Portfolio Manager

Overview

The Lacek Group (TLG), a specialty agency of Ogilvy & Mather, is a fast-growing customer engagement agency. We work at the intersection of brands, data, and creativity to help industry-leading companies build and strengthen relationships with their best customers.

Our client engagements include major loyalty programs for some of the world's most recognized brands . . . and we now have an exciting opportunity for a Portfolio Manager in our project management office.

This position guides and supports project teams in ensuring that deliverables and dates are met.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Account Director/Portfolio leader and functional managers to manage project pipeline and review portfolio resource capacity for current and potential projects• Act as the project manager on larger and more complex projects • Create schedules and estimates for larger, complex projects and provide schedule best practices and expertise on less complex projects • Drive cross project status meetings and other best practices as appropriate to enable on-time delivery of all projects• Provide project management process and tool support and guidance to all levels of Account Services roles• Drive process improvement efforts within your portfolio• Drive monthly resource forecasting activity for the portfolio• Work with functional managers to assign project resources• Daily re-leveling of resources between projects based on portfolio priority• Identify resource risks and gaps and work to resolve with Account Services, functional managers and portfolio leader• Collaborate with account services leaders to hire, train and develop the account services resources within the portfolio

Qualifications

  • 4+ years project management experience in an advertising or marketing environment• 2+ years client contact experience• Supervisory experience a plus• Experienced with project management tools and familiar with best practices• Knowledge of marketing principles and common digital solutions• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail• Demonstrated communication skills and focused, calm demeanor• Strong relationship-management skills• Ability to address and resolve conflict while preserving key relationships• Agency experience is strongly preferred• BA in business, marketing or a related field• Continuing coursework in Project Management is a plus

You'll love working at The Lacek Group – smart people, great environment, engaging culture, comprehensive benefits and fantastic growth opportunities. Your confidential inquiry is encouraged.

The Lacek Group900 Second Avenue SouthSuite 1800Minneapolis MN 55402

The Lacek Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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