Mid-level Project Manager - Permalance

Location Chicago, IL (Fully remote)
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Ongoing
Status Permalance
Rate DOE
Our client, a global professional services company, has built an internal marketing + communications creative team to be the worlds best internal agency. This team supports both internal and external stakeholders and produces flawlessly executed world-class work. They are currently seeking a Mid-level Project Manager to join their team on a permanent freelance basis.

**Please note: this role is remote for the time being. A laptop will be provided to you!**

Client Account Teams: Encouraging teams to tell strong visual and verbal stories to address complex business issues via client facing RFPs and orals presentations. These stories are presented in new creative mediums & PowerPoint centered around their own unique campaigns.

Clients own brand and marketing efforts: supporting production deliverables on the client's new rebrand - including all internal training materials, presentations, broadcast pieces, environmental design, conference / event materials, print, and sub-branding packages.


The Project Manager will:

- Navigate through sometimes ambiguous project requirements, supporting your creative teams, stakeholders and clients in finding the right approach and guiding the team through it
- Work with internal stakeholders as well as internal teams to clearly define and document project scope, requirements, timelines / schedules, resourcing and integration points to ensure flawless asset/product delivery
- Use project management tools to enter project details, track progress, and manage iterations and changes in scope, timeline, costs to ensure creative assets and outcomes are delivered according to agreed brief and budget
- Collaborate with internal client partners as the primary point of contact for the stakeholders throughout the project life-cycle
- Coordinate / communicate across internal teams both onshore and offshore
- Problem solve and mitigate ongoing risk throughout the project life cycle
- Manage administrative portions of project delivery from inception to closure, including defining ways of working
- Coordinate escalations across proper escalation path, defined at start of projects
- Manage status communication to executives
- Perform quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
- Demonstrate innovative-thinking and show up as a collaborative business partner, who is well-organized and detailed


The ideal Project Manager must:

- Have at least 5 years of experience working in project management in consulting, marketing, communications, advertising, technology or similar
- Have previous experience at a creative agency in a client-facing role working with various methodologies, frameworks, organization structures, disciplines, and documentation
- Have a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office and be comfortable working in Microsoft Teams
- Proficiency in Workfront is preferred but experience with a similar project management platform (Basecamp, Asana, Monday.com) is mandatory
- Have a solid understanding of life cycle models as well as foundational knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management practices
- Have experience taking ownership of asset production, prioritization, and roadmap activity
- Have the proven ability to understand the impact of project changes, and, to articulate high level project management solutions to address business problems

This client is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for this position. If there is a bona fide medical or religious reason why you cannot be vaccinated, you may contact humanresources@creativecircle.com. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact humanresources@creativecircle.com.

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Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Kailey.Carter@jobalert.creativecircle.com


About Creative Circle
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