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3-5 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/6/2019
Job Category:
Project Management
Project Manager
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Geometry | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Imaginative, Effective, Influential. We search worldwide for exceptional people from all backgrounds infused with these qualities. We don't have jobs to fill; we have careers to build. Our business is transforming brand equity into action. Changing behaviors and changing expectations that people have of brands inspired our existence; and continues to influence everything that we do today. We're always looking for hard working, passionate, brand-focused experts who want to join us as we transform the way we inspire people to buy well.

Summary

The Project Manager provides executional support across all disciplines to keep projects on time, on budget, and on brand. This role interfaces with Account, Creative, Studio, and Finance. The Project Manager performs well under pressure, develops and adheres to deadlines, and manages multiple projects simultaneously and is self-motivated with a strong sense of accountability.

What You'll Do

* Define the SOW and create the related documents (Scope, Staff Plan)
* Create the Project Timeline to clearly identify all steps leading up to major project milestones and final deadline(s)
* Request Job Numbers
* Book all required resources / submit requests for additional resource needs
* Review and distribute the Kick Off documents to make sure all information is supplied
* Schedule all internal meetings, and note next steps - Kick Off, Internal Reviews
* Create and update any internally required project documents e.g. asset tracker for stock images
* Monitor team progress to keep the project on track and on schedule
* Adjust project timing/deliverables, and SOW as appropriate
* Route creative layouts and mechanicals for internal approvals
* Manage print production, retouching and mechanical requests with studio
* Escalate issues / concerns relating to the project to the PM/account leads
* Pull burn reports and track usage of hours against the afforded hours and % completion, as applicable
* Prepare Estimates / approve invoices / track finances as applicable
* Adhere to agency process and financial policies; identify ways to improve processes
* Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense
* Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

Our Ideal Candidate

* BA/BS College degree required
* 3-5 years of project management experience in an advertising agency
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Experience managing and motivating internal teams
* Expert knowledge of MS Project/Smartsheet or similar project management tools
* MS Office expertise and quality control experience
* Strong understanding of digital and print production processes
* Effectively communicate with all internal teams, understanding that listening is as important as speaking and doing
* Multitasks well in a fast-paced environment
* Dynamic individual who has energy and enthusiasm, and has an ongoing commitment to achieving high quality results

Who We AreGeometry is the world's largest and most international brand activation agency. We drive conversion, action and purchase through award-winning programs that change behavior and inspire people to buy well. With teams in 56 markets, Geometry has expertise in shopper, digital, experiential, relationship, promotional and trade marketing. Some of our clients are big hitters like Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and Mondelez. Geometry is a WPP company. (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.geometry.com