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Jr. Project Manager - Technical Web Development

Delivery
Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 5519

Description

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

Project Managers work closely with the senior team members to understand the client business model, articulate project objectives to team members and assist with ground-level project execution. The analysts are keenly aware and proactive in ensuring positive financial outcomes on projects to which they are assigned.

The Project Manager acts as liaison between client stakeholders (and their specific project objectives) and the internal VMLY&R team delivering against those objectives. The Project Manager thrives in the role of project SME—being the deep owner of all requirements with the ability to provide detail and current status on any project item. The Project Manager also strives to become a business owner by understanding and affecting the overall relationship and financial health of the relationship by facilitating communications and escalating risks to senior Delivery and P&E team members.

The Project Manager works with various members of the project team, including clients, to become the master of requirements and remain constantly aware of project status. They work closely with design and development teams to ensure that initial project objectives and requirements are met. The Project Manager performs deeply analytical tasks and effectively communicates the outcomes. They foster a strong client relationship and maintains a keen sense of project health, including financials.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • Works closely with the Senior Project Manager to:
    • Understand client business model
    • Articulate project objectives to team members
    • Assist with ground-level project execution
    • Deliver projects/programs that exceed expectations
  • Acts as an internal liaison that reinforces client/project priorities, clarifies requirements and solves for identified cross-discipline gaps
  • Schedules and runs meetings with internal constituents
  • Hosts project training as needed for onboarding or client needs
  • Manages project team relationship in coordination with consulting lead
  • Supports the consulting lead and team in scoping new engagements
  • Supports the consulting lead and team in driving internal and external communications (scheduling meetings, compiling/distributing notes, tracking action items, ensure follow-through on intermediate and milestone deliverables, etc.)
  • Maintains project momentum and keeps project and team on track
  • Catalogs and maintains all project documentation and deliverables
  • Supports requirements gathering and refinement including stakeholder interviews (and any required gap analysis), gathering and organizing supporting information, analyzing data and prepping reports that summarize findings; may function as a stakeholder proxy both authoring and validating acceptance criteria
  • Defines and clearly explains necessary project processes/workflows
  • Coordinates and/or authors points of view as required by a project

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
  • One to three years of agency and/or client-side experience managing large-scale marketing projects
  • Excellent communication skills; creates clarity where there is ambiguity/confusion
  • Strong organization skills
  • Attention to detail, willingness to ask questions and ability to follow up
  • Embraces change
  • Passion for learning
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Understanding of the SDLC and methodologies, including agile
  • Experience documenting functional requirements for digital projects/products

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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