Project Manager
Schawk - Deerfield, IL

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The primary responsibility of this position is to act as a central point of communication on multiple projects, both internally and externally. The Project Manager will develop project timelines, maintain regular status reports, facilitate team planning meetings, and ensure team members share appropriate information and tools. Additionally, the Project Manager will work with design directors and implementation/production teams to schedule and facilitate the flow of information in all project phases. The meeting and recording of milestones and goals is a must. Facilitation of team briefings, design criteria and pre-production meetings as appropriate. This position will also keep supervisors and client informed of project status and needs. The Project Manager will be responsible for project budgeting, and weekly financial project reviews.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as central point of communication on multiple projects
    internally and externally as necessary. Develops overall project
    timeline, maintains regular status reports and meeting/conference
    reports, and distributes to team.

  • Gain the confidence of clients, DP account managers and
    internal studio teams through consistent attention to detail, good
    judgment and people skills.

  • Prepare project estimates on a timely basis and revise as
    required or as scope of project changes.

  • Support new technologies and training to ensure optimum
    efficiency and performance.

  • Use Filemaker Pro workflow and communication forms to ensure
    all customer and project related information is stored in our
    database system (memos, workorders, production spec sheets,
    estimates, etc.)

  • Works with Design Director, implementation/production teams to
    schedule and facilitate the flow of information in all project
    phases, ensuring milestones such as approvals and internal proofing
    requirements are met and recorded.

  • Leads fewer complexes to moderate level project teams and
    facilities the communication and interaction among the functional
    representatives.

  • Assigns and monitors the work of project staff, providing
    technical support and direction.

  • Tracks projects against schedule, budget and project
    objectives.

  • Coordinates with clients to provide necessary project status
    and obtain client feedback.

  • Recommendation new processes where needed and leads efforts to
    improve quality.

  • Establishes requirements and project plans.

  • Works independently toward goals and objectives seeks
    additional review on unusual assignments.

  • Handles decisions regarding guidelines, policies, procedures or

    project parameter affecting a work group.

  • Solves complex problems conduct analysis of the costs and
    benefits of modifying procedures increase effectiveness of a
    department.

  • Develops cross-work group partnerships and initiates new and
    productive internal and external alliances.

  • Builds consensus, encourages two-way feedback, and acknowledge
    contribution of others.

  • May periodically provide leadership and/or guidance to less
    experienced employees on multiple functional areas within a
    discipline.


  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Typically has a Bachelor¬ís Degree or equivalent combination of
    experience and education.

  • Incumbents typically have 5-8 years of project management and
    creative experience.

  • Demonstrated application of project management methodology
    (technique, documentation, tools).

  • Incumbents should have a background in print production and
    experience working with packaging, preferably consumer packaged
    goods.

  • Competent understanding of project management methodology
    including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk,
    develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource
    allocations and run team meetings.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Personal Performance Factors

  • Integrity/Ethics - deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
  • Perseverance - targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Teamwork - Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
  • Initiative - Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

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