Senior Project Manager

Deep Focus is seeking a Senior Project Manager to manage robust and technically complex creative initiatives and campaigns from planning through execution while keeping a firm handle on deliverables via schedule and budget. The Senior Project Manager is often responsible for client service and junior members of the project management team. This position reports to the Director of Project Management.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead large-scale client initiatives, in conjunction to mentoring junior team members
  • Act as the primary liaison between our clients or client management group and our creative staff
  • Develop project scopes, budgets and schedules; lead SOW creation
  • Manage project schedule to ensure timely project progress from conception to completion including change management and risk assessment
  • Work closely with the team on an ongoing basis to ensure project requirements are clearly defined, met and understood
  • Organize and set clear expectations for tasks and deliverables, communicating clearly to team
  • Gather and manage proper materials/documentation as necessary and disseminate to the team
  • Post creative and secure all necessary internal approvals
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Maintain continuity, learning and quality assurance across projects
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation: project plan, SOW, status reports, internal meeting notes, change requests, resource requests, and postmortems
  • Assist the Director of Project Management, with staff plans and budgeting for any new business initiatives

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience of project management in an agency on sites, social media, and display ad campaigns
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year accredited college or university
  • Ability to speak directly to our creative staff about highly technical matters and then translate those concepts to our internal teams and clients.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and maintain a solutions oriented perspective
  • Working understanding of HTML, Photoshop, Flash and server-side technology
  • Experience with project managements tools (ie. Basecamp, Microsoft Project, etc)
  • Dynamic individual who has energy and enthusiasm, and has an ongoing commitment to achieving high quality results
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