Digital Project Manager
Company: Wunderman Thompson
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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
- 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
- Conscientious and adept at problem-solving through critical
- Comfortable leading team and client meetings and tailoring
communication based on audience and level (technology, creative,
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