Senior Project Manager
Pursuant Group - Dallas, TX

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Job Description
: The Pursuant Group—one of the largest fundraising and marketing agencies in the United States—has worked with over 20,000 clients and has been named to the ‘Inc 500’ Fastest Growing Private Companies list for the past three years running. We are looking for top talent to continue our growth and success in the faith-based, nonprofit market niche. We value integrity. We believe in long-term relationships. We move fast and expect performance but enjoy being involved in a positive work environment, accomplishing high-impact meaningful work.

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will collaborate with internal teams, external partners and interface with clients to manage the production of client projects from development through production and delivery. The SPM is responsible for achieving the goals of the client within cost, on budget and on time. SPM will manage large, high-profile or highly sensitive projects and will communicate/report at a strategic level across the organization.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager works with the client service team to manage all marketing communications projects for assigned clients. Involved from new business meetings and pitches through project completion, the project manager is responsible for initiating proposals and project plans, then guiding the project through development and creative. The project manager is the liaison between the client and the agency design team. An effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, the project manager must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

The project manager requires superior project management skills; must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer. This person also demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills. The project manager is a creative problem solver, exhibiting initiative and a take-charge attitude. Project Delivery is crucial to success. It must be:

· Timely: Projects must be delivered on time following approved project timelines.

· Within Budget: Projects must meet budget established by Sales and Client Services, approved by customer and must meet an acceptable Gross Margin standard. SPM must understand pricing, contracts and offerings in order to properly interpret scope and invoice. Projects must be managed within predetermined, acceptable margin range and project margin will be a measurable objective each fiscal year.

· Quality: Projects must adhere to quality processes and quality standards for all deliverables. Quality metrics will be measured each fiscal year.

· Client Satisfaction: Responsible for interfacing with client and ultimately delivering exceptional client experience.

Expectations for Success:

• Acts as the primary client contact for assigned projects, developing relationships with clients and working closely with them to learn their business and communication needs.

• Works closely with all agency department staff to develop and implement strategic project plans.

• Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative and production processes.

• Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project.

• Provides timely issuance of all documentation: proposals, project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status and budget reports.

• Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget.

• Handles monthly billing and reconciliation of all projects for assigned clients; maintains ongoing accounting status reports for clients.

• Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work.

Job Requirements
: Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree or demonstrated equivalent work experience

Specific Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities: 5 + Years of Project Management experience in Agency environment. Direct Response Fundraising experience and Direct Mail experience Preferred. The ideal candidate will have 3 plus years of print production experience in a high volume, deadline-driven environment and a demonstrated knowledge of entire print process including project trafficking, quality control, vendor management, and budgeting.

· PMI Certification preferred

· Advantage project management tool preferred

· Experience managing “creatives” preferred

· Must be familiar with Social Media, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

· Experience working in a matrix organizational structure

· Organization/project management skills

· Communication skills to include active listening and engaging style

· Demonstrated commitment to quality and process

· Words like Motivated, Intuitive, Proactive, Collaborative, Leader, Driver, Creative, Problem Solver, Analytical, Versatile, and “Thrives Under Pressure” describe you.

Other Requirements: Substantial time may be spent on the telephone, on a laptop computer and in meetings.

Location: Dallas, TX

Category: B

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