Senior Project Manager

Project Management Chicago, Illinois


Position at Havas

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Reports To: Program Director or Group Program Director


The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an assigned account. This includes project timeline management, project workflow and final asset delivery. In a nutshell, s/he needs to be comfortable running meetings and keeping projects moving forward, on time and on budget.

Role & Responsibilities:

Internal Process Management

  • Responsible for developing campaign and project process workflows for assigned client or project.

  • Responsible for operational and production efficiencies.

  • Monitors and optimizes resource allocations.

  • Ensures the best practices and standards are understood and followed throughout the project and applies lesson learned from previous projects.

  • Manage, monitor and optimize creative resource allocations.

  • Own financial forecasting and tracking in partnership with Account Lead.

  • Manage server organization and upkeep.

  • Leverage project management tools to support effective and efficient project delivery.

  • Potentially manage 1-2 junior team members.

    Client Workflow Management

  • Leader of process and a positive, collaborative work environment for the team.

  • Responsible for tracking margin/burn rate at project level and making necessary adjustments.

  • Monitors and reports on utilization and profitability across project teams.

  • Manages multiple integrated, multi-track projects simultaneously and investigates and understands project priorities in the context of agency and client expectations.

  • Creates, maintains and enforces project schedules, estimates, and resourcing for all projects.

  • Prioritizes tasks and deliverables for each project for the team and issues status reports.

  • Assesses and manages risk within, and across multiple projects and brings solutions to alleviate such risks.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • A minimum of 6 years project management experience in an agency/design/production firm, social

      media experience is preferred

    • Experience managing 360 creative campaigns, including television, audio, digital, print and social.

    • Able to prioritize workflow and multitask

    • Highly organized and with a meticulous attention to detail

    • Solutions-oriented problem solver.

    • Ability to foresee and plan for potential bottlenecks before they become issues

    • Proactive approach with ability to meet deadlines

    • Enthusiastic, flexible, adaptive to change and comfortable in a fast paced environment

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Must be able to manage and maintain all operational tools

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with various resourcing and scheduling PM tools