Project Manager

Overview

iProspect is growing the project management department in Chicago and we are offering an exceptional opportunity to play an integral part in the overall success of a portfolio of digital marketing projects while working within a friendly, ambitious, and talented team, passionate for all things digital.

 

We are looking for an exceptional client facing project manager, skilled at managing and delivering Display + Paid Search projects from inception to completion, to become a part of an elite team that gets projects completed on time, on budget and to our exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and forward thinking agency environment.  Working closely with clients, subject matter experts and third party vendors, you will manage multiple concurrent projects and multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients’ strategic and tactical search engine marketing objectives.  As a vital member of the account team, you must be proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and be confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping all stakeholders up to date with progress and overcoming all the inevitable hurdles along the way. If you are up to the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary package, excellent prospects, and an exciting place to apply your trade.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members via web-based project management software
  • Create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet continuously changing needs and requirements
  • Oversee all aspects of projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, quality, and communication to stakeholders’ fullest satisfaction
  • Lead internal and external status meetings effectively; capture, store and distribute meeting notes
  • Evaluate new work requests, identify resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and schedule action items
  • Provide regular updates and progress reports to internal teams and/or client stakeholders
  • Act as point of escalation internally and with the client for all issues, bug reports, and change orders
  • Draft SOWs with input from other team members and obtain proper internal approvals
  • Review all work before delivering to client; coordinate internal reviews and implementation related QA efforts
  • Keep track of lessons learned and share with internal and external team members
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients
  • Suggest areas for improvement with internal and external processes along with possible solutions

Qualifications

  • Proficient in all aspects of project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and handle a range of projects simultaneously within a high-pressure environment
  • Possess understanding of basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and ability to make informed decisions accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service
  • Process driven, highly organized and methodical with excellent time management skills, strong business ethics, and political awareness
  • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization
  • Self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • PMP, PRINCE2, PMI-ACP, or CSP certification preferred
  • At least three (3) years of experience leading projects within an interactive advertising or digital marketing agency environment
  • At least one (1) year of experience leading SEO and Paid Search projects
  • A good understanding of, or experience with, Search Engine Optimization, PPC, Web Analytics, Display, Social Media, and Mobile marketing is beneficial but not required


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