Project Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Join Our Evolution! VMLY&R is a global brand experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. The agency is made up of nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, London, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. No matter where we're located, all of our offices are full of genuine people who connect over inspiring new ideas every day. If you're ready to make work that brings people together, we might be the place for you. We believe everything in the universe is fundamentally connected, and we are relentless in our pursuit of uncovering and creating the inspiring connections that draw us all closer together. So, we resist the usual ways of seeing, thinking and doing. We question everything, using data and insights to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. From this, we create work that brings brands closer to customers, customers closer to communities, and communities closer to the wider world. VMLY&R was named an "Agency to Watch" on the 2019 Ad Age A-List. We were also named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant of Global Digital Agencies and a leader in the Forrester Wave for Lead Agencies. The Opportunity VMLY&R Health is currently looking for a talented Senior Project Manager join our growing team. The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for managing and delivering complex programs and projects for multiple client accounts. All projects under the oversight of the SPM must be delivered on time, on specification, on budget, and supply completed documentation. The SPM will ensure that all client projects are delivered within the delivery process, from kickoff to project close-out, partnering closely with Account Management and the client to clarify program design and details. The SPM also participates in new business activities, yearly account planning, and assists in establishment of project management (PM) process definition and coordination. The SPM reports into the VP, Director of Project Management, and depending on team assignment may have 1-2 junior project managers reporting into them. What You'll Accomplish + Lead multifunctional team, across Account, Strategy, Medical, IA, Creative, Digital, etc, in defining the overall scope of a project and leading it through execution and project close-out + Develop, own, and manage program timelines for full client brands, highlighting cadence of tactic interdependencies, and providing solutions for project efficiencies. Proficiently organize project workflow and creative deliverables among agency, client technology team, and vendor partners. Ascertain project risks and future impact of project decisions proactively to ensure project and deliverables stay on track, escalating and documenting as appropriate + Develop cost estimates for full brand tactics. Track ongoing costs and changes in scope throughout project lifecycle, and reconcile estimates to actuals on all projects. Proactively identify staffing, resourcing, or budget challenges, and develop solutions to address. Responsible for tracking and flagging any financial risks and working with the finance and account team to mitigate the risk and resolve issues + Work with the account team and Director of Project Management to forecast resourcing needs + Serve a client-facing role supporting the business objectives and delivery. Manage internal and client expectations as they relate to project scope, timeline and financial management + Ensure that all team members are following agency and client standard operating procedures, and using appropriate tools and templates for each required task. Identify and communicate team training needs + Evangelize for best practice PM process/methodologies, to ensure efficiency in workflow practices across all capabilities, and partners with VP, Director of Project Management to ensure understanding of process within all agency capabilities What You Need to Succeed + Strong communication and documentation skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project, for development of task-based project plans and timelines + Comprehensive knowledge of, and experience with, the latest trends in both the traditional and interactive marketing industries, including emerging digital platforms, to drive and inform full execution process + 3-5+ years of experience at pharma/healthcare agency or similar; BS/BA degree preferred. Firm understanding of MLR/RC/PRT process and inputs needed throughout pharma/healthcare marketing lifecycle, with associated career experience + Entrepreneurial spirit with Experience building and leading successful teams and drive collaboration in team environment. + Be a key contributor in weekly resource planning sessions, evaluates staffing needs across clients and brands; works with other department leads to prioritize work, fill resource gaps, and anticipate future resource needs What We Offer You + A storied history of building ideas that have stood the test of time + A comprehensive and competitive benefits package + A fun, socially aware group of employees + Access to a wide range of WPP Health & Wellness network resources + Opportunity to grow within the organization and across the network VMLY&R Is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by state and/or federal law. ID: 2019-1604 External Company Name: Sudler & Hennessey External Company URL: Street: 3 Columbus Circle
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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