
- Creates work estimates and production schedules to reach company goals
- Keeps project statuses functional and up-to-date
- Develops and implements standard operating procedures within the department
- Consults with clients regarding requirements and building timelines
- Researches, implements, and maintains digital workflow, time tracking, and project management systems
- Assists with research, implementation, and maintenance of asset management system
- Identifies and implements ongoing improvement to processes, systems, and reports
- Effectively manages and uses project management software
- Does some administrative and logistics work like scheduling meetings, filing, and organizing

Required

- Understanding of and experience with creating and implementing workflow systems and production calendars within creative departments
- Understands traditional terms of project management, including owners, stakeholders, requirements, and deliverables
- Knowledgable about best practices for creative project management systems
- Experience working with writers, print, powerpoint, and web project management and production
- Working knowledge of production systems for print and multimedia
- Effective written and verbal presentation and communication skills
- Professional demeanor and a desire to work in a corporate setting
- Effectively manages and uses project management software
- Advertising agency or corporate in-house agency experience preferred
- Understanding of writing and design software

Software

Basic-intermediate knowledge of:
The Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Word

Expert knowledge of:
Process and workflow systems with creative departments
Project management software

Qualifications:

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