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Project Manager/Sr Project Manager

Company: Weber Shandwick
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Weber Shandwick is currently seeking a Project Manager for the Minneapolis Project Management team who will work closely with team members in account, creative, public relations and strategy, as well as report to a Sr Project Manager, across a portfolio of brands and/or projects.

Partner with Sr Project Manager to support managing multiple medium-sized projects or one large project
Responsible for understanding and managing internal budget reporting on projects with support from Sr Project Manager, as needed
Professionally manages engagements with account team partners focusing on balancing quality, cost and schedule while managing client expectations
Partners with Sr Project Manager and finance lead to help facilitate accurate and realistic staffing and financial forecasts, actively manages any forecast mitigation as needed
Responsible for the development of project estimates and facilitating the reviews with Sr Project Managers for approval. Once approved, PM to own job creation and set up with finance partner
Routinely monitors financial performance of accounts reviewing bi-weekly time runs, managing time transfer process, and providing monthly burn report summary emails to senior leads identifying any opportunities and risks
Manages individual PO set up and invoice tracking for their projects
Strives to lead internal team members on day to day projects, and activities, with a level of autonomy
Supports Sr Project Manager in, client-facing meetings and communications, relative to financial management of the account (SOW development, monitoring and tracking deliverables/budgets, change management and reporting) and project road maps/timelines (project plans)
Identifies needs on business for project support and appropriately aligns resources against those needs
Partners with WS account team to manage team on-boarding processes
Supports in educating the team on roles and responsibilities, process and templates
Partners with cross-practice leads to identify and manage resource needs
Demonstrates strong, professional work ethic and financial acumen
Desired Skills and Experience:
Basic Qualifications:
3-8 years of account or project management experience, preferably in a marketing, public relations, or advertising agency setting
Bachelor's degree required
Strong financial management skills. Exposure to scoping, burn report tracking, and understanding of relationship when scheduling projects
Fluency and/or familiarity with different types of programs and deliverables, such as creative ideation, social and digital
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively and professionally communicate both verbally and in written format with internal team members across multiple disciplines
Strong organizational and time management skills
Client-facing experience required
Ability to assess existing processes and identify opportunities to increase efficiency
Effective negotiation and conflict management skills
Proficient in Microsoft Project/Smartsheet, Excel, and PowerPoint

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

Keywords: Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis , Project Manager/Sr Project Manager, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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