Project Manager

Project Management El Segundo, California


Description


ABOUT THE AGENCY:
David&Goliath is an agency that adheres to one simple philosophy: Brave.  It’s not a word that we throw out blindly. It’s a belief system that informs the way we work every day.  We have a tradition that encourages entrepreneurial thinking, innovative solutions, and the conviction to executive both.  We seek individuals who thrive in fast-paced, problem-solving environments.  David&Goliath is a collaborative and team-oriented culture that believes in taking on challenges that others might walk away from. Because, the truth is, nobody ever became great without first being brave.
 
 
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
We are looking for a hands-on Project Manager to lead multiple projects ranging from innovative rich media to microsites to social marketing programs, and mobile applications. The Project Manager will be responsible for the project from inception to delivery, and will be measured based on-time and in-budget deliveries. The role will also act as the liaison between the creative team, account team, technology partners and the clients to deliver best in class digital creative work.
 
WHAT WE LOOK FOR:
Passion for great creative – always looking for ways to make the work and the ideas better, stronger and more engaging.
Extreme attention to detail – you are the “go to” after all.
Strong written and verbal communications.
Multi-tasker.  Sure, it’s overused, but it’s imperative to success.
Be a problem solver.  We don’t expect you to have all the answers, but be prepared with a few thoughts on how to tackle the problem and we can work it through as a team.
Most importantly – Go for it!  Believe in yourself.  Be proactive.  We’d rather you try and fail than to have never tried at all.

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Project Manager

Responsibilities

  • Be the communications hub between all agency team members and agency partners that may touch an assigned account/project
  • Manage and be accountable for each step of the creative development process
  • Proactively guide projects through the internal system
  • Manage schedules
  • Work with Creative Services Manager to manage and plan creative resources
  • Engage in contingency planning and recommend solutions
  • Alert team if a project strays out of the originally set parameters
  • Negotiate/communicate with the creative, account management and production team members every step of the way
  • Keep detailed records of the life of a project and share information as necessary
  • Ensure that agreed-upon agency workflow is followed
  • Keep Director of Project Management aware of progress on each project and raise any concerns as quickly as possible

Tasks

  • Add projects to and maintain the current status of projects on the agency status report
  • Attend and participate actively in all necessary status meetings weekly
  • Create and manage all timing plans
  • Work closely with Creative Directors to determine specifics for creative development on each project and facilitate movement from one step to the next
  • Set up and run all necessary key touch-point meetings in the process
  • Coordinate with any freelance or outside creative resources/vendors
  • Manage and enforce a rigorous approvals process
  • Coordinate with production staff throughout the creative development process – ensure that feasibility checks are being done
  • Manage a detailed and organized history of each project