Project Manager
DDB - San Francisco, CA

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Responsibilities
  • Be the communications hub between all agency team members and agency partners that may touch an assigned account/project
  • Ensure that proper forecasting is being done for all projects on assigned account/s
  • Manage and be accountable for each step of the creative development process
  • Proactively guide projects through the internal system
  • Manage schedules and budgets
  • Work with Creative Services Manager to manage and plan creative resources
  • Engage in contingency planning and recommend solutions
  • Alert team if a project strays out of the originally set parameters
  • Negotiate/communicate with the creative, account management and production team members every step of the way
  • Keep detailed records of the life of a project and share information as necessary
  • Ensure that agreed-upon agency workflow is followed
  • Keep Director of Project Management aware of progress on each project and raise any concerns as quickly as possible
Tasks
  • Add projects to and maintain the current status of projects on the agency status report
  • Attend and participate actively in all necessary status meetings weekly
  • Create and manage all timing plans
  • Work with account management team to establish and manage all budgets
  • Work closely with Creative Directors to determine specifics for creative development on each project and facilitate movement from one step to the next
  • Set up and run all necessary key touch-point meetings in the process
  • Coordinate with any freelance or outside creative resources/vendors
  • Manage and enforce a rigorous approvals process
  • Coordinate with production staff throughout the creative development process – ensure that feasibility checks are being done
  • Manage a detailed and organized history of each project
Qualifications
  • A minimum of 3+ years of project management experience – preferably from a traditional advertising agency setting
  • Basic understanding of print, digital, broadcast and events production
  • A self-starter who is curious
  • Extremely detailed oriented and organized
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Cool, calm, collected and collaborative
  • Strong sense of design and experience with industry leading creative output
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • A working knowledge of MSProject and/or FileMakerPro, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., a plus

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