Project Manager

Project Management Las Vegas, Nevada


Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages the daily activity of all assigned jobs, ensuring priorities are set and deadlines are met.

  • Keeps up to date project schedules, status reports, creative grids, etc.

  • Works with studio and media teams to confirm specs, closing dates and extensions as needed and to deliver final files with trafficking instructions.

  • Meets/communicates with client on a regular basis and serves as client contact as appropriate; develops trust.

Core Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day activity of assigned accounts, ensuring the work is successfully completed within time and budget parameters while meeting quality of work expectations.

  • Understands project objective and strategy; sets meetings and leads the team in identifying, communicating and developing solutions for any potential problems or opportunities related to tactical execution.

  • Fosters collaboration and positive conflict resolution among team members.

  • Ensures all team members are included and appropriately engaged, including the client and external resources.

  • Works with discipline leaders to make team assignments for campaigns, initiatives and projects.

  • Ensures the deployment of best fit internal and external resources, regardless of location.

  • Leads the cross-functional team to develop project roadmaps, hours estimates and timelines; manages the team to the agreed upon roadmap, hours and timeline.

  • Advises Account Director/Group Account Director when a client request is outside of the existing scope.

  • Effectively and efficiently manages budgets.

  • Effectively communicates project requirements to the appropriate teammates, including via job orders and change orders.

  • Ensures teammates have all needed information and assets.

  • Ensures all work has been appropriately reviewed internally before presentation to client.

  • Leads QA, checking all materials for accuracy and completeness.

  • Ensures all necessary rights, clearances and authorizations are obtained, as outlined in the R&R Advertising Guidelines.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Performs other work-related responsibilities which are deemed by management to be an integral part of the job.

Expectations:

  • Lives the R&R Way, exhibiting candor, vigilance, ingenuity, drive and tenacity; and by being respectful, accountable, loyal and having integrity.
  • Is an innovative, creative and proactive problem-solver.

  • Is willing to take risks and be collaborative in decision-making. Exercises good judgment.

  • Displays calm under pressure; helps the team stay grounded and focused during periods of intense pressure or uncertainty.

  • Is inclusive and empathetic toward all client/agency teammates.

  • Understands and works toward fulfilling the agency’s vision and goals.

  • Has an understanding of all agency services and departments, the roles and motivations/needs of the staff in those departments, and how teams must work together to develop the best solutions for our clients.

  • Is knowledgeable regarding assigned clients’ business, including category, consumer, geo-political, environmental and economic trends and impacts.

  • Has an understanding of the contract terms, as well as the agency’s financial and non-financial goals, for all assigned accounts.

  • Stays abreast of project management trends and best practices.

  • Has an understanding of Velocity.

  • Has effective interpersonal skills; builds rapport and positive working relationships with co-workers and clients.

  • Maintains accurate daily time sheets, and encourages the same from others.

  • Maintains an appropriate appearance and demeanor with clients and in other professional environments.

  • Understands and abides by the agency’s business practices and philosophies as well as understands R&R’s policies and procedures.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Characteristics and Experience:

This job requires a strong sense of urgency, initiative, and drive to get things done correctly, with an emphasis on working with and through people in the process. Understanding people well and using that understanding effectively in motivating and persuading others to act will be an important aspect of this job.

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or related field is preferred. Also requires a demonstrated ability to effectively manage small to medium-sized projects independently on assigned accounts. Generally, requires at least 3 years of experience in project management or account management in a full service agency environment.