Project Manager

The Program partners with the world’s most competitive and innovative brands to develop highly strategic and creative solutions. Our team is dedicated to creating meaningful connections between lifestyle brands and people, in a collaborative and communicative environment. We are fueled by the desire to grow and perfect our craft, and curating an environment where our team can learn from each other is one of the key cornerstones of our team member growth.

Our project managers possess an innate ability to navigate strategy, creative, technology, content, and client-brand partnerships. They own the entirety of the project process, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed and untouched. As a company cornerstone, they are solely dedicated to the success of every project and our clients’ business. 

Our most important assets are people and the relationships we build. As a project manager, we trust you to manage these relationships, delivering quality work under tough constraints with a positive outlook. Project managers are responsible for spearheading complex projects for a wide variety of clients, categories, and mediums. You will help produce deliverable requirements and documentation, oversee timelines, budgets, and resources while motivating teams and managing partnerships with confidence. 

*Note: although this is not a content production / video production focused position, you will work across the content landscape in partnership, from time-to-time, with a content producer.

Responsibilities

  • Direct client and project deliverables, strategic requirements and explain complex ideas clearly, and confidently.

  • General understanding of each team members strengths and ability to resource them accordingly.

  • Willingness to help wherever needed to ensure quality of the work. Collaborating to come up with creative and strategic concepts from ideation to reality 

  • Collaborate in a cross-functional creative processes, partnering with strategy, creative, and production teams to hit defined benchmark

  • An innate ability to motivate people in a smooth, organized manner, promoting urgency without panic, confident direction over indecision.

  • Approach your work with an open, flexible outlook and a focus on driving results for both our team and client teams.

  • Organize process and workflow across project workstreams.

  • Audit and improve current process and workflow, implementing new processes where necessary.

  • Manage project administration such as production status, schedules, resource requests, budget management and reporting, working across departments and teams.

  • Communicate risks, opportunities and solutions to team and partners

  • Support the development of SOW’s, project roles for team members and benchmarks for success across project timeline

  • Contribute to creative and strategy pitches, briefs, and reviews. Work closely with strategy, creative and technology teams in the development of new business, including pitching, scoping, and estimating new projects.

  • Support client and project deliverables, strategic requirements. Manage expectations against reality.

  • Oversee multiple, concurrent projects and project teams, working closely across team member disciplines.

  • Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations.

  • Effective presentation and communication skills.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with diverse media-specific deliverable needs.

  • Manage creative, technical, and production team members, in addition to outside vendors, to ensure all work achieves an outcome that exceeds client expectations.

  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs of gear from time to time. 

  • Reliable vehicle and drivers license, willing to drive to be on set, meet with client partners, etc.

Experience

  • 1-3 years experience as a project manager or producer advertising agency or in-house at a brand.

  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment handling several ongoing projects. 

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities in a rapidly changing environment.

  • High proficiency of the Google Suite (Drive, Docs, etc.), Keynote, and spreadsheets, and other project management tools. 

To Apply

Please send information (LinkedIn, resume, work samples, etc.) demonstrating your ability to careers@theprogrampdx.com

*No recruiters please.