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Project Manager – Los Angeles, CA

McKinney

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 8, 2022.

Provides administrative oversight and leadership for assigned brands and projects.

Manage each assigned project from conception to completion, supervising a project coordinator as needed.

Provide project management support for senior members of the department.

Responsible for getting the right people in the right place at the right time to produce work that influences the world on time, on budget and as efficiently as possible.

Serve as the central source of communication to all team members assigned to each specific project for that account and with director of creative resources and studio manager regarding creative resources.Responsibilities:1.

Proactive liaison between all assigned brand and project team members including senior staff, creative,strategy, media, account management, production and studio to ensure that the whole team is movingforward on the same page and that the details of projects are accounted for.2.

Manage and be accountable for each step of the internal creative brief and creative development process,managing project details and delegating tasks to project management staff as needed.3.

Coordinate internal creative reviews to facilitate approvals for key project deliverables including creativebriefs, creative materials, presentation materials and production materials.4.

Maintain and archive detailed records of the life of a project and share information with core team proactively,including meeting/call notes following all internal creative reviews.5.

Add projects to and maintain the current status of projects on workload status report and daily creative andstudio hot list.

Attend and actively participate in all necessary daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly status andworkload review meetings.6.

Compile materials for kickoff and midpoint meetings and assists creative teams with materials for internalreviews and client presentations.7.

Maintain project files on the server insuring teammates may locate and access files independently.8.

Communicate assignments to the appropriate people within the agency and follow through to make sure workis being done in a timely manner.9.

Monitor progress of multiple jobs to ensure adherence to schedules by checking with all team members forproblems that may arise and alerts the appropriate individuals when there may be obstacles to getting thework completed.10.

Ensure all team members are aware of and have agreed to project schedules.11.

Provide quality control by ensuring work and presentations have been proofread and checked by pm,account, creative and production against all project change orders.12.

Communicates workload and staffing needs proactively with director of creative resources and studiomanagement.13.

Supervise project coordinators on assigned brands and projects.

Provide direct, immediate, constructivefeedback to teammates.14.

Maintain project statistics as directed by management.15.

Ensure management practices within the department are professional, timely and is in the best interest of McKinney profitibilty.Competencies* Written Communications.

Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.* Problem Solving.

Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effectives solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.* Priority Setting.

Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.* Listening.

Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.* Action Oriented.

Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for thing he/see sess as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.* Interpersonal Savvy.

Relates well to all kinds of people (up, down, and sideways; inside and outside the organization); builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.Professional Skills & KnowledgeMust have exceptional organization and communication skills.

Must be action-oriented, resourceful, empathetic and hyper-aware.

Creative problem-solver with demonstratable ability to effectively lead and negotiate at all levels.

Must also demonstrate a complete understanding of the creative process in a deadline-driven industry.

The ability to remain calm and collected and maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a fast-paced environment is a must.

Able to manage the day to day tasks while remaining focused on the project’s ultimate goal(s).

Proven ability to be a manager, mentor and leader for others.

Experience with monday.com, Webvantage and/or other project management software/tools is a plus.Experience4+ years of experience in project/program management in an agency setting.Education & TrainingBachelor’s degree required; project management certification a plus.