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Project Manager

Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Project Manager is responsible for supporting tactical plan implementation-including assigned project execution and project-level financial management; owns internal relationships with cross-functional teams for project execution as well as client and stakeholder relationships for assigned projects. The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing projects of varying complexity, working in a fast paced and ambiguous environment. Responsibilities for the Project Manager are as follows:

Client Focus

  • Planning: Basic knowledge of marketplace and advocacy landscape to help inform and guide client, as well as understand implications on tactics is a plus
  • Basic understanding of advocacy account's strategic drivers and competitors
  • Manages execution of project-based advocacy tactics independently
  • Manages and identifies changes in scope; proactively identifies opportunities to adjust for efficiencies
  • Develops, manages, and tracks tactic timelines, keeps team abreast of timeline shifts, and communicates timeline concerns to team as they arise
  • Project risk: Identifies and monitors project risks; develops and implements mitigation plans
  • Develops strong and positive working relationships with internal and external (client) teams
  • Provides accurate and realistic cost-to-complete estimates and forecasts for assigned projects using knowledge of account
  • Promotes and contributes to business unit's culture and environment
  • Direct client and advocacy stakeholder communication from a project level
  • Frequent, positive contact with key clients via phone and email; liaison between client and community to support project execution

Internal Focus

  • Develops SOWs and budgets based on knowledge of internal/external processes to complete deliverables, tactical recommendations, and overall account finances; monitors budgets on a weekly basis; analyzes budget and tactics to identify opportunities for budget/tactical revisions; presents recommendations to Account Supervisor
  • Solution oriented. Brings problems with potential solutions to the attention of management; makes recommendations on how to overcome obstacles or ways to present to client
  • Oversee the activity of and work closely with the Project Coordinator or Senior Project Coordinator to ensure quality of work and support their growth
  • Assists in onboarding new team members
  • Advocate and champion of agency processes
  • Responsible for overseeing and reviewing all project-related tasks completed by Project Coordinator or Senior Project Coordinator throughout project life-cycle
  • Cross functional teams: develops creative brief and relationships with cross functional teams; comfortable routing projects through an agency
  • Process: comfortable learning, implementing, and managing internal and external processes

Other Requirements

  • Baseline understanding of the therapeutic category, the audience and related advocacy issues
  • Proficient in project management; well-versed in execution needs for a wide range of tactics
  • Regularly demonstrates critical thinking skills; beginning to develop strategic problem-solving skills
  • Continuously learning technology and ability to quickly adapt to new technologies including internal and external programs
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, often executing projects with no previous timelines or examples, and ensuring a successful outcome
  • Writing skills for a variety of different audiences and content that ranges from creative/project briefs and professional correspondence
  • Communicates clearly and frequently
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exhibits Integrity and Trust
  • Exhibits Self Development; is a self-starter and comfortable working independently
  • Occasional travel required (>10%)

Keywords: PUBLICIS GROUPE SA, Chicago , Project Manager, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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