Weber Shandwick, Inc
Description The Senior Project Manager has overall accountability for all aspects of social production on a large-scale account. As the social team\u2019s project management lead, the Senior Project Manager serves as a collaborative business partner to team leads from conception through publication of content within the social media channels, ensuring that a cross-practice approach is applied to all issues related to deliverable quality and fiscal health. The Project Management Director is responsible for: ensuring that the principles of continuous improvement are utilized throughout the program development and delivery, and that project teams use flexible project planning designed to support the creative and executional process. This position serves as the primary contact for internal team members, agency practice and discipline leads. The position is directly or indirectly involved in leading projects from concept\/strategy through flawless execution. One of the most important aspects of this position is the ability to be the conductor of the project\/team and be a proactive, solution-oriented, operationally strategic leader. He\/she is responsible for the optimization of team staffing structure, ensuring the right skill sets are applied to the work to serve the business requirements, deliverable quality, and partners with the program leads to manage the financial health of the account. This role is also responsible for coordinating with the business managers for the account and ensuring the contractual obligations of the contract are met. Job Responsibilities Financial Acumen \u2022 Professionally manages client engagements with a focus on balancing quality, cost and schedule while managing client expectations \u2022 Partners with agency account and finance lead to help facilitate accurate and realistic forecasts; actively manages any forecast mitigation as needed \u2022 Responsible for the development, review or oversight of all estimates, job creation, fees, and manages to team process for effective financial management of the account \u2022 Primary agency contact for monitoring and tracking deliverables and budgets; change management and reporting. Partners closely with program leads and business management lead. \u2022 Knows when a change order is needed and works program lead to communicate the change proactively to the client Management\/Leadership \u2022 Identifies needs on business for delivery support and appropriately aligns resources against those needs \u2022 Partners with cross-practice leads to identify and manage resource needs \u2022 Demonstrates strong, professional work ethic Performance Standards \u2022 Well-versed in budget and resource management \u2022 Considered an expert in digital work and understands other mediums well enough to develop project plans, scopes of work, and budgets \u2022 Provides a breadth of process and business skills as well as hands-on experience that fosters credibility and drives thought leadership \u2022 Able to negotiate conflict, manage differences of opinion, and communicate effectively Qualifications Basic Qualifications: \u2022 5 years of professional project management experience, preferably in marketing, public relations, management consulting or an advertising agency setting \u2022 Bachelor\u2019s degree required \u2022 Ability to assess existing processes and identify opportunities to increase efficiency \u2022 Excellent written and verbal communication skills \u2022 Strong organizational and time management skills \u2022 Effective negotiation and conflict management skills \u2022 Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Powerpoint Desired Qualifications: \u2022 Ideal candidate should have familiarity with different types of programs and deliverables, such as strategic planning, creative ideation, video, social and editorial content, digital, event based programs \u2022 Ability to effectively communicate with internal team members across multiple disciplines and levels, instilling confidence and trust in your abilities Weber Shandwick is an Equal Employment Opportunity\/Affirmative Action employer. We conduct all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by applicable State or Federal employment discrimination laws. Weber Shandwick values diversity in the workplace.
Weber Shandwick, Inc