Location: Mexico City, Mexico.
What we are looking for:
Project Managers are responsible for overseeing and directing multiple projects at a time (within a given brand or client or potentially across multiple brands or clients) or a singular, mid-scale or complex project, and ensuring that these projects meet or exceed internal team and client expectations and are delivered on-time and on-budget. Project Managers are responsible for communicating relevant project information to the client (e.g. status, risk, issues and deliverables). They will interface with the daily client contact to assure that the solution is understood and addresses the customer’s business requirements. This position will report to the Program Manager as part of a team structure. Impeccable communication and organizational abilities are a prerequisite for consideration. Project Managers can work independently, with moderate input from direct manager needed for job performance. Advertising agency experience is a major plus.
Develops an understanding of the client's business, their needs, expectations, and requirements.
Collaborates with the project team to identify the approach, deliverables, schedule and tools to deliver the project within established constraints.
Works with client team or discipline leads to estimate costs and timing for tasks such as project strategy, functional design, visual design, development, etc., utilizing established estimating process and tools.
Coordinates all activities of the project team and ensures that project tasks are completed by: facilitating project-related team meetings (i.e. kick-offs, status, internal/client reviews, etc,), communicating action steps to team, and delivering weekly status reports to project team, the client and management.
Develops, maintains and disseminates all project documentation including status reports, invoices, change orders, project schedules, budgets, and post mortem reviews. Ensures that all project documentation is produced in the standard format, follows internal documentation processes and is reviewed and approved.
Manages/works with Senior Project Manager to manage vendor/third party relationships (i.e. hosting, stock photo services, and video production).
MONITORING – SCHEDULING, FINANCIALS, RISK MANAGEMENT
Manages and controls project scope and the change control process to ensure that projects are completed according to schedule and within budget.
Responsible for raising and maintaining awareness of all project issues and risks, and working with appropriate personnel to develop solutions.
Manages team and company systems including NetSuite, OpenAir and Central Desktop to ensure proper project management.
Manages project financial lifecycle, including estimates, revenue forecasts, budget wrap-ups, etc.
Works with Resource Management to ensure that projects are appropriately staffed, including both employee and contract resources.
Follows internal processes and adjusts staffing needs in a timely manner based on project shifts.
Collaborates on the content and presentation of key client deliverables as required to ensure relevancy, strategy, quality and timeliness.
Acts as a client point-of-contact for all day-to-day project related issues.
Set up and maintain the client extranet for each project.
Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
Follows standard policies and procedures; recommends improvements as appropriate.
3+ years of experience managing interactive projects, preferably in a consulting or agency environment.
Bachelor's degree required.
Competent knowledge of one or more of the following: software development life cycles, web technologies, web development processes and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components, media and advertising projects, digital strategy projects.
Competent understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask across multiple projects.
Positive, team-player attitude.
Exhibits strong listening skills and the ability to tactfully communicate position on relevant issues to reach team consensus.
Bilingual (Fluent in Spanish and English)
This is a fulltime position.
Salary based on experience and skill set. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, insurance, STD, LTD, 401k and vacation.
Principals only. Resumes from recruiters, freelancers or subcontractors will not be considered for this position.
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