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Associate Project Manager

Company: The Ogilvy Group
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Who we are:
The Lacek Group is a collection of brilliant, passionate, intellectually curious, and unique people who work on the leading edge of customer engagement. We come to work every day to help our clients build longer-lasting, more profitable customer relationships. We listen, collaborate and celebrate together. We treat each other with kindness and respect. And we believe different perspectives drive innovation, fuel creativity and make our business and communities better.
Together with our parent company Ogilvy, one of the most creative and effective agencies in the world, we believe diversity drives smarter work for our clients - and better business for us.We believe inclusion is essential, and we welcome all who are ready to join our push for positive change. Every single day.

What we need:

The Associate Project Manager supports the Portfolio Director in taking a portfolio view of project and resource forecasting, work prioritization, and capacity management. This role manages initial work assignment, daily assignment and re-leveling and resolves resource issues within the functional areas or projects as determined by their Portfolio Director.

What you'll do:


  • Manages initial work assignment, daily assignment and re-leveling and resolves resource issues within the functional areas
  • Identifies additional resource needs and works with the PMO group and/or functional leads to find internal capacity to meet that need
  • If necessary, works with the functional leader and portfolio director as necessary to get approval for freelance from the business leader
  • With the functional leader, helps manage the workload of freelance resources to ensure they are 100% client attributable or sent home while maintaining internal staff at 90% or higher client attributable work levels
  • Drives and recaps status meetings, daily check ins and other communications in order to effectively act as a resource management liaison between Portfolio Director, AEs, Creative Resource manager and all other necessary functional managers
  • Identifies and contributes to documents, tools or forums designed to drive effective communication around daily, current week and future resource needs
  • Supports Portfolio Director, AEs and Functional Managers in estimation and resource assignment
  • Other activities as defined by your Portfolio Director


    What you'll bring:

    • BA in business, marketing or a related field desired
    • Internship or 1-2 years project management experience
    • Familiar with project management tools and familiar with PM best practices
    • Some knowledge of marketing principles and common digital solutions preferred
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated communication skills and focused, calm demeanor
    • Strong relationship-management skills
    • Ability to address and resolve conflict while preserving key relationships
    • Agency experience is a plus


      Competencies you'll demonstrate:

      • Agency Citizenship
      • Building a Successful Team
      • Business Acumen
      • Continuous Improvement
      • Delegating Responsibility
      • Gaining Commitment
      • Innovation
      • Managing Work
      • Planning and Organizing
      • Technical / Professional Knowledge & Skills

        You'll love working at The Lacek Group - smart people, great environment, engaging culture, comprehensive benefits and fantastic growth opportunities. Your confidential inquiry is encouraged.

        The Lacek Group
        900 2ndAvenue South, Suite 1800
        Minneapolis, MN55402

        The Lacek Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
        Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

Keywords: The Ogilvy Group, Minneapolis , Associate Project Manager, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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