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Director of Project Management

The Opportunity:
Are you passionate about shepherding creative campaigns to life? Can you work under pressure? In a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment? Do you want to join a fun-loving, hard-working, close-knit team of passionate people? Then this might be the perfect job for you.

The Director of Project Management is an integrated project management leader with a passion for teamwork, the creative process and emerging technologies. We’re looking for a go-getter who can produce world-class experiences for our clients. To succeed, you will need to be a creative advocate, strive to be proactive, exhibit a passion for technology, maintain a deep project management toolkit and exercise excellent communication skills.

The Role:
The Director of Project Management maintains and manages the day-to-day work of the agency. They also direct and coordinate agency efforts on assigned accounts. In this role, the Director of Project Management ensures that the agency provides:

  • Work that meets and exceeds client expectations
  • An environment where great creative can flourish
  • A consistently superior creative product

The Responsibilities:

  • Lead the set-up of our agency’s new project management department
  • Oversee and direct management of client business portfolio
  • Manage and train Project Managers
  • Ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of all agency projects to the highest quality
  • Create estimates, scope-of-work documents, requirements, risk assessments, specifications, schedules and budgets
  • Financial management and communication of project budget status
  • Senior-level client and internal relationship management
  • Identify important issues and facilitate resolution management
  • Define appropriate client team structures, project approaches and resource needs with departmental leaders
  • Participate in new business efforts
  • Plan and oversee the project management of multiple accounts, ensuring that the projects are set up for success and that all deliverables have been completed on schedule and within specification and budget parameters
  • Work with Account Team and senior-level specialists to establish project management process and yearly account planning and staffing
  • Ensure consistency and efficiencies across multiple client projects
  • Author or oversee the creation of project schedule, project brief, statements of work, change control procedures and cost estimates, with input from team members, as needed
  • Report project status to management, project team and client on a regular basis
  • Performance management and training of direct-report Producers/Project Managers
  • Resource allocation and load-leveling of direct-report Producers/Project Managers

The Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; PMP Certification a plus but not required
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience at a creative and/or interactive agency. Experience with production-intensive agencies (digital, production, broadcast, post) is a plus
  • Goal-oriented, success in navigating and eliminating ambiguity in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of interactive technologies and social platforms
  • Expertise in integrated and interactive development processes
  • Ability to project manage and understand how to produce web, mobile, video, applications, and social media campaigns as well as a thorough understanding of emerging technologies and platforms
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and communication skills with the ability to synthesize, develop and present clear and concise recommendations
  • Well-versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of client goals and objectives
  • Client-facing experience
  • Experience working with clients to develop and negotiate contracts, project scopes and budgets
  • Ability to lead the day-to-day operations of an agency’s project management department
  • Experience in working closely with finance and client services
  • Experience in project management recruiting, hiring, training, managing, developing and motivating

Apply: Please apply below. Include cover letter. Only qualified candidates should apply.

VI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.