Portfolio Manager, Project Management Office

The Lacek Group, the

loyalty marketing practice of Ogilvy & Mather, is a full-service marketing

agency dedicated to helping leading companies establish and grow relationships

with their best customers. We’re founded

on the premise that miracles happen in partnership … first among our 240+

teammates, and then with our clients.

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 include:

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Partner with Account

Director/Portfolio leader and functional managers to manage project pipeline

and review portfolio resource capacity for current and potential projects

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Act as the project manager on

larger and more complex projects

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Create schedules and estimates for

larger,complex projects and provide schedule best practices and expertise on

less complex projects

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>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

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Drive process improvement efforts

within your portfolio

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Drive monthly resource forecasting

activity for the portfolio

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Work with functional managers to

assign project resources

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>Daily re-leveling of resources

between projects based on portfolio priority.

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12.0pt;font-family:“Times New Roman”,“serif”“>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

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