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Digital Project Manager

Company: Wunderman Thompson
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Project Management & Delivery Location: Chicago, IL , United States Who we are: At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world;---our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. Who we are looking for: Wunderman Thompson Midwest is seeking a Digital Project Manager - an enthusiastic critical thinker and problem solver who thrives on being engaged at all levels of a project. Our Digital Project Managers acutely understand the opportunities and constraints of a given project and take responsibility for setting and managing expectations internally and with clients. They understand how to manage and negotiate trade-offs to deliver on time, within budget and against agreed objectives. Digital Project Managers have full life-cycle experience from scoping through delivery and can confidently navigate and prioritize business needs, resource management, schedules and financials to successfully navigate and deliver all aspects of the assignment. What you'll do:--

  • Work-----Deliver digital work that is excellent, on time, on budget and goes beyond the brief. Oversee the entire delivery and execution of projects. Identify dependencies and impacts of delays. Gain alignment on the scope, schedule, assumptions and price for projects with an ability to effectively translate these to Client Proposals and Statements of Work.
  • People ---Motivate, direct and challenge teams to produce great digital work. Partner with Account Management to manage scope and identify opportunities. Ensure a collaborative 'One Team' approach comprising of account management, production, content/social, finance, client representatives and other discipline experts.
  • Process ---Establish and manage project/program communication and process. Balance the opportunities and constraints within a given project. Leverage existing tools and processes to monitor people and progress.
  • Financials-----Responsible for project estimation, planning and profitability. Build detailed project plans in accordance with budget. Who you are:
    • Leader - Influences without authority and fosters an environment of shared accountability. Drives projects from ambiguity to clarity.
    • Builder - Navigates strong collaboration between people, processes and systems.
    • Detail Oriented ---Sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection.
    • A Strong Communicator--- Excellent communication and analytical skills. What you'll need:
      • 3+ years of experience managing projects in an agency or consulting environment or equivalent.
      • Exposure to web technology, mobile, back-end, application and hosting-related projects is a strong plus.
      • Interest in understanding digital technologies and trends.
      • Experience working with common project management tools such as Smartsheet, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.
      • Conscientious and adept at problem-solving through critical thinking.
      • Comfortable leading team and client meetings and tailoring communication based on audience and level (technology, creative, finance, client, vendor). We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.-- When you click the "Submit Application" button above, this will send all the information you have added above to Wunderman Thompson. Before you do this, we think it's a good idea to read through our Privacy Policy . This explains what we do with your personal data when you apply for a role with us, and, how you can update the information you have provided us with or how to remove it.

Keywords: Wunderman Thompson, Chicago , Digital Project Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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